The company I left does a small percentage (less than 1%) of work that I would potentially be competing with so it would not affect their core business. Also, I would be providing only some overlapping services, and not all that I was producing at the previous company. Do I need to worry about an... Read more »
The answer depends very much on the exact language of the non-compete. SC law requires that a non-compete be limited reasonably in time (three years or less, generally) and reasonably in geographic scope, among other requirements. If you serviced customers all over the US, then the agreement MAY...Read more »
We put all of the tips together and divide them amongst the employees based on hours worked at the end of the month. Can an employer take those tips away? They say they’re a privilege to get, not a right, and they can take them away at any given time.
If you are getting paid $2.13 an hour plus tips, then you are entitled to your tips, unless some of those tips are subject to a valid tip pool arrangement. If you are paid at at least $7.25 an hour, then the law is a little unclear on whether or not you are entitled to keep those tips. Speak with a...Read more »
Was denied unemployment benefits and pending chargers were placed on background. I have no source of income. The chargers and termination were reason for no employment after companies checked background.
If the police charged you with a crime, the employer is legally allowed to fire you. SC is an at-will employment state, and unless the termination is based on discrimination on the basis of age, race, disability, sex, religion, or national origin, then you don't have a basis to sue your employer.
You can say no, but your employer would have every right to fire you for insubordination. SC is an at-will employment state, so unless the decision to send employees home is motivated by race, age, disability, sex, or other protected reason, the employer can send people home early.
I work for a pest control company. My boss gives me a work truck to drive to my jobs. I accidentally backed my work truck into a small tree I didn’t see while leaving a customers house, 2 years ago. It damaged the bumper. I put in my 2 weeks and today, the day before I’m supposed to leave my... Read more »
Not necessarily. If you are leaving, leave. He can try suing you but you were doing his business. Ask to see the estimates first--make copies. If he tries to sue you you have a defense. Was the bumper deformed?
I was paid bi-weekly. I was let go at the end of a pay period in which I worked both weeks of that pay period. When I got my last check from the company, it was only for one week. I called and talk to HR and they told me that the dates that are printed on my pay stub are not correct. They said that... Read more »
If you have not been paid for all hours that you worked, then you can contact the SC Labor, Licensing and Regulation to file a complaint. You can also bring a lawsuit in small claims court (magistrate's court) for the unpaid wages.
I have a Master's degree, my company said they would pay for me to go back to get an MBA. Now, they changed their mind and said that they will not offer me tuition assistance for anything because I already have a graduate degree.
No, level of education is not a protected category. However, if the company promised to provide tuition assistance but then went back on its promise, then it may be a breach of contract claim that you have. Of course, details matter and a consult with an employment lawyer would be required.
Unfortunately, yes, it is possible to be terminated while on workers' compensation in South Carolina. The work injury status does not protect your job. South Carolina is an employment at will state. Employees can be terminated for any reason - good or bad - or no reason, with a few exceptions...Read more »
I am a Bariatric Surgeon. I recently resigned as a solo hospital employed Bariatric surgeon because of bad faith dealings on the part of my hospital. I had a non-compete restrictive covenant in my contract for one year, 70 mile radius of the hospital. Since I was a solo practitioner and the... Read more »
If the agreed-upon terms of employment call for you to receive 30% of a job, then that is what you are owed. It would be helpful to have that agreement in writing, but a verbal agreement can still be valid, if you can prove it.
Am currently employed by Charleston County School District. This is my third year teaching and the second year I have worked for CCSD. The 2016-2017 school year has brought tremendous emotional distress into my work, family, and personal life. The students at the school this year have been... Read more »
My mgr approached me in the middle of the store where I was working yelling at me in front of all the other employees and customers because I needed to get off 2 hours early to take my daughter to the doctor. He laughed at me as he told me that I could not go. Then he called me a name and told me... Read more »
Typically, SC DEW includes the statutory definition of "good cause" on the form that you were sent that denied you benefits. In general, the good cause requirement will be satisfied if your reason for leaving was due to unsafe working conditions or job tasks, a violation of your employment...Read more »
I work for a nonprofit gym chain watching children while their parents work out. My employer does not allow their employees to take outside babysitting jobs for their members, (although doing so would not take business away from the employer). They claim it's for the safety of the children, which... Read more »
SC is an at-will employment state, meaning that you can be fired for any reason at all, good or bad, or even no reason. There's nothing illegal about your employer's rule that would prevent them from firing you for violating it. You also always have the right to quit at any time.
This is a complicated issue. The short answer is, usually, yes, you can be let go. South Carolina is what is called an employment at will state which generally means an employer can hire or fire for any reason, good or bad, or no reason at all. There are some exceptions.An employer can not hire...Read more »
I work as a tipped employee in a restaurant and rarely see a paycheck due to the money I make. I received my w2 and due to the lack of federal withholdings I owe a large amount of taxes. Is there any liability on the employer's end?
The withholding is governed by the Form W-4 you (the taxpayer) fill out when you start working somewhere. Here's a W-4 for 2017 https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw4.pdf Based on your entries on the Form, the withholding will be adjusted. Often, people will put so many exemptions on the Form that...Read more »
The company's No Fault Attendance Policy may terminate me for having 2 No Call-No Shows in a 12 month period. Does WC protect me in any way OR should I have called in to at least let my supervisor or management know my whereabouts each of these 2 occurrences. I did let them know ahead of time... Read more »
I'm sorry to have to tell you that your concern is correct. You can be fired for violating company policy, even when you have a workers' comp claim. South Carolina is an "employment at will" state which basically means that, except for illegal discrimination, an employer can fire you for almost any...Read more »
I'm a little unclear whether you were hurt in SC or hurt elsewhere before you took a job in SC. If you have a SC workers' comp claim, with the permanent problem you appear to have as a result of your work injury, you would be entitled to be compensated. It's called permanent partial disability....Read more »
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