Employment Legal Questions and Answers

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Can My Employer Change My Pay from Hourly to Salary Without Notice?

In the state of Texas can an employer change your pay from hourly to salary without letting the employee know? Employer changed the status from hourly to salary on August 9. I turned in a time sheet last week for 96 hours (in one week August 9-15) The salary is based on a 60 hour work week, with a lower hourly pay rate than what I was making as an hourly employee. Can they do t...

08/18/2009   |   Category: Employment   |   State: Texas   |   #18140

What is Required for a Background Check of a Potential Employee?

If our policy is to conduct background checks on new hires do i have to conduct them on all new hires if only certain client contracts require it. Is it a requirement that in the case where I do conduct the checks, that i put a contingent job offer in writing?

08/03/2009   |   Category: Employment   |   State: North Carolina   |   #17907

Am I Entitled to Severance Pay or Palimony for Caretaker Duties?

gave full time care for a blind, diabetic lady for five years. Now she is hospice. Am I entitled for severance pay or palimony?

07/21/2009   |   Category: Employment   |   State: California   |   #17687

What Are My Due Process Rights in Employent Discipline?

I am a RN. Employed by AZ. State. Charges were brought against me at work for misconduct and neglect of duty. I was denied to use patient records to defend myself as my employer stated HIPPA regulations. However, these client records and reports were used against me. I was placed on investigation for 6 months and suspended from work for one day. They have not honored the timeli...

07/19/2009   |   Category: Employment   |   State: Arizona   |   #17654

How Do I Get Pro Bono Legal Help in Virginia?

On 4/12/2009 I was Removed from government service after 20+ years. I filed an MSPB appeal. A settlement was offered, I didn't have a lawyer, so one of the settlements offer was to change the Removal on my SF-50 to a Resignation, that was done. Next, I received a 'tentative' offer for a job within the Department of Army. After receiving the 'tentative' offer, I was offered a ...

07/04/2009   |   Category: Employment   |   State: Virginia   |   #17329

Can My Employer Threaten to Fire Me if I Do Work for Others?

I am a graphic designer. I work for a sign company. My boss said he would fire me if I do any design for profit outside of work. We use different software and hardware. I would not advertise or take clients. I offered to refer my design clients to the sign shop for print needs. Can he legally fire me and deny me unemployment for this if I have signed nothing and was never infor...

07/02/2009   |   Category: Employment   |   State: Colorado   |   #17305

Am I Required to Have Workers Compensation Coverage for Volunteers in Kansas?

As a part-time Chaplain for a retirement community I work from 6 to 8 hours a week in the Chaplains' office and another 4 or 5 hours a week at home, using my home office equipment. My major responsibilities include organizing, from a corps of volunteers,the musicians and worship leaders for chapel services, Bible studies, and memorial services, producing monthly schedules for d...

06/30/2009   |   Category: Employment   |   State: Kansas   |   #17264

Can a House Purchase be Covered Under Per Diem Rates?

I have lived in Glendale, Arizona since 1986. This is my permanent residence for my wife, child, and me. I recently retired from an electric utility in Arizona. I am currently contracting in Oswego, New York at a nuclear plant. I receive $525/week per diem. I may be here for several years. I am currently renting, but if I wanted to buy a house here in New York instead of renti...

06/25/2009   |   Category: Employment   |   State: Arizona   |   #17187

Can An Employee Be Fired Based On Seniority in Employment at Will States?

Is it illegal to use as a reason for termination- the length of time in a position for a long service employee- for termination in an Employment at Will State?

06/24/2009   |   Category: Employment   |   State: New York   |   #17167

Prohibition of smoking at places of employment

I work as a sub-contractor in Clinton Iowa and they have completely banned tobacco products of any kind from use on their property. There are no employee smoking ares anywhere, and employees are forced to leave the premises to smoke only on their lunch breaks. (our time for which we are not paid) Does this violate Iowa law or does ADM have the right to enforce such policy above...

06/17/2009   |   Category: Employment   |   State: Illinois   |   #17046
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