This is always an interesting question: Does the employer exercise so much control over an individual that the individual must, legally, be an employee. This is a very fact-specific and detailed inquiry. Make an appointment with a local employment attorney to discuss. You may be able to recover...Read more »
I recently began a job that stated in their job description that we would receive a $500 sign on bonus after passing required certification exam and working (8am-430am) for 2 weeks. I also received another $500 employee referral bonus. I have both of these amounts posted in my work portal, but have... Read more »
It depends where they told you that you would get these amounts. You may have a breach of contract suit. They cant really dodge your e-mails, can they? Other e-mails are answered from the same addresses? You work there?
So you have a record of asking for your funds. This might support...Read more »
Depending on the circumstances, you may have a claim for disability discrimination and/or failure to accommodate under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA protects qualified individuals with disabilities from discrimination such as termination based on a disability. However, COVID-19 may...Read more »
I need to know if my employer is obligated to pay me at the original rate, I was paid 15 dollars an hour instead of 17 dollars an hour for 6 months, the hr department made a mistake with the payroll company, I was paid less than I should have been per hour
The Fair Labor Standards Act only requires that employees be paid at least minimum wage for each hour worked. However, if your employer has admitted it has made a mistake here, it may be worth it to request the issue be fixed in writing, both to your supervisor and to your HR department.
The policy you've described above is unlawful under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). While employers need not pay you for breaks lasting 30 minutes or more, if your break is cut short, you must be paid for time you are performing work. In your situation, the 30 minutes you receive for...Read more »
No, it is not against the law for your employer to require masks. If you have a medical issue that is causing you to get nosebleeds or you have some other medical reason that makes wearing a mask difficult for you, you should work with you doctor to submit an accommodation request to your...Read more »
Last summer (2019), I hired an expungement lawyer to have my criminal record restricted. I was eligible for record restriction as the charges from my 2015 arrest were dismissed. I am a new hire to the school district and am concerned about what shows up on me after my fingerprinting and my criminal... Read more »
If you want to know what has been revealed you should run a copy of your own criminal history with a law enforcement agency for employment purposes and see what shows up. Often times there are errors when the records are input into the system.
Hi, you can request a reasonable accommodation for your severe asthma in light of the risks associated with covid-19. You and the employer will need to engage in an interactive process to determine a reasonable accommodation that won't pose an undue hardship on the business. If unpaid leave or...Read more »
It's difficult to say, based on these facts alone. It could depend on the provisions of the health care plan, whether you were working under a contract that addressed such benefits, whether Georgia law provides for options for employees to continue their health care coverage, and other...Read more »
My daughter was (I believe) wrongly terminated by her employer on 4/6/20. She was on FMLA the previous week &non-verbal for mental health reasons & her employer was duly informed of her FMLA week leave. They sent her an email after that requiring her to call in everyday which she... Read more »
If she was approved for FMLA as indicated, she would have a good claim for FMLA interference with rights, and potentially a retaliation claim. Based upon these facts, it is a claim worth obtaining legal representation. You can contact me or anyone else who handles employment claims, and some will...Read more »
Yeah they stated that I was abusing substances and diverting medications yet never could show me any kind of paperwork or proof and there’s tons of safeguards so I know that there’s not anything that they had against me one because I didn’t do it and two they reported me to the board of... Read more »
At this point, you might be better off reaching out to attorneys to discuss your matter instead of waiting further for a reply. You're looking for an attorney and this isn't really a referral service; it's only a Q & A Board. You could use the tab above (Find-a-Lawyer for the...Read more »
My wife was told due to her higher risk of coronavirus being pregnant she needs to stay Home from 3/23/20-4/6/20. This will be unpaid unless she uses vacation time. Other employees are still allowed to work during this time who are not pregnant. Is this discrimination?
This is discrimination. If she is capable of working medically, then her pregnancy cannot be a reason to put her on unpaid leave. That is discrimination based on her pregnancy. You should contact an employment lawyer in Georgia to discuss your options.
If your employer is not responding to questions about your pay, you should reach out to an employment lawyer in your state. There are federal and state laws that require payment of minimum wages and payment to employees within a certain amount of time.
I provided my voluntary resignation on 2/6/20. I received a letter from my former employer today stating that he would not be paying me for the three days PTO I took prior to turning in my resignation - he actually edited the "Handbook" to include that he didn't have too if you... Read more »
Since you are an at-will employee, your initial offer letter is not an employment contract in that it doesn't create enforceable legal rights to benefits like PTO. As for the handbook, employers may change their PTO policies at any time, and the Fair Labor Standards Act does not require that...Read more »
My former employer is The Krystal Company who filed on 1/19/20 and they still owe me money from where I worked a week in the hole. Am I considered a Creditor in their case because I received a notice of the bankruptcy filing
Your post remains open for two weeks. At this point, you could contact Georgia employment law attorneys you find on this site, or through your own independent searches, and discuss the matter in confidence with them. Based on these brief facts, it's anyone's guess why the form has been...Read more »
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