The stay at home “order” does not mean you get to go home and get paid. Your employer will explain this to you if you ask. And depending on several facts you may or may not be able to get unemployment benefits.
I'm not sure what you mean by "the Safer at Home order". The governor signed an order yesterday which essentially requires everybody to stay at home unless engaged in necessary services or activities. Review that to determine of an exception applies, because it's not just recommended, it's...Read more »
What if you work for an employer that is considered an essential business and you work in close contact with other employee's and there is not adequate safety protection like Masks, Gloves, disinfectant, can you refuse to go to work, if the employer refuse to provide the safety items?
If you believe working conditions are unsafe or unhealthful, you may file a complaint with OSHA and ask for an inspection. It is illegal for an employer to retaliate against you for filing an OSHA complaint. Moreover, if an employee has been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine due...Read more »
If you were singled out for furlough while other non-pregnant employees were not, the company may be liable for discrimination. You may also qualify for unemployment benefits. Moreover, if the purpose of furloughing workers is to avoid paying paid leave under the new Coronavirus Paid Leave Law,...Read more »
It is legal for an employer to take reasonable actions to protect the health and safety of its employees and customers. However, if an employee has been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine due to concerns related to COVID-19, that employee would be entitled to up to two weeks of...Read more »
My job was posted on the Company website 5 days later. I was not even given an offer to keep my job but at a lower rate of pay. 3 people were laid off, myself being one of them, the only person that was given the opportunity to stay on was the executive assistant, he took a pay cut. It seems like... Read more »
The end of Oct 2019 I was forced to quit my job at Pollo Tropical in Sunny Isles due to being evicted, my car being totaled, and having to move to my mom’s in Hollywood. I had spoken with my employer regarding the strong possibility I would need to transfer because I was on the verge of losing my... Read more »
I work as a fabricator in volusia county, fl and my work has changed my weekly schedule from four 10 hour days to five 8 hours days and back within a year. They are talking about returning to five 8 hour days again after only two weeks with little notice. Are they legally permitted to keep changing... Read more »
The Fair Labor Standards Act is the federal law governing employee wages, but it doesn't provide much guidance or protection here. Employees are not guaranteed a certain number of hours to work, and the FLSA does not impose any restrictions on the scheduled hours adult employees are permitted to...Read more »
The amount could be settled in small claims court, but I am unsure where to make that claim, my local office location (Orlando), corporate HQ office (Dallas), or payroll processing office (Pasadena, CA). Would an attorney help me for less than $10,000 owed.
This is a type of matter for which an employment attorney could help you. Often these disputes can be resolved prior to filing suit. If not, your actual place of employment generally is the correct jurisdiction. There may be other issues, so you should probably speak with an attorney.
Where I work we have no sleeping facilities, the bathrooms are unsanitary and no laundry facilities. No one has been tested for the corona virus but we are being told we are going to be locked down and not allowed to go home. We will only be paid for our normal shift hours. Isn't this against FLSA?... Read more »
This is America. Slavery was abolished in 1863. No one--including your employer--can "force" you to come to work, or to stay at work or to work in the dark, whatever. However, Florida employers are free to terminate your employment at any time and for any reason. Moreover, refusing to work may be...Read more »
It appears that this private education company is attempting to avoid possible disaster caused by a bunch of teachers all going out on PTO at the same time; however, the way they are trying to avoid closing down is probably unlawful. Look for an experienced employment lawyer who is familiar with...Read more »
I was a production manager overseeing six staff. I had no idea I was going to be let go. Hadn't received any bad performance reviews nor disciplinary action. They even sent me to additional management training only two weeks earlier. And I regularly worked 50+ hrs/wk (salaried). It seems highly... Read more »
Unfortunately unless you have an employment contract with guaranteed income for a set period of time, you cannot sue your employer for the loss of your job, other than pursue unemployment. A layoff for virus would entitle you to receive unemployment, and moreover, any moment the US government is...Read more »
Yes, it is. Employment is, in most if not all states, "at will", which means that your employer can lay you off if it wants. Your best bet would be to get yourself a computer (and Internet access, if you don't already have it).
My placement is with an employer with less than 500 employees, but because I'm paid through KForce, does that mean I won't be entitled to any of the paid sick or paid leave policies outline in the new legislation? What can I do?
In light of the moment-by-moment changes being made to federal, state and local laws as all the governments try to handle all aspects of the Corona virus pandemic sweeping the world I have decided not even to try to answer any of the scores of "what if" questions being posted by askers here on...Read more »
i was working as a contractor for an advertising agency (it was emphasized that i was a contractor and not and employee). after a few months of being unhappy i quit the agency - and the ceo and hr all approved it. after a few weeks they asked me to come back and help out -... Read more »
This is NOT as unfair as it looks to you; why? Because (unless there is a written employment agreement) Florida employers are not required to give any of their employees any paid leave time or sick leave time or any leave time.
Why? Because Florida is an “at will” state, which means...Read more »
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