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Q: Is time spent in a work mandated quarantine required due to work travel paid, or considered hours worked?
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Merritt James Green answered on Feb 12, 2021

This is a complicated question because there are a number of variables. First, are you hourly or salaried employee. Next, could the leave qualify under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employee-paid-leave). Third, are you doing any work... Read more »

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Q: If I am fired for losing a part do I legally have to pay for the part replacement
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Merritt James Green answered on Feb 12, 2021

Virginia wage law provides, in relevant part: "No employer shall withhold any part of the wages or salaries of any employee except for payroll, wage or withholding taxes or in accordance with law, without the written and signed authorization of the employee." So, if no written... Read more »

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Q: Is it legal in virginia to have more then one worksheet to avoid paying overtime?

I am asking in reference to store chains where the same person is the boss of the same company and they bounce employees between 2 stores and have them work over 40 hours a week

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Merritt James Green answered on Feb 12, 2021

If you are working for the same employer, the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") requires that an employee is paid overtime for any hours over 40 in a week. Period. It does not matter if you work at more than one location. It same employer, must be paid overtime. Complication could be... Read more »

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Q: I was promoted & transfered by a large retail company. A year later I am doing the job but not being paid correctly

I was paid for 60 days my new agreed upon salary based on my completing management training which my manager will not send me to. He cannot find a good time to send me. I have been given the title, responsibility but no my agreed upon salary or bonuses. It has been over one year and even after... Read more »

Merritt James Green
Merritt James Green answered on Nov 11, 2015

An attorney will need additional information to provide you with complete answer to your question. Generally, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), dictates whether an employee is being properly paid. Contact a local employment law attorney.

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