I work for a technology recruiting company in Texas. One of the Managing Partners discriminates against potential candidates based on national origin (Indian nationals, specifically, but I have also witnessed discrimination against African-Americans and people of Asian decent). I feel he is a... Read more »
You should report the discriminatory actions of your boss to the Human Resources Department in writing. The HR department should then do an investigation into your complaints. The company, including the Managing Partner, is prohibited from retaliating against you for complaining about and...Read more »
Hi, there is not enough information here to fully evaluate your situation. If they are avoiding paying you for hours you worked, they would be in violation of federal minimum wage laws and overtime laws (if you worked overtime). I would recommend reaching out to an employment law attorney in your...Read more »
I have discovered that my current employer is altering/deducting hours from my time card. For hours that I did indeed work. Sometimes it is just 30 min here, or an hour there. But this last week, they deleted almost 6 1/2 hours from one day.
The situation as you've described it sounds like a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act, particularly if you are paid by the hour and your employer's deductions result in a loss of overtime hours worked. How did you find out about this? Are you allowed to ask for your clock-in and...Read more »
The worker who is claiming he didn't got paid, did a job prior to the job in dispute, that job had a leak issue and so caused several damages to the property, this worked had done the work after so had founds that i was going to pay however at the time of asking for proof that the repair was... Read more »
Texas is an at-will employment state, meaning either you or your employer can terminate the employment relationship at any time for any reason or no reason at all, as long as the reason is not discriminatory (i.e. is not based on your race, sex, age, disability, religion, or sexual orientation).
I am a former educator and in october 2012 I was brought into the district for inappropriate relationship with a student. They showed text messages we shared and asked i wanted to resign or have it go public. I resigned and in January I had my teaching certificate voluntarilly surrendered without... Read more »
I have been on furlough since April and collecting Texas unemployment weekly payment. I was recently layoff in June and was provided a one time lump sum severance package with my yearly accrual vacation time by my employer which was paid out separately. Will this payouts affect my unemployment... Read more »
The general rule is that you cannot collect unemployment at the same time that you are collecting severance benefits. However, if your severance payment was only a one-time payout, you should only be ineligible for unemployment during the week you received your severance payout. The same will...Read more »
Everyone at my job was sent to work from home. However their temporary work from home equipment has been causing issues to where some workers cannot clock in. They are not paying workers even though it is a company issue.
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the general rule is that you must be paid for all hours you spend performing work for the company, but you need not be paid for time that you're not performing work. So, the answer to your question will depend on whether you still performed work on days you...Read more »
A Texas employment attorney could best advise, but your post remains open for four weeks. As a GENERAL matter for civil claims of MOST types, there will be a form called a release to memorialize terms of the settlement. I think that's what you're talking about. The release will outline...Read more »
I was furloughed for COVID 19, and my employer said for 2 months he couldn’t afford to call me back to work. All the men in my department were back and working the whole 2 months I was gone. Now he is offering me a lower pay rate and is putting me in another department, and replaced my shift with... Read more »
It sounds like you may have a claim for sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. To establish this claim, you have to prove you were qualified for your original job, you suffered an adverse employment action (a pay cut or demotion to a less favorable or prestigious job...Read more »
He lied about fees and charges until he made up an advance pay that I never received or requested or signed for. I have all emails and texts where he had payroll and HR involved in the scam. All the time knowing I have a medical condition where stress is not recommend. He is out of state Indiana
Federal law requires an employer pay its employees at least the minimum wage for all hours worked. However, certain advances may be taken out of an employees' check and not result in a minimum wage violation. I would reach out to an employment law attorney in your state for a consultation and...Read more »
Your question does not provide enough detail to fully analyze this situation. The answer depends on whether you have an enforceable non-compete or non-solicitation agreement with your former employer. You should consult an employment attorney in your area for advice.
I was hurt late last summer as I fell/thrown off the side of a goose neck trailer. I was taken to a Concentra for a drug test not for my injury. I never went to the doctor thinking I was just bruised and also having no insurance. I also never said that my back was still hurting because of the... Read more »
I'm sorry for your ordeal. Unfortunately, it wouldn't be treated as a personal injury case because it looks like it took place in the course of employment. In terms of no insurance, if there was workers' comp if effect, that might have covered medical expenses. A WC attorney could...Read more »
And I dug up dirt in one of her rental houses backyard. The original agreement was to dig up and put back the dirt for some pipes for $500. She didn’t pay us anything the day we dug it up. My then coworker was unprofessional and harassed her with phone calls to get some form of payment. We went... Read more »
I was denied employment a few years ago due to my criminal history that is now sealed through an order of non-disclosure. Can the employer use this now that it is sealed? Should I attempted to reapply? Thank you.
The employer can continue to use any old records they might still have from your first application. If the employer uses data directly from Texas DPS then it usually only takes them a few weeks to stop reporting the case. However, most employers get background reports from third-party data...Read more »
A employee of mine got in a anothers co workers face. And launched verbal insults and threatened to hurt him and the employee he threatened punched him and pulled out a knife. quit and walked out citing fear for his life. . After calming down. Can I file charges against him or can he sue my... Read more »
I work for a hotel as manager with an L1 visa, due to corona virus we had to close until further notice, I tried to apply for unemployment benefits online but requires the alien registration number ( which I don’t have). Also I don’t want this to affect my migration status
It would depend on how the claims were framed, in terms of damages sought and claimants identified. Your post remains open for two weeks. You would need to contact an attorney in Texas if you wanted to discuss in further detail.
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