Idaho Employment Law Questions & Answers

Q: Can gossiping be considered working in hostile enviroment. If it both me to the point go seek medical help to cope

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Idaho on
Answered on Aug 20, 2018
Michael Hales' answer
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.

Q: Can an employer require you do pre-work for the day, off the clock and not start paying until a first assignment?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Idaho on
Answered on Feb 27, 2018
J. Grady Hepworth's answer
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 Standards Act for them to not allow you to clock in. There is an instructive Ninth Circuit case named Ballaris v. Wacker Siltronic Corp. that helps explain the elements of this claim. I would strongly...

Q: My employer dropped one disabilty carrier and now we have a new one which can I file with??

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Insurance Defense for Idaho on
Answered on Sep 13, 2015
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
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 file as long if it was for a different condition", what they meant was if it was for a NEW condition (one which did not result from when the first carrier was covering your employment).

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