Ashley Ann Krapacs' answer It is unlawful for an employer to terminate you because of your pregnancy. You should definitely reach out to a lawyer who can help you determine whether you have a discrimination claim against your previous employer. Please contact my firm if you want a free consultation.
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer Yes, if you want to receive the settlement you would have to sign the release. If you don't know what these rights might be, you should consult with an attorney, or at least research those statutes.
Charles M. Baron's answer Good question - it's an issue that should be researched to see if it has ever been raised in any court, and if so, the outcome. My educated guess, though, is that a court would not find it to be a violation of the 13th Amendment because the workers are not working for ZERO wages, they're working for POSTPONED wages. But at SOME point, there would be a good argument that postponement for X period of time, with absolutely no end in sight, is the constitutional equivalent of slavery!
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer You might want to rephrase your question so that it can be understood (Who took what kind of property? Did they take it pursuant to a court order or as a secured party? And what do you mean by "file a seizure of property"?) , and ask it in Justia › Ask a Lawyer › Alabama ›, because it appears to relate to the law of that state.
Allen C. Ladd's answer Thank you for your very thoughtful and courteous question! I don't see any problem at all with the H-1B process. It's when driving and alcohol mix that there are serious serious consequences. Piacere!
Mitchell Feldman's answer If they are automatically deducting an hour for a meal break and you are working through some or all of the meal breaks they have to provide you the opportunity to clean those hours and clock in and out a report that otherwise you would need to be paid for those hours if you worked
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer In general, most employment is "at will". This means that an employer doesn't need a reason to fire someone. So yes, they can terminate you even under the questionable circumstances you describe.
Ashley Ann Krapacs' answer I'm not sure what you mean by "hostile work environment," so I cannot say for sure if you may have some sort of discrimination claim against your former employer, but, generally, if you are owed wages from hours that you previously worked, the employer is required to pay you for those wages. Please contact me directly if you'd like to discuss the hostile work environment issue further and address the best way for you to request your wages.
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer More importantly than state law, the employee needs to know how federal laws, and particular income tax laws apply. It appears to be taxable income and employment taxes probably also apply.
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer You have appropriately categorized this question under "Worker's Compensation". You should consult with an attorney who practices in that field; it appears that your spouse may have a claim. Employer fault is not pertinent in worker's compensation.
Mitchell Feldman's answer Under both the state and federal wage laws, as an hourly paid, non-exempt employee, whatever hours you work must be paid by the employer, and its in most circumstances, unlawful to edit or shave off hours worked and refuse to pay those hours. You must be paid for all hours worked. If your employer contends you worked hours you were not authorized for, then, it can subject you to discipline, but still cannot simply shave off your hours from records and refuse to pay for the work hours....
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer A bonus means something you get above and beyond what your employer agreed to pay you. In other words, they told you they were going to give you a gift, but didn't follow through. So no.
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