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3 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Social Security and Workers' Compensation for Arizona on
Q: Can I receive a lump sum?

My husband died while on the job in the 80s while working in Freeport in az. Am I able to receive a lump sum? I was never given the option. I only receive $67 a month. How would I go about asking and receiving. Would this also affect my social security.

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answered on Feb 1, 2024

In Arizona, if your husband died while on the job, you may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits, which could include a lump-sum payment. However, the specifics of your case, including the terms of any settlement or award, would depend on various factors such as the circumstances of... View More

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3 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Social Security and Workers' Compensation for Arizona on
Q: Can I receive a lump sum?

My husband died while on the job in the 80s while working in Freeport in az. Am I able to receive a lump sum? I was never given the option. I only receive $67 a month. How would I go about asking and receiving. Would this also affect my social security.

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answered on Feb 22, 2024

It's understandable that you're seeking clarity regarding the possibility of receiving a lump sum payment due to your husband's death while on the job. In cases like these, you may be eligible for survivor benefits from your husband's employer, especially if his death was... View More

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3 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Social Security and Workers' Compensation for Arizona on
Q: Can I receive a lump sum?

My husband died while on the job in the 80s while working in Freeport in az. Am I able to receive a lump sum? I was never given the option. I only receive $67 a month. How would I go about asking and receiving. Would this also affect my social security.

Joel Friedman
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answered on Feb 26, 2024

YOUR QUESTION: My husband died while on the job in the 80s while working in Freeport in az. Am I able to receive a lump sum? I was never given the option. I only receive $67 a month. How would I go about asking and receiving. Would this also affect my social security.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Arizona on
Q: I am a pro se litigant in a case for discrimination offered to ask for a settlement how much should I say% of the total

Terminated from falsified docs and have a right to sue from EEOC

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answered on Jan 30, 2024

When considering a settlement offer for a discrimination case, it's important to assess various factors. The percentage you should propose depends on the specific details of your case, such as the strength of your evidence, the damages you've suffered, and the potential risks and costs of... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Arizona on
Q: Can my husband be discriminated against and NOT HIRED by a company because his wife was fired from the same company?
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answered on Jan 28, 2024

In general, employment decisions should not be based on an applicant's relationship to a current or former employee. However, the specific laws and regulations governing employment practices can vary depending on the state and the specifics of the situation.

In Arizona, employment is...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Arizona on
Q: I am a Limo driver. And in between jobs,I take my vehicle home. My Employer does not want me to do that!

My Employer wants me to remain in the vehicle. But will not pay me for the time that I am in between jobs. Which I feel that I am in my "FREE" time to go home till I need to go back out for my next job. Is that illegal?

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answered on Jan 26, 2024

It is generally legal for an employer to require employees to remain in company vehicles in between jobs or tasks, even if the employee is not being paid during that time. Under both federal and Arizona law, travel time is only considered compensable work time under certain circumstances.... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Immigration Law for Arizona on
Q: If my employees DACA renewal has been approved, are they allowed to work before the new EAD card is received?
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answered on Oct 13, 2023

Yes, DACA recipients can continue to work until their new EAD card arrives, as long as they have a valid DACA approval notice and a valid I-765 receipt notice. For personalized legal advice tailored to your unique circumstances, it's advisable to consult with an attorney.

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Immigration Law for Arizona on
Q: If my employees DACA renewal has been approved, are they allowed to work before the new EAD card is received?
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answered on Oct 18, 2023

If an employee's DACA renewal has been approved, the employee's work authorization is automatically extended for 180 days from the date of expiration listed on their current Employment Authorization Document (EAD). This is provided the renewal application was filed before the current EAD... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for Arizona on
Q: Do I have a legal claim against my company?

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I am an employee of a nursing home. I have been suxually assaulted multiple times by a resident in the home. I have brought it up to management and they laugh it off and still put me on the rotation for this resident. I have documented these incidents but it has not resolved... View More

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answered on Oct 10, 2023

Employers can be liable to you for sexual harassment by a non-employee if they "know or should have known of the conduct, and fail to take immediate and appropriate corrective action." Appropriate corrective action could include removing you from the resident's rotation, or taking... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Immigration Law for Arizona on
Q: Can I still get automatic extension if I sent my work permit renewal the same day it expires?

I sent it on the same day and got the receipt 3 days later with the receipt saying it arrived to them 3 days later

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answered on Sep 21, 2023

If your work permit renewal application was received by USCIS on the same day your previous permit expired, and you have a receipt notice as evidence, you may still be eligible for the automatic extension of your work authorization for up to 180 days while your renewal is pending. It's... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Employment Law and Health Care Law for Arizona on
Q: While on short term disability diagnosis with cancer the company said they were separating me from the company.

I am 74 years old. I know I was released because of my health and age. Start date 7/20/15-9/20/23. This case is scheduled with the EEOC on 120/23. Can a company legally do this?

