Mr. Michael O. Stevens' answer Possibly not. There are very specific rules on repayment of draws, and there may be unlawful deductions due to this that could potentially wipe out the debt, might even put some money in your pocket if done right.
Mr. Michael O. Stevens' answer There is no law that requires it. However, there also is no law that requires you to show up to work on time. The point being, your employer can require it and refusal could be seen as insubordination.
Mr. Michael O. Stevens' answer Depends, are they a licensed contractor? If they are, then you should be good. If you hired someone else, well, you were not supposed to and you may be on the hook. File a claim with your homeowner's policy and see if they can sort it out.
Mr. Michael O. Stevens' answer You need an employment law attorney, preferably one who has handled these types of claims against strip clubs. However, keep in mind the statute of limitations has limits as to how far back you can get wages back, so act quickly.
Mr. Michael O. Stevens' answer If this is a chain that has enough employees to qualify for Oregon's new predictive scheduling law, and they violated that, then he could get compensation for the cut hours and go after them for retaliation as a whistleblower.
Mr. Michael O. Stevens' answer Legally you never have show up, as slavery is illegal. But, if you don't show up you risk being fired. The real issue is if this is your first check, as they have something like 35 days for that first one.
Mr. Michael O. Stevens' answer While there are sometimes exceptions in federal law to home healthcare, which I'm not sure if there are in this instance, usually if someone is required to be at work they have to be paid. Contact BOLI.
With the paycheck item, you may have something. As in, I am assuming you mean your final paycheck took a week, which since you were fired meant it was due by the end of the next business day. I would contact an employment law attorney to discuss what you can do and how much you might be able to get from your former employer.
Mr. Michael O. Stevens' answer Depends on how much you are talking about. If it is under $10k, you can go to small claims court. More than that, file in regular circuit court. Of course, you would be better off using an attorney, as most do these types of cases on a contingency basis, meaning you only pay them if you win.
Mr. Michael O. Stevens' answer Oregon is an at-will state, meaning they can fire you for basically any reason, or no reason at all. They cannot fire you because you are say black, gay, Jewish, etc., but almost any other reason such as you wore a blue shirt.
Now, if you text was discussing work conditions with a co-worker, then you might have something since you are allowed to discuss conditions of employment with others.
Mr. Michael O. Stevens' answer Your employer is forced to give you a lunch after 6 hours of work, so they have to give you this lunch. Now, if you are working through the lunch, then you have to be paid.
Jeff Merrick's answer Your question raises several issues, including whether you have a "disability" and whether the employer had a duty to work with you to see if it could accommodate your disability.
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