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.
Potential gender discrimination lawsuit is being consulted on with the area lawyers. If EEOC discrimination complaint is filed, would it be damaging to a future lawsuit if materialized? Reason for filing with EEOC is an approaching deadline for statute of limitation in the state.
The previous employee did not want to work for the organization leaving it quickly with no one to take over. I was hired as bookkeeper to fill the position four months ago and to keep bills paid. Now the previous employee wants to return, so I was released. Is that legal?
Yes, unless you had some written employment contract which promises you employment for a particular length of time. My guess is that there is no such contract, and so your employer can terminate you "at will."
You would, however, be eligible for unemployment compensation, and...Read more »
Your employer is required to report your work injuries to their insurance company and the State. There are several reporting requirements for both the employer and the injured worker. Therefore, I recommend that you contact a Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Attorney to discuss your...Read more »
Instead of giving me a raise, my employer told me my bonus and profit sharing would be my total payroll. Everyone else in the company gets their payroll plus bonus and profit sharing. Now the company didn't make as much money as he anticipated in the last 6 months, so my "salary" is... Read more »
You have no right to a raise absent a union contract or employment contract.you say the others get payroll plus bonus and profit sharing --are you saying now you are getting bonus and profit sharing but no pay?
If the first one, I don't see a wage hour case; in second one could have a...Read more »
This company has been paying their employees unused vacation days at the end of each year so employees have depended on this money to be used for Christmas. This year the company told their employees, the week they were to receive the checks that they would not receive payment until April. Also... Read more »
Thank you for reaching out. There is no Pennsylvania law that requires an employer to provide vacation benefits to employees. If the employer chooses to do so, and has a policy that discusses how vacation leave will be handled, the employer must comply with the terms of its established policy or...Read more »
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