I am a third year university student in the Nursing program, with one year left of school (not including the current semester). My tuition is roughly $50,000/year, and my family does not have the ability to take out large loans. My father was working for 26 years when he was suddenly laid off from... Read more »
Perhaps your father might have a basis for an employment law complaint, but that really depends on the facts leading to his termination. Also it would be useful to know when your remission was cut off - mid year or after the full year, as well as the contractual terms of the remission benefits....Read more »
Have a lawyer review the contract you originally signed with the union to represent you, along with the context and communications re: the current contract to determine your rights and duties. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an...Read more »
I am currently on H1B status which is valid till 04/07/2019 but was thinking of taking a break from job and change status to H4. If I want start a new job again after the break do I need to find one before my current H1B end date of 04/07/2019 i.e. should the new employer file for my H1B transfer... Read more »
If your spouse is in H-1B status, and you wish to stop working, you can apply to change your status to H-4. As long as you maintain your H-4 status, whenever you find another employer, you can change your status back to H-1B.
My spouse has an approved I140 immigration petition from his previous employer. His new employer has yet to begin the green card process which is probably sometime this year. Am I eligible to get an H4-EAD with his approved I140 immigration petition from previous employer? And is it feasible to go... Read more »
Since your spouse is in H-1B status and has an approved I-140, you probably are eligible for an EAD as an H-4 visa holder. The Trump Administration is considering stopping H-4 visa holders from obtaining EADs. It would be a smart idea to apply before they do so.
Unless there is a specific provision at your employer that limits the grounds for termination, you are considered an employee at will and can be terminated for any reason or no reason. I strongly suggest you contact an employment attorney who litigates and meet with her/him to determine what...Read more »
It depends if your ownership has vested or not and the reason for the termination. Absent a provision that calls for forfeiture of vested stock for specific reasons, any stock you have that has been vested will be retained. Any non-vested stock will be forfeited.
I'm a delivery driver for a small liquor store. I get paid minimum wage from the store, and about on average $400-$500 a week in taxed tips. In 1 year, I've delivered over $230,000 worth of product for them alone.
My boss recently said he was no longer going to pay me gas money... Read more »
The question involves a lot of complex issues. However without going through a detailed analysis and determining what employment policies your firm has, the answer to can he force you to take a week-off the answer is yes he can lay you off for any reason he wants so long as it does not violate...Read more »
I work for Amtel and they told me because I called out twice because the first time I went to the clinic do to high blood pressure and I’m diabetic so my sugar was really low the second time was because I got sick with strep and fever and because of my fever I had a really high blood pressure... Read more »
Contact an attorney who specializes in suits under the American's with Disabilities Act. You can call the Boston Bar Association or the Massachusetts Bar Association for a free referral. It would seem that the Company has terminated you for an invalid reason. One issue is however if you were...Read more »
I live in Massachusetts. I'm 16 years old and I applied to a nursing home but they told me they might not be able to hire me because I might not be able to work until 11 PM. I can't find an answer online. Everything seems to suggest it's only like that for minors that go to school but I don't.
You are entitled to be paid for accrued vacation time. The law requiring the accruing of paid sick time does not require an employer to pay for accrued but unused sick time. Depending upon how the PTO is described in the Company handbook or any employment agreement, any accrued but unused PTO may...Read more »
If I started work for a company approximately 10 years ago, and was given a contract to sign. However I chose not to sign the initial contract. Approximately 5 years later the company came up with another contract. Again I did not read or sign the contract. I was not asked for a signed contract... Read more »
There is a reason such contracts have to be in writing, non-compete agreements under MA law need to be in writing. Moreover, the second contract offered appears to lack consideration. While they have a legal argument, I believe they would lose absent a writing confirming your agreement to these...Read more »
I am a working mother in the state of Mass. My pay is being docked due to PTO bank being used. There is no sick leave policy in the handbook; it just covers PTO. The word sick isn't even mentioned. I have used all of my PTO for my sick children, and myself being sick. Can they legally dock my... Read more »
First, any deduction for sick time has to be consistent with company sick time policy. If the company does not have a formal policy, they still have to charge your absences against your accrued sick time. MA requires that every employee shall be entitled to accrue and use 40 hours of sick time over...Read more »
So my employer is the medical director at a psychiatrist office. I am an administrative assistant. His wife, who does not have a visa to work in this country, randomly drug tested me, in a public bathroom that is shared with the whole office building of different businesses, with a store drug test,... Read more »
First of all if the medical director's wife is here on a Visa that does not permit her to work, then she is prohibited from administering any drug test for your company or any other company. In that event the use of the drug test can be challenged. Second, Massachusetts does not have a defined...Read more »
This article discusses a recent Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court case that addresses the issue: https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2017/07/17/sjc-rules-mass-companies-can-fire-workers-just-because-they-use-medical-marijuana/nxPMEGF0uzbjawXeCkA35J/story.html
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