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My boss has written me up and a requirement is that I

My boss has written me up and a requirement is that I apologize to several people and submit a written report of the apologies...I'm afraid to put anything in writingJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: I'm a contracted teacherJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Non union

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I am a operating room nurse. 1.5-2 years ago I stared having

I am a operating room nurse. 1.5-2 years ago I stared having problems with right foot pain. A year ago I was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis. I have had injections, surgery and home PT. In the last month I had a second opinion. The new diagnosis is severe muscle swelling and nerve swelling. Doctor wants to put me in a walking boot for 4-6 weeks and formal PT. My employer will not let me work in a walking boot saying it is a liability risk bc I may hurt my self working in a walking boot (CAM boot). It may slip taking care of pt. My doctor also wants to add a shoe on non-affected foot so both legs will be on an equal surface. The employer also states increased infection risk bc of plastic nature of boot. Our area deals with large amounts of water from arthroscopic surgery. We do have shoe covers the would cover entire boot. Last, reason was that it does not have a closed toe; I feel that an occupational therapists could help cover toes. I would have NO restrictions, could complete my entire job description.Other departments in our hospital would/do allow this. My department will not let me. However, has let office workers work in braces.What rights do I have? Could this be a violation of the ADA?

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I was placed to work for a health care facility "contract to

I was placed to work for a health care facility "contract to hire" via a temporary firm. When I was brought on by the facility as a permanent employee their offer was $11,000/year less than what I was making as a contract to hire. Never was there ever mention through the temp that my wages would decrease when/if I was made a permanent employee. I left a stable position thinking I was making a move to a better company. I feel completely mislead by the recruiter. Now I have a very large pay cut. Do I have any claim against the temp company?

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4 years ago I signed an agreement with a non-compete. At the

4 years ago I signed an agreement with a non-compete. At the time, 4 years seemed a long way away. I am now being forced to leave the contract position because of the client's 4 year rule. The recruiter I signed the agreemtn with is holding me to the contract even though 1) I am not leaving the client due to me or the recruiter ending the contract, and 2) they are not offering me similar employment for the duration (1 year of the non compete. the client would like to keep me on but the recruiter is not budging.JA: What state is this in? Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: NJ. at will.JA: Have you documented this or discussed it with HR?Customer: full time. contract employee.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I brought this business to the recruiter. They did not seek me out or need to do anything with the interview process. I set up the job and simply used them as a conduit since they were a preferred vendor. there were other vendors I could have gone with that are less restrictive.

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Can employer share medical info without employee's consent?

Just looking at some information to help my son. His supervisor shared some medical information to another employee without his consent and wanted to see what his rights were. This is in Kentucky.My son is a Type 1 Diabetic, is a contract employee on Ft Knox. He has been working 50-80 hours in a week in 100 degree heat. He ended up dehydrated and got very sick and was hospitalized. He missed 4 days of work. When he returned, he has been hazed, made fun of and called a retard. They have been denying breaks since he was first hired and been told that he must take his lunch while he is driving and not stop to do so.

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Hay I I'm looking for information on my rights as a

Hay my name is ***** ***** I I'm looking for information on my rights as a contractor working for a small company my employer give me a 1099. For taxes. My employer treatso me any my fellow coworkers like we are his employees when it benefits him and as his contractors when it benefits him recently he puts me on what he called a starvation plan where he calls me and only works me when he wants me to just a few days of the week I have work for him for 6+ years I left him for 4 months and came back and had been working for him every week for 2 years I drive my personal truck and carry his tools on my truck good morning to know if it's legal for him to work me a few days a week

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I am a hourly contract employee, my company is supposed to

I am a hourly contract employee, my company is supposed to take $5.00 or 10%, whichever is greater, per hourly bill rate of any client contract position they assign me. I was told my current client bill rate was $40.00 per hour which makes my bill rate $35.00 before taxes. Upon seeing my employers invoices to my client, my employer has been billing me out at $65.00 an hour. The invoices were sent to me by mistake vrs to my employer. So my employer has been making 23.50 an hour off me.this is not what we agreed to. This has been happening for 7 months. How should I approach this situation?

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I am a patent attorney living in California and member of

I am a patent attorney living in California and member of the California Bar. I am potentially going to do work as a contract attorney for a law firm in Washington (not as an employee of the firm). They are wanting me to sign a non compete/solicitation clause with respect to the firms' clients. I understand noncompete clauses are generally not enforceable under california law. Note the contract is written to have Washington state law apply. The question is, as a california lawyer, even if non-competes were allowed under Washington law, am I allowed to (based on being a member of the Cal State bar) or subject to a non-compete clause for legal services in a contract written under another state's law (assuming for this question, that Washington law allows noncompete clauses for lawyers).

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I currently work in Houston Texas Delivery and have been a

Hello,I currently work in Houston Texas for Favor Delivery and have been a contract employee for 4 months. I was under the impression that a background check was ran the first week of employment but that was not the case. They sent a link about 3 weeks ago to fill out and submit back to checkr. I figured they were switching to edoc online like everything else but that was not the case. That was the first time they had ran a background check which I find weird. Today they emailed me at about 1pm stating that I did not fit their criteria for the position after already working for 4 months which to me and others in my family sound like a lawsuit but I do not want to over step.I am afraid if I clock back in, because the system is still allowing me to do so, that they could say that I kept their card and kept using it without authorization if this issue is a potential lawsuit. I've called many lawyers for a free consultation so now I am reaching out online for hopefully some good insight regarding my situation at hand.

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