release and agreeing to non-compete and non-solicitation terms, which are all straightforward. The company is struggling and is telling me they can't afford to honor the contracted severance payments any longer, which are supposed to continue for 7 more months. I'm not aware of them... Read more »
answered on Nov 22, 2022
You should contact an Arkansas employment attorney to have your separation agreement reviewed. If your employer promised to pay you a certain amount of money in your separation agreement that they are now refusing to or unable to pay, you may have a claim against your employer for breach of... Read more »
My boss came in today and said starting next week I will no longer receive my hourly pay of $12 hr for 34 hrs weekly. He says starting next week Noone gets hourly nomore and will be working making commission only. He said we will get paid $100 every deal we close. Problem with that is that... Read more »
answered on Nov 2, 2022
Thanks and in Arkansas they can change to pay you commissions so long as you still make a minimum wage. If you work as an employee for a week and don't get paid anything, that is a minimum wage violation
answered on May 31, 2022
Thanks and it depends on your position and their exact policy. If, for example, they don't have a cap on the amount of comp. time that you can accrue (add up), and you keep accruing unlimited hours, then you are owed the pay for the hours over the cap at time-and-a-half your regular rate of... Read more »
The job was for one foundation within the company, scheduling appts, messaging physicians and or staff, refill requests etc. within 3 months of being hired was trained on new program and told we were going to all become Universal agents taking calls for multiple foundations with different work... Read more »
answered on May 16, 2023
Unfortunately, offer letters are generally not considered contracts, so there is likely not much you can do to hold the company to what they originally told you on the scope of your role.
I'm basically wondering if I'll be able to keep my license active and sell real estate part time while working as an assessor and eventually an appraiser for Pulaski County or not.
answered on Oct 6, 2022
Contact your State Regulatory Agency which licenses real estate agents and ask them.
My principal stated that all certified staff are required to come in before our contracted hours and stay afterwards to supervise students for free. She also says that if we don’t, we will be written up for insubordination and that those of us with second jobs would have to make other... Read more »
answered on Sep 7, 2022
Thanks and no you are not required to work more than the time you are contracted for. Working off the clock is illegal in Arkansas.
I worked for a company, empire aes, doing fiber optics for a month. I received two weeks of pay. After that they stopped responding to my attempts to contact and have not compensated me for the additional two weeks. I submitted my work through their system as required but they won't even respond.
answered on Aug 31, 2022
Thanks and you can call the Arkansas Department of Labor. Tell them the facts that you wrote above. They have the power to determine if you may be owed wages if you were misclassified as a contractor.
I am curious if there is any recourse for uprooting my life then being laid off due to restructuring. I was rushed to move and employed for a month before being laid off. I was offered two months severance and didn’t sign as it doesn’t cover my expenses or having to relocate again. Per... Read more »
answered on Mar 17, 2022
There might be some recourse for you, depending on the language of the relocation contract. You will want to consult an employment law attorney to review your contract
answered on Jan 12, 2022
You must be paid for all hours you worked, so you should bring this up to your employer and explain the discrepancy. Moving forward, you should independently track the hours you work so you have your own record of your start and end times.
I talked to my mon she agrees and a customer even said I was here a while
answered on Jan 10, 2022
Thanks and you could have a potential minimum wage violation, depending on the particular situation you are in. You should speak to an attorney or the Department of Labor
answered on Dec 20, 2021
Thanks and if an employer has a bona fide paid-leave plan in place (paid sick leave, short-term disability, etc.) and an employee is not yet eligible to participate in the plan or has exhausted his or her leave, a full-day deduction from pay is allowed.
Partial-day deductions are not... Read more »
Fudiciary knowledge and compliance in nonprofits a must
answered on Nov 11, 2021
An Arkansas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. Those might be a lot of areas of practice to roll into one attorney - the areas you outline in the description, coupled with the categories selected for your post.
One option might be to start with one or... Read more »
My company is based in Colorado and I live in Arkansas (work from home). On August 1st I noticed I was unable to login to one of the sites we use for the job. I immediately notified them and was given the login of someone who is above the team leads. Then I was given the login of my team lead later... Read more »
answered on Sep 29, 2021
Employees must be paid for their work, and your employer's system issues do not give them an excuse not to pay you while the system is fixed. If you are still performing work during this time, you should keep track of the hours you work and submit these for payment like you would using the... Read more »
answered on Sep 27, 2021
In Arkansas generally, yes you can be made to work 7 days a week, as long as the employer pays lawful overtime for hours over 40 in that pay period. In Arkansas, there are no mandatory days off or even required meal/rest break periods. Also, there are exceptions to the overtime after 40 hours... Read more »
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answered on Sep 22, 2021
Under Arkansas statutes §5-73-306. Prohibited places. (7) you are prohibited from carrying the firearm anywhere a government body meets. Your "enhanced" permit allows carry in places previously prohibited, however, Ark. Code Ann. § 5-73-306(18) allows the property owners/controllers to... Read more »
They want to move me to a lower paying job instead of giveing me the tools to do my job. What are my legal rights?
answered on Sep 22, 2021
Thanks and you should speak with an employment law attorney. They can likely tell you if the accommodation you seek is reasonable, and if your situation is covered by the law.
The law that likely applies is the Americans with Disabilities Act, called the ADA, protects against disability... Read more »
I work in a factory with 12 hr shifts from 5:30 to 5:30. Employees are allowed to clock in up to 30 minutes early. My department is required to go to the floor and relieve the other shift and start working at 5:15 . In pursuant of being compensated accordingly, I refused to show up early and not... Read more »
answered on Sep 22, 2021
Employees must be compensated for all time they work, but employers are permitted to mandate early arrivals, late departures, or otherwise change your schedule as long as you are paid for it. In this situation, your employer is permitted to ask you to begin work at 5:15 instead of 5:30 assuming the... Read more »
I had signed my contract in May after the district said they would take it as a resignation for anyone that did not turn in a signed contract by the end of May 2021. I have kids to support so out of fear of unemployment I signed the contract. There were teachers resigning left and right. The... Read more »
answered on Sep 20, 2021
Thanks and you should speak to an Arkansas employment and education law attorney. The Arkansas Teacher Fair Dismissal Act does provide some protections to teachers, and many districts will release teachers from their contracts under circumstances similar to the ones you identified. By working... Read more »
Don’t get it by November1 Is this legal
answered on Aug 4, 2021
Thanks and what Tyson and many other companies are doing is likely legal in my view. Speaking broadly, Federal law allows companies to set general policies for the safe operation of the company. These general policies can include a vaccination or masking requirement. As long as these general... Read more »
If I have a forgery offense in 2008 does that disqualify me from becoming a certified nursing assistant
answered on Jul 27, 2021
There is no law or rule that would disqualify you from being hired as a CNA on this basis. However, employers can adopt policies where applicants with criminal records are rejected. Unfortunately, there is also no law or rule that prevents employers from doing this.
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