therapists are w2 employees, practice isn't paying unless the client pays the practice, even though the therapist saw them and provided services. essentially practice is saying therapists don't get paid unless the practice does. they also are not paying us for breaks. they are requiring... View More
I recently resigned from the chiropractic office I worked at for the past 12 years to start my own practice. It was brought to my awareness from a client of mine that my former employer is sending emails to all of the patients stating that I will be "taking family leave to spend time with my... View More
I’m a teacher at an alternative learning school that is run by a large corporation. We do not have a union. Four members of our team internally applied for a promotion. After the interviews, the job went unfulfilled for weeks. Then I was suddenly told that I was not selected for the position. I... View More
For 1 year I got 60-90hrs extra on each check I figured it was them paying out stocks do to the company being sold and changing from employee owned to non, I just got a letter that states my 10k I had in my 401k is now at 0.00 this is the first mention of my 401k I have received
In addressing your question, it's important to understand that 401(k) plans are subject to specific regulations under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Generally, these plans are not designed to be paid out through extra hours worked or through your regular paychecks. Such...View More
Yes, Employers are not required to pay for a meal break if an employee is free from all duties for their entire break. Employees can only be required to remain on the premises or work site during their meal period if they are completely free from work duties....View More
After I started work at the Courthouse, I became ill. I was diagnosed with mold biotoxin illness due to water damage from a building, which the courthouse has had lots. While out on medical leave I started getting better, when I went back for one hour, my symptoms came back. My medical team and I... View More
Given your diagnosis of mold biotoxin illness and the apparent presence of toxic mold in your workplace at the County Courthouse, you may have grounds to pursue a case. The visible signs of water damage, coupled with your health deterioration upon returning to work, provide substantial evidence....View More
Security at work (a mall) started harassing me parking in a "customer only" area which is more accessed controlled and safer to park in than the employee parking area. The converter was stolen a couple of months after they forced me to move my vehicle (was parking for years without issues... View More
In your case, the first aspect to consider is whether your employer or the mall has any legal obligation to provide secure parking. Generally, employers are not required to ensure the safety of employees' vehicles in the parking lot. However, if there's an agreement or policy that...View More
I work as an independent driver, delivering trucks from point A to point B for other companies. While recently doing the trips I accidentally put a wrong fuel in a new truck causing to be towed to the dealer repair facility to remove, by giving to the company I serve a $3778.00 insurance... View More
A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. An employment law attorney could have insight into this, as they are familiar with practices governing employees' obligations for paying for damaged property. You could repost and add the category, and if...View More
I applied for a position that states 8 years of experience is required (I have a degree), I received an email stating that I need double the years of posted experience per hiring manager, and will not be looked at interviewing for this reason. Can employers do this ?
Yes, employers in Washington can disqualify candidates for requesting experience outside a posted job description. For personalized legal advice tailored to your unique circumstances, it's advisable to consult with an attorney.
This is regarding a protective order I have against an ex granted in 2019 that was originally granted for one year. After one strike on the protection order that she plead guilty to, the order was extended an additional 5 years. She just recently reoffended (strike two) where she attempted to run... View More
Based on the facts provided, you may have a valid claim against the company for negligent hiring or retention of the employee who violated the protective order while on duty. Here are some key considerations:
- Washington law recognizes claims against employers for negligent hiring,...View More
It is a small restaurant/bar and music venue. This is my second time working here, this time has been just over a year no sick leave. Last time was just before and during the covid outbreak, no sick leave to any employees. What do I do I feel like we should be compensated, I believe she is taking... View More
Am I legally obligated to either sign the NDA or return it? Email below:
Thank you again for being part of the XXXX team especially in the past few months which have been rocky and trying for all of us. I really thought that we wouldn't need to do any further cuts but it was unforeseen... View More
Unless you signed some sort of agreement, you are not currently obligated to either sign the NDA or to return the $500 severance payment. Advancing a severance payment shortly before filing a petition in bankruptcy might create a situation in which the bankruptcy trustee attempts to clawback the...View More
My work got in some legal trouble recently about people not getting their legally mandated breaks. Their response to this was for anybody that did not take their break they'd get written up. Even more recently they've put out schedules with strange out times that put them right under the... View More
I work at a glassblowing studio where everyone works 40 hours a week of constant physical labor, it regularly gets above 100 degrees and many safety precautions are often not put as top priority. Needless to say call outs happen occasionally.
I recently found out that my wonderful manager... View More
My partner has been writing down the days of my appointments in which he will either need to leave work early or arrive just a little bit late. His employers told him that it needs to be written down when they are, however they are trying to punish him for attending the appointments.
A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. The question may have gone unnoticed under the Health Care Law heading - it's something that an employment law attorney would have insight into. Some questions go unanswered, but you could try reposting...View More
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