My availability recently changed from working 31 hours a week to now I am only able to work Saturdays while I agreed to care for my niece at home during the week. I am not her primary caretaking. My employer recently asked if we would have any restrictions to our schedules when we reopened after... Read more »
The real question is whether your employer had an obligation to continue your employment for Saturdays only and, if not and she decides to employ someone else, whether you have any rights as a result of her ending of the employment.
If you are an employee at will, which you probably are,...Read more »
I have gotten a doctors note stating I can not wear a mask but to allow me to wear my face shield while working. Human Resources approved it. Today I received a call from my boss stating that HR changed their mind and I have to wear a mask.
Depending on the circumstances, this could be an instance of disability discrimination. You should contact an employment attorney as soon as possible to discuss your situation in more detail. Some will offer free initial consultations.
Generally, yes. Employers can require the usage of PPE to protect employees against the spread of COVID-19. Is the employer singling you out by requesting that only you wear one? Is there a specific reason you do not wish to wear one, like a religious reason, for example?
Your wife can request that she not be required to return to the nursing floor, but her employer can require her to work in a different role depending in the needs of the business. Without some other reason (for example, a requested accommodation based on a medical condition), your wife would not...Read more »
Was fired for saying it’s unacceptable that we’re brought back to work just enough to lose unemployment and receive less weekly than we were prior to covid and was told I refused to work and had to leave. I said I’m not quitting and the manager forced me to go home
You should send your boss an email or other written message indicating that you are willing and able to return to work. If your boss refuses to allow you to return to work, then you should apply for unemployment benefits.
I work for a local school district, in which is paying me $650 or less bi-weekly, which is below poverty guidelines.My secondary employer is with a charter bus company, in which provided me with a mass lay off notice. Realistically, I cannot survive on $650 or less bi-weekly from the school... Read more »
When you file for Ohio unemployment, they look at your income and jobs during your base period. You cannot select one job or the other for them to look at. If you had two jobs and were laid off from one, they will look at both jobs.
If an employee is laid off from one job but still...Read more »
This was before America had any knowledge of the virus. I came down with all of the symptoms and a horrible full body rash. The hospital also had no idea what was going on. Amazon let me go because I couldn’t work due to me being extremely sick. Can I sue for wrongful termination?
Yes. Safety equipment, including masks to prevent infectious disease, can be made mandatory by an employer. If you have a medical or religious objection, you may be able to receive a reasonable accommodation, but absent evidence of discrimination the employer can require this.
My daughter teaches at Ohio State and since they won't be holding summer classes this year due to covid-19, she will be unemployed from May to August. In the past, when she was still a student, they technically have "terminated" her and rehired her for the next semester. This time... Read more »
My employer texted me telling me that I need to keep my “damn” mouth shut about my pay (he has an open pay policy everyone knows about). He also said he’ll sleep just fine at night if my ungrateful attitude is gone forever. He told me that he would terminate me, “because in Ohio I don’t... Read more »
currently a full-time graduate student. My sons school closed and my child care provider is closed. I requested 2 weeks leave to care for my son and find alternative childcare. There are other OTs available to cover my caseload until I can return. My employer threatened to report me to state for... Read more »
Under the new Paid Sick Leave Act and Emergency Paid Family and Medical Leave Act you should be eligible for paid time off to care for your son while his school is closed and no caregiver is available. Your employer can pay for the paid leave with a tax credit. In addition, your employer cannot...Read more »
I am also currently on FMLA because I have autoimmune disease
HR was on the email my boss sent me saying I was refusing to work. Even though I offered suggestions like having IT remotely add the phone app to my computer or have the calls go to voicemail and I return the calls using my... Read more »
I’m in Ohio and my employer changed insurance companies effective the first of this year. Neither I nor my therapist realized that this change made her out of network as many of her patients have the same employer as I and I found her through my old insurance which was provided by the same... Read more »
Your employer will not be liable to pay or waive the expense. It is your responsibility to ensure that your health care providers are covered under your employer's insurance plan. You can ask if your therapist or your insurance company is willing to work with you on payments.
Ohio has recently passed laws expanding unemployment eligibility due to issues caused by COVID-19. However, employees are not eligible for unemployment if they voluntarily quit their jobs, so unfortunately, this person would not be eligible for unemployment under the circumstances. However, he...Read more »
I accepted an ER manager position at a different health care facility and signed a contract with the institution regarding wage and sign on bonus. I asked to give 4 weeks notice to my current employer to allow for smooth transition in which they agreed and a start date of 4/13/2020 was given. I... Read more »
I was charged with a non violent third degree felony and was told I could get it expunged but looked now. It doesn’t look like I can anymore and so I was looking into jobs in the criminal justice field and I know it would be very hard but I wanted to know if I would need to have the charge... Read more »
Most F3 offenses can be sealed. What were you convicted of?
As for law enforcement jobs, it could be tough. First, they can see a sealed record during their hiring process so it would still be an issue. Second, depending on the offense, and other factors, you may not be able to restore...Read more »
The Coronavirus Paid Sick Leave Act requires employers to pay for sick leave and it has its own certification rules. Therefore, if you miss work for a coronavirus related reason, the Paid Sick Leave Act might dictate the documentation that you need to provide to get government...Read more »
I am in an apprenticeship program with a company that pays for my schooling. I signed the contract as a way to secure a job for 6 years. Now three years later management has become very toxic and it is just not a company that i want to work for anymore. The problem is if i were to leave the company... Read more »
It all depends on the exact terms in the contract and all the other circumstances of the layoff and the current virus orders. The legal impact of layoffs because of the virus are unknown, and the courts will have to sort that out over the coming months and possibly years. Your company should...Read more »
This depends on whether you performed work on days your employer required you to use your PTO. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, employers may take deductions from a salary exempt employee's earnings if you are absent from work for one or more FULL days for personal reasons other than...Read more »
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