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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Employment Law for Idaho on
Q: I was terminated due to excessive tardiness one day after signing a contract for an advance on my future paydays

Can my employer withhold any of my final paycheck if I signed a contract expecting future paydays, and can I be terminated for excessive tardiness even though I reasonably expected to have an ongoing employment with the company that I have worked for almost 11 years.

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Dec 22, 2019

Unless you have an employment agreement--not just an agreement to repay advances--your termination is not unlawful. Why? Because Florida is an “at will” state, which means employers are free to hire, transfer, promote, demote, suspend, reinstate, fire and rehire employees for any reason at any... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Idaho on
Q: Can gossiping be considered working in hostile enviroment. If it both me to the point go seek medical help to cope
Michael Hales
Michael Hales answered on Aug 20, 2018

If it's sufficiently severe, then yes, it would be actionable. The question is whether the gossiping would be objectively hostile. You'll want to review the facts with an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Idaho on
Q: Can an employer require you do pre-work for the day, off the clock and not start paying until a first assignment?

It is a mobile service, we drive a company truck to clients houses and preform the service. Previously we clocked in at the start of the day (say 8:00 am) and started getting our trucks ready for our assigned routs. Now, we are to get our trucks ready and drive to the first assigned house and... Read more »

J. Grady Hepworth
J. Grady Hepworth answered on Feb 27, 2018

Your question is complex and to answer it more directly would require more information. The answer may depend on whether you are an independent contractor or an employee. However, if you are an employee and your employer "requires" this work to be done, it may be a violation of the Fair Labor... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Insurance Defense for Idaho on
Q: My employer dropped one disabilty carrier and now we have a new one which can I file with??

I have been working a modified work schedule since 6/2014. I filed for short term disability thru my employer which i pay up on. The short term was for carpal tunnel. I continued to stay working the same modified schedule due to fibromyalgia and raynauds. I was denied long term and all payments... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Sep 13, 2015

Your injury was incurred when you were covered by the first carrier. Although the conditions you are attempting to file for are new, they apparently resulted from the period of employment when coverage was by the first carrier, so you should file with that carrier. Whey you were told you "could... Read more »

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