If you are asking whether you need to be paid for the time spent driving from the company's shop with the work truck to the job site, and between job sites throughout the day, your employer should be compensating you for that drive time. You should contact an employment lawyer in your area to...Read more »
While at work we were sent home early because our work system was compromised and we were told we would not be working the following day as well and we would have to either use vacation time or not get paid I was wondering if that is something they are allowed to do or are they suppose to be... Read more »
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, employers are only required to pay their employees for time worked. While most employers offer some form of paid time off as well, this is not required. In this situation, since you haven't performed any work on these days, the FLSA does not require that you...Read more »
My question with this is can someone legally “hire” for work under the title employee without ever expecting or receiving compensation from their employer. And can NDA be introduced in those working terms?
If you hire an employee, you will need to comply with the federal and state wage and hour laws with regard to compensating that employee. You should consult an employment law attorney in your area for advice.
I’m a restaurant manager in Saint Paul Minnesota, I make less than $45,000 a year I get Health and dental Insurance and bonuses, provided I meet certain goals. I typically work 50-55 hours a week, should I be receiving overtime?
Whether you are entitled to overtime depends on whether you are properly considered a salary-exempt employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act. If you are a non-exempt employee, paid on an hourly basis, then you should be receiving overtime (time and one half your regular rate of pay) for all...Read more »
Unfortunately, there is very little protection for individuals when it comes to refusal of a drug test. Because you are an at-will employee, an employer may terminate you for any reason, or no reason at all, unless it is an unlawful reason. If you feel as though you were singled out based on your...Read more »
It is not per se unlawful for your employer to single you out and discipline you for things others are doing. However, if you are being disciplined for things similarly-situated coworkers are also doing without consequence, and you believe the disparate treatment is due to your membership in a...Read more »
In general, an employer cannot use your need to take intermittent FMLA as a negative factor in making an employment decision. More details are needed to determine whether an FMLA violation has occurred. You should consult with an employment attorney as soon as possible to determine the best...Read more »
My former employer is withholding my wages for not returning my employee handbook. I’ve read the handbook front to back numerous times, it doesn’t state anything about being penalized for not returning it. I’ve also never signed anything or been verbally told otherwise on the matter
I've been with my current company for over a year, which is the probation period before we can apply for another position internally. There's been an open position at my company since the previous employee vacated it back in March of this year. The position was posted in May, and I had... Read more »
Missing from your question is *why* you think you were treated differently. If you were not considered for the position because of race, gender, age, disability, or some other protected class or protected conduct, then you may have a claim worth pursuing.
I was harassed and bullied by the Director. I may be able to get statements from coworkers and I have written down numerous occasions in which this happened. I feel that I have PTSD and anxiety due to this experience. I will be seeking $500,000.00. I live check to check have 3 kids to clothe and... Read more »
Minnesota is an "at will" employment state so generally speaking you can be fired for just about any reason, so long as it is not discriminatory or retaliatory. The law does not require people to treat you nicely. But if you can show that you were terminated because of your race,...Read more »
Was gonna work for a cleaning company and they wanted me to sign a contract and stated in it that if I ever quit working there I could not do any cleaning as a individual contractor or for any other business within a 75 mile radius. Can they legally control what you do for 2 years after your... Read more »
The company asked you to sign a "non-compete" agreement. If you did not sign the agreement, you have nothing to worry about. If you did sign the agreement, it may or may not be enforceable depending on a variety of circumstances. Specific questions based on the specific language of the...Read more »
My wife was the nurse at our children’s daycare in MN for nearly 2 years. She did not have a history of corrective actions or anything negative in her employment there. New management took over the facility around a year ago and soon thereafter her dual role as parent and employee were not... Read more »
Minnesota is an at-will employment state. From the facts presented, it does not appear to be an illegal termination, but you may want to discuss this further with an employment attorney. A more interesting question relates to the apparently *not* anonymous survey.
The EEOC is a federal process with its own set of time and other requirements. If you do not file an administrative charge or take other action, the Minnesota Human Rights Act allows you to file a civil lawsuit alleging a violation of that Act within one year after the discriminatory practice...Read more »
Individuals pursuing medical residency training on J-1 clinical visa can only have one employer as listed on their DS 2019. However, it is unclear if they may earn an additional income via sources such as rent/airbnb, property investment, uber etc in the US. Obviously, the taxes would have to be... Read more »
The requirements for eligibility were quite clear in my orientation and description of benefits before signing on. I more than fulfilled those requirements, but suddenly my request was declined at the corporate level.
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