answered on May 24, 2023
Wiretap laws are different in each state. This could be a criminal violation. Something just doesn't sound right when the employer says to "secretly" tape record your customers in their own homes. The customers have a right to privacy and this would appear to violate that. If it... Read more »
answered on May 16, 2023
Since wearing a beard is considered “sunnah” for Muslim men, and not obligatory, it may be difficult to compel an employer to allow you to wear a beard as a religious accommodation. Moreover, in the food service industry, it may impose an undue hardship on the employer given health... Read more »
answered on Mar 30, 2023
Under federal EEO laws, employees who believe they have been discriminated against in the workplace can file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and pursue a legal claim. In some cases, these claims are settled through a federal settlement agreement.
If you... Read more »
The owner of the company I work for has not been an active employee for over a year and may or may not still be a part-owner of the company itself. The current management is keeping things pretty close to the vest. The individual was arrested for drug-related charges and I am wondering what legal... Read more »
answered on Jan 26, 2023
In terms of criminal liability, you only have to worry about your own personal behavior. The allegedly criminal acts of an employer, acting as an individual, does not apply to you. If the business entity is accused of criminal acts (e.g. fraud) then the entity itself is in trouble and any of the... Read more »
Because of my schedule I pump at 8:30 , my 15 min break is at 9 which I am no longer allowed to take. My boss also said I have to pump during my lunch , my lunch is only 45 min long so by the time I'm done I will only have about 25 min left. Can my boss do this? Or am I allowed to say no to this.
answered on Oct 19, 2022
Generally, there are no laws that require employers to offer any certain length or amount of break time for employees. In your situation, if your employer offers scheduled break times, they may request that you pump during these break times. If this is not possible for you to do during your... Read more »
answered on Jun 7, 2022
You would be responsible to pay the ticket since you were the one who committed the infraction. However, the company would have to send proof to the BMV on your behalf to show the vehicle was insured. If you pay the ticket, it will put points on your record and could cause your own insurance... Read more »
I am an accountant for a small multi-state business. Recently my boss has asked to to start also doing his personal accounting while not being compensated for it. The other day he also had me come to his house to fix his computer and then had me change his bandage and dressing from a recent hurnea... Read more »
answered on May 16, 2022
Although isolated incidents of an employer's request to perform extraneous tasks unrelated to your position probably do not rise to the level of sexual harassment or hostile work environment, but if the tasks develop into a pattern with obvious sexual overtones that make you uncomfortable, the... Read more »
I was recently terminated from a job because of absences that exceeded their policy. However, when I got the job, I gave them documentation from my doctor proving that I have a disability and that my disability will cause more absences than the average healthy person due to medical complications or... Read more »
answered on May 16, 2022
Based on the information you provided, your employer probably did violate the ADA by terminating you in retaliation for requesting a reasonable accommodation of your disability or, alternatively, by discriminating against you on the basis of disability despite your use of the interactive process in... Read more »
answered on May 23, 2022
You should consult an employment attorney right away regarding your rights under Indiana law. You may have claims against your employer and/or a worker's compensation claim for the injuries you sustained.
