I am going out on maternity leave in mid-November and my company pays a bonus in December. They are stating because I won’t be an active employee I won’t receive the bonus at all. Yet others who went out on leave throughout the year and returned will get this bonus. Does this sound... Read more »
Paying employees who are on a maternity leave less favorably or differently than employees who are not on such a leave can potentially support a claim for discrimination, retaliation and violation of wage and hour law. You should hire an employment lawyer for advice on your rights and the best...Read more »
I am not sure what you mean by "tasking." If you are properly classified as a salary exempt employee, then you would not be entitled to overtime regardless of the number of hours you work per week or the time you spend on certain tasks. However, you must be paid overtime for all hours...Read more »
In New Jersey employment is at will unless there is a contract between the employee and the employer. You should consult an employment attorney to advise you on your employment documents. This answer does not constitute legal advice and is for information only.
If an employee has a need to work from home for a medical reason (COVID-19 or otherwise) including pregnancy, to quarantine, to take care of a sick family member or to care for a child who has to participate in school at home, the employee could have rights to request a full work from home...Read more »
I had an L visa. The lawyers hired by my spouse’s company were supposed to file an extension petition with the USCIS for me since we were to return home 2 weeks after my I-94 expiration. However, they did not file the petition properly. Therefore, the USCIS sent a Notice of Deficiency to them,... Read more »
It would be worth your while to at least register a bar complaint against any attorney you feel acted in bad faith. As far as a lawsuit, your best bet would be to consult with an attorney regarding the facts in the case to get an idea if that would be effective.
for 35 years. Last year he said I would be receiving money at the beginning of this year. I haven’t received anything. I stayed home and raised our three kids, never asked for anything from him. Suddenly he won’t speak to me. Should I call his former company for information or should I hire... Read more »
I gather you and he are not divorced. If you are not divorced, then the only way that you are going to share in his retirement benefits is if you file for divorce and as part of the divorce process, a qualified domestic relations order (QDRO) is entered in your favor, dividing his retirement...Read more »
NBOE staff started working remotely as of March 16, 2020. During this time, I developed an autoimmune condition. I have asked to work remotely until my health is stabilized and I'm not at high risk of contracting COVID-19. Currently, I'm seeing various specialists and I'm on various... Read more »
It sounds like you may have a claim for failure to accommodate under the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"). Disabled employees who work for companies with 15 or more employees are entitled to request reasonable accommodations from their employer. While your employer doesn't...Read more »
If you have not been paid for hours you have worked, you should immediately report this to your employer in writing. If the issue is not addressed, you should reach out to an employment attorney in your area to discuss your options, as you may have a claim for unpaid wages under the Fair Labor...Read more »
The Fair Labor Standards Act (the federal laws governing this situation) don't provide a lot of protection against this sort of issue. Under the FLSA, you need only be paid at least minimum wage for all hours of work you perform. So, while your situation sounds unfair, as long as you are still...Read more »
My job sent me Cobra Insurance with a notice of me being terminated, no one has called me, however I believe I'm being wrongfully terminated for being pregnant, as they are noe hiring for my exact position on Facebook. I want to find out if I can pursue legal action against them. I want to... Read more »
The facts that your present could support a pregnancy discrimination case. Prior to moving forward with any further communication with your former employer you should definitely consult with a lawyer. We would be happy to discuss your entire situation with you. Please contact our office.
I'm a full time employee. The company does provide holiday pay. our schedules change from week to week. if I wasn't scheduled to work on a holiday but others were, are they required to pay ALL employees the holiday pay or only the ones scheduled on that day?
Generally, employers are not required to offer pay on days that you do not perform work. However, you should consult your employee manual or handbook and review your employer's policy regarding holiday pay or other paid time off (if it has one). Employers may set up their PTO policies in...Read more »
On 3/5 I was told to start working from home due to my immune system. Last week I was 1 of many asked to volunteer to resign. I don't plan on resigning. My Oncologist gave me a letter stating I'm not immune compromised since it's been 7 yrs that I'm in remission. When do I send... Read more »
You should provide the doctor’s note to your employer as soon as you possibly can. Also, if you are eventually terminated, you should contact an experienced employment law attorney to evaluate all of the facts surrounding the termination as you may have a claim for perceived disability...Read more »
EEOC guidance states that, because the CDC and state/local health authorities have acknowledged community spread of COVID-19 and issued attendant precautions as of March 2020, employers may measure employees' body temperature. As with all medical information, the fact that an employee had a...Read more »
Due to COVID-19 the entire small business of 10 employees was put on furlough. My manager told me, "we can only ask you if you would like to volunteer and your job isn't in jeopardy." But later in the day, I get a call from the owner with thinly veiled comments that I might not be a... Read more »
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, you must be paid for all hours worked. If the work your employer is asking you to "volunteer" to perform for no pay is the same type of work you normally perform for pay, then you should be paid for this time and any other "volunteer" work...Read more »
This comes one week after I informed them that I am pregnant and one week after they issued themselves $75000-$84000 bonuses. They claim my pay reduction from $60000 to $40000 (now only female and least paid employee) is due to a slow in business. They offered me 10000 shares if and when the... Read more »
I'm a newly hired employee & during interview & my first few weeks of employment was confirmed that their Incident Management team in Sri Lanka was 24x7. I then found out that Incident Management on the weekends was handled via On-call rotation, which actually made them only 24x5. I... Read more »
Your employer can typically alter your job duties and responsibilities at any time, including requiring you to partake in the weekend on-call and after-hours coverage. You should speak with an employment attorney if you have any concerns that you are being properly compensated for the on-call time...Read more »
HR and top management did nothing. I recently found out from one of the HR members that this same employee has multiple pending sexual harassment lawsuits against him and the company. Which our company is settling. I asked for this employee to be kept away from me if these allegations are true.... Read more »
If the harassment is not sexual in nature, and is not based on your membership in a protected class (race, gender, age, etc.), then there is little protection available under the law. You should consult an employment attorney in your area to discuss the specific type of behavior to which the...Read more »
Changing job duties, locations, etc to get me to leave on my own like they have done to other employees in the past. Do i have any recourse? This started after i complained about unfair work place/environment
It depends on what you specifically complained about regarding an unfair workplace and environment. If you feel you are being treated unfairly based on your gender, race, religion, or some other protected class or activity, you may have a claim. More details are needed to fully evaluate the...Read more »
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