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answered on Sep 14, 2023

It depends on the reason the company gave for your separation. If they told you that you were being released due to your health and age, then you may have a legal claim against them if you were still able to perform the essential functions of your position.

If they gave you a different...
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1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims and Employment Law for Arizona on
Q: My company is withdrawing money from my payroll without any notification is that legal

So I know this probably about 2 months ago $150 was being taken out and labeled miscellaneous and that has happened three or four more times since then now it's probably around the total around $600 this isn't the first time I've had discrepancies with my company I have multiple... View More

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answered on Sep 14, 2023

Employers are limited with respect to items they are permitted to withhold from your paycheck. They are generally permitted to withhold certain taxes and benefits that you have agreed to. Otherwise, they are not permitted to withhold additional amounts without written authorization from you. In... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Public Benefits and Employment Law for Arizona on
Q: I'm getting surgery due to injury not on the job and don't have much PTO. Can I receive compensation while recovering?

I currently work in Arizona for a non-profit and have not been employed with this company for 12 months. I will be out of work for a minimum of 6 weeks and should fully recover in 12 weeks. Can I apply for anything to compensate for my bills after the surgery that did not occur on the job?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 28, 2023

An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. This is something that an employment law attorney would know best, in terms of PTO or leave programs, or the applicable policies of your employer. Some questions remain unanswered on this forum, but you could... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Social Security and Employment Law for Arizona on
Q: Is social security disability protected through ADA?

I have a friend who files for disability through social security. She is 63 years old and has chronic pain and health problems. She is making the lowest wage in a small business and is continuously discriminated through the company. She is harassed about not being able to use technology as well as... View More

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answered on Aug 6, 2023

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) does provide protection against discrimination for individuals with disabilities, and this may include those receiving Social Security Disability benefits. Your friend may be able to take legal action if she believes she has been discriminated against due... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Arizona on
Q: If my position paid over min before the increase in January and now I'm only making min, is that legal

Also note my coworkers that hold same position, but for less time , may it be in general or only at my location, and that have more complaints and refunds and money missing and things on their shifts that I don't have happen, are all making more than me and they are all under 25, and I am a... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jun 7, 2023

Unless you have evidence that the specific reason you are being paid less than your younger co-workers is your age, you probably don’t have a valid claim for unlawful employment discrimination under the facts stated in your question.

It is lawful not to increase the wage rate of a worker...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Arizona on
Q: Demoted 2 dollars and taken off daily pay know houy pay
Maurice Mandel II
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answered on May 24, 2023

And your question is? Is this legal? Yes, most states have "at will" employment unless there is a written agreement to the contrary, this means the employer can terminate your employment at any time without any reason, except for having an illegal reason. So effectively you are... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Arizona on
Q: Can my employer place me from a Licensed Practical Nurse to a Certified Nurses Assistant full time?

I am an LPN at a company where a CNA quit and I was told that I will now work full-time as a CNA to make up the gap. I reached out, had a meeting with my direct supervisor, and sent an email with my regional manager asking if this is a permanent roll and they will not say if it is or not as they... View More

Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert
answered on Apr 5, 2023

There is not anything inherently unlawful about your employer's actions in switching you to a different job. If, however, you believe your employer is intending to force your resignation based on a protected class characteristic (race, sex, age, disability, religion, veteran status), then you... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Libel & Slander and Employment Law for Arizona on
Q: Hello, I need to know if I have a conflict of interest and if I can sue for defamation.

I used to work for a company that had a data breach last year. I have extensive knowledge of the processed areas available on their servers. They didnt report the breach properly and it is understated to the public. I feel I should help a class action lawsuit with this. My information was... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 16, 2023

An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Defamation generally involves a false statement that results in harm to dignitary interests (reputation). That isn't fully clear from the brief description. However, more important than that is the suit you... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Arizona on
Q: Can my employer make me work 45 hours a week and not pay overtime because they consider 1 hour of work a day paid lunch?

No real break is given. I clock in and work 9 hours and then clock out.

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answered on Feb 13, 2023

This will depend on your correct classification as an exempt or non-exempt employee. The business also must be covered as an employer under the FLSA which in some cases only require them to gross $500,000 in revenue per calendar year. If you are a non-exempt employee and you don't take a... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Arizona on
Q: Is this considered employment disability discrimination and could I get emotional stress damages?

I worked in a govt job for 18 yrs. My position had specialties w/differing locations, hours, perks but same title/pay. I got diagnosed w/cancer & took a 2 mo leave for major surgery. On leave, my supervisor contacted me to say I should take a new specialty to help me w/my condition (unit w/more... View More

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answered on Jan 15, 2024

Based on the details you've provided, this situation could potentially be considered employment discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If your employer made decisions about your employment based on assumptions about your medical condition without engaging in the... View More

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