HR at my current job wouldn't allow my coworkers to give me a personal reference because their opinions conflict with hers using the claim that its against company policy for anyone employed at that company to give their coworkers references. Although I found out she has written letters of... View More
I'm trying to leave my current job for a new one and in order to start the hiring process I need three professional references from my current job. Plenty of people have offered including the supervisors since my coworkers like me, I have a high work assessment score and am going on two years... View More
While it may seem unfair or restrictive, it is generally legal for an employer to have policies prohibiting employees from providing professional references to coworkers seeking employment elsewhere. Such policies are often implemented to protect the interests of the company and maintain...View More
After they fired me, I called them and asked if they were going to pay me and they just told me not to call back and that I was on the case I was just basically confused. I’m still confused to this day I still haven’t been paid. I called my local courthouse. There is nothing on my name, so... View More
Depending on your specific facts, you may have a cause of action under the Nebraska Wage Payment and Collection Act. Under this set of statutes (Neb. Rev. Stat. Section 48-1228 to 48-126), the employer can be ordered to pay fines and attorney fees if you are successful under this Act if forcing...View More
If the employer requests and your answer is untruthful, you could potentially be terminated for not being truthful on your application. Further, if the employer does a background check and it shows the conviction, you are not likely to get the job for not being honest on your application. They...View More
If you have enough grounds to bring a cause of action against the employer for the termination, then part of your court case could include asking for records, deposing witnesses, etc. for more information as to the termination.
If you were an at-will employee and it is just curiousity, then...View More
Potentially yes, but they open the company to possible liability for libel, slander, employment law issues, etc. I can't think of a good reason it would benefit a company to do so that wouldn't be outweighed by the potential liability that could come with it.
While working for Casey’s, I was working more hours than anyone. Not only was I told I needed to start clocking out and continuing my work but they also owe me a lot of money. While doing my 2022 taxes I had noticed a couple of pay dates that were not deposited into my accounts. I emailed the... View More
I had accepted a position with the company and that I would get paid for not working so they can submit me on a PMO Project as a Senior Business Analyst for child support projects...I was told yesterday by my director that this Friday would be my last day with the company because they don't... View More
It depends. If you have an employment contract, you would need to review the terms of the agreement. Otherwise, Nebraska is generally an at-will employment state. You can generally be terminated for any or no reason, so long as not discriminatory. However, under the rights facts, there can be...View More
You should first discuss the situation with the individual that told you that you would receive compensation at the higher rate. If they don't agree to retroactive payments, then you should contact a Nebraska employment attorney. While the email you mentioned is not a contract, you may want...View More
the noncompete basically just says : this franchisee, after cessation 1 year following within 25 miles no working for same industry for any other employer, and the basic other stuff in noncompetes, but it also has this clause
"Employee acknowledges that this agreement to not compete... View More
You would need to sit down with an attorney and go through the specifics of your situation and the specific documents to see whether a specific non-compete clause is likely going to be enforced against you or not. Your question requires too specific an answer than can be given on a general...View More
Hi, I don't see anything inherently wrong with this. However, the employer does have a duty to return you to the same or similar position when you return from FMLA. I would reach out to an employment law attorney in your state if you have any issues.
Have you looked at the Nebraska Equal Opportunities Commission website? There is information there to help you find if behavior was not legal and for you to file a formal complaint with the NEOC if you believe there was.
In at-will employment states, employees can be fired for any reason or no reason at all, as long as the reason isn't discriminatory (i.e. based on your race, sex, age, religion, disability). While your situation seems unfair, your employer's actions are not unlawful.
My job for 11 years has been Monday through Friday, 7-3:30, since march we have been made to put in 5 hours over time every week and they have even forced us to work saturdays now too. I have extreme hypertension that is somewhat controlled by meds, since working all this overtime I have been... View More
I work at a gym and I started in early February. During the first couple of weeks I probably worked about 25-30 hours. Because I was not in their system yet, I had to clock in and out using time sheets instead of their online system. After the third payday of me being there, we get paid every 2... View More
The Nebraska Wage Payment and Collection Act is designed to help protect workers who are not paid for hours worked. It generally provides for the employer to be ordered to pay the attorney fees if the employee is successful. Thus, attorneys are generally more willing to take these cases in...View More
I filed a complaint against my company with the State. There is widespread corruption (steering, worker safety issues, staffing issues, moving problemed clients between homes). The state completed the audit. When the auditor, whom I contacted, addressed our CEO about the allegations she asked who... View More
What to do in a situation you describe depends on too many factors to be able to give the type of general answers that can be posted on these type of message boards. You need to contact an employment law attorney and go through the facts of your case in detail and what is best for you to do in...View More
that I would have to leave and not return. She gave me 10 minutes notice to vacate and gave me all my sales from the register for the day, but took out rent without my permission, and kept my client information (name, address, phone and email address). I was never late with rent. Can she legally... View More
Did you sign a document regarding the rental when you first began renting there? Any sort of lease or rental agreement would be controlling here. Otherwise, it doesn't sound like there are any legal implications here. However, I would reach out to an employment law attorney in your state and...View More
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