I started working at a restaurant. It’s a family owned business. Cash tips belong to the server. However when you serve a table and they pay with credit card then leave a tip on the receipts, the owner keeps the money instead of the server. Customers do not know so they believe they are tipping... Read more »
There is nothing illegal about this. If fact there is no law requiring the owner to allow you and other servers to keep cash tips. Be careful complaining because the owner can terminate you in a New York minute; for no reason.
I currently operate heavy machinery for my job. What options would I have if my employer found out I was on a prescribed med with a waring that you should not operate heavy machinery when taking, yet my dr has provided documentation I can preform all my essential job functions and not put myself or... Read more »
I am owed $5000 from my old employer. I went to the Labor Board and since I didn't work over 40 hours I only can get 7.25 minimum wage which means my old employer would only owe about $1500. He was supposed to pay by August 7th, but still hasn't. I am unhappy with the amount I am getting... Read more »
Yes. If by "Labor Board" you mean the U.S. Department of Labor, they only have jurisdiction to enforce the federal overtime and minimum wage laws. The state minimum wage in Florida is $8.56 per hour. You could pursue a civil action for the higher state minimum wage amount plus potential...Read more »
Yes, your boss may ASK your co-worker. You claim that you have some sort of medical exemption (suggesting to me that you in fact were not wearing a mask); does your boss recognize that exemption? And, unless your co-worker is providing you health care, this has nothing to do with HIPAA.
No, there is no Florida law requiring employers to supply any personal stuff to their employees.
Suggestion: Rather than expecting your employer to buy your boots, gloves and some sort of jacket, why not say a prayer and be thankful that you have a good job, especially when there are...Read more »
My employer believes the AT WILL term in my contract gives them the right to change my weekly salary AT WILL. My salary is described in the contract as fixed. Here is the AT WILL term they are using: XX HEREBY REPRESENTS AND YOU AGREE AND UNDERSTAND THAT YOUR EMPLOYMENT WITH XX IS AT WILL. THIS... Read more »
Yes. The "contract" is a clever way of saying that you have no contractual employment rights. Your employer can fire you "at will", can change your salary "at will", or can alter any other term of the "contract" at will.
however, I am being subjected to constant cyber attacks via my personal computer and my phone by my former employer. I am looking for an attorney to assist me with an injunction or a protection order...something to make them stop the attacks. Is this possible?
If you are currently prosecuting an EEOC charge and have an employment lawyer assisting you then get off the Internet and call your lawyer. You CANNOT do what you think you want to do; and no Florida lawyer will help you anyway. You MUST report all of this to your employment lawyer.
I work in a correctional facility with the state of florida and was informed that a camera was placed in the employee bathroom of my officer station, no stalls just one bathroom with one toilet and a sink, to record other co-workers, but I use the same bathroom and am not sure if I was recorded or... Read more »
Unless the camera was placed in an inappropriate place--like inside a stall in a women's public bathroom, you have no viable claim--especially since you said you do not know whether or not you were captured on the camera. Moreover, your alleged "stressing" over the possibility of...Read more »
So it' not illegal to make employees pay out of pocket for walk outs, mistakes, & a % of merchant credit card costs to the restaurant? From what ive read in the labor laws, these are all illegal actions on their part, regardless if Fla. is a "no fault" state & can terminate... Read more »
Nothing has changed in the restaurant business over the past 30 years. Surely you must know that some restaurants are much better to work at than others. And some restaurant owners or managers are better to work for than others. If you are being treated badly by the restaurant that just terminated...Read more »
Your post seems to come from Florida, we have different laws in CA, but you are covered under the ADA, everywhere. It is very difficult to respond to your inquiry because you do not say whether you can perform all the essential functions of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation, and...Read more »
If you are waiting for Florida DOE to open up their phones you are going to have a very long wait. And even if you get through they will tell you they have nothing to do with the extra $600 weekly employment payments--that just stopped. Consider hiring a lawyer help you get the federal payments you...Read more »
My employer paid for the license for the position he hired me for. I am now moving to another office due to moving and he is making me pay him back but I never signed any contract stating I had to pay him back for said license.
Rather than be concerned about whether you should have to repay your employer you should be more concerned about being terminated if you refuse. Florida employers can terminate employees at any time for any reason.
A Florida attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. A good starting point would be to try to arrange free initial consults with a personal injury attorney - and if the accident occurred in the course of employment, a workers' comp attorney. Move quickly, so...Read more »
She is a family friend of the owner. I sent an email to HR and asked if this was a fireable offense. I don't want to return to work unless she resigns. She has family that works there and they said I could try to get her to resign but that wouldn't work be cause the owner loves her like... Read more »
If you feel you have been discriminated against because of your race, gender national origin or because have a disability, or feel you have been retaliated against for speaking out or asserting your legal rights in the workplace, you should contact the Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR)...Read more »
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