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If an employee in the state of NJ is paid a base hourly

If an employee in the state of NJ is paid a base hourly salary in addition to a sales-based commission, must their employer calculate their Paid Time Off based on the inclusion of their average commission? Or is it legal to just pay the employees their earned PTO based on their average base hourly salary? The commission is quite variable, so including that in the PTO rate seems like quite a challenge, but I want to know if that somehow must be done.

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I am a real estate appraiser. My company wants me to sign a

I am a real estate appraiser. My company wants me to sign a Confidential Information and Inventions Agreement. I have a spreadsheet I created in Excel on my time. Is this their property or mine?

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I was curious as to how much money my boss made. Took his

I was curious as to how much money my boss made . Took his check stub. No one saw me but they might figure it out or there might be cameras. I assume they could fire me but I just worry if there could be other legal action against meJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: UtahJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No. Happened today. Boss out of town. Maybe not back till Tuesday. No one knows yetJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I destroyed the evidence

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I had hip surgery on March 8, it was total replacement. On

HelloJA: Hi. What do you want help with?Customer: I had hip surgery on March 8, it was total replacement. On April 7th I got sick and went to ER and the next day life flighted to Green Bay WI. In Green Bay my new hip was removed because of infection. Now I have to wait 3 months for infection to be gone. My employer is ending my employment May 31. I cannot walk cause I use a walker or wheel chair. Can my employer do that and not violate the ADA?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I'm in MichiganJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: Full at willJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: That's all

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Second opinion] I worked for a company for 8 years, starting

Second opinion] I worked for a company for 8 years, starting at minimum wage. In 2016 they offered a raise, which I protested in writing for fear they would reduce my hours. They gave the raise anyway, and cut my hours significantly, even to 8 hours some weeks. I continued working for them throughout 2016 and 2017. Yesterday, May 25, they fired me. Am I a victim of wage discrimination? Is there any legal recourse I can take?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TexasJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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I worked for a company for 8 years, starting at minimum

I worked for a company for 8 years, starting at minimum wage. In 2016 they offered a raise, which I protested in writing for fear they would reduce my hours. They gave the raise anyway, and cut my hours significantly, even to 8 hours some weeks. I continued working for them throughout 2016 and 2017. Yesterday, May 25, they fired me. Am I a victim of wage discrimination? Is there any legal recourse I can take?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TexasJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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My husband has been accused of harassment because he touched

My husband has been accused of sexual harassment because he touched someone's (a female) hair at work and on another occasion told this same person he liked her handbag. This sounds ridiculous. How concerned should we be?

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Are Corporate payroll records protected by privacy

Are Corporate payroll records protected by privacy regulations? That is, if I were to demand payroll details of a separate Corporation considered to be a joint employer who provided staffing services for my Company would this company be obligated to disclose the details of the deductions and verification of payment of taxes to the taxing authorities?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MassachusettsJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Yes a DOL investigation is ongoingJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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Prior to me being married, I was prized by my employer for

Prior to me being married, I was prized by my employer for my knowledge, experience in my field and dedication to my job. When I got married, I began being treated very poorly by my management. I was denied vacation time (that no one else was denied) and when I finally stood up for myself, I was told over and over, by a VP of my company that I was putting them in a spot and how I was making work harder for all of my colleagues.After having a child with my wife, which child had serious medical issues, I was routinely made to feel like garbage because I needed to take my child to regular appointments. I was required to work from my phone while at the hospital with her, I was required to be available for work despite the fact that I was made to clock out and gained no wages for that time.When I returned to my home state (where my company is located. I am a remote employee) for legal hearings for my oldest daughter's custody, I was singled out in my office. Treated like I was an enemy. I was given massive amounts of files that were not in my department, all of which were difficult and no one else wanted to deal with them. This is often referred to in my company as "Shit work". And it's generally reserved as a punishment.I am not afforded lunch breaks any more. I am no longer able to use the restroom regularly anymore. If my boss realizes that I am not at my desk for any period of time, I get in trouble.I have had nearly all of my files and responsibilities stripped from me and given to another employee, forcing me to have less to do during the day and garnering a response from my boss that I am not doing enough, although he is the one who created this issue, presumably on purpose.My boss knows that I have a wife and three children. He knows that I am up against a wall with no ability to quit and he is taking advantage of this constantly.Do I have a case of workplace harassment or discrimination?

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