The same day I gave notice that I was resigning from my position as case manager at a non-profit homeless service my ex-boss called my landlord to complain. He sent me a text shortly after threatening to evict if I fall behind on rent since I had, "left the job for no reason." I left to accept a... Read more »
My son signed a non-compete agreement with a friend that has a mobile car detailing business. The friend did not provide for him so he started his own mobile car business. Now the friend is suing for non-compete. We live in Oklahoma. My son has not solicited any existing customers but has... Read more »
Oklahoma Courts look unfavorably at non-compete agreements, and certain types of these agreements are unenforceable. That being said, it's not absolute. Your son needs to contact an attorney immediately. If he has been sued, he may need to respond to the lawsuit or risk a default judgment being...Read more »
Three different times I asked what reference they were going to give me. I was assured, even in writing that it would only confirm my dates of employment and the position. Since I havent been hired I was suspicious about what was being said by previous employer. I have a recording of my former boss... Read more »
When you apply for a new job, they often request permission to contact your former employers. If you consented to this, then your former employer is immune from civil liability, per the law in Oklahoma. If you can show they provided false information, then the former employer loses their...Read more »
Yes. Those circumstances alone probably do not make the termination wrongful, but we would need more information. Oklahoma is an "at will employment" state, but there may be other reasons the termination was improper.
I had 30 hrs of PTO on my 4/10 paycheck and my next paycheck was 4/25 & my PTO is gone. They said they take it away because I did not use it by my 4/13 anniversary date. They never told me I had to use it or lose it. Is this legal?
I recommend you consult an employment attorney to discuss the details. Find out if this policy is in an employment handbook or otherwise documented somewhere. If so, be sure to bring it to the attorney consult.
You may have a cause of action but I recommend you consult an employment attorney. They cannot withhold pay, and you may be considered a "whistleblower", which may afford you additional protection. A lot of this is dependent on additional facts.
The day before filing the case, they chg 50% plus cost, but case was not filed in Federal court instead it went district. Only $75,000 was requested for damages. Is this chg to high? Counsel request court for attorney fees. If I'm being chg cost from the award. Would the request to the court for... Read more »
I have now been offered a job with a different employer and I have accepted the new position so can my current employer not pay me not only what has already been completed and just waiting on the customers to close out their purchase orders but also the sales that I made but the devices are still... Read more »
The answer to this question depends on the contractual agreement between you and your employer.
"Contractual agreement" can include written contracts, but, under certain circumstances, verbal statements by you or your employer, or action by you and your employer, can also be part of the...Read more »
that she said but the mgr over heard it and told me we are going to be doing drug testing soon, i took it as discrimation, harrassment , and bullying so i told her i will take one when she take one. just weeks before that all the employees had to sign a new drug statement since medical marjuana is... Read more »
If your employer does drug testing and makes it mandatory for all employees I don't see any problem of discrimination. If you were singled out there might be a case but other factors would still come into play. Since its supposed to be by blind pick, I would say that is fair. Have a talk with the...Read more »
My employer emailed me on November 19, 2018 that I "would be allowed to stay in the house through December 31, 2018." I have received no other eviction notice. This is my permanent home. I live in Oklahoma. Is this proper notice to vacate?
Since your room and board was included with your employment and your employment ended on November 19, 2018, and you were given more than 390 days notice to vacate, it was proper as the terms of your tenancy was ties to your employment which ended more than 30 days before you were required to quit...Read more »
She gets up at 6am every morning and works till 6pm chopping wood all day making 4x4x8 stacks of wood. Only paying her $20 dollars per trailer. That is below labor laws. She had told me other things in the past that were disturbing and cried not to go back and she was reported runaway last July... Read more »
We’ve researched definitions of what makes an employee. We know they’re not in stone but we feel they meet enough we should be employees. It’s for a Trivia game nationwide company & we host trivia games at bars. So: they tell us when & where to work. They supply the items needed to host a... Read more »
This depends entirely on the disposition of the criminal matter. This question should be answered by the specific agency that you are applying to for a position. Every agency has different requirements.
I have an ongoing workman's comp case which requires physical therapy under care of a Orthopedic Dr. My Employer said since I missed work (have medical forms stating I could not work) that I will not receive my bonus.
She is 19 and received virtually no training on how to handle situations like that other than to squirt them with a water bottle. There were 3 employees watching 70 dogs. She wasn’t even allowed to leave to get medical treatment even though she was bitten quite badly. What legal actions can she... Read more »
They do a pull of the NCIC, so if it is reflected there it will show up. I do believe there is a question on the SF-86 on mental health, so make sure you answer it fully and completely. It's the cover up that always gets people.
In January I slipped and fell on the job and severed my patellar tendon. The injury required surgical reattachment and for two days after surgery I was told not to move from my bed. I wasn't not sent home on any type of anticoagulants or with an exercise machine and I developed a DVT which led to a... Read more »
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