I was working online remotely for a company based out of California as an independent contractor and they were due to pay the remainder of what they owed us and they never did. The total came out to over $9000 and all attempts to get them to pay have been met with dead ends.
answered on May 30, 2023
You mentioned in your prompt that they agreed to a contract. I assume that means that you have a contract signed by the company regarding the terms of your services. First look to the contract and see what it says under default.
If you are just using the word "contract" as a... Read more »
Employer gave us the option of "quit or relocate" and the relocation package offer has a term stating they'll only pay for relocation expenses (minus taxes) 30 days after they receive a copy of the signed lease. I'm located in UT. Company is in CA.
answered on May 23, 2023
You don't really get "pay" for relocating, it could be a job benefit to receive expenses for relocation. It would not be proper for any employer, CA or UT to withhold your wages for failing to provide proof of a lease agreement. Wages are earned for work performed, not relocation.... Read more »
I received a letter stating I can make payments on repaying a sign on bonus back they gave me the information to put on the check but never told me where to send it or anything like that, I’ve reached out multiple times and received no response what actions do I need to take on either paying them... Read more »
answered on Sep 23, 2022
If you are obilated to pay back the signing bonus, just go to their website or look up their business on the state business registration website https://secure.utah.gov/bes/index.html and send a certified check in the mail to their address.
Just because they haven't responded... Read more »
When lightning is reported within a certain number of miles, employees are prohibited from leaving the building until no strikes have been recorded for 30 minutes. They are told they cannot go home if this happens at the end of shift and are also prohibited from using restroom facilities which are... Read more »
answered on Jul 1, 2022
So many issues.
"Is it legal?" is a loaded question. There is nothing specifically illegal about having a policy in place. Employers can make a policy about nearly anything and employees may choose to follow the policy, seek other employment, or ignore the policy and risk... Read more »
I cannot do my job correctly working from a cubicle and that’s why they had me work from home in the first place. Now there is new management and they think they can do my job better than me.
answered on Mar 30, 2023
More information would be needed in order to effectively answer your question. Can you not perform you work correctly in house because of a disability? if that were the case, you may be able to attempt to get reasonable accommodations. If you just prefer to work at home and they are requiring you... Read more »
For background, I cohabitate(d) with my girlfriend and her parents. With my termination, this supervisor notified my girlfriend’s parents before I had the opportunity to repose & break the news myself (this is in the span of less than 24 hours.) This has resulted in my displacement from their... Read more »
answered on Sep 21, 2021
You should consult with an attorney in Utah. Each state has different laws regarding communications with others. If someone says or writes something false, the publisher can be held liable for damages caused by the defamation of character (libel or slander). Many states also allow a cause of... Read more »
I work at a residential addiction treatment facility in Utah. I work less than 24 hours per day. One or two nights per week I am required to do a "sleep shift". A 9.25 hour period in which I am required to sleep at the facility in case of an emergency with any of the clients. The thinking... Read more »
answered on Nov 18, 2020
Assuming you work less than 24 hours per day during your sleep shifts (i.e. normal shift + sleep shift = less than 24 hours total), then your employer must abide by the minimum wage and overtime requirements of the FLSA. The federal and Utah minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, so your pay for the sleep... Read more »
During the COVID-19 pandemic, workers are required to pass through a medical checkpoint to answer a questionnaire and have their temperatures checked. Workers must then walk 10-30 minutes from the checkpoint to their "start" area and must be there at 7AM to be officially clocked in. I am... Read more »
answered on May 20, 2020
Both of these issues are governed by the Fair Labor Standards Act. Unpaid breaks of 30 minutes or more are permissible under the FLSA, so you need not be paid during your lunch breaks. Whether you should be paid for the time you spend in the medical checkpoint and walking to your work station is a... Read more »
I am a widower and my son has special needs so I’m wondering about my rights
answered on Apr 1, 2020
This depends on the size of your employer. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act takes effect today, April 1, 2020. Under the Act, employees who are required to stay home to care for children whose schools have been closed due to COVID-19 concerns are required to receive sick pay at 2/3 their... Read more »
Hi. I just started working with a company and they already performed urine test and mouth swab for preemployment and I passed both. However 2 days later another employee saw me in the car smoking something on a tinfoil. My question is, can the company ask me to drug test immediately without giving... Read more »
answered on Feb 7, 2020
Yes, your employer can require a drug test without notice based on reasonable suspicion.
