No, but they can make it a condition of continued employment under many circumstances. If such a test is “job related and consistent with business necessity,” the employer can require a COVID-19 test as a condition of continued employment. This is largely being interpreted as meaning will the...Read more »
I worked part time for a company making the $7.25 minimum hourly wage. The company also had a tip pool on top of their pay, and employees were tipped equally every day. When I quit the job, the manager told me that they were going to withhold my tips from the previous day I had already worked. They... Read more »
This is a tricky situation. Under federal law, employers are generally only required to pay you at least your state's minimum wage for each hour of work you perform. In the service industry, this means your server wage + your tips received must equal a ground total that averages out to an...Read more »
$34,000. The next morning he took it to his boss to get advise. His boss told him to just go home and then meet him at his house at 2pm and he (the boss) would take him to cash it. At some point the boss told my roommate that he would give him $1000. So he then comes home and tells me everything... Read more »
I work for a company who is a contractor for a bigger company. I recently applied to work for the bigger company, was offered a job, then told I couldn’t work for them because my current employer (their contractor) and them signed a contract with a no hire clause in it.
An antipoaching or no-poaching agreement between two businesses may or may not be legal based on the language of the agreement and the particular circumstances of your particular case. Ordinarily, whether the employee knows about such an agreement is not a significant factor in determining whether...Read more »
I was hired as a “trainee” while I completed the hours toward my certification. I signed a document that if I left less than 2 years after my certification I would pay back the training costs. I don’t feel like taxes, overtime and other benefits should be included in training costs.
Unless you specified in your agreement that training costs includes taxes, overtime, and other benefits, I would think that a court would not construe those items as "training costs" using the ordinary definition of that term.
No, in Texas, district courts do not have exclusive jurisdiction over at-will employment contract disputes. Under Section 24.007 of the Texas Government Code, a district court has jurisdiction of a civil matter in which the amount in controversy is more than $500, exclusive of interest. That is...Read more »
Employee's? Let me say never had any kind of accident in my job. Must add I was told you pay for this out of your own pocket or your fired. I was sent an email say the damage was $15,000. I'm 70yrs old I don't need this. Could anyone please guide to some options. Thanks
Unless you have a written employment agreement for a specific term of employment, your employer most likely can terminate you because one of the subordinates you are responsible to supervise caused an accident. However, legally, as an employee, your employer cannot successfully sue you for such...Read more »
They have written company policy clock in notices posted at each time clock. States employees must show up before their required shift to change into clothes provided on job site, but not to clock in until you are changed. Is that not considered work? They require it to be done and can only be done... Read more »
Under the FLSA, the time spent changing into the clothes provided on the job site is consider compensable work because your employer is requiring you to change into those clothes at the job site. If your workplace is unionized, however, you and your fellow employees could have collectively...Read more »
I am guessing you want to know if giving out your personal number was wrong. It was. I'm not sure what you would like to do about it. You should go to whomever the supervisor is that was part of this disclosure of your private information. Ask or tell them do take action to stop it. If you...Read more »
My employer sold their location to another company. We were advised to WFH permanently with the only condition that we have stable internet. I moved state and been living in TX (2nd home) for over a year with manager knowing the situation. Today, I got let go due to "needed to be within 50... Read more »
You are going to need to get the guidance you need from a Texas employment law attorney because that is the location where you are working. A California attorney cannot provide you with sound advice for this.
If you were in California, your employer has the right to make the rules, and as...Read more »
I am from India. Last year I got married to my girlfriend who is a US Citizen and I got adopted by a US Citizen. In 2020, During COVID'19, I could not function my MBA program as my SEVIS got Terminated. Recently I and my wife were planning to buy a home. Since I don't have a work... Read more »
It depends on why you were let go. For example, if you believe you were targeted for termination based on a discriminatory reason (i.e. based on your race, sex, age, disability, or religion), then you should contact a Texas employment law attorney to discuss a discrimination claim under Title VII...Read more »
For the last 13 weeks they put down 20 hours, 33 hours, 30 hours, 40 hours etc. I was actually working a ton of overtime. 60 hours, 60 hours, 58 hours, 48 hours, etc. there was only 1 week that I worked 38 hours and that was because I hurt myself on a Thursday and left early. The head... Read more »
If you have a claim filed through the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation, you have the right to challenge the wages your employer has listed at an administrative hearing. The easiest way is for you to get copies of your paycheck stubs to document your actual wages...Read more »
My wife and her fellow employees have been forces to use pto when the company's network has a bug or other issues. Any time they have an issue they tell the employees not to log in and that their pto will be used until the issue is fixed. It happens at least once a month.
There are no laws that require companies to offer paid time off, so if your employer does offer this benefit, they can also control the terms of when it can (or must) be used, such as in the situation you described above.
I’m being threatened by a make believe company that they will report me for stealing company funds. I do not legally work for them and they sent me funds over cash app. Since it was sent from cash app is it legally mine? They wanted me to be a money mule for them and convert it to Bitcoin for... Read more »
Absolutely do not give this company any of your personal information. They are trying to phish you or obtain your personal details. There is a way on the cash app., I believe, to return the money, decline to accept it or report it as fraudulent. I would explore those avenues. The cash is not...Read more »
My current work schedule is from my last day off on May 25th and my next day off will be June 8th. That’s 14 straight days without a day off. I work full time hours even though it says I’m part time. Would I get in trouble if I called in to take a day off for rest?
Assuming you're 18 or older, there are no laws that limit the number of days or hours you can be scheduled to work. If you are concerned about your current schedule, you should approach your manager or HR department and ask to have one of these days removed from your schedule.
I was at the corporate location in Desoto Tx working/training and was informed of the separation last minute and not given a valid reason. Now I am unexpectedly unemployed and no one from the company is taking my calls emails or texts to answer my general questions about compensation insurance and... Read more »
Texas is an at-will employment state, meaning you or your employer can terminate the employment relationship at any time and for any reason, or for no reason at all. Thus, employers do not need to provide a reason for an employee's termination.
The offer letter contains mine and the employer's signature, the agreed upon salary, and my start date. The director called me and said the person I was replacing changed her mind and wanted her job back. They gave it to her since she was a good and long standing employee. If my current... Read more »
While a review of the document you signed would be necessary to answer this question, job offer letters are usually not considered enforceable contracts. As a result, an employer can rescind a job offer for any reason, even if the employee has already signed an offer letter.
Basically, husband works for state and has tons of sick time. He used some and brought a doctor's note that said he could return next day. He was still sick and didn't come back til day after. Now they are threatening to write him up if he cannot provide a doctor's note to... Read more »
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