It’s a 0085 position which is a Security Guard and when we were hired the only medical requirement was lifting 50 lbs. They decided to put new medical standards in place and have just under half the work force on light duty pending removal if they cannot correct their issue. They are using an... View More
Our maintenance chief had his tools stolen while working for our management company. They are refusing to either reimburse him or replace the tools. In addition, he pays for his gas and parking while on the job even though he is often sent by management to numerous buildings. What are his rights... View More
A D.C. attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for five weeks. Until you are able to consult with a local attorney as to district-specific provisions of law, in settings like this, it could come down to the agreement/contract between the parties and disclaimers for responsibility...View More
Employee of USDA has been verbally harassing me , constantly messing with my cleaning items , his boss also harassing me . My depression has got to the point where I walked out of work. No support from NW Works.
If you have not already filed an informal complaint with your agency, you should do so immediately. Under the Federal Sector regulations, which cover federal employees, you have 45 days to file an informal complaint of discrimination from the date that discrimination or the date of last retaliation...View More
I got into an accident while working my driving job no fault was assigned at the time off accident I had slight injuries and was little damage to little vehicle a couple of days later my job fired me because they said the insurance was going to raise their rates
If you are unable to work as a result of the injuries you sustained in the accident, you usually have a claim for loss wages against the other driver and their insurer. However, if you are not working due to being fired then you will likely not have a claim for lost wages. You normally will require...View More
Available for 6 months. They have given other persons a much better severance package and they were of a different race and they had performance improvement plans. They want to give me one month salary and a Cobra pkg.
If you believe that you are being discriminated against on the basis of race, and treated differently from other employees in regard to severance payments, then you need to consult a licensed discrimination lawyer in the District of Columbia as soon as possible. Most attorneys are providing...View More
I am marrying an AuPair. She was supposed to finish her program next May but she wants to quit due to bad relationship with the host family. Because she quits she technically has to leave the country “as soon as possible” but we are not sure how long that is. We want to get married as soon as... View More
Is your girlfriend’s J visa subject to the two year residency requirement? If not, she may be able to adjust status after marriage. Discuss the facts of your situation with counsel in a private phone call.
The definition of false imprisonment is very strict. It is a term under criminal and tort (civil) law. Under tort law it is classified as an intentional tort. A person commits false imprisonment when he or she commits an act of restraint on another person, confining that person in a bounded area....View More
So I got a job at a small pizza place in DC and my first two paychecks were just hand written checks without any paystub or details of my pay. I was being paid only $12 and making maybe 3-15 in tips a night and no benefits. I made an error that resulted in us having to make two pizzas and was... View More
First of all, if you believe that you are being retaliated against and threatened because you may file a compliant you need to consult with a qualified employment discrimination attorney licensed in the District of Columbia. You also need to clarify the alleged homophobic slurs made by your...View More
I work for a non-profit in DC. They are changing my position to be full-time telework, but I have to be available to come into the office now and then. That part is all OK with me, but in addition, they have provided a map of the counties in the area where I am allowed to live. They have threatened... View More
The form specifically states: "While the information requested on this form is intended to be used primarily for internal purposes, in certain circumstances it may be necessary to disclose this information externally. And 85 Fed. Reg. 17047 states that "Providing this information is... View More
You do not have to sign the form. However, by not signing the form you can expect to be treated as not having been fully vaccinated. The policy is not discriminatory on its face if it is equally applied to everyone regardless of sex, race, national origin, religion or disability. It does not seem,...View More
The judge will consider the Motion to Withdraw. He or she will consider the reasons for the Motion, then make a decision of the Motion. The attorney who made the Motion still represents, you until the Motion to Withdraw is granted and ordered by the judges.
Last year my employment was terminated by a non-profit based out of Washington DC. It was because I anonymously blew a whistle on my supervisor's conduct. I was told if someone were to call for employment verification, the organization would only give out the start and the end date.... View More
It is highly unusual for a former employer not to give verification of employment of a former employee. Usually the verification is very general, for example Mr Smith worked for Company A from Jan 1 2020 to Jan 1 2021. You would need to contact a licensed attorney in DC for a more in depth...View More
I am a former government employee who left the federal government in 2014. My departure was due to an unethical SES who was removed from his director position due to complaints. Since leaving, I have worked as a contractor, I have passed my security checks. I am in the process of emailing my former... View More
my boss has told me a lot of different things since I started this job, but he's continuously harassed me and now I was looking over my pay stub and realized that my pay has gone down. so legally was my boss able to give me a pay cut with any notification?
Really an employment law question here, and a popular one!
Salary and other work condition stability may be protected if you were hired under conditions-certain contract, or depending on employer's policies or related laws that may cover its government contracts that provide the money...View More
My new employer (there's only 2 of us in the company so far) has suggested I form an LLC so he can pay me through that instead of giving me a check each pay day like a normal employee would. He says the point of doing it this way is so I'll be taxed less and get to keep more of my money.... View More
It sounds like a dumb idea. You are taxed as a sole proprietor, which for tax purposes means you are taxed as an individual. The LLC is more about putting a veil between you and the company to protect your assets in the event the company is sued.
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