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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Insurance Defense for Ohio on
Q: On pay stub it ha F-LCBF mean
Greg Mansell
Greg Mansell answered on Nov 18, 2019

It sounds like something your employer put in manually. It is not a standard abbreviation used on paystubs. I would ask you HR department.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for California on
Q: Had hours reduced to nothing then had a altercation for taking too long coming back for helping store get bags to bag

Items was clocked out and cashed out and was told to go home heard from someone that not the store manager but a regular employee that I no longer have a job but no manager or upper management has informed me that I no longer work there the person was told by the manager I got into it with I no... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Nov 18, 2019

You really need to discuss your issues with an experienced employment lawyer. You can find good ones by looking up the California Employment Lawyer's Association (CELA) and going to their website (https://cela.org/index.cfm). You can cut and paste this link into your browser, or simply Google the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law and Immigration Law for Virginia on
Q: an illegal immigrant who works at a store is accused of theft where paid under table. Should store owner report crime?

An illegal immigrant who works at a store is accused of theft where paid under the table. Who has more to lose if the store owner wants to report the crime because he/she employed the employee without documentation. The store owner might have video surveillance that shows the crime but can't prove... Read more »

Bryan J. Jones
Bryan J. Jones answered on Nov 15, 2019

I would say that the immigrant is more likely to be deported than the store owner get in trouble, especially if the amount stolen is $500 or more because that would be a felony.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for California on
Q: A student has threatened to assault me several times, Will I be punished for leaving work he is removed?

I’m a 1-1 and am required to follow him everywhere throughout the day but he is increasingly defiant and making threats. I recently took several days off and often see a therapist for the issues I have with this kid. The school hasn’t given him repercussions and I don’t feel safe but can not... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Nov 14, 2019

more info needed.

what is a 1-1?

this is not a legal question.

i would discuss with administration and maybe ask for another person to follow etc

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Florida on
Q: What are my rights as employee if owners closes business and hires GOB and says we will all be employed till they close?

We have been told 1/1/2020 switch over to GOB but have heard rumors it could be 12/1

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Nov 11, 2019

What's GOB?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law, Civil Rights and Identity Theft for California on
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David Stephen Kestenbaum
David Stephen Kestenbaum answered on Nov 11, 2019

Sorry, is there a question you would like to ask?

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law, Business Law and Intellectual Property for Florida on
Q: Can I get sued over pictures of work taken as a subcontractor?

My husband and his brother worked independently for some time. His brother opened a company and my husband kept working with him, never did he sign a w2 or an employment contract. We decided to open our own business and when they asked for my husband to sign a w2, my husband told him he would not... Read more »

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Nov 11, 2019

It is not as white and black as you wish. I think you should hire an attorney to get your strategy ready and respond.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for California on
Q: Do I have a right to unemployment?

My contract was terminated today by the company. I was hired an independent contractor, but they treated me as an employee. Regular reports were due, specific training on how they wanted things done, regular biweekly direct deposit, mandatory company meetings and even the exit paperwork they sent... Read more »

Joseph Franklin Klatt
Joseph Franklin Klatt answered on Nov 10, 2019

Maybe. On those facts you could be an employee or an independent contractor, but establishing that you were an employee doesn't by itself entitle you to unemployment. The nature of your termination is also relevant. If you were terminated for misconduct, for instance repeatedly coming to work... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for California on
Q: I filled out a W-4 I was not paid in a payroll check and I never received W-2 is it legal to pay cash?

Instead of paying employees directly my employer would put all of our paycheck in to his grandson's account he was in charge of paying us and we never got paid on time we'd be to 3 maybe even a month late our bills racked up causing a major financial hardship 2 myself and the rest of the employees... Read more »

Joseph Franklin Klatt
Joseph Franklin Klatt answered on Nov 10, 2019

I am not sure what type of employee you are, i.e independent contractor, employee, exempt, non-exempt, but regardless, there are all sorts of things wrong with this. "Is it legal" is a broad question that isn't very helpful. What would be is contacting a local employment lawyer. There is a very... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Employment Law for New Jersey on
Q: What are the chances of NJ Assembly Bill A1769 getting passed soon?

It deals with Non-Compete Agreements. I have a friend who works for a private school and she signed a non compete that prevents her from getting another teaching job within 12 miles of any of the schools for the company she works for. Because of the amount of schools they have she essentially can't... Read more »

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Nov 10, 2019

How can anyone intelligently speculate on this?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Employment Discrimination and Health Care Law for Kentucky on
Q: I fear that the dentist I work for is trying to have me fired and may go after my license. What recourse do I have?

