Points = my attendance for my works compensation accident.
answered on Feb 16, 2023
If your torn bicep is due to a work related injury, you need to immediately pursue a worker’s’ compensation claim. If the injury isn’t work related, you should inquire as to whether you are eligible for FMLA time.
answered on May 24, 2023
Sorry to hear that you had this problem. Workplace injuries are covered by Worker's compensation laws and you could file a claim. You should consult with a local Worker's Compensation attorney, sometimes called Workman's Comp. I am not sure what the designation is in your locality.... Read more »
who ever had my number before keeps giving it out for every thing under the sun that they don't want to ever pay or deal with. And it has been over 10 years. Is there any thing here I can do on the legal end to stop them?
answered on Sep 28, 2022
You can talk to a local lawyer whether this constitutes harassment but you have to determine who is responsible for doing so. Or you can change your phone number.
I work in Iowa and my employer gives us 120 hours of PTO at the start of the new calendar year. They then state that we "earn" 10 hours every month.
I have used about 80 of my 120 due to medical issues keeping me from work. My employer told me if I quit today that they would: 1:... Read more »
answered on Feb 8, 2022
Your employer is permitted to make deductions from your final check, but it is not permitted to make substantial enough deductions such that your final pay falls below your state's minimum wage. For example, if you worked 30 hours per week and earned $500 on your last check, and then your... Read more »
Are conversations held prior to the presentation of the agreement excluded?
answered on Nov 18, 2021
Non-Disparagement Agreements are being quite common. They are enforceable, however, if no liquidated damages are stated in the agreement it might be quite difficult for the company to prove actual damages if you breach the agreement and say something derrogatory about the company, its officers,... Read more »
I have been there 11 years and now they are saying I need to run errands in a company car. I have a good driving record however I am always frightened to drive in the winter so I am curious if they can force me to do so when it wasn't part of my job before.
answered on Nov 16, 2021
Yes, there are no laws that prohibit your employer from changing your job duties at any time, either with or without notice. However, if driving in the winter makes you uncomfortable, it may be worth letting your employer know this and requesting to not drive on inclement weather days.
They called and told landlord they fired you right after you was fired ..and they did not have any arrangement with one another about letting one another know anything about employment or living arrangement..
answered on Sep 22, 2021
This kind of problem is under laws that are specific to each state, and different. This could be an invasion of your privacy or public disclosure of confidential facts. You should consult with a local employment law attorney about this.
with a coworker both subjects are married union job that is salary
answered on Jul 28, 2021
Generally, yes - there is nothing unlawful about firing an employee for having an affair with a coworker.
I took a voluntary separation package which I received confirmation that payment would be made within 20 days on Jan 12, 2021. If I'm counting right today is day 22 and I haven't received payment. What can I do? There is no phone number I can find for HR, I only have an email address and... Read more »
answered on Feb 17, 2021
This may be a breach of contract issue, but more information is needed. I would recommend reaching out to an employment law attorney in your state for a consultation.
break .IAM paid hourly .Is this leagal
answered on Sep 23, 2020
The answer to this question depends on whether you are actually able to take the half-hour lunch break in addition to your 15 and 20-minute paid breaks. Breaks of 20 minutes or less must be paid, but breaks of half and hour or longer can be unpaid, as long as you are completely relieved of any work... Read more »
answered on Feb 12, 2020
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the minimum age requirement for employment in any capacity is 14 years old. Thus, if your 12-year-old is looking to earn a wage performing these duties, he or she cannot do so yet.
answered on Dec 23, 2019
You should immediately consult with an Iowa attorney who specializes in employment law.
I was hired not knowing I was self contracted. The owner kept saying she would pay me on different dates and when those dates came she made excuses and no payment was recieved. She still hasn't paid me what she owes. There is also another "employee" she has done this to, she owes the... Read more »
answered on Nov 7, 2019
It appears that the owner of the company is asserting that you are an independent contractor rather than an employee; there are many factors which determine this. You should immediately contact an Iowa attorney who handles employment / workers’ compensation claims.
Is the former employer required to send me a list of the charges they used in the initial hearing which resulted in the denial ? I was not aware of the information they used against me at this telephone hearing. I will be 65 in April. I showed up to work and was told I was terminated. Eventually... Read more »
answered on Jan 24, 2018
You could consider submitting interrogatories and document requests to the employer seeking the information you desire. Those are allowed under the administrative rules that govern contested unemployment benefits appeals. You could also review the administrative rules to determine how you can... Read more »
I was injuried on July 11th, 2016 while delivering mail. I lost my footing & went to catch myself with my right hand and it slipped and my right arm/hand went above my head and I landed on my chest at the same time. I felt my right shoulder pop and I heard it pop when I landed on it. I'm... Read more »
answered on Nov 21, 2017
I see no Iowa lawyer has answered your question. That's not surprising since federal law makes it very difficult for lawyers to get paid except on an hourly fee basis. Contingent fees are not allowed and all fees have to be approved, which from a time-management standpoint makes this... Read more »
My brother, a minor, was injured at work and had to receive stitches. No problem there, but the employers didn't inform any of his family and released him into the care of another minor (unrelated) rather than attempting to call us or EMS. Were they allowed to release a minor into the care of... Read more »
answered on Oct 4, 2017
Hmmmm.... Interesting question. I would love to know in which industry he was working. Probably a restaurant. No matter. The kid has a workers' compensation claim; I think you know this. But your question goes to notice to the family and if there is a duty to the family, which was breached,... Read more »
Was told I am a liability, and was being fired. This issues has only been a problem for a few weeks. Back just started getting bad from working and needed to be light duty for 2 weeks while attending the pain clinic to find a solution. Was I rightfully fired?
answered on Sep 15, 2017
The answer will depend upon the specific factual circumstances of your situation. You should schedule a meeting with an employment law attorney.
I have taken another job through a different employer. My current employer is refusing to pay out my accrued vacation time. Is this legal?
answered on Jul 10, 2017
It depends on a few variables. My website includes several articles about PTO payouts upon termination. They might help you decide whether your employer's acting legally.
My boss has recently pulled me from my normal route due to having to make restroom breaks, he had told me I would pull a different trailer but the past couple days has not "had" work for me to do. Is this considered pregnancy discrimination?
answered on Jan 17, 2017
Possibly. More details regarding the employer's basis for both actions would be required to evaluate your situation. If the employer admits that those reasons had anything to do with your pregnancy, the next question is whether the employer was justified in taking the pregnancy-related... Read more »
My position was 100% commission and I have open sales I haven't been paid.
answered on Aug 8, 2016
Possibly. Commission arrangements can be very tricky when it comes to post-termination payments. More detail would be needed to fully evaluate your situation. You should contact an employment law attorney for a more in-depth discussion.
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.