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I took a sign-on bonus at work. I signed a contract stating

Hello. I took a sign-on bonus at work. I signed a contract stating I would pay it back if I quit. However, shortly after starting I changed my mind. I have e-mails to payroll and HR. I called and asked them to stop the check. Noone would help me. They just called my manager who told me if i dont want to take it, I should quit then becasuse they didnt want to train someone who didnt want to stick around I explained I didnt want it because of the money hanging over my head but she intimidated me into taking it... can i do anything now? I want to quit.

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I'm on workers comp for a neck injury. I'm waiting for them

I'm on workers comp for a neck injury. I'm waiting for them to approve surgery. I'm sick of going to pain management, it's not helping. But I still need disability notes to get paid from WC in the meanwhile. My surgeon says he don't need to see me until he gets approval. What is the longest disability note I can get from a doctor that Workers Comp will accept? I would like to get a 60 to 90 day disability note so I don't have to keep going back to a doctor I dont like and don't help me every month.Thanks

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I am a RN that works casual. I am not considered part time

I am a RN that works casual. I am not considered part time because I receive NO benefits. I schedule myself days that I can work. If not needed I am the first to stay home with no pay.They force us to work 2 holidays a year which is the same amount as paid time off employees. I am compensated time and half if I work. But if they do not need me and I don't work I do not get the benefit of paid time off where as the benefit people not only work the holiday but also receive paid time off on top of it. Can they force us to do this?Also can they force us to work certain days like weekends and Fridays and the eve of the holiday since we receive NO benefits.

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I have a question about PA employment Law. I have worked for

I have a question about PA employment Law. I have worked for the same company for 18 years. Was the Financial Manager. The President sold the company to a national company. They asked me if I would stay on. Of course there was alot of financial and legal stuff to transfer. The day they felt they had everything they needed, I was let go. I was assured that I would have a job going forward, but got nothing in writing. Although not really surprised about being let go, the fact that I was assured a job in individual and group settings, It is a bit curious to me. I was the only one who knew about about the sale and provided all of the due diligence information to the purchasing company prior to the sale. I suspect there is nothing I can do legally, but just want an opinion. Pennsylvania is an at-will employment state.

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I was diagnosed with lupus in 2003, but it has not been

Good evening, I was diagnosed with lupus in 2003, but it has not been until the past 3 years that it has impacted my health. I felt the need to apply for the Ada services this year after submitting for the past 2 years a prescription for a computer uv/ glare protector to help minimize flares and Also I had asked if I could flex my work scheduled once per month ( regular schedule 9:30am to 6:00pm) to allow me to work early hours ( 8:00am to 2:00 pm) the day I get my monthly infusions since I'm unable to accrue and keep mi sick time for long due to appointments and my work hours) however my department head denied my request until now. I am now covered under the ADA (granted just this month, but just last week again one of the 3 or 4 time this year During casual conversations 2 out of seven make comments such as I should not make appointments to take the clients or make any commitments. Due to lupus I suffer from depression and anxiety and all the extra stress is making this worse more frequent in flares.. I feel discriminated in against due to this illness that I did not choose to have.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: ConnecticutJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No, I contact our affirmative action staff but he has not call me back.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I have been employed by this institution for almost 18 yrs ( and just now I'm having this times of feelings towards

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I was employed by a small private Home Care business is

I was employed by a small private Home Care business is Phoenix AZ. That company was purchased by a corporate business based in Oregon. I was given the title of Office Manager and became their employee on 5/16/16. In the following weeks, I completed forms for a background check and was given a drug screen form. I told my boss that I had a license in the State of Arizona for medical marijuana and that I would test positive for that drug. The screen results came back positive for marijuana. My boss told me everything was fine and she realized I should not have been given the drug screen, as the position of Office Manager did not require a drug screen. On October 18,2016 by boss told me they wanted to change my position to one that requires a negative drug screen result, could I please stop my medication and retest. I explained I was willing to do that and I would do a home test first to insure a negative result. I also stated that it could be 4-6 weeks before my body would be clear, and possibly longer. Yesterday, one of my co-workers asked if I had stopped using marijuana. Then I discovered that my boss had casually mentioned my health situation to three other co-workers. I feel this is in violation of my health information. I called my boss and asked if she had told these coworkers. She admitted that she had. When asked why, she said they were probably in meetings and overheard the talk. Are employers allowed to discuss private health information to other employees?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I work in the state of Arizona and the corporation is based in Oregon.JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: I am full time and I don't know what "at will" means.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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I worked as a clinician for an agency in MA. Last fall, my

I worked as a clinician for an agency in MA. Last fall, my physical condition began to deteriorate and eventually I was out for 2 months, hospitalized x2. Eventually, I was contacted and given a 3 month medical leave. (I should say that I never had a complaint about my work, and when I asked my Director on several occasions if he was happy with my work, he responded with compliments.) over the 3 month period, I was diagnosed with Osteomyilitis and Discitis of the spine, a fatal disease with some regularity. I was hospitalized 3 more times and was far from ready to go back to work at the end of the three months. When I asked about coming back to work I was told that, even though my 3 months had passed, I should simply reapply. I asked my Director if this was a worthwhile step and he said, "Sure. Absolutely!" After approx. 7 months, with my doctors' approval, I did reapply. I called the Director on 2-3 occasions and he finally returned my call. He said, " you know, we had a lot of work to do in your absence...moving your patients to other clinicians, completing paperwork,some of which was not well done...so we have decided to move n another direction since we have a few applicants." End of story.I am 66 years old. I had problems with my heart due to this disease, all of which have been completely resolved. I had Osteomyilitis due to an E-coli infection (which may have had its roots in the clinic). Osteomyilitis is a very dangerous disease which often ends in amputations, though you cannot amputate the spine, so antibiotics were injected by me directly into my heart for several months. I was cleared as free from Osteo and Discitis and my heart was treated effectively. It's important to mention that, at 66, I was the oldest member of the staff by several years. I had been the CEO of another agency for 29 years and retired. When I applied for work, this agency snatched me up.Further, I recently applied for unemployment, this agency apparently exported that I had quit my position, so I will probably be shut out of UI. What are my rights?

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I recently worked for the YMCA in an After School Elem Age

I recently worked for the YMCA in an After School Elem Age Care Program. On the last day of school (June 2016) my manager very casually told me that if I wanted some hours in the summer to contact her. Meantime the Y hired a lot of college girls for their summer day camp - full time jobs for the summer for the most part. Now the PA Unemployment Office wants me to pay back some of the monies that they paid me incorrectly (LOTS of confusion in the initial app process) I suspect an age discrimination issue but don't know where to start. What do you think? Thank you

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Am a Postal employee with disability on FMLA. Considering

Am a Postal employee with disability on FMLA. Considering reasonable accommodation reassignment. Can I have both? FMLA and ADA reassignment?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Tennessee. But employed by US Postal ServiceJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No. Have not even applied yet but there is a vacancy in my town and time is of the essenceJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: been in 23 years so I don't think disabled Combat Veteran will give preference but don't know

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