The law requires an employer or other covered entity to reasonably accommodate an employee's religious beliefs or practices, unless doing so would cause more than a minimal burden on the operations of the employer's business. This means an employer may be required to make reasonable...Read more »
My daughter works in fast food and her hours have been cut. She was scheduled to work a 3 hour shift but was told by management if there were no customers she had to punch out and punch back in when one arrived, thus not getting paid for the full 3 hour shift. She had to sit at a table in the... Read more »
The time spent waiting for customers is time that must be compensated. The employers failure to compensate for this time could result in violations of state and federal minimum wage laws and overtime laws.
You are not unemployed so you would not qualify for unemployment. The Family First Coronavirus Response Act provides for paid sick leave and paid medical leave for employers with less than 500 employees.
Generally, the Act provides that covered employers must provide to all employees:...Read more »
My employer texted me telling me that I need to keep my “damn” mouth shut about my pay (he has an open pay policy everyone knows about). He also said he’ll sleep just fine at night if my ungrateful attitude is gone forever. He told me that he would terminate me, “because in Ohio I don’t... Read more »
You're employers action may violate multiple laws. First, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Ohio Revised Code 4111 make it unlawful for an employer to retaliate against an employee for complaining about tip credits, minimum wage, or overtime pay. In addition, the National Labor Relations...Read more »
My wife was told due to her higher risk of coronavirus being pregnant she needs to stay Home from 3/23/20-4/6/20. This will be unpaid unless she uses vacation time. Other employees are still allowed to work during this time who are not pregnant. Is this discrimination?
This is discrimination. If she is capable of working medically, then her pregnancy cannot be a reason to put her on unpaid leave. That is discrimination based on her pregnancy. You should contact an employment lawyer in Georgia to discuss your options.
If your employer is not responding to questions about your pay, you should reach out to an employment lawyer in your state. There are federal and state laws that require payment of minimum wages and payment to employees within a certain amount of time.
My fellow employees and I are having a dispute over compensable time while driving a company vehicle. We are granted access to a company website at 7:00 a.m. to see our routes. I clock in at this time to prepare my route (rearrange drive for optimization), attempt to remotely fix jobs/read notes to... Read more »
You should contact an employment lawyer in Texas. Your employer must start paying you when you start performing work that is “integral and indispensable” to the performance of your job. Based on what you stated in your inquiry, checking the website to get this information is 100% necessary for...Read more »
Have you informed Human Resources or the payroll department? It sounds to me like this is a mistake, especially if there is a set PTO policy. I would contact your HR/payroll immediately so the amount they are paying you on your paycheck for the PTO does not get to a level you cannot pay back.
I reported to HR abusive treatment from my supervisor and asked to be transferred to another dept. There was only one other position in the practice available. I spoke to the manager of that position and realized I had no qualifications for it. I reported back to HR that I was not qualified for... Read more »
An employer can make a post for any position, including your position or a similar position, without providing any notice to you. If you reported abusive behavior based on a protected class (For example, abusive behavior toward you because of your race, medical leave, religion, etc.) then it is...Read more »
Technically an employer can extend your start data unless there is a contract (not just an offer) regarding a start date. An employer can also rescind an offer. On the other hand, you do not have to put up with extensions and are free to continue your job search. If you find a new job, take it!
This depends on whether they joined the lawsuit prior to signing the waiver. If they received a check, it sounds like the class was certified prior to signing a class action waiver. So they can likely cash their check since they already joined the lawsuit prior to signing.
I transferred to another state with my existing employer of 9 years and was given a relocation package. It had a 2 year repayment agreement with a prorated amount due each month starting in year two. The division I worked in was recently dissolved and I was offered a new position with considerably... Read more »
The answer depends on the language of the repayment agreement. The repayment agreement is just a contract. There are usually terms that address broad situations, such as being transferred to a position that is or is not comparable to your current position. You should look at the Agreement and see...Read more »
Generally, the EEOC is limited to actions that occurred within 180 days of the filing of a charge. This can be extended in certain states whereif a state or local agency enforces a law that prohibits employment discrimination on the same basis. The exception is that if you allege the act was an...Read more »
Tips are always the property of the employee. The only deduction an employer can make is for the ACTUAL cost of a credit card transaction. As stated by Rhiannon below, even under a lawful tip pooling arrangement, the employer cannot retain tips for the reasons you have provided. Contact a wage and...Read more »
It states that I need to report to a lawyers office on a certain date. I do not even know what this is for. Do I have to go since I was not served directly? It so, am I able to obtain information about what this is for before I go?
If you reside at the residence and someone over 18 signed for you, then yes - you need to appear. You can absolutely contact the law firm or lawyer that issued the subpoena and ask what it is about or even ask to reschedule.
In addition to what Ms. Dyer said below (which is 100% accurate), they may be violating minimum wage laws as well. It will depend on your hourly rate. You should contact an employment attorney to go over the details and provide the additional information needed to determine the violations and the...Read more »
Absolutely not. This is a violation of federal and state wage laws. You should be compensated for this time. Feel free to reach out if you would like to explore pursuing this matter and getting paid for your time worked but not paid.
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