The incident involving a senior manager getting drunk and physically shoving you at a work-related event can be concerning and may potentially be considered a workplace issue, particularly if it occurred in the context of a company-sanctioned event. To address this situation, it is advisable to...View More
I work as a bar manager (as a paid employee) for a nonprofit 501c3 organization that hosts a theatre festival every summer. During the festival we have a handful of volunteer bartenders. We have run into an issue where the jars put out in the past have always been claimed by the organization as... View More
You have an interesting question, and a full answer would require looking at individualized details of your organization and the people who are both working and volunteering for it. But here are some things that you might consider.
As you point out, the general rule is that tips left for an...View More
If your employer prepared a "first report of injury" form and has taken responsibility for your medical care, there is no need for you to immediately seek the assistance of an attorney. If your employer is not taking responsibility for your injury, you are not covered by any health...View More
Wiretap laws are different in each state. This could be a criminal violation. Something just doesn't sound right when the employer says to "secretly" tape record your customers in their own homes. The customers have a right to privacy and this would appear to violate that. If it...View More
Since wearing a beard is considered “sunnah” for Muslim men, and not obligatory, it may be difficult to compel an employer to allow you to wear a beard as a religious accommodation. Moreover, in the food service industry, it may impose an undue hardship on the employer given health...View More
Under federal EEO laws, employees who believe they have been discriminated against in the workplace can file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and pursue a legal claim. In some cases, these claims are settled through a federal settlement agreement.
The owner of the company I work for has not been an active employee for over a year and may or may not still be a part-owner of the company itself. The current management is keeping things pretty close to the vest. The individual was arrested for drug-related charges and I am wondering what legal... View More
In terms of criminal liability, you only have to worry about your own personal behavior. The allegedly criminal acts of an employer, acting as an individual, does not apply to you. If the business entity is accused of criminal acts (e.g. fraud) then the entity itself is in trouble and any of the...View More
Because of my schedule I pump at 8:30 , my 15 min break is at 9 which I am no longer allowed to take. My boss also said I have to pump during my lunch , my lunch is only 45 min long so by the time I'm done I will only have about 25 min left. Can my boss do this? Or am I allowed to say no to this.
Generally, there are no laws that require employers to offer any certain length or amount of break time for employees. In your situation, if your employer offers scheduled break times, they may request that you pump during these break times. If this is not possible for you to do during your...View More
You would be responsible to pay the ticket since you were the one who committed the infraction. However, the company would have to send proof to the BMV on your behalf to show the vehicle was insured. If you pay the ticket, it will put points on your record and could cause your own insurance...View More
I am an accountant for a small multi-state business. Recently my boss has asked to to start also doing his personal accounting while not being compensated for it. The other day he also had me come to his house to fix his computer and then had me change his bandage and dressing from a recent hurnea... View More
Although isolated incidents of an employer's request to perform extraneous tasks unrelated to your position probably do not rise to the level of sexual harassment or hostile work environment, but if the tasks develop into a pattern with obvious sexual overtones that make you uncomfortable, the...View More
I was recently terminated from a job because of absences that exceeded their policy. However, when I got the job, I gave them documentation from my doctor proving that I have a disability and that my disability will cause more absences than the average healthy person due to medical complications or... View More
Based on the information you provided, your employer probably did violate the ADA by terminating you in retaliation for requesting a reasonable accommodation of your disability or, alternatively, by discriminating against you on the basis of disability despite your use of the interactive process in...View More
Yes I suffered 2 fractured bones in my elbow from a fall at work. It was a Sunday I forgot my keys so I text the production manager to ask if he could let me in. He responded on my way. I asked for 2 weeks straight for the insurance company's information no one in management nor the owner... View More
An Indiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It sounds like your fall was in the course of employment. If that's the case, a workers' comp attorney could advise best. Some questions go unanswered on this forum, but you could try reposting and...View More
You should consult an employment attorney right away regarding your rights under Indiana law. You may have claims against your employer and/or a worker's compensation claim for the injuries you sustained.
The doctor misdiagnosed my injury, delayed my treatment, and altered my restriction paperwork with my knowledge. Which I believe all of these act to be intentional base on audio recordings of our conversation ( the doctors contradictions on treatment) this was all due to my former employer who... View More
An Indiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Until you have a meaningful consult with an Indiana attorney based on state-specific elements of law, the criteria for med mal claims are fairly standard throughout the nation in the most general sense. The criteria...View More
You should consult with an employment attorney in your area to discuss your situation. The FMLA prohibits your employer from interfering with your rights under the FMLA (such as job restoration after a qualifying leave) or from retaliating against you after you return from FMLA leave. The...View More
During our conversation my manager said it is in the best interest of the business for today to be my last day however I’m still eligible for rehire because I attempted to give notice. They then directed me to clock out and await further instructions regarding my separation. About six hours... View More
Assuming you're not subject to an employment contract with a separation term that says otherwise, you can quit at any time and for any reason, with or without notice. You cannot be compelled to work during the next two weeks - however, your employer is only obligated to pay you for the time...View More
A company I work for is being bought/transitioned to a new company. Employees are being encouraged to transition over as well, with better pay rates. They have sent out employment offer letters to each employee to sign detailing their individualized pay rates. I received my first one and signed it... View More
This is question of Contract Law. Workers' Compensation deals exclusively with work-related injuries. If you were offered $16.30 per hour and you accepted that rate of pay, the must pay you $16.30 for all hours worked from the date you accepted the offer to the date that they changed their...View More
Whether your request is an undue burden depends on many things, including the size of your employer, your position and your job duties, and the need (if any) for you to work in excess of 40 hours per week. A request for an accommodation triggers the employer's duty to engage in an interactive...View More
My mom got a new job and was fired today because she received flowers from her fiancé and his name was on them. He is a well known director for a local union and when the ceo saw them she fired her after she came back from lunch. She asked if she did anything wrong and the answer was no and that... View More
Indiana is an at-will state. This means that an employer may generally terminate an employee at any time and for any reason or no reason. There are very limited exceptions to this general rule. The situation you are describing is certainly unfair, but it does not violate the law or give your mom a...View More
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