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Q: The client my company is contracted with wants my company to ignore my restrictions.

I work in contract security in Colorado and the client is based out of California, The client my company is contracted with wants my company to ignore my restrictions. I have a doctor's note/restriction stating that due to knee problems along with having plantar fasciitis, I am allowed to wear... View More

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Q: Hi I have been a child protection caseworker for 21 years never been written up and was just fired for my notes being

Put in the system late. It’s been ongoing but they were always In eventually and at least half employees were also late do i have a case? I was also out sick when this came on

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Military Law for Colorado on
Q: My employer paid me military pay while I was out on official military orders and are now trying to take pay back.

While I was away on official military orders, my work paid me 100% pay but said that they would take my "military base pay" upon return. However, I never signed anything and they are now expecting a $9,000+ repayment after returning. Is this something they can do if I never signed any agreement?

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answered on Jul 18, 2024

Your situation sounds frustrating. If you never signed an agreement specifying that your employer could take back your military base pay, they may not have the legal right to demand repayment. Employment agreements usually need clear, written consent for such terms to be enforceable.

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Q: I submitted a hour and wage and demand paperwork to my ex boss and I have heard anything back and plus she threw my
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answered on Mar 30, 2024

It sounds like you're dealing with a challenging situation regarding your former employer. When you've reached out with important documentation regarding hours worked and wages owed, but haven't received any response, it can feel disheartening and frustrating. If your documentation... View More

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Q: If my ex boss want give me my W2 or pay studs what should I do
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answered on Mar 18, 2024

If your ex-boss refuses to provide your W-2 or pay stubs, you should first try contacting them directly to request these documents. Explain the importance of receiving these items for your financial records and tax filing obligations. It's possible they may have overlooked your request or... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law, Tax Law and Workers' Compensation for Colorado on
Q: So I have been in a motel for a little over 3months I pay 90 a day so how much is taxes
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answered on Mar 18, 2024

If you've been staying in a motel for a little over three months at a rate of $90 per day, calculating the total amount spent before taxes is the first step. To find this, multiply the daily rate by the number of days you have stayed.

The tax rate applied to your motel stay can vary...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Employment Discrimination for Colorado on
Q: Was it against the Constitution Or the Nuremberg codeTo require a experimental vaccine for employment.

The Nuremberg code Was adopted by the United States after the atrocities that happened during World War II and before in Nazi Germany. With that was the vaccine mandate illegal?

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answered on Feb 28, 2024

It's important to recognize that legal interpretations and implications of vaccine mandates for employment can vary and may be subject to debate. The Constitution and the Nuremberg Code serve as guiding principles, but their application to specific situations can be complex and nuanced. While... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Colorado on
Q: What are my options when it comes to a closed work comp case?

Hello my work comp case is closed (settled with an attorney earlier this year), but I was given permanent work restrictions. My previous employer won't hire me unless I get those removed. My work comp doctor won't see me since the case is closed and my primary doctor said he can't do... View More

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answered on Mar 5, 2024

Your best bet is a new FCE. Your primary care can actually modify your work restrictions. You might try going to a different doctor.

Keep in mind that your previous employer is under no obligation to rehire you.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Federal Crimes, Identity Theft and Wrongful Death for Colorado on
Q: My whole name and ui climate have been locked out indefinitely until integrity hold is reprogrammed... How do I get my

I.d. fixed and those committing violations of human rites turned in I want jystice

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answered on Feb 25, 2024

It's concerning that your identity and access to essential services have been compromised. To address the situation, you'll need to take proactive steps to resolve the issues with your identification and pursue justice for any violations of your rights. Start by contacting the relevant... View More

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Q: What to do if my employee is claiming she can keep tips after we show her facts that she cant

She is claiming she will take our tips as punishment for not completing our jobs to her standard. She said because she doesn’t call us tipped employees that we aren’t even though we receive more than 30$ a month. I just don’t know what to do or if I can do anything about it legally

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answered on Feb 2, 2024

If your employee is unlawfully withholding tips from other employees based on her own standards and despite being shown evidence that contradicts her claims, you should take action to address the situation promptly. First, ensure that you have clear policies in place regarding tip distribution and... View More

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Q: Do I have a case if a company changes my pay structure and then doesnt pay me the other half for 3 months, owing $4300?

