Georgia law applies; contract work involves helping the client finish writing documentation regarding the former employers software.
answered on Mar 23, 2023
It depends on the terms of the agreement. Most non-competes include competing as an employee and as a contractor, and in any other capacity.
answered on Mar 21, 2023
The best places to find case law is via Google Scholar. It is free. All you need to copy/paste is the case cit. Here is the link:
Employed 12+yrs,FMLA for my disabled child/I self have a medical condition can’t lift over 50lbs Because I refused to go work in a different dept. that wasn’t my job description or duty it required me to lift over 50lbs I was fired.Manager was angry because I called HR corporate because of my... Read more »
answered on Mar 2, 2023
It is illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee on the basis of a medical condition or the need to take FMLA leave. If you were fired because of your medical condition or because you exercised your FMLA rights, you may have a legal claim for wrongful termination. It is recommended... Read more »
My job fired me back in 2021 because they were doing some unethical things and I stated that I would go to corporate again and get them involved for them to investigate then I get fired 24hrs later due to the hr generalist and my supervisor lied and said I was being insubordinate and I have no... Read more »
answered on Feb 20, 2023
A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal and its impact on your health. At this point, one option is to try to arrange a free initial consult with a Georgia employment attorney. Although this is posted under Personal Injury... Read more »
There are terms in the agreement that are vague. For future employment, terms like affiliates and related entities in the future concern me. My previous employer is a company that takes referrals from other doctors. I'm concerned that if I sign it, I won't be able to find another job in... Read more »
answered on Jan 31, 2023
If you have questions or concerns about signing the agreement you've been given, then you should contact a Georgia employment attorney to review your contract and discuss the circumstances of your separation. It's important to understand your rights and responsibilities prior to deciding... Read more »
Would the employee have to claim damages on their own insurance even if the company's building has suffered damage as well?
answered on Jan 12, 2023
For the employer to be responsible for such damage, there would need to be intent and/or wanton carelessness on the part of the employer for liability to attach to it. Surely you are not suggesting the employer was somehow responsible for the toronado - - are you?!
I will like to know how to seek legal representation about a situation I recently had regarding wrongful termination by retaliation. I made a complaint to my manager regarding the passive-aggressive behavior and possible discrimination of a QA lead. Unfortunately, the very next day, I was... Read more »
answered on Jan 11, 2023
Use the Justia Find a Lawyer tab and search for employment and/or labor law attorneys in your area---call a few for a consultation and then proceed accordingly. Some of the lawyers will charge you for a consult and others may not so I would find that out when you first contact them. Good luck.
Work in State of Georgia at Walmart
answered on Nov 15, 2022
The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) protects the right of employees to discuss wages with one another. See the following:... Read more »
I have got my employment based green card a month back however now my current employer isn’t focused on my promotion and compensation change. I have come across a great opportunity and want to switch jobs, wanted to know is there anyway current employer can cause issues with my green card for... Read more »
answered on Oct 14, 2022
Once your permanent resident status was approved by USCIS you are expected to work in the sponsored position for a reasonable period of time.
The law does not set a specific amount of time that you must remain with the sponsoring employer.
I highly recommend that you should visit... Read more »
answered on Sep 7, 2022
I'm sorry that you were terminated for turning in a doctor's note. Under the American's with Disabilities Act, an employer cannot terminate an employee on the basis of a disability or because they perceive the employee as having a disability. If an employee has a disability under... Read more »
I went on tour with a rapper and I was the driver and the rapper said he was going to pay me but we didn’t sign a contract or anything. And now that the tour is over he has ghosted me.
I also need an attorney to help me get my wages for working at a company in Hiram Georgia
answered on Sep 1, 2022
A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. It isn't clear if the accident involving the pickup truck is related to your claim for wages from the company in Hiram. In other words, if you lost wages as a result of getting injured, a single attorney... Read more »
A company keeps demanding that I give an "attestation" as to whether or not I have been given the newest vaccine. The job is completely remote, I work entirely from home.
answered on Sep 1, 2022
The cases involving whether employees are required to be vaccinated are evolving every day and depend on the type of work, reason for not getting the vaccine and whether the work is remote. I think a free consultation with a Georgia employment lawyer would be beneficial to you to discuss your... Read more »
Was told on thurs not to return to work until i had a doctors note. Friday a.m boss called me asking me to bring my belongs and come to the office, and he terminated me on the spot. Unemployment classified that as failing to meet the standard of conduct, however I was called into work and... Read more »
answered on Sep 1, 2022
I think a free consultation with an employment lawyer may be beneficial for you. You do not provide enough information to provide a thorough response. If you have a disability or needed time off from work due to a serious health condition, you may want to speak with an attorney who can discuss... Read more »
Company is downsizing and I was laid off. I get it. However, I was offered a weak severance package. Should I amicably counter with what I believe is fair (3 times what they offered), without introducing the hostile work environment and age discrimination I felt I experience during my tenure? Or... Read more »
answered on Aug 30, 2022
This is a good question. Understandably, you do not state how long you have been with the company, how much they are offering you, and how much you would accept. However, I think it may be beneficial for you to get a free consultation from an employment lawyer to assist you in determining an... Read more »
answered on Aug 29, 2022
A person can file any lawsuit they want against whoever they want. However, whether that lawsuit is successful and warrants merit is another matter. Further, filing frivolous lawsuits can result in severe sanctions. Thus, consult an attorney before you file any type of lawsuit.
My company requires that I run the updates for the company provided equipment every month off the clock, which is always at least an hour or more if the update didn't take the first time. Complaints have fallen on deaf ears evidently.
answered on Aug 23, 2022
More information is needed here, since whether "off the clock" work must be paid depends on a number of different factors. These include how you are paid (hourly vs. salary), how many hours per week you work, and what specific tasks you are required to do in order to run and complete the... Read more »
A female employee walks into her office and finds a male co-worker going through her personal phone. He is taking pictures of her screen with his phone. When caught, he immediately drops her phone and when she questions him, he says that he was just looking for the calendar. When she picks up her... Read more »
answered on Aug 16, 2022
You should first look to see if your company has a policy for reporting incidents of sexual harassment. If so, you should follow the policy and report what happened in writing. If no policy exists, you should still make a written report either to HR and/or your supervisor. Once the company has been... Read more »
answered on Aug 9, 2022
More information is needed to answer this question. However, if you miss work for a medical reason, your employer is generally permitted to request documentation of your absence to substantiate that your absence was caused by the medical reason provided.
Manager that hired me guaranteed accommodation, told me he would take care of everything and not to worry about it. Manager stepped down. New manager was aware of the situation and accommodation and upheld it for weeks and then one day retracted it because “we were busy”, costing me $150 in... Read more »
answered on Jul 20, 2022
You should follow the company's procedure for submitting a formal request for an accommodation to the company's HR department. The employer is required to review your request and engage in an interactive process with you to determine if there is an accommodation that will allow you to... Read more »
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