There is no opportunity to get fit tested and keep my shift, and if I don't get a fit test, I can no longer keep my job. Do they have an obligation to pay me for the time spent traveling to the site and getting the fit test?
Yes. However, since the N95 respirator fitting is required for your work, you are still entitled to compensation for your time. Note: you are normally not entitled to compensation for the travel time from your home to your first place of employment or from your last place of employment to your home.
If the employee fails to give 120 days notice as required in the employment contract, then there is a possibility that an employer might sue for the extra cost of finding a replacement for the period for which notice was not given. In my experience, employers very rarely sue to recover that...Read more »
so i work nights and my employer has scheduled a cpr class during the time I'm supposed to be sleeping and I'm supposed to work a 12 hour shift that night can he fire me if i don't show up to the class, this is in Washington state if that helps
Assuming you're over the age of 18, your employer can require you to attend both the class and your shift. There are no federal laws that mandate any break times or sleep times, but if this becomes a repeated issue, you should discuss your concerns with your supervisor and request that...Read more »
I live in Washington State. I have gone by my middle name now for more than 30 years. My employer requires that my birth certificate name appear on my Outlook and the program our company uses to manage clients. With my close co-workers, this doesn't matter, but there are enough people I... Read more »
In Washington state, while a common law name change based on usage is recognized, changing the name on your birth certificate requires a court order. The process is relatively inexpensive costs a few hundred dollars. For more info, go to:...Read more »
My employer is based in Virginia but my client is in Washington state. I have been residing in Washington for last 2.5 years for my assignment. Am I entitled to get Washington State paid sick leave from my VA employer?
I am married to a US citizen and have been for over 3yrs, I have been in the US since Aug 2018. I have been working and providing for my family since October 2020 which means my wife and stepdaughter now rely on my presence and income in our family. I haven't received my rejection notice yet... Read more »
You really need to see what the rejection notice says. You then need to gather all the evidence of your marriage and make an appointment to see a an immigration lawyer. There could be a very specific reason for the rejection that you say is coming or it could be something general....Read more »
I had set up an savings accont on the side with my boss to put half my wage on my check and the other in what he called a "nest egg" savings. We had this agreement for years, no problems what so ever.wheni went to California I took $5000 out of my savings so knew that I had money in my... Read more »
If you have written documentation, including wage stubs showing that you earned the money and the employer put part of your pay in a "savings account" for you, then likely have claims for fraud, breach of contract, conversion and unfair business practices. Unfair business practices...Read more »
As an employee, Witnessed a manager debate and follow through with assaulting another employee with an ice cube, after stating that same action just broke his glasses, submitted an existential complaint to management, who also neglected their duties, and took adverse action, after the complaint and... Read more »
You should consider filing a written complaint with HR and/or the top management of the company. The written complaint will at least document your complaint was made in case retaliation by the manager and higher management.
Before you send in the written complaint, you should have a lawyer...Read more »
On my first day (blockedname) changed my time sheet to say I worked a lunch for a 5 hr shift, the company will have records/video of me working, I was told no lunch today because it was only a 5 hr shift. They changed the time card saying I took a lunch before I had even taken my first break of... Read more »
Well I work 5 days a week and I'm the general manager along with being the maintenance guy. I am the only one usually working here. I am also on call 24/7 and 7 day a week with the emergency phone. I am required to live on property. I am in a 2 bedroom apartment which is small. and... Read more »
Under the Federal Labor Standards Act, your employer can only make deductions from your wages is several requirements are met. Even then, the wages deductions must be actual cost with no profit. For more info go to:
https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/direct-care/credit-wages...Read more »
According to the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries,
Washington State does not require employers to provide leave or pay for holidays, vacations, or bereavement. These benefits can be found in your employer policies or collective bargaining agreement. They are generally an...Read more »
I came to America on a job contract which is for 30 months. I left the job after 4 months working to go to a job that pays a lot more money. The contract states I will need to pay $13,500 back to them for expenses bringing me to America. My question is when do I need to pay this $13,500 back to... Read more »
You should immediately speak with an immigration attorney and take a copy of the contract with you. US laws are specific about things like these so you need to make sure the employer is not trying to scare you.
If you haven't done this already, you should report what happened in writing to both your supervisor and your employer's HR department and state that you feel you cannot return to work out of concern for your safety,
Last year false allegations were made about me and they were determined unfounded by police. I recently quit a job to take another and discovered that the coworkers who had made the false allegations last year worked there. I called my employer and explained what had happened last year. I was then... Read more »
I am sorry this happened to you. You may have a claim for defamation. Please keep in mind you that the employer may not want to get involved and even deny stating the reason for withdrawing the offer. You should attempt to confirm it in writing in a text or email. In addition, you should...Read more »
Hi. I am an archaeological field tech getting paid hourly and working in Washington State. I also receive a daily stipend. I am wondering if I am an exempt from overtime or will I receive it? I just started a new job.
He’s not giving me my overtime pay as well, when I work 90-100 hrs every 2 weeks. Also when I ask for a pay stub I get nothing from him. This also isn’t just happening to me either. He fired someone for confronting him about it.
It is illegal to retaliate against an employee for asking about their pay in good faith. You should keep your own written records of your hours worked to help document your claims for unpaid wages and overtime. In addition, you should put your pay concerns in writing to assist you with bringing a...Read more »
It is possibly retaliation, it is not possible to say based on the information you have provided. This sounds as though it was related to an unemployment insurance claim. You may need to obtain statements from witnesses or provide their contact information to whomever is investigating your...Read more »
You should contact an employment law attorney in your area to discuss the details of your situation. It sounds like you may have a claim for retaliation under the Fair Labor Standards Act and/or state law.
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