James J. Hux's answer If your employer did so, it could be FMLA retaliation. You should speak with an employment law attorney as soon as possible to discuss your situation in more detail. Some will offer free initial consultations.
James J. Hux's answer You should contact an employment law attorney as soon as possible. It is not clear if you already left or not, but your employer should have paid you on the date of the soonest pay period. Some attorneys will offer a free initial consultation.
Neil Klingshirn's answer Anybody can do anything they want, but there may be consequences. The better question is whether you can recover your vested deferred compensation if your employer wants to keep it for itself.
If the deferred compensation program is covered by ERISA, you have a remedy under Section 510 of ERISA. That remedy lets you file suit in federal court and recover your attorneys' fees if you prevail. If the plan is not covered by ERISA, then state contract laws probably give you a remedy. You...
Neil Klingshirn's answer Every case is different, so the best course is to get advice specific to your situation. That said, as a general rule you should evaluate the strength of the evidence for your claim, the amount of damages you could recover and the costs you will incur to recover those damages.
Here, your claim is that gender discrimination is blocking your advancement to a better position. The manager's statement is direct evidence of that discrimination. You can testify that he said it, as can any of...
James J. Hux's answer Your employer could potentially be fined, but one thing to consider is if your employer terminated you in retaliation for your report. For that, you should contact an employment law attorney to discuss your situation in more detail.
Michael Karst's answer Without reviewing your short-term and long-term disability policies, it is difficult to say whether your employer went about things correctly. Assuming you are an at-will employee, an employer may terminate your employment at any time and for any legal reason (with a few exceptions). That is still true even if you are out on disability leave. You may want to speak with a qualified attorney regarding your severance package. The law typically requires an employer to provide you with a minimum...
Matthew Williams' answer Technically, nothing. But a business without someone at the helm is seriously endangered. I would suggest you all get together with the owner and a lawyer to ensure the business operations will pass on to someone trusted. Obviously, the boss here needs a lawyer for the criminal side too.
Brian Smith Esq's answer It certainly sounds as though they would have to pay. Employers are generally held to comply with their vacation policies. A review of the entire policy should be conducted to ensure there are no exceptions.
Brian Smith Esq's answer More information would be needed to fully evaluate this. The employer must pay you at least minimum wage of course. If you are protected by a contract with a wage rate, or perhaps a union contract, you might be able to challenge this. However, absent a minimum wage violation or contract violation, it is likely that an employer could adjust wage rates based on attendance.
Matthew Williams' answer You are not legally required to disclose any information pertaining to your sealed record. The dismissal depends on the law from another state. But, the rub for you, since they found it, is that they don't have to hire you. So, you can refuse to explain and they can simply take the job somewhere else.
Matthew Williams' answer It's possible they simply weren't reported. The legal system is a bureaucracy like any other. It's also possible these cases were resolved with quick pleas in a mayor's court. Many of the mayor's courts do not put their records online or submit any information to databases so the only way to find the cases is to actually ask the mayor's court, which of course, requires knowing which on to ask.
Joseph Jaap's answer Who is telling you to do that? If it is the company's attorney or accountant advising you to do this, get a second opinion if you are uncomfortable. As president, you have certain fiduciary duties under Ohio law, and so the company should have both an attorney and a tax adviser to provide appropriate advise when such questions arise. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a business attorney to represent the company in its affairs. The attorney can probably recommend a business tax accountant.
Joseph Jaap's answer There is no way to answer without knowing details of what you have developed. It might fall under copyright or patent, or neither. Ideas are not copyrighted, but the expression can be. But a method or technique could be patentable. And any employment contract or terms of employment included in an employment handbook or other restrictions related to your employment might allow your employer to claim ownership. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local intellectual property law attorney...
Matthew Williams' answer From that very limited information its hard to say if you are being scammed in some way or just working for a really cheap company that doesn't want to give anyone enough hours that they would be full time.
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