I work in the state of California for a big retailer, I was hired back in October for a seasonal position. Recently there was a situation where I didn’t take my lunch meal. That day was a very busy day, we had a lot of customers and I was the only one at the front to assist. I lost track of time... Read more »
The temp agency couldn’t get any accommodations for me even though I offered to work outdoors under the carport. The refusal to accommodate because of my severe allergic reaction to Christmas trees seems wrong due to the company has policies regarding scents used in the building. My unemployment... Read more »
There are many unknown variables involved in your situation and in response to your inquiry. Consequently, it is not possible to state definitively whether your employer did anything wrong. To name a few - you have not provided information as to the size of your employer (how many employees are...Read more »
I was outdoors walking from one building to another at my job and I was having difficulty breathing so I slightly lowered my face mask to get a breather. I have never refused to wear a face mask covering and it is not an issue for me to follow company policy. One of the lead mangers confronted me... Read more »
You are an at will employee in California and can be terminated without notice or reason, EXCEPT you cannot be terminated for an illegal reason such as discriminating against you because you have a physical disability. Get a certificate from an MD stating you have respiratory issued and need to...Read more »
I’ve been affected by COVID-19 twice in the last 8 months and have not had a steady pay due to not being able to work. I was sick with it twice and I do not have a full time position job or even part time. I am only as needed so I get about 25-35 hours a week and I get paid bi weekly so it’s... Read more »
I'm sorry to hear about your situation. That sounds very hard. Alabama law allows people with judgments against them to exempt the first $1,000.00 of each month's wages from garnishment by a creditor (including a hospital). Here is a new story about the exemption:...Read more »
I would be representing myself Pro Se in court for an employment/personal injury related matter because an attorney dropped my case middle of last month telling me that due to covid, his law firm does not have the capacity to take on my case. I have drafted a pleading to protect the limitation... Read more »
I went to an interview on Monday and was asked if I could start the next day. I came in on Tuesday and worked 9 1/2 hours at the end of the day I was told that it was a trial and that I would be called back if they decided to continue on with the employment. I was not paid for the time that I... Read more »
It is not illegal for an employer to trick you into coming in to work without telling you your first day would be a "trial period." However, it IS illegal for them not to pay you for the time you actually worked.
If you are not paid for the hours you worked you should report this...Read more »
More information is needed here to evaluate your claim. How long has passed since you were supposed to get paid? Some states have laws requiring a certain amount of time to pass before you can bring suit to recover wages. Otherwise, it sounds like a violation of federal minimum wage law. I would...Read more »
Hi, more information is needed here but it sounds like a law known as the Fair Credit Reporting Act "FCRA" is implicated here. Under the FCRA, an employer is required to provide the employee a copy of his background check (or "consumer report") and a summary of the...Read more »
There are several things that need to happen. The first is usually to prepare (or request the clerk to prepare) an abstract of judgment and record it in the real property records in any county where your judgment debtor owns (or may own) real property. Next, see if you can determine what assets...Read more »
If it's an exhibit, that means that some pleading refers to it for some evidentiary purpose. If you don't attach it - to the pleading, declararation, etc., - how will the court see the exhibit to which you are referring?
You did not ask a question, but I assume your question is, "Can I make a claim?". Probationary termination cases are tough, since the employer needs no reason whatsoever to terminate, but at the same time, the your race, sex, age, national origin, etc. cannot legally be the reason for...Read more »
I'm a student and I've been interning at a company for a few months. My semester ends mid-December, but my company wants me to work until December 31 (even though I'm returning in January). Jan-May is my last semester before I graduate and I wanted to take my winter break, but they... Read more »
No one here can tell you, of course, what the terms of your internship program says, so no guidance here can relate to that. However, as a paid intern you are considered to be an at will employee unless you have an agreement to the contrary with the employer. That means you can quit at any time...Read more »
Highly likely that this would be against your employment contract, but without reading that I couldn't give an opinion on whether or not this may be allowed. I would suggest against it though as I strongly suspect that this would be a breach of your employment contract.
I received a sign-on bonus that is contingent on me working a full year. The job is being a technical analyst. This is a consulting gig for software. Instead, the company has me working as a call center rep for unemployment. I feel as if I was lied to about what I would be working on and accepted... Read more »
Probably not, but you should have your employment agreement / bonus agreement reviewed by an attorney in your area who practices employment law to be sure. There may be other terms in your agreement that are relevant to this determination.
I was moved about 5 years ago. Always told pay would remain as is. Now being told my “transition” is coming to an end, and I am being offered a cut in pay or buyout. I need to keep working. Do I have any legal foundation to help strengthen a negotiating stance for more pay?
More information is needed in regards to any written agreements, your employee handbook and personnel file. Most employees in Michigan are at will but depending upon any written documentation, that may change if you have more legal rights to leverage to keep your pay or to enhance a severance...Read more »
I have a felony on my background from 1996 and I feel that my old case shouldn’t have precedence in my life anymore. One conviction, never been in trouble again, two Master Degrees since my release, been managers for large organizations and still have to deal with this issue. I’m in a... Read more »
I worked at a company for 2 years at the same job in the company as a high reach operator. They bought in a new supervisor and she changed me to another department were i had no experience or certification on the equipment. Which they told me I had to do. I am scared of heights and... Read more »
In order to qualify for unemployment compensation in Pennsylvania when an employee quits work (i.e. resigns) the legal standard is that there must be a "necessitous and compelling reason" for resigning. Prior to quitting, an employee should discuss the issue(s) of concern with the...Read more »
The letter offers the position and the start date. I signed it and sent back to my HR department. Now they are pushing the start date back and saying first letter is not valid. In the letter there is no mention of changing hiring dates.
Unfortunately, an offer letter is not a contract, meaning it is not legally binding. While it is inconvenient for you, your employer is permitted to push your start date back and issue a new letter with updated terms.
In April and couldn't actively seek work he still has his job when the doctors clear him I am disabled and we have been forced to live on my disability can I sue the unemployment office for benefits including retroactive ones?
To be eligible for unemployment benefits, the general rule is that the individual must be physically able to work. Thus, during your husband's surgery and post-operative recovery period, he would unfortunately not be eligible to receive unemployment benefits if he was not physically able to...Read more »
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