im on probation i got hired and did everythng drug screening driving record they didnt require background check so i marked no on the convictions part of application. my probation officer called to verify employment then employer re looked at application and seen i marked no and fired me the... Read more »
answered on Feb 7, 2020
If you have been convicted of a crime, and you indicated on your job application that you have not been convicted of a crime, then your employer can terminate your employment for providing false information on your application.
The charge was 8 years ago
answered on Dec 11, 2019
You need an employment law attorney to answer this question.
I was promoted to a manager position in September. This was to come with a $.50 increase in my wage. I've just noticed today on a pay slip that my wage had not changed at all. After looking over this, my GM raised my wage to the appropriate amount but refuses to back pay as she does not have... Read more »
answered on Nov 29, 2019
You can take them to small claims court. It will cost at least $100 to file the claim. You will need to show proof of when you were made a manager and started doing work that managers do. You will want to weigh the effects of suing your own company with the benefit of obtaining the unpaid $300.... Read more »
And in a panic I grab the tool to get grease off and other stuff off the grill and the oil was at the highest temperature. And when I scrapped the burnt everything off the oil went up the tool on to my hand and caused. 2nd-3rd degree burns from the tip of my finger to my nuckle. After a half hour... Read more »
answered on Oct 18, 2019
I'm very sorry to hear about your injury and the retaliation by your company. You probably have a workers compensation claim for your injuries and a wrongful termination. You should definitely speak to an attorney about your case. Best wishes to a quick recovery.
I work for Hill AFB and I have a rather interesting problem that I am not sure how to resolve. My problem is not with the IRS but with DFAS (Defense Finance and Accounting Service).
When I started working for Hill, in 2017, I was guaranteed an 11k bonus. I received this bonus. The problem... Read more »
answered on May 23, 2019
You said you received $11,000, as promised. Then you said you received another bonus--without telling us how much. Bottom line: If you received a second bonus you did not deserve (under your employment contract) then you must repay it.
What will be the impact if i leave the company without serving the notice period, how much will the employer can charge me.
answered on Apr 2, 2019
As a general rule in Utah, if you have no contract or are an at-will employee, you may quit your job at any time, with or without notice, and your employer cannot charge you or withhold the pay you have earned. However, if you have a written employment agreement, you should consult with an... Read more »
The parent company of my employer (we are a subsidiary) notified us employees 3 days ago (the 4th) that April 1st a new company will take over the operations of my employer and we will all be let go. I'm a recruiter and have a base+quarterly commissions structure. I have people I hired and... Read more »
answered on Mar 7, 2019
Are your new hires also being terminated? If not, and the hiring process is completed, then you have done everything you need to do to earn the commission. Depending on how the new operation is structured, you might have to collect your commission from your old employer, the new company, or the... Read more »
Is that legal? I never signed a contractual agreement to pay for any damage to company property.
answered on Jul 10, 2018
Well, if you owe them the money for the damage you caused, it seems that they simply applied "self-help," and got the money back from you quickly through your check. I don't know that there is any legal action you can bring to recover the money, unless you truly don't owe the... Read more »
answered on Jun 8, 2018
You can get sued if you are from a different country barring diplomatic immunity, but for the common traveler/tourist, yes you can be sued as long as you meet the minimum contacts in the states. The main question on this is Jurisdiction and service of process. An analysis would fill... Read more »
2/14/18 is when I signed to the pay increase of 12.48 per hour and sometime between 2/22-2/23 one of the other people on the document changed the pay increase to 12.21 per hour so I would be getting less money. They also did not inform me of this change nor did they ask me to sign a new form saying... Read more »
answered on May 18, 2018
This is a good question, in addition to the issue of whether or not someone can enforce a contract that has been altered from the original provisions agreed to, there might be an issue of whether this was a contract at all.
In all contracts, there has to be "consideration" or... Read more »
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