I have been medically signpost with depression and many other health issues due to covid aftermath.
answered on Nov 9, 2022
In the absence of a written employment agreement to the contrary, employment in Texas (and in most US states) is at-will. That means you can resign for almost any reason. It is almost certain that your former employer will not pursue any claims against you under the circumstances.
answered on Sep 21, 2022
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 »
answered on May 18, 2021
Generally, the answer to this question is yes. However, there are two exceptions to this general rule. If you have a religious objection to receiving the vaccine, or if you suffer from a disability that renders you unable to receive the vaccine, you can request an exemption from this requirement as... Read more »
Can I file a lawsuit to have a fraudulent w-2 revoked?
I am an independent contractor.My life line during the pandemic depends on gig worker assistance. A company fraudulently re-characterized me as a w-2 employee after I terminated all business relationship with them due to consistent... Read more »
answered on Feb 24, 2021
I don't know what claims you could make yourself, but you could report the situation to the IRS. If they claim you were a W-2 employee, they should have been paying payroll withholding, and weren't. That can result in a 100% penalty against the company, and against anyone who had... Read more »
I received both ruling. I am not sure if I will get unemployment benefits after my appeal. That is what it says and I am not sure what exactly does it mean.
Valid Claim:We affirmed the previous ruling.
Separation from work : We reversed the previous ruling.
answered on Feb 3, 2021
A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. As a GENERAL matter in ANY type of case, if an appeal contains multiple elements, courts could rule categorically on them, denying some and affirming others. A Texas attorney who works in Employment Law would have the... Read more »
Do you have to have PTO or are they supposed to still pay you.
answered on Jan 27, 2021
The mandatory provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act expired on December 31, 2020. Therefore, if you contracted COVID-19 and were out of work after that date, then your employer would not be required to provide paid sick leave under the Act. However, if this occurred in 2020,... Read more »
I was informed I had been exposed to the virus. When I told employer they said go home and quarantine immediately for two weeks and get tested. After receiving negative results I contacted immediate supervisor via text. After no response I contacted the owners wife via text stating when I would be... Read more »
answered on Dec 30, 2020
It sounds like your employer may have violated the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Subject to some exceptions, employers with less than 500 employees are required to make 80 hours of paid sick leave available for full-time employees, and the equivalent... Read more »
I'm not qualified for paid sick days until I complete a year with the company. I've been with them for a total of 9 months.
answered on Nov 19, 2020
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act requires employers up to 500 employees to provide paid sick leave if you contract the virus. If you have been with the company for at least 30 days prior to taking the leave, you should qualify for the paid leave.
She is concerned about contracting the virus and endangering her children and elderly parents. Her job roles only include interaction with patients at check-in from behind protective glass with a mask and scheduling appointments over the phone. No additional compensation is offered and if she... Read more »
answered on Nov 19, 2020
If an employee contracts the virus or is seeking a diagnosis regarding whether they have the virus, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act requires employers with up to 500 employees to provide paid sick leave for any time off taken up to 12 weeks. It sounds as though your wife works for a... Read more »
Everyone at my job was sent to work from home. However their temporary work from home equipment has been causing issues to where some workers cannot clock in. They are not paying workers even though it is a company issue.
answered on Jul 7, 2020
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the general rule is that you must be paid for all hours you spend performing work for the company, but you need not be paid for time that you're not performing work. So, the answer to your question will depend on whether you still performed work on days you... Read more »
I was furloughed for COVID 19, and my employer said for 2 months he couldn’t afford to call me back to work. All the men in my department were back and working the whole 2 months I was gone. Now he is offering me a lower pay rate and is putting me in another department, and replaced my shift with... Read more »
answered on Jun 9, 2020
It sounds like you may have a claim for sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. To establish this claim, you have to prove you were qualified for your original job, you suffered an adverse employment action (a pay cut or demotion to a less favorable or prestigious job... Read more »
I work for a hotel as manager with an L1 visa, due to corona virus we had to close until further notice, I tried to apply for unemployment benefits online but requires the alien registration number ( which I don’t have). Also I don’t want this to affect my migration status
answered on Apr 25, 2020
Those who are not citizens can apply and receive unemployment benefits if all of the state requirements are fulfilled.
You must have a valid work permit or any immigration status that allows you to work such as a green card, asylee, DACA or TPS status.
You must be authorized to work... Read more »
I live in Houston and I work at the mall as a salesman. Because of the coronavirus, mall got closed and our store was closed too. And I don't know when mall will be reopen, therefore I applied for unemployment benefits. So, I want to know these Benefit does it affect on my Citizenship? ( I... Read more »
answered on Mar 22, 2020
The receipt of public assistance such as unemployment benefits is not an automatic bar to naturalization if you have not engaged in unlawful behavior including committing fraud. However, USCIS may view the receipt of benefits as a factor regarding your “good moral character “. You may want to... Read more »
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