My father has a Qualified Domestic Relations Order and ever since retiring he's been forced to pay a percentage of his pension to his ex wife. The ex wife has a much better life than my dad now and we're in need of the money more than she is. IS there anything that can be done?
answered on Jul 27, 2022
The division of a pension is an asset distribution. Asset distributions are not modifiable.
I am aware that the 2017 year leave of absence cost me the right to have a step increase. This was a decision I made willingly when I chose not to return to work that year. However in 2018 I did return to work and I was still denied a step increase they were two steps in two years and I didn’t... Read more »
answered on Apr 13, 2022
This depends on the specific language in your contract. You should contact a Connecticut contract attorney to review the contract regarding step increases and any potential exceptions to this rule.
My hospital contracted our physician group to a physician provider company. As a result, I was entered into a contract with this company but soon after hospital decided not to move forward with the company. Administration informed they are in the process of transitioning the contracts back to the... Read more »
answered on Jan 11, 2022
Not enough information is provided to answer your question. You should contact an employment attorney in your area to review your original contract with the hospital, as well as the new contract you signed with the physician provider company. The language of the contracts will dictate what your... Read more »
answered on Dec 25, 2021
I strongly suggest you speak to an experienced lawyer licensed in your jurisdiction about this legal issue. Best of luck to you.
answered on Jun 9, 2021
Hello, generally speaking, an attorney cannot compel the company to provide information unless a lawsuit is filed. More information is needed here to evaluate your situation. I would reach out to an employment law attorney in your state for a consultation.
I was in lots of pain leading up to my miscarriage. The healthcare provider didn't look into the cause of pain and when I asked for accommodation after stating I lift heavy at work (50+ pounds at times) I was refused. I worked 12 hour shifts at the warehouse Amazon and every worker is given... Read more »
answered on Jun 2, 2021
It is unlikely that you have a medical malpractice case. However, you may have an employment discrimination case. I do not do that type of case, but would be happy to refer you to a colleague.
Several former employees have gone to the same couple of competitor/client companies. My company threatened to sue one person if they poached any of our people and sent a request to another company that they stop hiring our employees. This limits my career options and would seem to discourage the... Read more »
answered on Mar 26, 2021
I am sorry to hear about your employment situation. You will probably need to hire an attorney licensed to practice in Connecticut to fully address your legal questions. I wish you the best of luck in the resolution of your situation.
I was just insulted and belittled by a city official regarding a building I manage. The city official used profanity and said no one here even speaks inglish and continued to yell and when I asked for his name he got 3inches from my face and was yelling at me with over a dozen workers present that... Read more »
answered on Feb 19, 2021
I am sorry to hear about your situation with your former employer. You will probably need to hire an attorney licensed to practice in Connecticut to fully address your legal questions. I wish you the best of luck in the resolution of your situation.
Legal question. I was collecting unemployment from March to July. Then I found a seasonal summer job (for 5 weeks) but I quit because of covid restrictions that my Resident state CT put on my Employer’s state RI in August. The appeal referee found me that I left the job for personal reasons and... Read more »
answered on Feb 15, 2021
I am sorry to hear about your situation. You will probably need to hire an attorney licensed to practice in Connecticut to fully address your legal questions. I wish you the best of luck in the resolution of your situation.
My working hours are 8-at least 4:30 with 30 minutes for lunch. I was running late one day and informed my employer, who told me that I was to use PTO for the 20 minutes I was late. I was still going to work a full 8 hours for the day and more than 40 hours for the week.
answered on Feb 8, 2021
I am sorry to hear about your situation. You will probably need to hire an attorney licensed to practice in Connecticut to properly address your question. I wish you the best of luck in the resolution of your situation.
my company made loan payments for me instead of paying me a higher salary....now they want me to pay taxes on this money? is that legal
answered on Oct 29, 2020
If your company pays your personal loan directly it must be reported as additional income to you and an expense to the company. If you own the company, you should check with your accountant to see if there are any actual tax savings.
