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
Basically, with few exceptions such as a Truck Driver, there is no limit on the number of hours an adult employee is allowed to work. There are conditions and limitations on an employer's right to force overtime, although most hourly employees like a little overtime.
Unless you grant them permission to look at your health records they are not entitled to see them. I am not sure what you are concerned about, but you cannot lie on a job application. For jobs that require security clearance, the entity which checks your history for security clearance may be able...Read more »
I was pursued by a particular company, decided to give it a try, but after working there for 3 days I decided it wasn’t for me and left. They are now contacting my current employer telling them how I left basically trying to sabotage me. There was no other purpose for their call other than to... Read more »
Unless your current employer contacted them, they are not allowed to call your current employer. More importantly, depending upon what they said they may have opened themselves to law suit under several statutes.
am from Bangladesh. I am graduating this year on December 2017. I am a freelancer and currently working for a USA firm for more than one year, as my BOSS is very happy with my work he wants to finance my Masters degree in the USA. He wants to give me a employee contract letter with 30K or funding... Read more »
I am a music composer originating from Korea and New Zealand, which is not USA, but I am willing to work with USA companies as a freelancer. Then do I need specific thing to do before I do it, or am I just good to work, or is this up to the company that gives me work?
You do not have to have a specific entity to do business with a US Company in the US. You need to contact a local attorney who understands the Tax Treaty between the US and your home country as to tax withholding and tax liability. The US company may require you to get a TIN (Taxpayer Identity...Read more »
First, while trying to make a non-compete agreement as part of a termination package is clever, I am not sure it is enforceable under MA law. Moreover, unless someone is properly compensated, promotion and raise or a raise, a non-compete agreement is not enforceable if not executed at the time of...Read more »
If they are including severance pay, then she may have to sign something. If they are just paying her wages and accrued vacation pay, then no she does not have to sign anything. I would contact an employment attorney in your area if you have more questions.
I worked there full time for about two months I injured my leg on the job, I told them about it they still had me work the next day I tried my best but could not work through the pain I told the manager I cannot work on it I need to go to a doctor to make sure it doesn't get worst I got hurt 2... Read more »
I work at a daycare where my infant attends. I require three 30min breaks but can sometimes switch with another teacher so I can supervise while nursing. Today I was sent home 5 hours early while all my coworkers had to work 9 hour shifts with no lunch break because we are short-staffed. My... Read more »
Just trying to see if there's anything I can do, I put up with this harassment for years because I needed a job, now that I'm out of the hostile work environment I'm wondering if I have any real options
You might be able to sue for constructive termination and hostile work environment. When did this end? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my...Read more »
If you have a wage claim, you can file a complaint with the state. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials,...Read more »
I was having a problem with the GSM at my dealership. I emailed HR and she emailed the GM. I had to have a meeting with him and he forbade me from contacting HR again. The problem did not go away. I emailed HR anonymously and she gave my email to the management and let them trace my IP address and... Read more »
How can you be forbidden from contacting HR for a problem. What was the underlying issue you were having that caused you to contact HR? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You...Read more »
Employer tried to deny me unemployment by claiming I was fired for negligence but admitted at unemployment appeal that I was not fired at all. However they now tell new employers I was terminated and I keep losing jobs..could I use the findings of fact to win a lawsuit for backpay and to stop... Read more »
If the information was gathered from public records, I see no problem with it being used as evidence. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my...Read more »
If you work over 40 hours a week for the same employer then you should get overtime. The calculation of the overtime may bit a more complex than the usual manner. While MA exempts tipped employees from overtime pay, the federal law does not. Therefore, you should be paid overtime at least based...Read more »
I have a medical condition requiring weekly/biweekly doctor's appointments, and my employer knows about it. In addition, he has made it a requirement to meet with him on a weekly basis so that he can ensure I am healthy. He often asks me many questions that make me feel uncomfortable, such... Read more »
That may indeed qualify as disability discrimination, invasion of privacy, and creating a hostile work environment. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my...Read more »
I was robbed by a new coworker she was caught on camera stealing the money I was not notified of when her next shift would be . Or even her last name it turned out that her and the store manager were friends and he fired her without letting me know what time she came in the store to have her... Read more »
You can report the theft to the police. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my...Read more »
After working 4 years with an org on salary, I decided to leave. After leaving the salary position, I signed a "work for hire" contract w/ the org to be paid X dollars per hour for every hour I worked on two projects to help the org close out the work. The contract included a clause... Read more »
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