I was told to resign or they would terminate my employment. If terminated polixe may be involved and they have contacted the states attorney. I ask for what. They said padding time cards and throwing away legal documents.
Unless there is more to this story, you have no case against your employer, but they may have a case against you. Intimidation by accusing you of a crime is not illegal if it was a true statement and if it was not based on any protected form discrimination, such as race, gender or national origin.
So i work at a warehouse in Illinois and I was denied light duty from my job (I'm 33 weeks pregnant) because of my work restrictions and was told if i went back to work that dealt with a rate and I did as my doctor said, my productivity will be in the negative and I'll be fired. This is... Read more »
I’ve been wearing the required mask at work since March 2020. We were informed it is now a requirement for employment. I do not work in the general public. I’ve reported to my manager of having a sore scratchy throat, & congestion, but now it’s a burning in my chest with trouble breathing... Read more »
I'm sorry for your situation. You should go to the doctor and you should get tested. There is no clear evidence that reinfection is not possible. You described symptoms that your employer may believe warrants a test for the virus. You do not have to go to the doctor, but your employer may...Read more »
I was recently hired by Illinois State University as a parking officer. I received a letter saying I have 30 days from date of hire to join or opt out. However the University contract with the union states they will withhold “fair share” payments from wages regardless of membership. The issue... Read more »
Yes. If your salary was negotiated by a union, you have to pay "shop dues" or some other such fee as if you were in the union. So, since you have to pay dues anyway, you should probably join, then you get the benefit of having someone in your corner if there is a problem, such as you...Read more »
Hi, this depends on the size of your husband's employer. If they have less than 500 employees, he is eligible to receive up to two weeks (up to 80 hours) of paid sick leave at his regular rate of pay if he is unable to work due to being quarantined or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and seeking...Read more »
I work for a company where I install security alarms. I get paid for installation and am expected to upsell for which I would receive a commission. I also get paid mileage for my personal vehicle. However, I get nothing for the mandatory morning meetings, nothing for doing inventory and when... Read more »
Hi, more facts are needed to fully evaluate your employment situation. Are you paid hourly? Do you work more than 40 hours per week? Generally speaking, attendance at the morning meetings needs to be paid unless the following four criteria are met: (1) the meeting it outside normal working hours;...Read more »
Come back in August from my department of which I was a salary manager they said yes but are taking my salary and manager title from me. But I have never had any type of verbal warning, written warning there should not be one thing in my employment file that would warrant or constitute them from... Read more »
I'm sorry for your situation. It's not clear what type of discrimination you are claiming here. You may be able to claim family responsibilities discrimination, otherwise known as caregiver discrimination. You would need to show that the employer reduced your pay and position, because of...Read more »
We were recently made aware that not only do the district managers regularly watch video of us in the store, but they also listen into private conversations between managers and associates. We never knew the cameras also recorded audio. We are located in Illinois.
You should not assume a right to privacy when working at your employer's business. About the only place you have a right to privacy when working is in the bathroom stall. Security video recordings are legal under the Federal "one-party" consent rule, which means only the employer...Read more »
Hi, do you have any employment contract or agreement that you signed? Sometimes employers have non-compete provisions in those agreements that would subject you to litigation if you accepted another job and were in violation of it. Otherwise, generally speaking there is no law precluding you from...Read more »
Hi. In Ohio, there isn't necessarily a "rule" regarding how long a non-compete can be enforced. It is a matter of how the non-compete provision you signed is written. More facts are needed to analyze your situation. I would recommend reaching out to an employment law attorney in your...Read more »
We were all brought back to the restaurant for outside sitting. They have recieved the PPP and are paying everyone $10 plus tips are being pooled now. Prior to covid, the busses and runners were tipped a percentage. Now they are getting equal shares based on hours. Basically, the kids got a pay... Read more »
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, tip pools are permissible as long as tips are only being pooled between people who would ordinarily receive tips or contribute to the customer's tip. This includes servers and bartenders as well as bussers and runners. As long as you do NOT have to pool tips...Read more »
He has had some of my coworkers clean black mold, deep clean carpets for hours on end, worked construction within the restaurant in front of us. He drinks to the point where he is drunk and yells and screams at us consistently. Tonight he yelled at me for refusing to do another’s job when I was... Read more »
I'm very sorry to learn of your allegations and wish you good health. This is a matter that probably not just affects you but also your fellow employees. If this was happening in Pennsylvania, where I practice, I would immediately suggest that the employees band together with their...Read more »
They have told me they needed time to get to the bottom of this issue, but as I stated before it’s been roughly two months. I have a wedding soon and frankly I don’t have two months to be missing close to 500 on every paycheck. My base pay is 550 before taxes a week and my area sales manager... Read more »
More information is necessary to analyze your situation. Do you have an employment agreement that includes your base pay and commission structure? You should contact an employment attorney in your area to discuss this issue. An attorney can assist with communicating with your employer to ensure...Read more »
This is a tough question without more information than you provide. The One Day Rest in Seven Act does not apply to certain employees, including, "Employees needed in case of breakdown of machinery or equipment or other
emergency requiring the immediate services of experienced and...Read more »
I'm located in Illinois. I'd like to review the non-compete agreement in a consultation I but I do not have my own copy. The employer is unhappy with how I left the company and threatened to enforce the agreement. I want to know if they can deny me a copy which I suspect they might if I request it.
If your employment with the company was within the last year the employer must permit you to inspect your personnel documents upon your written request. The inspection right includes contractual agreements you had with your employer. Pursuant to the Illinois Personnel Record Review Act that...Read more »
Me and my coworker were just made salary. Ever since, we've been asked to work 6 days a week which is more than 40 hours a week with no additional pay beyond the 40 hours. Other than this to stay within 40 hours we are also being asked to work five and a half days a week which will leave us... Read more »
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, employees who are paid a salary may be required to work more than 40 hours per week without additional pay, but there are rules regarding whether an employee can be classified as a salary employee in the first place. Whether your position meets these rules will...Read more »
This question concerns the "donning and doffing" rule. When the uniform or other special equipment is worn for the convenience of the employer, the time to put it on and take it off is ON THE CLOCK. This could be under either your state's law or under the FLSA.
That Dr will subtract any discounts he gives to patients also. I am required to attend office meetings and training, but was told I will not get paid. He said, "I can not make you come, but if you don't you should look for another job." I am also required to make phone calls and... Read more »
Are you working more than 40 hours per week when you combine the patients you see, the meetings/trainings, and the phone calls to confirm appointments? If you are, there may be an overtime violation here. Employers can only apply an overtime exemption to an employee it pays exclusively by...Read more »
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