The Fair Labor Standards Act does not impose any restrictions on the number of hours you are allowed to work as an 18-year-old high school student, so your boss is legally incorrect if he has told you your hours are limited based on your age. However, the Fair Labor Standards Act also does not...Read more »
Unfortunately, there is no violation here. You live in an at-will employment state, meaning either you or your employer can terminate the employment relationship at any time and for any reason or no reason at all (as long as the reason is not discriminatory). While it is unfair to you that you were...Read more »
Unfortunately, no. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, employers must compensate employees for all hours worked, but PTO hours don't count as "hours worked" since you did not spend this time working. The Fair Labor Standards Act also doesn't require employers to offer PTO.
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, employers are required to pay their employees for all time spent performing compensable work. Whether your on-call time is "compensable" depends on what you were required to do during your on-call time. If you were required to remain on your employer's premises...Read more »
my girlfriend has been working for this place for a while a sort of grocery slash buffet place. she has regular therapist appointments. her employer is refusing to accommodate her therapist appointments in her schedule. my question is two fold is this legal and what steps can she take if it... Read more »
An employer does not have to accommodate routine scheduled appointments outside of some pretty narrow and specific instances. Has she offered to alter her schedule at all? As with any negotiation, her ability to work out a compromise depends on what she brings to the employer.
I want to be honest about my experiences but dont want to be pursued for defamation. Its a small team and it would be easy to figure out that i wrote the review, especially since the person in charge is the owners mother, the only manager and the one that im writing about. These people are really... Read more »
Good luck in your new career endeavors. An employment attorney could advise you as to the employment-related attributes of your question. As for the Libel & Slander category issues, I do not believe an attorney would be willing to give you a green light as to "understanding your limitations."...Read more »
Likely yes. You may want to consult with an employee side labor law attorney, or a union representative if one is available to you. But generally, absent a contract, employment is at will and subject to you willing to work for the wage an employer is offering at the time.
I was given the job and i accepted the offer. When they did the backround check I had a misdemeanor I didn't know about from 10 years ago when I was 17. they took back the offer and said I couldn't have the job.
As a condition of employment, yes it's legal. Whether it's ethical, right, or just is a matter of opinion. The alternate, of course, is to convince the facility to change that policy or seek employment elsewhere.
I'm sorry that such a terrible thing happened to you. Obviously, you already know you need to consult with a Michigan employment attorney. When you speak with the attorney, ask about defamation issues presented by your situation. While libel-slander matters are often challenging because of...Read more »
Manager has edited and continues to edit punch times or adjusts schedules so that employees do not accrue points that would lead to termination. (According to company policy, x points = termination.) Manager admits to my former coworker that she has done this for other employees under certain... Read more »
Today at work, I work at Spectrum Juvenile Justice Services and a resident threw urine on me. The resident had already been acting out throughout the week and the punishment for that is he couldn’t come out his room. So during the day someone had to sit at his door to monitor him. That’s what I... Read more »
How does the law fall under if I caught my company clocking me out and I was still working. I caught them on a few times and not paying me on my full commission pay. They said it was a mistake. But the manager seen me working still and was the one that clocked me out.. I was fired and then its when... Read more »
Your question involves elements of employment law, so you'd need to pose it to an employment attorney for the most meaningful direction. But it remains open for four weeks. In general terms, regardless of the area of law, fraud or mistake can be distinguished from one another by the state of mind...Read more »
We work for Customer Service that works for a larger corporation. I was provided overtime by the company that hired me, however, the company we provide Customer Service for directed my company to revoke my overtime because I am unreliable due to having FMLA and they can't take the chance that my... Read more »
Your situation would require consultation with an experienced employee-side employment law attorney. Very generally, you are not entitled to overtime, and so your company not giving you more overtime may not mean much.
Restriction is due to type 1 diabetes. Cruise line states no voyages within 200 miles although their marketing states otherwise. Is this employment discrimination? How can I find more information on maritime laws, definitions
Unlikely, but I suppose it's worth it to consult with an employment law attorney. Quite likely, the terms of employment with a cruise line include you being certified for "worldwide" service. If you must remain within 200 miles, you are not available for worldwide use, and I am unsure they would...Read more »
No, your employer would need authorization to take funds out of your bank account. See MCL 408.477. You will want to make sure that when you signed your pre-employment paperwork or post-hire paperwork that you did not sign an authorization that allowed the employer to reverse a direct deposit...Read more »
I (a woman) was fired from a short-term position with an organization due to “merging departments” and my replacement (a man) was hired at a higher pay rate than me (by $800/month) despite having the same responsibilities and less experience than I had when I held the position. Do I have a case... Read more »
I was offered a job on the premise it was a full time permanent position. A week after I was working there, I was told that I am not a permanent employee but a contractor. I am being paid an hourly wage, work at their offices, using their equipment and told what work to do and when it has to be... Read more »
It sounds like you are saying you were hired with the understanding you would be a full-time employee, but once hired they are only giving you part-time work. The term “contractor” means the tax status of your work (i.e. whether you are paid on a W-2 with withholdings held back from your...Read more »
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