employees? Worked for the State of Louisiana from 2003-2006. I just received a letter from a debt collection agency saying I owed the state money for overpayment of wages. Is there some sort of statute of limitations for the recouping of these overpaid wages?
I live in Louisiana, and have referred my employer to statute RS23:897, which states that an employer must pay for any drug testing, period, as a condition of employment. Can you please provide me with a clear interpretation of this statute?
Hello I have a situation with my employer. On Friday September the 4th 2020 i was working with two of my coworkers and my supervisor. They were talking with each other and my supervisor told them that the white man needs to be killed. After I overheard this I was so upset I had to leave work and I... Read more »
The supervisor's statement is evidence of a bias against white males. This, by itself, though, doesn't give grounds for an employee to quite reporting to work. You are at risk of being terminated for failing to report to work.
My husband’s co-worker has made numerous bizarre untrue allegations about my husband to disrupt our marriage. We found out she registered him for a race, picked up his packet and her packet and ran with both to make it look as if they ran the race together. My husband was working in a project... Read more »
I had a co worker try to choke me which lead to us wrestling. I was then told I’d be terminated based on a 0 violence policy so I asked if I could resign instead so this wouldn’t be on my employee record but I reported the coworker aggressive behavior 3x prior on 3 separate occasions and asked... Read more »
The upper lines put in surveillance cameras in the workplace. They claimed these cameras had no audio. But now, after leaving, I have determined they do have active audio. There are no signs or notices in the building about the audio surveillance. Is that legal?
I work in the state of La. for a large government contracting company. Due to the current government shutdown, a work stoppage has been issued and we’re not getting paid, yet we are being asked to do some work without pay. Is that legal, and are we entitled to compensation for every hour we work... Read more »
Generally, it is not legal for a company to require you to work without pay. There are some unique aspects to this rule given the government shutdown; however, even the government is required to pay people on time, and the shutdown does not excuse them from lawsuits for unpaid wages. I would need...Read more »
That depends. Some unpaid overtime lawsuits are filed as "collective actions," which means that other co-workers can ask the court to join the suit. Other lawsuits are filed just on behalf of one individual. I would need to know more about your co-worker's lawsuit to answer this question.
This is a workers comp case in Louisiana and I don’t know what to do. I feel I should not work because the doctor orders state no work. I let the owner know and she told me I had to cover my shift tonight because she didn’t have anyone else too. I feel like she is trying to make me feel... Read more »
It is impossible to answer that question without more detailed information. Whether a manager is properly overtime exempts depends on several factors including: how much of his time he spends managing other employees, whether he has authority to hire or fire, the number of employees who he...Read more »
I signed a contract that states I get paid $60000. My employer told me that they have to cut my pay in order to higher a certified employee. I already signed the contract 2 months ago. I do not see in the contract where it states my pay can be cut.
When I fired her, she started assaulting me and her sister jumped in and beat me too. I pressed charges and they have a warrant out for both of the sisters, currently. The company recently hired her back not even a month after the incident, even though the is a warrant for her arrest for assault... Read more »
First, I have to ask the obvious question: If there's a warrant outstanding for this person, have you notified the police that they can arrest her at your place of employment? If so, why hasn't she been arrested? Second, at the very least, you may have a worker's compensation...Read more »
There is not enough information here to give a certain answer. In most cases, employers must pay employees for training time. There are a few narrow exceptions, but these are very fact specific. You should speak to a local employment lawyer to discuss your specific situation.
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