Legal question. My father in-law was terminated from employment on April 17th due to Covid (or discrimination that he has cancer). He was diagnosed with prostrate cancer in the fall of 2019 and scheduled surgery on March 23 that was canceled due to covid and re-scheduled to June 12th. He is now... Read more »
answered on Apr 24, 2020
Employees in Connecticut are generally considered at-will employees, which means that either the employer or employee may terminate the employment relationship at any time for any reason or no reason. Absent a contractual or legal prohibition (i.e. a discriminatory purpose), including a collective... Read more »
Employer is telling me they will have to hire someone else to fill my position. Is there anyway for me to keep my job?
answered on Apr 15, 2020
First, it will be important to determine if your place of employment is considered an essential business under Governor Lamont’s executive orders regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and whether you can remotely perform your essential job functions.
Employees are eligible to take Family... Read more »
My employer is telling me after 3 weeks they will have to replace me. Is there any way to keep my job of 15 years. I have a medical condition that puts me at high risk.
answered on Apr 15, 2020
This will depend on the size of your employer. If your employer employs at least 50 employees within a 75-mile radius, then you are eligible to take up to twelve weeks of unpaid leave under the Family Medical Leave Act ("FMLA"). However, if your employer is smaller than this, you are... Read more »
I said I preferred to work, and was given a written offer on Friday. They are asking me to sign and accept no later than end of day on monday. My question is, are they required to allow me more time like to consider the offer of the new role, or are they within their rights to limit the time?... Read more »
answered on Jan 25, 2020
Severance is not necessarily a right an employee is entitled to automatically. In CT, there is no statute or law requiring an employer to provide an employee with severance. If an employer does provide an employee with severance, there are rules related to notice depending on the individuals age.... Read more »
Yesterday I was at work when a hand cart I was moving upended, tipping approximately 300 pounds of product in totes onto me. The cart caught an uneven portion of the floor, causing it to flip in my direction. When I asked for an ice pack I wasn’t referred to an emergency medical responder (which... Read more »
answered on Jan 15, 2020
It looks like your injuries arose in the course of employment. If that's the case, you should consult with a workers' compensation attorney. Personal Injury and Employment Law were good choices for categories on your part, but WC attorneys specialize in workplace accidents. Most offer... Read more »
answered on Jan 3, 2020
You may be exempt from overtime under the administrative exemption. In order to meet this exemption you must: (1) be paid on a salary basis and (2) you must meet the administrative duties test.
To be paid on a salary basis, you must be paid a guaranteed amount each week that is not... Read more »
I was offered a job a few months ago (contingent upon a drug screen and background check). I am a medical marijuana patient in the state of CT (PTSD sleep issues) and this job was located instate. I received an email from HR revoking the job offer due to a "failed drug test". When I... Read more »
answered on Oct 30, 2019
Pursuant to a recent federal district court case (Noffsinger v. SSN Niantic Operating Co. LLC,) Connecticut employees who have received approval from the state agency to use medical marijuana outside of work cannot be fired just because they test positive for marijuana during a drug screening.... Read more »
I filed a sexual harassment complaint on a coworker and I potentially have a case for voyeurism and illegal dissemination of an inappropriate photo taken without my knowledge or consent, at work. What would it cost me to bring this case to court? How often are these cases won and is it even worth... Read more »
answered on Jun 4, 2019
I would contact the local police and see if they are interested in prosecuting the matter on a criminal basis first. A lot would depend on the particular facts of your individual case. If that does not work see if you can find a civil attorney to accept the case on a contingency basis. A... Read more »
answered on Jul 6, 2018
You can file a personal injury claim. In the alternative you may be able to file under workers compensation. I would be interested in speaking with you further about this matter. I see you are in Bridgeport. I am two minutes away in Stratford and my office handles matters like this one regularly.... Read more »
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