National company, I work in Birmingham Alabama, company is registered in Atlanta Georgia but HQ is here in Birmingham. Can’t use earned sick time unless more than 5 consecutive business days. If anything less than the 5 days is needed for illness or doctors appointments we have to use vacation... View More
Wife's company is now requiring them to use an app on their phone to sign into the computers. They do not reimburse for cell phone bill or provide a company phone. Is this allowed, and if she refuses to use her phone for work (as they aren't covering the bill) can she be fired with reason?
In Alabama, there are no specific laws that require employers to reimburse employees for the use of personal cell phones for work-related purposes. However, this area can be complex and might intersect with federal laws or guidelines. If an employer requires the use of a personal cell phone for...View More
If you are facing workplace challenges due to a disability in Alabama, where your boss assigns tasks that are known to be difficult for you and then harasses you when you cannot complete them, it may constitute employment discrimination based on disability. Federal laws such as the Americans with...View More
Resisting arrest, obstructing gov op and poss 2 conviction is on a friends record and it’s preventing him from working. Can he seal it? He has been in no trouble since then and it was his first time getting into anything with the police involved. He’s an upstanding citizen and was even in the... View More
In Alabama, the process for sealing a criminal record, often referred to as expungement, is available for certain misdemeanor offenses. However, the eligibility for expungement depends on various factors, including the nature of the offense, the time that has passed since the conviction, and the...View More
In Alabama, there is no direct statute that dictates how supervisors can communicate with employees outside of regular working hours. However, it's essential to consider the implications of such practices on one's work-life balance. If your employment agreement or company policies have...View More
If your former employer is using your images without your explicit consent and it was not stipulated in your employment contract that they could use your images for marketing purposes, you may have grounds to object to this use. Your right to object might be based on your copyright in the images...View More
On 2 separate occasions, my employer over paid me while I was on maternity leave. I voiced my concern about these overpayments via email but was told everything looked okay. I came back from leave and was hit with over a thousand dollars of repayment I have to pay back in 4 months.
In Alabama, if your employer has overpaid you, you generally have an obligation to repay the excess amount that was mistakenly paid to you. Overpayments are typically considered to be an error, and employers have the right to recoup the overpaid funds in order to correct the mistake. It's...View More
My husband works at a car dealership & he does get a certain amount an hour (I believe $20). He still actually gets paid per job he does (each job on a car is worth a specific amount of hours) so he gets paid $20 per hour for however many hours the specific job is worth. like say a car job he... View More
The Fair Labor Standards Act is federal law and very clear that an employee is entitled to be paid for all hours worked BY THEM. This "pooling" is illegal as you have described it. One of the members of the team is losing pay so the other team member receives pay. Husb. is not required...View More
I'm wondering what the processing if there is a potential lawsuit against the company, coworker exposed himself to her, is the company liable for unsafe workplace, or sexual harassment? Is there any civil lawsuit that can be filed, here?
It depends. There could be against the company, however unfortunately without more information it is impossible to tell. There is a possible cause of action against the coworker, you should seek a local personal injury/employment attorney to discuss this case with.
My employer wrote me 2 bad payroll checks and wrote my coworker 1 bad payroll check. He has not handled none of them and will not respond to calls or texts since I notified him they bounced. In addition he still has not paid me for hours worked 2 weeks ago.
Terms agreed to in March for final employment date early April - After final work date the employer changed the terms for a substantial loss. When I challenged that loss they countered with another severance on a Friday evening and said if I did not sign by 5p Saturday then I’d lose everything. I... View More
There must be some reason your employer was willing to offer severance, which makes many factors relevant. Is there some claim you are waiving? Do you have an employment contract? Are others being offered the same severance? There is not near enough detail to know your rights from the limited...View More
The system that we have is allowing employees to ring beer on Sunday. The employer knows and has not made a change to fix it. As a direct result, an employee has sold beer on two different occasions, not remembering that it was sunday. Management has now said that it is the employees responsibility... View More
If the employer has a rule (or is following local law) against selling beer on Sundays, then it can require its employees to not make beer sales on Sundays, regardless of whether the computer system allows the sale.
I'm sorry to hear about your experience. That's not typically how it works.p I suggest you go over all the specific facts with an experienced employment law attorney, who rgularly represents employees rather than employers. I wish you the best.
Each State has its own rule on what constitutes "doing"/"conducting" business for the purpose of determining whether an out-of-state business must register there as a "foreign" entity. Having an employee in a particular State may be, but isn't always, a factor in...View More
I'm sorry to hear about your experience. Assuming you are not a member of a Union, you are likely an at will employee. As such, you are provided very few rights under Alabama law. An at will employee may be terminated for good reason, bad reason or no reason at all. Exceptions primarily...View More
He worked all day Tuesday 1/11/23. They did not contact him until 3 hours after he got home saying he was under investigation. The only thing they tell us is that someone reported it. There are no cameras and they didn't even bother to stop him at work to verify that day. He did no such thing.... View More
For example: several customers comes through a drive thru but decides at the speaker to drive off and order from a near by food truck. In return the GM and DM are advised by the regional manager to terminate the manager on shift due to the customers driving away. The allegation of the regional... View More
An at will employee can be terminated for good reason, bad reason or no reason at all. The employee could be terminated because the owner doesn't like the color of his or her shirt or the car he or she drives. Exceptions primarily relate to illegal (age, race, religion, sex or national origin)...View More
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