I work for a corporate dental practice and the new office I transferred to has not been welcoming and the dentist has been very rude to me and has been trying to make me very uncomfortable so that I will quit. None of this has been overtly done but very passive aggressive. Now he has amplified by... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Nov 9, 2019

Document everything they do/you do. Follow all rules and guidelines implicitly and don’t cut corners. They don’t need a reason to fire you as KY is an employment at will state. If they’re going to fire you, nothing you can do to prevent it beforehand but consult an attorney immediatelt... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Business Law for Florida on
Q: Is it legal do ask for a doctor's note at work if you weren't sick?

I slept through my shift at work. My boss said that I need a doctor's note even though I told him I wasn't sick. He is not telling me that if I don't provide a doctor's note I will lose my job.

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Nov 8, 2019

Your boss is being very kind to you; why? Because Florida is an “at will” state, which means employers are free to hire, transfer, promote, demote, suspend, reinstate, fire and rehire employees for any reason at any time, i.e., “at will.” The only thing employers cannot do is make any of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation, Contracts and Employment Law for Iowa on
Q: I worked for a company 6 months ago. They still havent paid me and are now saying I was "self contracted".

I was hired not knowing I was self contracted. The owner kept saying she would pay me on different dates and when those dates came she made excuses and no payment was recieved. She still hasn't paid me what she owes. There is also another "employee" she has done this to, she owes the other employee... Read more »

Erik Luthens
Erik Luthens answered on Nov 7, 2019

It appears that the owner of the company is asserting that you are an independent contractor rather than an employee; there are many factors which determine this. You should immediately contact an Iowa attorney who handles employment / workers’ compensation claims.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Minnesota on
Q: Can my former employer withhold wages for not returning my employee handbook?

My former employer is withholding my wages for not returning my employee handbook. I’ve read the handbook front to back numerous times, it doesn’t state anything about being penalized for not returning it. I’ve also never signed anything or been verbally told otherwise on the matter

Greg Mansell
Greg Mansell answered on Nov 6, 2019

This could violate the Fair Labor Standards Act if the deduction of wages results in you making less than minimum wage for all hours worked.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Civil Rights for Alaska on
Q: Can a company use screenshots taken from a private message on social media to discipline an employee?

A coworker’s social media account was accessed by another employee on a work computer. Screenshots were taken by employee who was not intended recipient. They are being used against me in a disciplinary meeting. Neither of the intended parties gave permission for screenshots to be taken of... Read more »

Greg Mansell
Greg Mansell answered on Nov 6, 2019

If you work for a private employer, yes. Your employer can take action. The employee who intercepted them, however, may have violated laws in how they were obtained.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for New York on
Q: I think I am being taken advantage of at work. Do I have a case? More info below.

Is it legal for an employer to:

1) agree on a raise & change of employment status but put it off for months?

2) misclassify an employee that works full time for all 12 months of the year as a seasonal employee?

3) deny PTO & sick time accrual due to misclassification as... Read more »

Greg Mansell
Greg Mansell answered on Nov 6, 2019

1) Yes. The relationship is at will so, in theory, you could quit at any point for the employer not doing what was promised.

2 and 3) More information is needed on what you were doing in the position. If you are full time, you should be entitled to the same benefits as other full time...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Wisconsin on
Q: I work in a dental lab,never signed a no compete,was fired for trying to do work on the side. Any legal recourse?

I approached my employer about picking up my own accounts and doing my own crowns. All I needed from him was to mill them. Everything else would have been done out of my house and would not have burdened him in any way. I offered him reimbursement for the milling. He said he did not like the idea... Read more »

Greg Mansell
Greg Mansell answered on Nov 6, 2019

No legal recourse for you against your employer. If your employer does this work and you are competing while an employee, there may be legal recourse that your employer can take but that would depend on Wisconsin laws.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Virginia on
Q: Our company just changed payroll companies. They just started rounding our start time to 5am even if we are there.

we get paid every 2 weeks

at the end of the 2 weeks I was shorted an hour due to this.

They paid me later for the time but then started rounding it up again even though the clock in time sheet that we can print shows the real time we clocked in we are not getting paid until 5am... Read more »

Greg Mansell
Greg Mansell answered on Nov 6, 2019

A rounding practice that, over a period of time, results in a failure to compensate employees for all hours works violates the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This is federal law that is pursued in federal court and can be pursued by a law firm from out of state.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Employment Law for Ohio on
Q: Is it legal for a employer to not give me and my 2 friends our checks after they fired us and are pressing charges on us
Greg Mansell
Greg Mansell answered on Nov 6, 2019

It is not legal for your employer to withhold pay for more than 30 days. They are required to pay you minimum wages for ALL hours worked.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for Ohio on
Q: I was placed on administrative leave because I asked for legal representation when talking to HR
Greg Mansell
Greg Mansell answered on Nov 6, 2019

You have a right to legal representation but not necessarily during your meetings with your company. Further analysis and information is needed to determine if this is violates public policy law.

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