The doctor misdiagnosed my injury, delayed my treatment, and altered my restriction paperwork with my knowledge. Which I believe all of these act to be intentional base on audio recordings of our conversation ( the doctors contradictions on treatment) this was all due to my former employer who... Read more »
answered on Jan 28, 2022
An Indiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Until you have a meaningful consult with an Indiana attorney based on state-specific elements of law, the criteria for med mal claims are fairly standard throughout the nation in the most general sense. The criteria... Read more »
answered on Jan 11, 2022
You should consult with an employment attorney in your area to discuss your situation. The FMLA prohibits your employer from interfering with your rights under the FMLA (such as job restoration after a qualifying leave) or from retaliating against you after you return from FMLA leave. The... Read more »
During our conversation my manager said it is in the best interest of the business for today to be my last day however I’m still eligible for rehire because I attempted to give notice. They then directed me to clock out and await further instructions regarding my separation. About six hours... Read more »
answered on Nov 2, 2021
Assuming you're not subject to an employment contract with a separation term that says otherwise, you can quit at any time and for any reason, with or without notice. You cannot be compelled to work during the next two weeks - however, your employer is only obligated to pay you for the time... Read more »
A company I work for is being bought/transitioned to a new company. Employees are being encouraged to transition over as well, with better pay rates. They have sent out employment offer letters to each employee to sign detailing their individualized pay rates. I received my first one and signed it... Read more »
answered on Oct 7, 2021
This is question of Contract Law. Workers' Compensation deals exclusively with work-related injuries. If you were offered $16.30 per hour and you accepted that rate of pay, the must pay you $16.30 for all hours worked from the date you accepted the offer to the date that they changed their... Read more »
Is requesting accomodation to only be required to work no more than 5days a week 8 hours a day and 40 hours a week due to my mental health issue a undue hardship on my employer
answered on Sep 15, 2021
Whether your request is an undue burden depends on many things, including the size of your employer, your position and your job duties, and the need (if any) for you to work in excess of 40 hours per week. A request for an accommodation triggers the employer's duty to engage in an interactive... Read more »
My mom got a new job and was fired today because she received flowers from her fiancé and his name was on them. He is a well known director for a local union and when the ceo saw them she fired her after she came back from lunch. She asked if she did anything wrong and the answer was no and that... Read more »
answered on Aug 4, 2021
Indiana is an at-will state. This means that an employer may generally terminate an employee at any time and for any reason or no reason. There are very limited exceptions to this general rule. The situation you are describing is certainly unfair, but it does not violate the law or give your mom a... Read more »
I Informed HR that I was going to be needing to use some of my 12 weeks allowance of FMLA. I had seen a doctor the day I let HR know. The doctor just needed the forms from the HR department of work but she had given me a note excusing me starting on June 29th 2021. Then today on June 30th 2021 I... Read more »
answered on Jul 7, 2021
Hello, more information is needed here. It would be unlawful for the employer to consider your use of FMLA in a decision to terminate you. I would reach out to an employment law attorney to schedule a consultation.
Work for hefler for 5 yrs. PO and G ( pfiefer oil and gas ) bought out Hefler. Been with them 10 months. Doing same job total 6 yrs. PO and G denied fmla. Are there any Laws to protect his job since hes only been with PO and G 10 mo?
PO and G called Rehab Center and told them he would lose... Read more »
answered on Jul 7, 2021
In some situations, an unpaid medical leave of absence can be a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. You should contact an employment law attorney in your area to discuss your son's options in more detail.
My spouse was an independent contractor for a RV transportation company. The opportunity came for my spouse to get involved in hotshot transportation. He brought the idea to the owner/manager of the company. The owner/manager agreed it was a good idea and approved my husband doing the work under... Read more »
answered on May 18, 2021
Unfortunately, there is nothing inherently unlawful about your spouse's termination, since employees can be terminated for any reason or for no reason at all in at-will states. However, the one exception to this rule is if your spouse believes they were targeted for termination due to a... Read more »
I was hired as a seasonal employee for an amusement park last June. The park closed for the season in October but I have continued to work 40+ hours a week through the winter and am now working 50 hours a week and they say because I’m seasonal I am not entitled to time and a half for my hours... Read more »
answered on Apr 21, 2021
Whether you're entitled to overtime will depend on whether the amusement park is open year-round, and/or when the amusement park makes most of its money. Employees do not need to be paid overtime if their employer is an amusement or recreational establishment, and if the employer can... Read more »
This morning was called and told they were getting rid of our drivers at my store in Indiana. They told me I have to accept a new role making less money or I will have to quit.
answered on Jan 27, 2021
Unfortunately, your only options here are to either take the new job and pay cut or resign and look for other employment. At-will employees can be terminated from their position at any time and for any reason (as long as the reason isn't discriminatory), including a reduction-in-force as... Read more »
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