answered on May 28, 2023
This is a worker's compensation question. Repost in that category for a better answer. You need to consult an attorney in your local area that practices this kind of law. Thank you for using Justia Ask a Lawyer. Short answer, some states require it unless you have opted out before the injury.
A new manager put in place a rule that if you are asking for time off you must provide a reason for that request. If the reason isn't good enough, you are denied your request. The request sheet is left out so that anyone can see your request.
answered on Apr 19, 2022
Yes. Since paid time off is not required by law, employers have a lot of discretion to define the terms of when and how employees can use it. If you don't want your requests to be seen by others, you can ask to mark the days you'd like off on the sheet and separately email or message your... Read more »
I previously was on Disability for a injury at past employer. I'm on pain management but I have a note stating I can go back to work without limitations. Can the new Employer rescind their offer of hire that I already accepted.
answered on Oct 27, 2021
More information is needed here. However, if you are physically able to perform all aspects of the job, but your employer rescinded your offer after learning you had a previous injury from which you are now recovered, you should contact a New Hampshire employment attorney to discuss whether you... Read more »
They said at the separation that my RSUs would be forfeited, but this was not part of the agreement and the hiring package offered. There was zero mention or documentation of forfeiture and now they are trying to get me to sign this paperwork.
answered on Mar 31, 2021
RSUs must vest before you can receive the underlying shares. Vesting schedules are often set to occur over time, so you would need to be employed at the company for a certain period of time before all or some of the RSUs vest. Termination of your employment usually stops the vesting, but this is... Read more »
I was laid off November 14th but was never paid for the last two weeks I worked. I was also never paid my vacation days or per diem that is owed to me. I have contacted HR and my former manager about this but have not received any response. I was told by another employee that they were on vacation... Read more »
answered on Dec 16, 2020
Some states have a minimum period of time that needs to pass before you can bring any action for lost wages. However, if you worked those hours, you are entitled to at least your state's minimum wage for those hours worked, along with any overtime you worked during the two week period if you... Read more »
We have always been able to call out and use vacation time to cover hours lost.( I have been at the same work place for over 27 years). More than half the employees have already used up their vacation time by calling out(without any prior notice). Now, my employer decides to say you can no longer... Read more »
answered on Oct 14, 2020
While this policy change seems unfair, there is nothing unlawful about it. Employers are not required to offer paid time off such as vacation time, so as a result, they have a lot of discretion regarding the rules and policies they create for using vacation time.
While still an employee on vacation and months before my retirement date. The company is now offering an early retirement package. I was sent an email notification stating I am eligible for this as well as details and amounts on what I would receive if I elect to take this package. I am not sure if... Read more »
answered on Sep 3, 2020
Hi. I would accept the package in writing. You can work with your employer on a return to work date and finishing out the year and the employer can determine if there was any error in sending you the offer. In most cases, if someone makes an offer and that offer is accepted, the agreement is... Read more »
I've always had a good report with my employees but now I'm worried they will start digging through emails and misconstrue funny / friendly IMs and Email. What should I do ?
answered on Jun 11, 2020
welp, I don't think this is as much of a legal question as one of perception and general office culture well being. So my reaction would not be legal, but would be to look at the better examples of people who have first changed their office's culture and later, if the matter came up,... Read more »
Manager changed employees time clock to reflect a 30 minute break without the employee's consent. Is this legal in the state of New Hampshire?
answered on Apr 22, 2020
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, an employer is required to pay its employees for all time spent performing “compensable” work. However, employers do not have to compensate employees during “bona fide meal periods.” A bona fide meal period is a break during which an employee is relieved... Read more »
My wife is being disciplined at work for caring for our daughter during the school shut downs during the corona virus pandemic. She is also being disciplined for missed time for past absences. NH is in a state of emergency as well. Is there any protections in place for parents to care for their... Read more »
answered on Mar 18, 2020
Currently, there is no federal law providing protection for your wife's job in this circumstance, assuming that your daughter is not ill and only out of school because of the shut down. Congress is in the process of passing legislation that may impact this. You should consult an employment... Read more »
It was over $13,000 annually. All overtime. The company said it wants to make my position go in different directions. Nothing's changed same amount of work, but 40 hours now.
answered on Feb 20, 2020
The Fair Labor Standards Act does not require employers to offer a specified amount of hours (or overtime hours) to employees, so employers are free to reduce the hours for your position, and unfortunately, you do not have any legal recourse here.
is terminated before the end of the contract?
answered on Feb 12, 2020
Depends on how the contract is written. Does the contract set a specific duration of time for which the employee will be employed under the contract? I would reach out to an Employment Lawyer in your state to go over the employment contract you are offering. I recommend having an understanding of... Read more »
In October a new manager was introduced to my store when the old one moved up. New Manager = NM. Old Manager = OM. NM was disliked from the start due to staring at young, female employees, disregard for personal space, and yelling at the staff. He’s also on thin ice for messing up payroll &... Read more »
answered on Dec 16, 2019
Hopefully you kept the tape, or the OM will back up your claim. You should call Human Resources right away. You can file a sexual harassment claim with the Human Rights Commission online and they will perform an investigation. Good Luck!
answered on Dec 12, 2018
NH is has a two way recording statute. Both parties need to be told that the other party is recording the other, otherwise is is a serious crime. There are exceptions but this does not sound like one of them. Be careful.
I recently reapplied for a position I had with the NH liquor Commission. I left my clerk position with a 2-week notice. I reapplied for
the same position and was told I was not eligible for re-hire. I ask why and was told that I was not permitted know why. Is there a way to find out why.... Read more »
answered on Apr 30, 2018
You could ask to see your personnel file, from the time you were working there, and possibly take a look at anything that is in there.
answered on Apr 24, 2018
Short answer is, based on these facts is-depends- it depends on what his title and job requirements are. There are federal and state laws that clearly protect employees from being called salary employees when in fact they should be getting overtime pay. You should call the NH Department of Labor.... Read more »
I have 4 weeks earned vacation time and I plan on giving a three week notice to my employer of me leaving the firm. It is my understanding that provided I give a two-week notice, I am entitled to my vacation time. I am wondering if my employer does not accept my resignation and terminates me when... Read more »
answered on Mar 7, 2018
First of all, congratulations on giving your company a four week notice, that in of itself shows that you are a very conscientious employee and they should appreciate that. I do believe, under your set of facts that yes, if they ask you to leave early you have indeed satisfied the requirement of a... Read more »
Injured by broken glass on a Monday, went home. Talked to my boss essentially begging her to fix a bunch of long-ongoing safety and equipment issues before I could come back. She said she'd get in touch with me the next day. Didn't hear from her for three days, then on Friday she fired... Read more »
answered on Jan 15, 2018
This is a complex issue that needs to be worked on with an employment attorney. You may have a suit for wrongful termination based on a public policy claim, but the facts need to be looked at more closely to make that determination. She can' deny your unemployment claim, but you can simply... Read more »
answered on Jan 3, 2018
If you had a reduction in pay due to being out comp has to make that up. But contact a member of the NH Assn for Justice because they give free consults and you want to know what to do to protect yourself
First they put me on a pip out of the blue after 17 months of employment without warning, many of the details are for things that others do and things i have done throughout the duration of my employment. Ive done very well on the pip.
Recently they say someone found a bedbug and they are... Read more »
answered on Dec 8, 2017
I would look first at the employee handbook to see what the policy is for being forced out of your job or put on unpaid leave and make sure they are following the procedures outlined in the handbook. If there is nothing in the handbook that protects you from this then you should call the Labor... Read more »
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