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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for California on
Q: I signed on as part-time with specific hours (flexible) and now my boss wants to change me to work full time.

They will switch me to full time and only allow me to work specific hours since that is the “ideal” time and not necessarily for business needs. If I decline to work these hours, will I get laid off OR fired for this? Once I decline, is it best to wait to get let go or resign? Don’t want to... View More

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answered on May 19, 2024

Based on the information you've provided, here are a few key points to consider under California law:

1. Change in work hours: An employer generally has the right to change an employee's work schedule, unless there is an employment contract or agreement that specifies otherwise....
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0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Tennessee on
Q: Can I obtain an insurance producer license in TN with a drug felony conviction in 2009?

I have a felony criminal record in Florida from 2002-2009. There are drug related felonies. I satisfied all terms of sentences in Oct. 2010. I've not been convicted of a crime since May of 2009. Is there a path in which I am able to acquire an insurance producer license in the state of... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Texas on
Q: I am looking for a labor law attorney to send a letter to my employer on my behalf.

My Employer retroactively reduced my pay, and has been threatening me with termination for not making an arrangement to pay them the difference in compensation. Recently, I received a letter stating that the company will withhold compensation from me and if I leave they will keep my entire last... View More

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Q: Can my employer view my personal emails on my work computer, that was sent by outside scource?

I have never logged onto my personal emails on my work computer.

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answered on May 17, 2024

Under California law, your employer generally cannot view your personal emails on your work computer if you have never accessed your personal email account on that device. Here are a few key points:

1. California's Constitution includes a right to privacy, which extends to private...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Immigration Law, Tax Law and Business Formation on
Q: Hi, I'm a canadian citizen who is looking to rent an office in the U.S to work out of. Do I need a work visa for this?

I live very close to the border and rental spaces in buffalo are not only closer but also cheaper than here in Canada. I'm a sole proprietor so the business operates in Canada. I just want to rent an office where I will do my work out of.

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answered on May 17, 2024

As a Canadian citizen looking to rent an office space in the United States for work purposes, it's important to understand the visa requirements. In most cases, you will need a valid work visa to legally work from a U.S.-based office, even if your business operates in Canada.

However,...
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0 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for New York on
Q: "What rights for an employee not given job duties & later no compensation due to force majeure?"

The topic is related to the legal status of a local employee in one of the US embassies in a certain country. The embassy headquarters was closed, amid political and security unrest. This employee was left without official notification regarding his employment status, despite completing all... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Mississippi on
Q: There was an incident at work last night where I was threatened by another employee. I went to HR and they made me leave

They made me leave without pay and are not allowing me to return until it has been investigated. I will also not be paid for my time off. Is this legal?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Workers' Compensation and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: I was a care giver for a month and a half and told she don't need one any more and I have a week to move what's the law

I was paid 400.00 a month and told to move in a week

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answered on May 16, 2024

In California, if you were living in your employer's home as a caregiver, you would likely be considered a "lodger" under California law. The legal requirements for evicting a lodger are less stringent than for a tenant with a formal lease.

Here are the key points:

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Q: Would I receive travel time pay in california if I drive to different locations each day Rather than the home office

Home office is 33 miles from home location I travel to could be up to 50 miles from home. I drive a company vehicle that is only for company business. No personal usage of vehicle

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answered on May 16, 2024

In California, travel time pay is governed by the California Labor Code and the Industrial Welfare Commission (IWC) Wage Orders. Generally, if an employee is required to travel to different work locations during the workday, the time spent traveling between those locations is considered compensable... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Arizona on
Q: If I’m employed full time in Arizona are minimum wage laws the same for some one getting paid piece work?

Also is it illegal to take hours out of my check for hour overpaid from last week ?

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Ohio on
Q: Employer never sent me my paycheck

The employer "Beltmay LLC" main office is located in Los Angeles, CA

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Massachusetts on
Q: Can't get through to ma unemployment. Haven't received my benefits for 2 winters now. What can I do?

Had to get laid off during covid to stay home with kids for school. Opened a claim for regular unemployment not knowing I should have done pua. Company got ppe loan. So now enemployment is saying I owe 20000. I cant get through to even speak to anyone.

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Oregon on
Q: Can i be sick and let off
0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Ohio on
Q: Can my boss determine what increment PTO can be used in?

Per our employee handbook it states PTO and sick time can be used in 15 minute increments. My boss is saying for our department we have to use it in 4 hour increments. I am only get paid 7.5 hours a day. If I am being forced to take 8 hours of PTO shouldn’t I be allowed to work up to 8 hours a day?

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Contracts for New Jersey on
Q: Is it legal for an employer to offer a commission only for it to end up as a bonus?

My employer who is nearly impossible to find any information about just recently purchased the wireless business I work for. They sold the dream of making a certain percentage in the form of a "commission". The details behind it seemed very straightforward until they weren't.... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for California on
Q: Currently going through a WC case against employer. HR is pushing for admin separation; can the WC case still proceed?
Neil Pedersen
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answered on May 16, 2024

Yes it can.

Please note that if you believe you can prove the company is going to separate you because you have a workers compensation claim or because you need to take medical leave, or because you might in the future need accommodations to return to your job, the employer may be...
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0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Criminal Law for Mississippi on
Q: Can you work for a law enforcement agency as a jailer full time and part time deputy part time.

And uncertified fire investigator all on the same clock time.

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Alabama on
Q: Can I get unemployment if I got sick and am off work for a few months

My boss advised me to take the time off for my health

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