I think you posted this before. There is no legal claim for changing the timesheet. If she changed the timesheet, and that change resulted in you not being paid for time worked, you should report it to management/HR and you would have a legal claim for the unpaid time.
I am an employee in NC who has injured a toe and have received a doctor's note to "avoid prolonged periods of standing" at work for 1 week. My employer has told me I cannot come into work all week because of this, even though many of my job duties include working at a desk where no standing is... Read more »
Employers in this state are not required to honor doctor's notes or change, modify or remove any job duty due to a health/medical condition unless same is covered by the FMLA or the ADA. It is hard to tell if your situation is covered by either law from these facts, but my guess is that it is not.
Our managers took a trip to corporate, & the CEO told our district manager to let the employees know that if the cash drawer has a shortage, the person assigned to close the drawer that night will receive a write up and have to pay it back.
There are multiple people who use the cash drawer... Read more »
It would not be lawful for them to deduct if from your pay (directly) without your signed acknowledgement. However, they could simply say "pay it back or be fired." As you noted, this is an employment-at-will state where an employee can be fired for any reason. You cannot sue them for "trying to...Read more »
The employer is not required to pay more than minimum wage unless it promised you a specific higher wage or you were entitled to overtime. The first question is: were you being paid more than minimum wage before that pay period? The second question is: if so, did the employer notify you of the...Read more »
This is a complex question and you will need to speak directly to an employment attorney so that s/he can get more information about the situation. However, more than likely this is a violation of the law although I cannot be sure at this point. Do not wait; consult with an experienced employment...Read more »
Can a company give false information to the NC Department of Employment Security? Yes. If it is given under oath, such as during a hearing, the DES possibly could pursue perjury charges. If you still have an active claim and/or your time to appeal has not expired, then you can give the DES the...Read more »
That is wage theft and it is unlawful. You should consult with an experienced employment attorney as soon as possible to discuss your options. Keep in mind that attorneys are prohibited from contacting you, so you must reach out to the attorney of your choice.
I am about to get hired by a company that is in the home service business. My concern is that they want me to sign a non-compete agreement. After reading it I am concerned that I would be stuck with the company or will not be allowed to work in the field I have experience in if they fire me or I... Read more »
Yes, non-competes are valid in North Carolina, but they are subject to certain restrictions. They are valid in all states except California. If you are concerned about its validity in North Carolina, have an attorney review the clause and advise you on any issues with it.
Not sure I understand your question. If you are asking if someone can legally audio record a meeting where an employee receives a write up, the answer is yes. North Carolina is a "one party consent" state which means any participant to a conversation can record with or without the other...Read more »
HR and Employee Relations have had to intervene on my behalf back in Dec and Jan due to my boss retaliating against me by giving me additional work not given to the rest of the team. It's a long story, but eventually my stressful work environment took it's toll and I had an anxiety attack... Read more »
In general, yes your employer can deny the doctor's request. If you are covered by the Americans With Disabilities Act, the employer has a duty to consider reasonable accommodations for your condition (with or without a doctor's note). The decision on whether the employer has a duty to grant an...Read more »
Recently dismissed from a company after 15 years without incident or cause. I am a mid 40s, white female. Was told "the brand is moving in a different direction." And yet, the current supervisor (white male) filled the same position with one of MY former employees (white male).
Yes, unless the reason the male was placed in your former position due to sex. If you allege that it is due to sex, you will need sufficient evidence to prove sex was the reason. You have 180 days from the incident of alleged discrimination to file a charge with the EEOC.
Your employer is legally allowed to change your pay at any time as long as it is paying you at least minimum wage. The law requires the employer must notify you of any change in writing before the change occurs when you are continuing in the same position. This situation is more complex because...Read more »
I resigned from my job and returned their equipment. I fulfilled my obligation and was given the incorrect mailing address (zip code). I called several times with the carrier to correct the mistake and I also informed the manager with a screenshot of the info I was given. They apologized for giving... Read more »
This actually is not an employment law question. This is simply a matter of having property that does not belong to you that needs to be return. In general, yes, they can expect you to return their property regardless of the cost or the reason for an additional cost. I recommend you speak to...Read more »
I was laid of as a Project Controls Manager but in the HR database is still my old title Project Analyst. Former Supervisor refused to correct the title in the system while I was employed. I am concerned that potential future employers call my last employer and get the impression that I make false... Read more »
I negotiated 6 months severance upfront, paid over 6 months for company cash flow reasons, and have it in writing in my contract. I was laid off and the company agreed to pay. Now with the last couple of payments left they want to take it back saying that there was an outstanding invoice from a... Read more »
Can you be forced to do a job that is not your normal job? No. The employer has no legal way to force you. However, you can be fired if you refuse to do such a job. In these situations, I always recommend the employee access the importance of continued employment. If you do not need the job,...Read more »
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