They can get unemployement with no 5 day waiting. Hard to say if they have other rights as it's not clear why they were "off"---the fact that there is a pandemic doesn't get them off work if the workplace is legally open. But they should contact unemployment.
Your employer can require you to work any hours - including evenings and weekends. You should consult an employment attorney to ensure you are being properly compensated for all of those hours. If you are properly classified as an exempt outside sales employee, then your employer is not required...Read more »
I worked for 24 years and had to stop for 7 years to take care of my husband who was dying and on SSDI. He passed away in 2012 and I went back to work, after just 3 months I got hurt on the job and lost my thumb. I tried to go out on my own SSDI and they told me that I couldn't collect my SSDI... Read more »
Hi, I am very sorry to hear about your husband. You can begin to collect Social Security Retirement at 62 1/2. You will receive less by taking the money at age 62 1/2. If you waited until 67, you would receive a greater amount per month. You would never be able to apply for SSDI since your credits...Read more »
I recently changed my job and my H-1B has been filed by new employer and it is not approved yet. My spouse H4 (form I-539 approved and valid until May 2022 from my previous employer) was not filed by new employer.
Couple of days back my H-1B (form I-129) has been revoked by my... Read more »
I recently accepted a new job, and gave my current employer a three week notice. They came to me today stating that Friday would be my last day, and they were terminating my last two weeks of employment. I have 18 days of unused PTO time. Am I able to collect that? In the employee handbook it... Read more »
The Fair Labor Standards Act only requires that you be paid for hours worked, and unused PTO does not qualify as "hours worked" under the law. Thus, while you don't have any legal recourse if your employer refuses to pay out your unused PTO, you can always inquire about this with...Read more »
I have worked in a restaurant for the past 4 years. Recently the state of management has gone downhill. As someone who also works in the medical field, I understand I, as an employee, am not allowed to go into work around food with contagious conditions. I provided them two seperate doctors note... Read more »
I slipped and hit my head at my place of employment but was not on the clock. ER diagnosed me with a concussion and whiplash. I've been off work since Nov. 8th. My employer said her insurance doesnt cover missed wages.
You should consult a worker's compensation lawyer to see if you have a worker's compensation claim even though you were not on the clock. Secondly, if you fell because of the employer's negligence, the employer's liability insurance would potentially be responsible for lost...Read more »
I was recently terminated from a job at a county prison. I was sent a female inmate that resembled a male. I did not pat her down, breaking policy. However had i patted her down i would have been in trouble for patting down a female, also against policy. A female inmate never should have passed 4... Read more »
1) did her paperwork indicate gender? 2) its not clear if you didn't pat her down because you thought she was differently gendered or what. I'd suggest you contact the union rep, also appeal the unemployment denial and also contact a member of the Pa. Assn for Justice who handles...Read more »
Anyone can appeal anything. Doesn't mean they win. If the appeal is from the initial determination/examiners decision they can try to introduce evidence. If it's appealing a referee decision, they are stuck with the record.
My daughter is a swim instructor. My daughter completed lifeguard recertification training through her employer. Her supervisor told her that in lieu of paying my daughter for her time ($60) and then having to charge her for the course ($100), she just wouldn't pay her for the time and... Read more »
They should have told her up front and she certainly should be sure that their certification is good anywhere--check with a Y. It's a question does she want to work there or not. Yes it's tacky but a wage hour complaint may mean all the sudden they have no hours for her. As they are...Read more »
practice has slowed down and I was informed that my position is now going to be taken to what they are calling a Regular Part Time non exempt status. Verbally I was told it would be 30 hours with continued healthcare and benefits. My company wants me to sign a letter agreeing to this new contact... Read more »
I don't think you signing would be a problem as long as they state that this is not a reduction due to your conduct but just their business. Why not ask unemployment first? (for what it's worth, I understand the VA was looking for PT's).
I worked at a daycare from December 11 to March 22. I was expected to get paid today and didn’t due to some daycare expense issues. I “owed” $690 in daycare expenses and had a plan set up with my boss to take out $50 biweekly. since I had to relocate, due to not having a place to stay nearby... Read more »
Let me break it down for you: If you received $690 more in daycare services than the amount of your paycheck--and then quit working at the daycare--it does not appear unlawful for your employer to withhold and apply your last paycheck to cover a portion of what you owe them. Nor do they have to...Read more »
1)While still in the company everyone needs to get a written statement of accrued vacation etc. 2) this would be a claim to make against the owners that sold. If you don't get anywhere the US department of Labor Wage & Hour Division.
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