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Q: If I was physically assaulted by my employer, what should I do?

I was slapped in the face by my employer last year. Didn't know what to do and now I'm thinking about it and think something should have been done legally.

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Sep 8, 2015

Why did you wait for a year? That was a battery and it was a crime. Now, a year later you ask if you can report it to the police?

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Q: Does the suaztez vs plastic dress up co. also count for wisconsin regarding to vacation pay after termination
Nick Passe
Nick Passe answered on Feb 10, 2012

Could you please rephrase your question?

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Q: Can an employer legally not pay you for holiday pay if emergency occured & had dr excuse not to return for 3 days?
Nick Passe
Nick Passe answered on Feb 10, 2012

Your question is unclear; no employer is required to pay holiday pay or sick pay unless a contract says otherwise.

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Q: Can my employer deduct from my pay the processing fee when a client pays with a credit card? Is it legal?
Nick Passe
Nick Passe answered on Feb 10, 2012

There is a statute about what can be deducted from wages. You should speak to an employment law attorney about the details of your situation because what you describe may not fit the statute precisely. You might be able to find an attorney willing to do some preliminary research for little or no... Read more »

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Q: Employment harassment due to disability, loss of said employment. Now they wish to settle. I forfeit my rights.

Settlement is for $3750 after attorney fees. I have to give up my right to free speech, infringement on my right to seek employment, and sell out my integrity. At least if I lose in court they cannot take away my rights. I wish there were somewhere I could get answers. The only answer from my... Read more »

Nick Passe
Nick Passe answered on Feb 10, 2012

Work with your attorney and try to decide which is the correct route to take. No attorney can offer you legal advice when you are already represented. It sounds like you have already identified the rub in your situation; such tradeoffs are not uncommon. Good luck.

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Q: Do I need a Dr excuse to call in sick to work? Is there a maximum of days I can be absent before I need an excuse?
Nick Passe
Nick Passe answered on Feb 10, 2012

If you are an at will employee, you could be fired if your employer doubts you were really sick. As a practical matter, a doctor's note is reasonably good evidence that you were actually sick. Some employers are explicit about wanting to see doctors' notes. If you have a disability or... Read more »

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Q: Fired from my job because I got hurt and currently receiving Social Security can I get unemployment benefits in WI.

Permanant restrictions can only do seditary work but still able to work full time. Can I receive wisconsin unemployment benefits because I got hurt on the job and collecting unemployment? My job couldn't accomidate my seditary recommendations from my doctor so he fired me. I have been able to... Read more »

Nick Passe
Nick Passe answered on Feb 10, 2012

You should be able to receive unemployment benefits unless you were let go because of fairly serious misconduct. I do not know if receipt of unemployment benefits would lead to a partial or dollar-for-dollar reduction in your eligibility for disability benefits.

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