Terrence H Thorgaard's answer No, your employer is not required to treat you like everyone else, unless he is treating you differently on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, sex, or other such classification.
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer Unless you have a written employment agreement, you have little or no employee rights in Florida. Why? Because Florida is an “at will employment” state--which means Florida employers are free to hire, assign, re-assign, re-locate, promote, demote, discipline, suspend or terminate employees “at will.” They do not have to give employees any reason either. The only thing employers cannot lawfully do is make these employment decisions based upon any illegal reason or classification such as...
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer The facts as stated are not clear enough to understand with you are concerned about. If you are upset at having to REPORT (as opposed to claim) 30% of gross receipts for all the "to go food" as your tips, unless you are not actually receiving that amount (or more) of money in tips you should have no beefs. If you are not receiving any money in tips but are required to report you are, then you may have a remedy. Please explain again.
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer Legal answer: Unless you have a written employment agreement, you have little or no employee rights in Florida. Why? Because Florida is an “at will employment” state--which means Florida employers are free to hire, assign, re-assign, re-locate, promote, demote, discipline, suspend or terminate employees “at will.” They do not have to give employees any reason either. The only thing employers cannot lawfully do is make these employment decisions based upon any illegal reason or...
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer If the person owns the organization, the answer is no. If the organization is owned by someone else, they get to decide who is responsible for HR, and who is controller and who is the general manager.
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer Consider contacting the federal Department of labor, Wage & Hour Division and filing a complaint. They have nationwide jurisdiction over these and other issues. You can hire a Florida lawyer to help you too.
Charles M. Baron's answer You raise two separate issues - (A) denial of position due to inability to speak Spanish, and (B) denial of position due to a disability.
Regarding a requirement to have Spanish-speaking ability, that would be illegal national origin discrimination (triggering a potential claim) UNLESS it is necessary for the effective performance of the position. For example, a company that has many customers who only speak Spanish CAN legally require the employees who interact with these customers...
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer It appears that as a "freelancer", you are an independent contractor. Assuming you don't have a written contract giving you some rights in this situation, there appears that there is nothing you can do. Since you worked from abroad, the U.S. laws (Florida in particular) giving you rights as an employee (as opposed to an independent contractor) don't apply; but you might check to see if any laws in your own country might apply.
Kevin Sanderson's answer When you find it let me know. Settlement data especially is very hard to come by as settlements are most often confidential. Plaintiffs and their counsel dont have as much statistical information as exists in some other areas of civil trial law.
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.
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