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Q: Can employer not pay me over-time and tell me that my comp days have to be used in 30 days or I lose them?

I worked several shifts over my time and was told that i would receive comp days for the days worked. I was not told that the days had to be used within 30 days. I lost 4 comp days because I was not informed that they expire and I was not paid for the days I worked. I was also told that it was in... View More

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Q: Could I be fired and evicted from the motel I stay and work at for my mother's past due rent on another room

My mom had her own room she got behind on her rent I moved her into my room. My rent was paid up but my boss and owners fired me and tried to kick me out saying it's my debt to and doing this because it is not paid off

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Q: My manager caught on camera going into my deli three times went into my purse and phone.i still work here, Can I sue?

I went into work on a Sunday my off day to change the grease from the fryer. Went outside to get the containers to put the old grease in, come back in manager weirdly hurryingly with a weird look on his face coming out of my deli, another girl employed by us was sitting in front of my deli on a... View More

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answered on Feb 22, 2024

Yes, you can potentially sue your manager and employer for invasion of privacy under Georgia law. Some key points:

- Georgia recognizes invasion of privacy as a common law tort. Going through someone's personal belongings without consent constitutes invasion of privacy.

- You...
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Q: what's the term for I worked and can't get paid I ask I beg finally last year was paid except for November and December

currently I'm owed $24,700.00 its not immigration. I am a us citizen I'm 71 years old born in Georgia my parents and all relatives since the Mayflower

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answered on Feb 21, 2024

It sounds like you're dealing with a situation where you've performed work but haven't received the corresponding payment. This is commonly referred to as "unpaid wages" or "wage theft." As a U.S. citizen, you have legal rights protected by federal and state labor... View More

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Q: I have intermittent FMLA and had to call out last minute from my job and I received a Corrective action 13 days later

I spoke out against unethical practices at the job and I feel targeted

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answered on Feb 17, 2024

That’s the whole purpose of the FMLA. The prohibits interference with your rights to have off time and so if the corrective action is related to you missing time, then it’s improper, but that one incident alone isn’t enough to make a legal claim without more but you certainly can voice your... View More

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Q: Can an attorney write a letter to an ex-employer to threaten a lawsuit unless they fulfill their side of an agreement?

An ex-employer Offered to remove the termination off of my record and replace it with resignation. I agreed to the offer, and they took the offer off the table. This is twice they have offered this now, and pulled it off the table. Can an attorney write a letter to threaten a lawsuit to get them to... View More

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Q: Can an employer change a major benefit that leads to new employees making 50% less than existing employees for same job?

Employer is a private school. I was given 25% tuition discount when hired but all existing employees receive 50%. No additional benefit was given to offset the lower discount. Employer was not transparent when offer was made. As a result, my salary/tuition discount package is half of what my... View More

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Q: I have not been paid for my work as an IC in the agreed-to time frame.

I work as an IC in legal transcription. I was working with a staffing agency who had a large client. I left this position in 12/23. The payment terms for my invoices were to be paid 30-45 days after invoice submission. I submitted my November 2023 invoice on December 2, 2024. I have yet to be... View More

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answered on Feb 17, 2024

The terms of your independent contractor agreement will dictate what the obligation is of the company to pay you. Beyond that obviously if you’re not paid money that you’re due pursuing to contractual agreement then of course you can pursue legal action. But we would need more fax to determine... View More

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Q: My employer is trying to deduct 2400 from my check for charges incurred during service of a customer cehicle

My employer wants to take 2400 from my check to cover cost of rental during a period where a motor vehicle came in for service under warranty. The vehicle was deemed on safe to drive so customer was placed in a rental warranty. Parts were ordered during that time. Between October to December... View More

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Q: Can I be a police officer? It is my life dream to have this job and I’m just curious if this incident ruined my dreams.

