The answer to this question depends on whether you are actually able to take the half-hour lunch break in addition to your 15 and 20-minute paid breaks. Breaks of 20 minutes or less must be paid, but breaks of half and hour or longer can be unpaid, as long as you are completely relieved of any work...Read more »
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the minimum age requirement for employment in any capacity is 14 years old. Thus, if your 12-year-old is looking to earn a wage performing these duties, he or she cannot do so yet.
I was hired not knowing I was self contracted. The owner kept saying she would pay me on different dates and when those dates came she made excuses and no payment was recieved. She still hasn't paid me what she owes. There is also another "employee" she has done this to, she owes the... Read more »
It appears that the owner of the company is asserting that you are an independent contractor rather than an employee; there are many factors which determine this. You should immediately contact an Iowa attorney who handles employment / workers’ compensation claims.
Is the former employer required to send me a list of the charges they used in the initial hearing which resulted in the denial ? I was not aware of the information they used against me at this telephone hearing. I will be 65 in April. I showed up to work and was told I was terminated. Eventually... Read more »
You could consider submitting interrogatories and document requests to the employer seeking the information you desire. Those are allowed under the administrative rules that govern contested unemployment benefits appeals. You could also review the administrative rules to determine how you can...Read more »
I was injuried on July 11th, 2016 while delivering mail. I lost my footing & went to catch myself with my right hand and it slipped and my right arm/hand went above my head and I landed on my chest at the same time. I felt my right shoulder pop and I heard it pop when I landed on it. I'm... Read more »
I see no Iowa lawyer has answered your question. That's not surprising since federal law makes it very difficult for lawyers to get paid except on an hourly fee basis. Contingent fees are not allowed and all fees have to be approved, which from a time-management standpoint makes this...Read more »
My brother, a minor, was injured at work and had to receive stitches. No problem there, but the employers didn't inform any of his family and released him into the care of another minor (unrelated) rather than attempting to call us or EMS. Were they allowed to release a minor into the care of... Read more »
Hmmmm.... Interesting question. I would love to know in which industry he was working. Probably a restaurant. No matter. The kid has a workers' compensation claim; I think you know this. But your question goes to notice to the family and if there is a duty to the family, which was breached,...Read more »
Was told I am a liability, and was being fired. This issues has only been a problem for a few weeks. Back just started getting bad from working and needed to be light duty for 2 weeks while attending the pain clinic to find a solution. Was I rightfully fired?
My boss has recently pulled me from my normal route due to having to make restroom breaks, he had told me I would pull a different trailer but the past couple days has not "had" work for me to do. Is this considered pregnancy discrimination?
Possibly. More details regarding the employer's basis for both actions would be required to evaluate your situation. If the employer admits that those reasons had anything to do with your pregnancy, the next question is whether the employer was justified in taking the pregnancy-related...Read more »
Possibly. Commission arrangements can be very tricky when it comes to post-termination payments. More detail would be needed to fully evaluate your situation. You should contact an employment law attorney for a more in-depth discussion.
Her boss wrote me a check and asked me if the issue would be dropped. Her boss also said they would have a meeting with her and get her to stop saying the nasty comments and touching me and she still does both. I feel unsafe and uncomfortable going to work. What else should I do? This is a seasonal... Read more »
Since you put the employer on notice of this conduct, yet the conduct's continued, you may have a claim for sexual harassment/hostile work environment against the employer for allowing the harassment to continue after you complained. That claim would be started through your local human rights...Read more »
If you work 17.5 hours, you have to be paid for that. However, if you are told to only work 13.5 and you are working 17.5, then that could be a problem for you as you are not following your employer's instructions.
Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is general information that is given for legal education only. It is not legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is...Read more »
I was terminated from a state position in Glenwood, Iowa. I filled grievance, case went to meditation and on to a hearing. The judge awarded reinstatement, backpay, etc. My question is can I also recover what I paid the Attorney?
This is a question for your attorney. However, if your attorney thought that you could be reimbursed for attorney's fees, he would have requested it.
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