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 »
I was working for a pharmaceutical wholesale distributor in mi. I had a 1 year non compete agreement. I was fired 8-17-2017 and my non compete ended 8-17-2018. Two months after the non compete ended, I noticed that the owner of the company was sharing files with me via onedrive (a file sharing... Read more »
Although your noncompete has ended, it is likely that any confidentiality agreement that you had with the company, whether in writing or in a employee manual, still applies after termination of your employment. The information that you mentioned is recognized by Michigan law as trade secrets, and...Read more »
Generally, an employer cannot disclose an employee's confidential medical information to a third party, unless it has the employee's permission or the disclosure is for a legitimate business interest of the employer. Some legitimate business interests, are, for example, for the employer to obtain...Read more »
Generally, yes. An employer is allowed to discipline employees for misconduct in the workplace. If your employer has a disciplinary policy spelled out in an employee handbook or other written document, the employer would need to follow the written policy. Assuming your employer did follow its...Read more »
It is not in line with another employees that I asked confidentially. They received one week for every year of service. I was only offered 4 for 12 years. There are many circumstances leading up to the company saying they accepted a resignation, I never gave and I repeatedly told them that.... Read more »
My wife is currently in a union contract dispute with her employer, a local college. The complaint is that the union CBA that my wife is covered under states that if the college is not going to renew an employee's contract they must be notified in writing with an explanation by March 1st. My wife... Read more »
I recommend that your wife bring all of her employment documents, CBA and contracts to a local employment law attorney to review who also handles education law. Without seeing the actual language, it is difficult to make a recommendation.
I was suspended then fired didn't know why until my pay check didn't post that following week. Then I was told that they're holding my last check pending an invitation and the cops would contact me. I asked for the detective on this case phone number they were very rude about i and didn't give me... Read more »
It is unclear what the investigation is about. I recommend you contact the Michigan Office of Wage and Hour to file a complaint for the unpaid monies and contact an employment attorney in your area for the same.
I have no felonies on my record that the public can see. That means it won’t come up on a background check whatsoever. But I received a call and the persOn conducting the report asked me about something that happened back in 2015 which was literally dismissed by my judge and i was removed from... Read more »
Employers, generally, can hire or fire people for almost any reason except for reason of protected status (e.g. race, gender, religion). We live in an age where people are fired, and then not hired, for tweets.
But here's where you stand now: 1) a final decision hasn't been made, 2) if you...Read more »
The injury in question did happen at work but I didn't claim it under workman's comp because the company was worried about their safety rating. I am a salaried employee as well are they allowed to do this?
Regardless of not initially filing a workers compensation claim, I recommend that you do contact a workers compensation attorney regarding this issue. There may also be other unlawful violations, but that is where you should start first because in Michigan a workers compensation claim is the...Read more »
If your husband gets pulled over and charged with a drunk driving offense, his boss will not have any criminal responsibility and the fact that his boss encouraged the drinking and driving will not be a defense. Ultimately, it is your husband’s choice to drink and drive. If he wants to drink...Read more »
Your question presumes that you were criminally charged. Even if that were the case, with some exceptions, you don't have an obligation to tell your employer about your legal troubles. Of course, your employer could always run checks through public records and find out, but it's doubtful they would...Read more »
I was recently terminated from Board of Education as a teacher for refusal of drug testing. I have filed a letter of appeal to the Teacher Tenure Commision and the District file a motion of dismissal. I was informed by the Judge to write a response to the motion of dismissal. I need guidance in... Read more »
As a tenured teacher, you have more legal rights than an at will employee in Michigan. I recommend that you contact an employment law attorney in your area to assist you. The Tenure Commission has strict court rules and requirements just like a regular court. The school district attorneys know...Read more »
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.