Their insurance. We used to get the amount divided between our paychecks during our 9 months of employment. They are now dividing that benefit by 12 months, so we get less per paycheck. We are contracted to work 9 months, not 12. They do retroactively pay the amount they withhold during the summer... View More
If your employment contract specifies a particular payment structure for the insurance buyout benefit during your 9-month employment, your employer should adhere to the terms of the contract. If they unilaterally change the payment structure without your consent, it could potentially be a breach of...View More
In most states you are considered an "at will" employee, which means that you can quit or be terminated without any advance notice, and without any reason. Retaliation via an employment termination for giving 2 weeks notice of quitting, is not usually, by itself, a recognized form of...View More
I consented to a consumer report background check at my employer when up for promotion. An old active arrest warrant was discovered on the check. The employer did not notify me of the issue directly and instead contacted local law enforcement who then came looking for me. I do not believe the... View More
The situation you have shared is very concerning and may very well be a violation of employment background check compliance (such as through the Fair Credit Reporting Act) as well as a number of related obligations imposed on employers who order criminal history information reports from third...View More
had to have major back surgery, was already on fmla. employer had me on short term, which wasn't consistant, then turned to long term, once turned to long term, they sent me threw wrong insurance company for 3 months, then finally got the right insurance company. it took over 5 months to even... View More
A Wisconsin attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. It looks like you may have at least two issues to sort out here, aside from the disability claim for which you already have an attorney. Employment attorneys would know about FMLA matters. As for the MRIs and...View More
I am in a contract position that is being transitioned to a new company and they plan to bring me over to fill the same role. I provided my salary requirements and then received an offer letter. When i received this offer letter the job title was incorrect and I pointed this to the recruiter and I... View More
While this situation sounds unfair, it's unlikely that you have any recourse. An offer letter is generally not a contract, so the terms of the offer can be changed without your acknowledgement or approval. If you don't want to accept the position with the lower salary, you are not...View More
Federal law requires that you be paid for all hours you actually work, including most training hours. Regardless of whether you signed this agreement, you must be paid for your training time. The 14-day notice requirement before submitting a resignation is permissible.
I have type 2diabetes.. my blood sugar spiked and caused me to “lose consciousness” for a bit. I tested my glucose level and it was 245 which is high, as my level is 134 or lower. Was terminated for “sleeping on the job “. I wasn’t offered medical attention, even though I worked in the... View More
This largely depends on whether your employer knew about your medical condition, that you weren't actually sleeping on the job, or that you needed medical attention. More information about your situation is necessary to determine whether you have a claim under the Americans with Disabilities...View More
I live in Wisconsin. In May, I was verbally warned not to work outside of the hours that I was clocked in. In June, I was verbally warned and also sent an email warning to not work outside of the hours that I was clocked in when I got caught a second time doing it. On 12/22, my boss called me... View More
If an employer is aware that you are performing work that is unpaid, the employer would be liable for wage and hour law violations. The employer's remedy is to impose discipline, not to withhold payment. Thus, HR is likely trying to determine the amount of unpaid hours that you have worked...View More
Federal law requires that you be paid at least minimum wage for all hours worked. So, if your employer's withholding $100 from your check results in your hourly rate falling below minimum wage, this is not permissible.
I received a sign-on bonus that is contingent on me working a full year. The job is being a technical analyst. This is a consulting gig for software. Instead, the company has me working as a call center rep for unemployment. I feel as if I was lied to about what I would be working on and accepted... View More
Probably not, but you should have your employment agreement / bonus agreement reviewed by an attorney in your area who practices employment law to be sure. There may be other terms in your agreement that are relevant to this determination.
My boss hasn't given me a check stub since my first week of employment 09/25/2020 upon several requests. I recently contracted covid through the job, everyone in my home is negative. She's refusing to pay me for the two weeks I'm off because, she says her company doesn't support... View More
More information is needed here. How many employees work for the business? The Families First Coronavirus Response Act covers employers with less than 500 employees. There is an exception for employers with less than 50 employees, but the employer would need to show paying you for two weeks would...View More
The Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") is the federal law governing tip pooling agreements. While tip pooling is generally permissible, your employer can only require you to pool your tips with other employees who customarily receive tips (for example, other servers or bartenders). Your...View More
Once you put in your two weeks' notice, your employer is not required to wait until the two weeks are up to terminate your employment. Whether you are entitled to your vacation days likely depends on the policy set forth in your employee handbook. If your handbook states that unused PTO will...View More
I have a Doctor's note stating I should work from home. The office has not been professionally cleaned, there "are sanitizing wipes if needed.." There is only one bathroom for the entire floor of the office building I am in. Over half of the staff already works from home. I have... View More
Under federal law, you likely have the right to ask for a reasonable accommodation for your disability. Have you shared the doctor's note with management or human resources? If not, immediately write a request for a reasonable accommodation to work from home. Your doctor's note needs...View More
I was a stay at home father for three years. So once my 4yr old son started school. I decided to for back to work in my field of management. I started a job at gordmans retail store with is owned by a big company called Stage Store. Well I hurt me left arm back in October and have been seen by many... View More
This is a complex and fact-intensive scenario that you would need to discuss with an attorney to receive any kind of meaningful direction. Your post remains open for four weeks, but one option you could consider is to contact a Wisconsin workers' comp attorney to discuss the denial of the WC...View More
My wife works in the Accounting department and was two months into her position before her termination. During this time she was trained by her Supervisor while logged into the system under my wife's credentials. The company received a check for deposit and was processed and approved by my... View More
Unfortunately, there is no liability here. While your wife's termination is unfair, you live in an at-will employment state, meaning both the employee and the employer may terminate the employment relationship at any time for any reason or no reason at all (as long as the reason isn't...View More
Never had any issues or disciplinary actions. One week before I was told how amazing I am for creating job for the handicap then next week I get fired for creating a hostel work environment I'm still completely crushed
The statute of limitations to bring an action depends on the legal claim. You should first consult a Wisconsin employment attorney about your situation to determine whether you have a legal claim. If you do, your attorney can help you determine how much time you have left to bring a claim.
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