Under my order of discharge, it states that this discharge may not be used to disqualify a person in any application for employment, except as provided in OCCGA 42-8-63.1

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answered on Feb 4, 2024

The specific language in your order of discharge, indicating that it may not be used to disqualify you from employment applications, suggests a level of protection for your future endeavors. However, the exception noted in OCGA 42-8-63.1 is critical to understand, as it details circumstances under... View More

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Q: Employer monitoring in Georgia. Are they allowed to stare at a security camera to see what is said and write up employee

I feel as if my employer goes on security cameras in a medical office to just monitor what is going on and being said without previous complaints of harassment over months and maybe years. What is employer required to tell the employee in regards to such surveillance? What questions can I ask to... View More

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answered on Jan 27, 2024

In Georgia, employers generally have the right to monitor employees using security cameras, especially in common areas like offices or lobbies. However, this right is subject to certain limitations. For instance, surveillance in private areas such as restrooms or locker rooms is typically... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Employment Law for Georgia on
Q: Can a math teacher who voluntarily transferred from one school to another school for an open math position who was force

Can a math teacher who voluntarily transferred from one school to another school for an open math position who was forced to teach a science class without their consent be subsequently forced to accept a (science instruction predicated)personal improvement plan (PIP) also known as a personal... View More

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answered on Jan 16, 2024

It depends on the specific details of the teacher's employment contract, school policies, and state regulations. Generally, teachers are expected to fulfill the responsibilities outlined in their contracts, but if there are significant deviations from the agreed-upon terms, it may raise legal... View More

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Q: As an LLC is what is the protocol and legal documentation needed for a drug test?

This would be for the hiring and consent to a drug test by hired independent contractors.

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answered on Jan 11, 2024

When conducting drug tests for independent contractors as an LLC in Georgia, it's essential to follow legal protocols and obtain proper documentation. Firstly, ensure that your drug testing policies comply with state and federal laws. Georgia doesn't have specific laws regulating drug... View More

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Q: I was fired from myjob for making a google review for another company and I wasn't at work

I purchased a tire from raffield tire in macon ga and I did a google review on the company and the manager Dale called to my job and told my boss that I did the google review and they was not going to do any more business with them my boss called me and said that I was fired because they loss a big... View More

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answered on Dec 23, 2023

In Georgia, the situation you're describing raises several legal concerns. Firstly, regarding your termination, Georgia is an at-will employment state, which generally means that an employer can terminate an employee for any reason or no reason at all, as long as it's not for an illegal... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law, Employment Law, Consumer Law and Identity Theft for Georgia on
Q: My former employer opened a prepaid debit card in my name 3 weeks after my employment ended what can I do about it?

I asked them to close it and was told it would be closed the next day but the card is still being reloaded and used. I never received a card the whole time I was employed there and I did not authorize them to open a card in my name after my employment.

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answered on Dec 20, 2023

If your former employer opened a prepaid debit card in your name without your authorization, this could be a serious issue, potentially involving identity theft or fraud. First, contact the company that issued the prepaid card and inform them that the account was opened without your consent.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Employment Law, Sexual Harassment and Employment Discrimination for Georgia on
Q: Can I sue my job for sexual discrimination

So I’m wanting to know if I can sue my job for sexual discrimination because today on 11/15/23 I was given three days suspension for giving my female lead the finger and swearing at a male co worker but they did nothing when I came to my supervisor when somebody was watching me in the bathroom... View More

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answered on Nov 18, 2023

You may have grounds to pursue a legal claim for sexual discrimination, but it's important to understand that the success of such a lawsuit can depend on various factors. In your situation, it seems like you've been treated differently based on your gender, as evidenced by the suspension... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Public Benefits for Georgia on
Q: I was let go and awarded unemployment. This was 2 years ago. Now they are appealing. I thought they only had 15 days!!

They Said if I lose I may have to pay back the unemployment.

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answered on Oct 22, 2023

The typical time frame for employers to appeal an unemployment determination is indeed limited, often around 15 days in many states. However, specific deadlines can vary by state and by the nature of the claim. It's essential to review Georgia's unemployment laws and regulations to... View More

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