Maybe. Is your workplace safe? OSHA compliant? Everyone wearing face masks and social distancing? Are you in compliance with EEOC guidelines to protect everyone? Check their website. Consult with an employment lawyer.
I have been granted asylum with an I 94 that says asylum granted indefinitely. My work permit is expiring and I couldnt renew it because of the pandemic. My employer said that I need to submit new e9 employee verification to continue working. Uscis website say I dont need work permit coz of asylee... Read more »
An employee can present a List A document OR a combination of List B and C documents. Your EAD card is a List A document. Without it you can present a combination of List B and C documents. So you can present you Drivers License (List B document) and your Social Security Card (List C document)....Read more »
If you can effectively work from home and your employer instructs you to return to work and you reasonably believe that this places your health in jeopardy, I would recommend that you request the reasonable accommodation of continued work at home or telecommunting.
See what happens after you return from furlough and gather as much information when that happens. If your pay stays the same, is that an adverse employment action? You will not know until you return and get all of the details. If they ask you to sign or agree to something speak with a lawyer before...Read more »
Terminated from contract role after weeks of increasingly hostile treatment from my supervisor (partner at the firm) & another project lead (new contract worker. Old friend of supervisor). I received entirely positive feedback for months until they botched a proposal and lost the client. The... Read more »
It's also a huge city which is actually very small. Professionals rarely have time to ruin other professionals' lives. They also don't want to give some law firm ammunition for a lawsuit. Remember, it's a one-party consent state to record others so I assume that I am being...Read more »
New York is an employment at will state, meaning that an employer can fire an employee without any notice at any time for any reason or even no reason at all. There are some exceptions to this rule, the details of which I recommend you discuss with an attorney as they can be very fact specific.
When I applied for my unemployment benefits my work authorization was valid. During the time when I was getting benefits my work authorization expired. I have applied for work authorization Renewal. Can I get my unemployment benefits after I applied for a new unemployment authorization?
I live & work in NY state. I applied for Paid Family Leave (PFL) to bond with my 4 months old. I notified to my employer on 04/20/2020 via email mentioning my leave start date (04/27) - end date (07/06) for 10 weeks. My employer did not responded to my PFL request for over one week but suddenly... Read more »
What you posted is really screwed up, but in the light of the Corona virus people are being fired left and right just because there is no work. I wish I could give you a road map to follow. But, no attorney can tell you what to do without a consultation. If you want specific advice talk to an...Read more »
An immigration lawyer is probably the best person to address your question since those of us who do not practice immigration law are unaware of laws governing work permit expiration or at what point it is mandatory to renew your work permit, consequences for allowing a work permit to expire if that...Read more »
If at least 30 days pass between an employee's date of separation and their first payment of severance or dismissal pay then the severance or dismissal pay should not affect unemployment benefits so long as the person otherwise qualifies for unemployment benefits. This is a general statement...Read more »
I was laid off from my job. The company HQ is in NJ, but I worked out of the NYC office. I had unused vacation days. It looks like in NY employers are required to pay employees for their unused time but in NJ they are not. I’m curious as to which jurisdiction this situation lands in?
I work for a recycle company that is currently still in operation but laying us off in June and are taking no precautions and no supplying use with masks or no sanitation items or disinfectant can I quit for good cause now and be eligible for unemployment I have many health issues along with my... Read more »
If you work for a company that is considered an essential business, there is no obligation on the part of your employer to cease operations, even if you feel that you are putting your health at risk. If you quit before you are laid off, you may not be eligible for unemployment benefits. Whether...Read more »
Apply honestly for unemployment benefits. If your employer is not insisting that all employees and customers cover their faces tell DOL that. If you qualify honestly for $1 of state unemployment you should recover $600 a week in federal unemployment benefits but only until atbvb the latest July 26,...Read more »
My sister lives in a small town in upstate NY. She works at a bank and has been a volunteer firefighter (most of the department is volunteer) for years (long before she got the job at the bank). Her boss at the bank has said she is not allowed to go on fire calls anymore because of fears she may... Read more »
Sounds ridiculous. I hope the bank demands that everyone including customers and employees wear masks. I believe that is now mandatory in retail establishments. And even if it were not any reasonable employer would require employees and customers to wear face covering today.
I work in a house with 3 individuals who reside there. I work overnight so they are sleeping in there rooms. Head nurse wants all staff to wear masks. Due to my religious believes I cannot wear one. What do I do?
I don't know. If I were a patient and you refused to wear a mask and I got sick there would probably be a big lawsuit. If you are not staying at least 6 feet away FROM EVERYONE except those you live with you are endangering other people's lives. Does your religion allow you to do that and...Read more »
If your unemployment is related to COVID-19 you should eventually receive benefits from the day you lost your job. The new unemployment laws are being amended almost daily. Almost everyone now qualifies for some type of unemployment unless they receive paid leave or can work from home and get paid....Read more »
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