Basically, I work at a restaurant and last Thursday, the power went out. We had to close the restaurant, and it was probably around 6:30 - 7:00 PM. I'm fairly sure that employees should be sent home if they cannot work but we had to stay until 9:00 PM and then we were finally sent home. The... Read more »
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, employers must ensure that tipped employees' hourly wage, combined with tips earned, equals at least the federal minimum wage of $7.25. If you didn't receive any tips during the hours the power was out but you were still required to be at work, your employer must...Read more »
I was working for a company and I work a couple of days and do to my medical problem I was not able to continue the job so when it was time for me to get paid for the days I did work the have not paid me and I sent a 24 hour notice to my Boss and his Boss letting them know if I don't receive my... Read more »
You have the option of filing a complaint with the SC Dept. of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (LLR). They can investigate your claim and potentially fine the employer. But they cannot recover your money. If the amount you're owed is less than $7,500, then you can file a small claims court lawsuit...Read more »
You should immediately consult an employment law attorney in South Carolina to discuss your situation. You may have a claim for unpaid wages under the federal law (Fair Labor Standards Act) and state law.
I have charges in FL that were adjudicated withheld. I was 18 and received robbery and assault and battery charges. ( I was in the car when it happened, didn’t do it) I’m now 22 and trying to get my massage therapy license and I’m worried adjudicated withheld doesn’t mean anything to the... Read more »
Active asthma and said the environmental exposures at work are the cause and excused me from 2days of work. I notified my supervisor that I’m out on worker comp. While on workers comp. I filed a osha complaint concerning the quality of air and toxic chemicals that are the cause of the asthma they... Read more »
If your exposure to the workplace has resulted in your developing or aggravating your asthma, you should have a viable workers' comp case. You can go to another doctor. My first piece of advise is to get a company to test the air quality at your place of employment before they "fix it." You need...Read more »
Yesterday 3 hours before my shift ended I was called into office and was told that due to a b s excuse they like to use I have to be terminated Now I don't know if I can get help with my situation and they are liable. I had been with them full time for over 2 years I have No insurance Please help
If the holiday was given by mistake, then the company can take it back. If the pay was lawfully earned by the employees or owed pursuant to a policy or contract, then the company should not be able to take it back.
By closed, do you mean he has settled his claim? Does he have a lawyer? If he has settled his claim, his options may depend on how the claim was settled. Depending on the circumstances, there may not be much else he can do except apply for social security disability. If he has not settled his...Read more »
I work for an ecig retail shop in Fort Mill, SC. After not properly IDing someone who was a secret shopper (and easily looked 30-35 years old), I was threatened by y boss in a very crass manner that he would file a civil suit against me until i have no money left and owe him for the rest of my... Read more »
Yes, if an employer fails to pay the employee, then the employee can bring a lawsuit under the SC Wage Payment Act. If the amount owed is less than $7500, then you can bring a lawsuit in small claims court/magistrate's court yourself. You can also contact the SC LLR to file a complaint, although...Read more »
You can apply for unemployment benefits, but the amount you might receive is based on your income in the months leading to your termination. Also, if you were fired for cause, then you won't receive any benefits.
Employer informed job classification is lower than what is appropriate for the type of work I do. As a result, I’m being paid less than I should be. As job duties continue to increase, my salary has not been corrected. What can I do to receive fair compensation?
Unfair pay can be negotiated to a more fair salary amount, but there's no legal claim for it. The only exception is for cases where you have been misclassified as exempt from overtime pay but you are, in fact, working overtime hours without getting paid overtime (in other words, you might be...Read more »
An incident report but I wasn’t told to go to a specific emergency room and I also talked to my boss upon entering the er and afterwards I was out of work for about a week but upon returning I found out the er I went to wasn’t part of their workers comp and they used my accumulated sick time to... Read more »
Generally, when you injure yourself while working, you are entitled to 66% of your average weekly wages if you miss more than 7 days. The insurance company is also responsible for directing and payment of your causally-related medical treatment. If you had to go to the ER immediately after given...Read more »
South Carolina law does not require an employer to offer funeral leave; however some employers do offer it as a benefit. Check your employee handbook. Otherwise, you'll just have to request it off and see what the employer does.
I work for an adult novelty store and recently learned of a large number of highly unethical and borderline illegal practices by both the owner and several employees. I've learned from both current and past employees that I'm being strong armed into quitting because these "practices" are bringing... Read more »
If the unethical conduct violates the law, then you can report such conduct to the appropriate authorities. It depends greatly on the exact facts of your case as to whether you would be protected from retaliation if you report the misconduct. You should seek counsel with an experienced employment...Read more »
Time accrued occurred prior to the singing of this handbook update. I can see vacation time earned after this new rule being withheld , but the vacation time prior was when this was not the policy and they are going back and retroactively including that time as well, and also under the previous... Read more »
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