Employee submitted fake driving records and was let go when real ones where obtained by HR. Company reputation was damaged.
answered on Oct 4, 2022
Good morning. Based on the information you provided, I am assuming a former employee submitted bogus driving records and when that was discovered, was fired and subsequently has been defaming the company. If that is the case, it sounds like there might be a potential defamation case but suing... Read more »
It will be used as proof that I submitted a freelancers invoice for payment.
answered on Jul 26, 2022
There are generally no laws that would prevent you from doing this, but you should check your employer's policies on email security before doing so. If an employer adopts a policy against using your work email for purposes other than the work for the employer, you could be disciplined if you... Read more »
I have an email of the offer sheet he sent me stating he would pay for half of the insurance
answered on May 19, 2023
A Massachusetts attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. This doesn't really look like an Insurance Bad Faith matter, one of the chosen categories. It appears to be more one of breach of contract or promise by your employer. You could try reposting and adding... Read more »
It’s a discrimination lawsuit
answered on Dec 11, 2022
Inform your attorney of this in writing and speak with your lawyer about what sounds like a serious misunderstanding.
answered on Oct 26, 2022
Since the Plaintiffs' were over the 20 days from service what is the Motion called that can be put in? How does this Motion work within the Courts and/or Judge?
answered on Oct 24, 2022
20 days from service, see Massachusetts Superior Court Rules 12 and 13.
My husband lives in MA but works in NH. Can his employer make him use his vacation time if he's sick with Covid?
answered on Jan 18, 2022
Yes. There are no laws that require employers to pay their employees for time off work for any reason (and additional COVID-19 laws that would apply to this situation expired in 2020), so if the employer offers any form of paid time off, it can require that it be used according to its own... Read more »
Hi! I am a former UPS driver who was terminated after an employee accused me of drinking alcohol in the UPS truck and "acting drunk". The police were called and I passed a field sobriety test. My manager required me to submit to a "drug and alcohol test" although when I went... Read more »
answered on Dec 22, 2021
Generally speaking, an employer can always require a drug test. However, your question appears under the heading of "workers' compensation," which only deals with workplace injuries. It belongs under the heading of "employment law," and I will defer to experts in that... Read more »
Owner of company knowingly put me in danger of contracting covid by making me drive in a work van while he was visibly, extremely sick. Within days of that exposure I was diagnosed as covid positive. Refuses to pay me.
answered on Nov 24, 2021
While numerous laws were enacted in response to COVID-19 in 2020, these extra protections all expired on December 31, 2020. Now, whether and how much pay you are entitled to is governed strictly by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA does not require employers to offer sick pay or pay you... Read more »
I am from Bangladesh, I recently received job offer from an employer in US and I would like to know what's the procedure for Bangladeshi citizens to be able to meet the immigration requirements. I will be working at a Coffee chain shop in state of Massachusetts which I... Read more »
answered on Nov 7, 2021
You may qualify for an L visa or you will need an H visa. More information is needed. Secondly, it is the employers responsibility to take care of the initial visa requirements for the employee. I suggest you have the emplooyer contact an experienced immigration attorney.
I had reported that my accomodations for light duty were not being made and a few days later I was suspended and haven't been told why
answered on Oct 6, 2021
You should contact a Massachusetts employment attorney to discuss your situation. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is unlawful for employers to retaliate against employees based on requests for accommodations (or, in your situation, complaints that the accommodation requested is not... Read more »
The administrator had us working with no PPE and we all got covid. I still work at the place but people are suing the company. Would I be fired if I joined the lawsuit.
answered on Aug 29, 2021
This is a Workers Compensation question. My specialty is nursing home abuse litigation. Since you were injured in the course and scope of your employment, seek out a Work Comp lawyer. Best of luck.
Had breast cancer, chemo, radiation. Applied for a job, then covid hit. My immune system was really low as it was. Then went blind for over 6 months. Found out I have type 1 diabetes. Insulin 4 orore times a day. Immune system even lower. Trying to look for a job but they want me to pay them back... Read more »
answered on Jul 8, 2021
I'm sorry for your ordeal. This is something that a Massachusetts attorney could advise best on, but your post remains open for three weeks. You could repost under Employment Law. If you still don't get a response, try reaching out to attorneys to see if you could arrange a free... Read more »
would my employer get in trouble if i waived my breaks? i work 8 hours a day in MA and prefer to not take breaks
answered on May 26, 2021
Federal law does not require employers to offer any break periods to employees, so whether you are offered or take breaks does not give rise to any legal claim in and of itself. However, if you are told you must take breaks, then you can disciplined if you do not do so. In addition, while employers... Read more »
I recently had a baby prematurely. I shared this information internally with my employer. Within a few hours of sharing, I received an email from a co-worker to a group of customers, (some of which I do not know) detailing not only the birth of my son but also his full name and that he was born... Read more »
answered on May 12, 2021
More information is needed to analyze your situation. Is your employer requiring you to take a leave you otherwise are not intending to take? Additionally, there is no private cause of action under HIPPA. Only the Department of Health and Human Services and state attorneys general have the power... Read more »
as lawns, hedges, painting minor repairs..... This entails 20-30 hrs per month. How do I pay this person if I direct his activities, He does not live in one of the units.
answered on May 6, 2021
Hi, more information is needed here. Generally speaking you will need to make sure the person at least the federal and state minimum wage for all hours worked. As well as overtime for hours worked over 40 in a workweek. I would reach out to an employment law attorney in your state for a... Read more »
They are saying nothing is changing but that is far from the truth.
answered on Apr 28, 2021
If you are an at-will employee, then your company or the new company taking over can legally change your job title, compensation, and/or benefits at any time for any reason, so long as it is not for an unlawful reason.
For instance, say I need legal help with a start-up I'm trying to launch. I reach out to an attorney who works for a law firm who who says he's offering pro-bono legal services. I develop a relationship with this attorney and we agree on a deal that says he will take equity in my company... Read more »
answered on Mar 26, 2021
The answer depends upon the relationship that this attorney has with the law firm. It is possible that this attorney has some type of non-compete clause, or some other provision in a contract with the employer preventing the lawyer from self-dealing. So much of the answer to your question depends... Read more »
I accepted an offer for a position. I gave notice to my current employer. 7 days later the company I accepted the offer from rescinded the offer stating they are reevaluating the position and the needs for the position. My current employer will not retain me as they have already reorganized the... Read more »
answered on Mar 23, 2021
The question is how was the offer worded ? We would need to determine whether you were an "employee at will" or had an enforceable contract.
Unless you have a specific contract to work for a period of time (years), you, and most employees, are "employees at will",... Read more »
My employer furlough me, and now they are offering either to go back with salary reduction, or quit! in case I quit I would not take the previous year annual bonus which is due by the end of March. Is this legal?
answered on Mar 10, 2021
While your situation seems unfair, there is nothing inherently unlawful about reducing your pay (as long as you still make at least minimum wage for all hours worked).
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