Employment Legal Questions and Answers

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Does a potential employer have a right to request driving records of new applicants?

Does a potential employer have a right to request driving records of new applicants especially when no driving or company car is required for position? I had a DUI in 2002 and an OWI in 2006. I have not consumed any alcohol since September 8, 2006 and regularily attend AA meetings.

03/23/2009   |   Category: Employment   |   State: Michigan   |   #15728

Can I apply at competing companies at the same time that require a background check?

I would like to work at Kaiser and have passed all requirements for security with Intercon Security. I would like to apply with Securitas Security. Would the requirements be the same and acceptable with Securitas Security for the same position as Intercon Security?

03/15/2009   |   Category: Employment   |   State: California   |   #15639

Disiplinary Action from Employer by Not Attending Training Seminar

I recently received notice of a disciplinary action and possible loss of pay at my job. The reason was because I did not attend a training class. I work nights exclusively and the time of the class was during the day. I felt too physically exhaused to even try to participate. PLEASE......let me know if I have any recourse if these guys try to fire me!

03/10/2009   |   Category: Employment   |   State: ALL   |   #15512

How should I answer questions on my job application regarding my criminal history?

When my court record reports that it is 'disposed with guilty plea' how do I report that with job applications?

02/19/2009   |   Category: Employment   |   State: Michigan   |   #15297

Can an employer (dentist) hold a check (final) until employee submits a letter of resignation?

Can an employer (dentist) hold a check (final) until employee submits a letter of resignation? My wife was shorted 14 hours on her last paycheck. In discussion about shortage, my wife was informed she had to write a letter to the dentists' husband who writes the checks. My wife asked if she would be reimbursed if she wrote the letter. The dentist replied 'no' and left the room...

02/11/2009   |   Category: Employment   |   State: Texas   |   #15233

What is a Statutory Employee?

We are a mortgage company that employees originators. Since we are FHA lenders HUD requires these originators to be exclusively employed paid W-2 employees. We do not house any originators in our office. No different than a Real Estate Agent other than FHA requires the originator to be paid W-2. Would they be considered a Statutory Employee?

02/04/2009   |   Category: Employment   |   State: Colorado   |   #15151

What can I do if I believe I am being discriminated against by being paid less than my peers?

I have been an Air Force JROTC instructor for the past 10 years and I hold an Educator License for MS with a class rating of AA 499. I am a retired Lt.Col and I have two non commissioned officers under me to run our program. All 3 of us have a contract addendum-at will agreement that states 'In addition to the 187 day standard contract, you are hereby issued this addendum to co...

01/30/2009   |   Category: Employment   |   State: Mississippi   |   #15107

If I lay someone off, can I hire a replacement for less money and not offer the job back to laidoff?

If I lay someone off, can I hire a replacement for less money and not offer the job back to the person I have laid off?

01/28/2009   |   Category: Employment   |   State: New Jersey   |   #15090

What are my legal options if I am required to be transported to work station in an unsafe bus?

I am a civilian employee working on a military base. Due to construction, I am required to park in a designated parking lot and be picked up by a bus and transported to my workplace. The buses have high steps that are not lit up making it hard to see. They are buses used to transport military personnel. The buses are not heated or air conditioned and the windows cannot be opene...

01/27/2009   |   Category: Employment   |   State: Texas   |   #15085

Can My Employment Be Terminated Although I Have Not Received Negative Performance Reports

As a current employee, I was recently placed on administrative hold pending my termination due to my job performance. During my six months employment, I never received any verbal or written performance reports. Does that violate my employee rights? As of date; to protect my reputation; I resigned. Will that have any affect on my circumstances?

12/10/2008   |   Category: Employment   |   State: New York   |   #14777
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