Public humiliation and threats could be considered a form of workplace harassment or hostile work environment. You may have grounds to file a complaint with your HR department or even take legal action.
I was falsely accused of stealing another employees personal belongings. I didn't do this, I'm not guilty of doing this. There is no evidence to substantiate the claim. As far as I know, I was accused of this and its is the basis of the reasoning my former employer gave to me for my... View More
I’m a delivery driver and I left work to get my car fixed because it started to violently shake. My boss told me I’m quitting because I’m not accepting the company car. The reason I’m not driving the company car is because they don’t pay you mileage when using it.
If you refuse to use the company car due to reduced compensation and your boss views this as a resignation, it's more of a disagreement over employment terms than a clear-cut resignation on your part. An employer interpreting a dispute or disagreement as a resignation could be problematic....View More
I am in a methadone maintenance program and have been for 10 years now. I am compliant and have been passing drug tests for many years now. (Basically am still on the drug because of the awful withdrawal symptoms) I would like to get my CDL A to drive a commercial vehicle. I currently have a job... View More
I started my job on 8/23/21 and my last day was 8/11/23. I know that I signed an agreement stating that I would have to pay back 50% of my bonus if I left within 2 years. They have withheld that amount from my last paycheck, but I did not receive a copy of my payroll or how much would be deducted.... View More
I was demoted to the lowest position in the company due to "company needs". I have never been written up for anything and have done my job successfully for over 19 months. I moved up from sales to assistant manager and then to human resource manager. I'm being demoted from the HR... View More
In many at-will employment states, including Arizona, employers generally have the right to make changes to an employee's job position, including demotions, as long as the changes are not based on illegal discrimination or retaliation. However, reducing an employee's compensation without...View More
We only get paid 10 months of the year, so our premiums for the whole year come out over 10 months. I am changing districts and my HR terminated my Health insurance as of June 30 even though my resignation was July 30 and I paid my premiums for the whole year.
A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. But it could be difficult for any attorney to offer meaningful input without knowing the contract terms of the insurance policy. If you consult with a local attorney, they are likely going to want more...View More
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I have worked close to 20 hours of overtime not asking for pay once, and was let go. I used to have documentation of this, but that file disappeared from my work computer shortly after I was terminated. They have proof that I came to work early and... View More
Generally, unless they are "exempt" from overtime requirements, employees must be paid for their overtime work. A knowledgeable employment law attorney could help evaluate whether or not a particular employee is/was exempt, the strength of their evidence, and the strength of their claim....View More
I was scheduled to work 35 hrs/week but they added to my job duties 8 months ago. Now I work at least 40 hrs/week. They refuse to compensate me for my time, by increasing my salary or by making me an hourly employee who can work between 35-40/week. My supervisor's boss has denied my requests.... View More
If you were hired to work 35 hrs/week at a fixed salary, and your employer does not want to agree to pay you more to work at least 40 hrs/week, tell your employer that you do not agree to work at least 40 hrs/week for the same salary your agreed to for working 35 hrs/week. Then, stop working...View More
Basically a few months ago I was accused of no call no show. That wasn't the case and I was allowed to keep my job but since this incident my manager that tried to have me fired over the no call no show has been making my day to day miserable I walk on eggshells fearing everything I do might... View More
The obvious answer, if you are working someplace that is threatening your life to continuing to work there, go someplace else. Your life is more important that any job. Death threats are illegal, even in No. Carolina, you could report the death threats to the police as this is also a crime. Death...View More
I have been treated differently in my company, no promotion, and no pay rise during 10 years of working. I decided to leave the company. I found the job the fitted me very well. I was notified by the hiring companies that despite my qualification for the job they cannot hire me because they have an... View More
An agreement between two companies prohibiting one from hiring the other's employees is not strictly forbidden in North Carolina, although it must be written to comply with some fairly specific rules. Depending on how it is written and what purpose it is intended to serve, such an agreement...View More
I was hired and signed an employment contract and it is saying that I must pay back all earned wages for hours I worked during what they refer to as training cycles. I am an employee who has resigned due to poor leadership and poor training, but the employer is telling me I now owe them 27,000$ for... View More
In theory, an employee may be required to pay back an employer. But if a contract clause is unreasonable or violates a specific law, it might not be enforceable. An attorney would need to review the contract to be able to thoroughly evaluate the situation. Since you've already reported to the...View More
Generally speaking, no, an employer can't require an employee to do something and then penalize them for doing it. However, without knowing specific facts, it would be pretty difficult for an attorney to properly assess your situation. You might consider consulting with an attorney who collect...View More
I recently went through a background check as part of an application process for a job. Although the check indicated I was eligible for rehire by a former employer, I noticed that they listed my reason for leaving as “Against Company Policy.” I gave them four weeks notice as required in the... View More
I am sorry to hear that you're experiencing this, especially after working so hard to maintain a good record with your former employer. There seems to be a lot of confusion about what constitutes a policy violation and the proper way to handle it, especially for an employee who is leaving....View More
We are on duty for 24 hours per day for 7 days followed by 7 days off when an alternate couple relieves us and works the same schedule. When we work in lieu of the opposing couple (such as when they are on vacation or sick) we end up working all 14 days of a pay period. Is our employer legally... View More
There are general rules and then there are exceptions. The category that you fit into depends on various factors, such as whether you live in the home, what you mean by "on duty," etc. It would be pretty difficult for an attorney to evaluate your rights without additional information. You...View More
I'm curious about overtime pay. I'm a hourly employee working on projects which last around 5-6 days at a time. Projects starting typically on a Wednesday untill the following Tuesday. In that case i usually worked around 70 hours. Am i entitled to overtime pay ?
Generally, hourly employees are entitled to overtime pay. But whether or not YOU are depends on your specific circumstances. You might consider consulting with an attorney who can collect additional information and provide more specific guidance.
This is actually two questions. First, your boss has the right to require you attend at 10:30pm meeting. You have the right to refuse to go, but he can terminate you for not going. Second, whether your employer is required to pay you depends on whether you are an exempt or non-exempt employee. Your...View More
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