Employment Legal Questions and Answers

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How May A Marine Pilot Be Disciplined in Alaska?

0000000000000 In the Alaska Marine Statutes found athttp://www.dced.state.ak.us/occ/pub/MarineStatutes.pdfDoes the term 'showing cause' found in 12AAC56.310(c)(10) indicate that the 'cause' must be severe enough to meet the definition of 'for cause' found in 12AAC56.990(a)(35) meaning 'incompetence' as defined in 12AAC56.990(a)(14) or 'misconduct' as defined in 12AAC56.990(a)(1...

11/07/2009   |   Category: Employment   |   State: Alaska   |   #19513

Can an Employer Inquire About Mental Illness on an Employment Application?

We would like to ask the following questions on an employment application and would like to know if we can do so legally: 'This position is targeted for adults who are recovering from severe mental illness. Do you wish to declare that you are a member of this target population?' 'Our company is committed to accommodating limitations due to mental health disabilities. You may de...

10/20/2009   |   Category: Employment   |   State: Montana   |   #19206

May I collect unemployment benefits while receiving severance pay?

Hi, I am being laid off from my company on Oct 31st I will end up getting a lump sum payment to cover 8 weeks. I live in PA, can I apply and get unemployment comp immediately or would I have to wait until the 8 weeks were passed. Also, I am getting a $1600 pension check from a company I worked for before - does this effect what I receive if I apply for Social Security - I am 6...

10/15/2009   |   Category: Employment   |   State: Pennsylvania   |   #19112

What is the Definition of Employment Agency?

I received information from an attorney regarding setting up a staffing agency. However after considering the information I see that is not the proper classification for my business. I am a freelance execute assistant. So I work as a contractor on call for executives who may need a project completed. They may need travel arrangements, a database, presentation etc... I work eith...

10/14/2009   |   Category: Employment   |   State: Maryland   |   #19094

Can I Collect Unemployment if I Quit My Job?

I was Laid off by a Large Bank after 18 years of full employment. I file for UI and received it for a few months when I found a New Job with a Start up Mortgage Lender. After 7 months they were closed down by the Parent company. I applied for UI in WA State and collected it for 3 months when I was asked by my past Sales manage at the Last 2 companies to Start with a Californ...

10/02/2009   |   Category: Employment   |   State: Washington   |   #18910

What should I consider when creating an employment contract with my employer?

I want to create a legal and binding employment document. I am seeking to leave my current employer, but the would prefer to keep me. I would like to have a legal document that I could give to them that outlined my new requirements, etc. I have certain requirements..... Revised Salary, Immediate 'bonus' type payment to keep me, and conditions of employment, etc.

09/26/2009   |   Category: Employment   |   State: Nevada   |   #18805

May an employer require an employee to sign waiver of personal rights as against an outside company?

Can the company I work for force me to sign a liability waiver for a customer such that I can fly in their plane to perform diagnostics? Would the company have the right to fire me for refusing?

09/24/2009   |   Category: Employment   |   State: Connecticut   |   #18771

Do furlough days equal a lockout by an employer of union employees?

I am a City of Long Beach, CA employee. We have been directed to take 'furlough' days. We have a 'No Lockout' clause in our MOU. Are furlough days a lockout ?? Please quote the section of Law stating this .

09/17/2009   |   Category: Employment   |   State: California   |   #18672

How Do Prove Employment in Indiana?

I HAVE ACCEPTED A JOB OFFER BY EMAIL. NOW I AM BEING TOLD BY THE LABOR DEPARTMENT THAT IT IS NOT LEGAL AND THAT I NEEDED A HARD COPY

09/08/2009   |   Category: Employment   |   State: Indiana   |   #18524

Sixty-four year old woman's claim of age discrimination.

I WAS FIRED FROM MY JOB, IN FEB. OF THE YR. THEY FIRED ME BUT Wouldn't LET ME DRAW UNEMPLOYMENT BECAUSE THEY SAID I WAS A HINDRANCE TO THE PROGRAM. I WORKED ON THE JOB FOR ALMOST THIRTY YEARS. I AM UNABLE TO GET ANOTHER JOB ALTHOUGH I HAVE APPLIED FOR JOBS. I AM UNABLE TO LIVE OFF OF NOTHING . I HAD TO APPLY FOR MY SOCIAL SECURITY IN ORDER TO HALF MAKE IT. I HAVE USED ALL O...

08/27/2009   |   Category: Employment   |   State: Georgia   |   #18287
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