They continue to tell me next week and pay me my $300 for the first half of my wages but are making no attempt to catch up the past due amount. They are using company funds to pay themselves and their expensences but refuse to pay me. They also have me listed as a 1099 when I should be listed as... View More

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answered on Feb 2, 2024

Facing a situation where your employer changed your pay structure and owes you $4,300 is concerning. Firstly, gather all relevant documents and communication regarding your employment, pay structure changes, and unpaid wages. This will be crucial in building your case.

Reach out to your...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Colorado on
Q: I made a Discrimination complaint and I'm wondering if this is retaliation?

I have reasonable belief that my employer discriminated against me while pregnant. My supervisor said "we paused on promotion to get you through your pregnancy" I made a complaint and have since then tried to gather evidence to protect myself as I am young and have never experienced this.... View More

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answered on Jan 31, 2024

Based on the description provided, it does sound like you may be experiencing retaliation as a result of your discrimination complaint. Retaliation occurs when an employer, through a manager or another employee, takes adverse action against an employee for engaging in a protected activity, such as... View More

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Q: In Colorado, if I work over 5 hours is a break required. My Employer offers on-the-clock free meals but NO breaks.

Hourly employee in Colorado. There are no breaks or rest periods during an 8-hour shift, but a free meal from the company is offered.

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answered on Nov 13, 2023

In Colorado, employment law requires that hourly employees are entitled to a 30-minute meal break when working shifts that exceed five consecutive hours. This break must be duty-free, and if it cannot be provided, the employee must be paid for this time. In addition to the meal break, employees are... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Colorado on
Q: My husband works for Walmart and recently they have been asking people if they can work Sundays but we are Jehovahs

Witness and my husband said he couldn't since we attend church and now they have given him 23 hours and him and others feel like they are being threatened for saying no

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answered on Sep 13, 2023

You might have a claim based upon religious discrimination but any such claim will be hampered by the fact that Jehovah Witnesses, unlike some other Christian denominations, do not follow a strict "Sunday-Sabbath" rule which discourages members from working on Sundays as a part of their... View More

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Q: If I work at a state school district as an hourly employee does my boss have the right to take away my breaks?

Employer is making claim that since we work in school district we are exempt from the breaks portion of COMPS order 38.

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answered on Sep 5, 2023

COMPS Order 38 required employers to provide specific meal and rest breaks to employees, including hourly employees. However, certain exemptions and exceptions could apply depending on the nature of the work and the employer.

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Q: I am a teacher who has approved fmla, is my principal allowed to remove me from school emails, policies and procedures?
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answered on Aug 29, 2023

In Colorado, if you have been approved for Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave, your employer generally cannot discriminate against you or treat you unfavorably because of your FMLA status. However, the specifics of your situation may depend on a variety of factors, including the nature of... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Personal Injury for Colorado on
Q: Can I file suit against a restaurant for a supervisor assaulting my son while at work?

My son was just about to finish his shift and told his supervisor he was about to leave for the day. The supervisor wanted him to stay, and when my son declined, the supervisor slapped him in the face (in front of another supervisor)—neither reported the incident. When he came home, I called the... View More

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answered on Aug 16, 2023

1st of all you should get an attorney.

2nd, if this was during work hours by a supervisor acting in his supervisory capacity, it would be almost negligent not to look into the employer's liability. They may not be liable but there is a good chance they may be to an extent. You can...
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Q: I disagreed with bullying and discrimination my boss was showing to another employee and was fired. Can I sue?

An employee I supported was subjected to unlawful bullying and discrimination because she is Christian. I refused to participate in this behavior and verbally disagreed. I was issued a final written action notice and then terminated for no factual reason.

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answered on Jul 26, 2023

If you believe you were terminated in retaliation for speaking out against bullying and discrimination, you may have grounds for a wrongful termination claim. It's essential to consult with an employment attorney to evaluate the specific details of your case and determine if you have a valid claim.

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Q: Can an employer reduce a payments during the duration of contract as an independnt contractor?
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answered on Jul 26, 2023

You are confounding terms. An employer employs an employee. There are various laws and regulations that pertain to that relationship. A hirer hires an independent contractor. Different laws and regulations pertain to that relationship.

If you are an independent contractor, the terms of...
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