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We have couple of salaried employees one of them being our

We have couple of salaried employees one of them being our manager. Under FLSA law, can they just not show up for work after just sending couple of emails from outside or can they be just absent from work after working partially? It would set a very bad precedence if the manager starts doing it.

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ScottyMacEsq

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In the state of Illinois where an employee has not signed

In the state of Illinois where an employee has not signed off on anything to replace company lost property, can an employer deduct the cost of a lost phone from an employee's paycheck or request the employee to pay for it? The company employee handbook only reference that "On termination of employment, all company property, including all keys,documents, lists, papers, and records (including copies), electronic data, files, orinformation, computer equipment and software and telephones provided by the company should be returned. Do you have a web link or Illinois status # on this for Illinois?

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Marsha411JD

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I am past the age of 55 and have separated from my employer.

I am past the age of 55 and have separated from my employer. I need to withdraw from my pension, but plan to roll most of the money over to an IRA. Will the amount I withdraw be taxed, or the entire balance of the account? Also, since I'm over 55 and separated from the employer, and it is not an IRA account, am I protected from the additional 10% tax penalty?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: North CarolinaJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: At will and full timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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LawTalk

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Benefits - Went part time to attend graduate school in 2/16.

Benefits - Went part time to attend graduate school in 2/16. Employer continued to make deductions fro my paycheck to pay for supplemental insurance beyond standard health coverage, electives I had selected prior to going part time. In early 11/16 I received an email from the HR department that I was enrolled in these extra riders, but was ineligible, however they stated that they would keep me on them until 1/17. Later in 11/16 I suffered a heart attack while traveling for work and have been off work since that time. I blame the attack on the high stress and toxic environment that is work. I also am getting the run around about what insurance covers me, so not sure what to do next?? HR gives me a different answer each time (including the overall director).JA: Not for this question, but they might if you need additional services. You'll have to ask the Lawyer about that. Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MIJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Nope. No short term (they have said that I am both eligible and ineligible), nothing for FMLA and no long term. Workers comp is being held off on until I see what the cardiologist says contributed the most to the heart attack.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I don't believe so.

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John

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I have a question about payroll in texas. I have a driver

I have a question about payroll in texas. I have a driver that asked for an advance of 747.00. The next week he gave me two weeks notice for quitting. So I deducted the 747.00 in two parts on his last two checks. Is this legal or did I do something wrong?

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Dwayne B.

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I am a commission only employee at a salon in New Jersey,

I am a commission only employee at a salon in New Jersey, working as a Licensed Massage Therapist. Therefore I am NOT an independent contractor and I do not have any base hourly wage. I understand that if my gross earnings for the week, divided by my hours worked, results in less than the NJ minimum wage of $8.38/hour, then my employer must pay me the difference to make my gross earnings be at least the NJ minimum wage. What I am confused about is whether my gross earnings for the week are just my commission payments (as a commission-only employee) or if my gross earnings are made up of the commissions + tips. If it's the latter, then I need to report all my tips to my employer so they can make that calculation? Does my employer need to then report my tips on my weekly pay stub and on my W-2? (for the record, I do report all tips to my accountant and pay taxes on them).JA: You just pay a $5 deposit now and the rest only when you get a reply from the employment lawyer. All of this is 100% satisfaction guaranteed, so you can get a refund if you're not happy for any reason. Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Did you read my question above? It clearly says multiple times that I am in New Jersey.JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: NJ is an at will employment state. I have a contract with the salon owner, specifying the percentage of my commission. I work approximately 30-35 hours per week at the salonJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I don't think so

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Alex Esquire

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I have maybe 1 or 2 judgements so far and I anticipate more

I have maybe 1 or 2 judgements so far and I anticipate more because I have 3 defaulted private student loans. I'm currently on LTD, but if in the future , I'm off disability and back to the workforce, how can I protect my income? If I increase my 401k contribution to a point where I only have the minimal disposable income allowed by Ohio, would that prevent creditors from garnishing my wages?

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TJ, Esq.

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I have a question re what I guess would be under employment

I have a question re what I guess would be under employment lawJA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: Florida, my job was eliminated and i was given a severance package.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: yes, I had to sign a legal document that says at the top that I lose my right to sue them...the document is 5 pages....I dont want to sue them, I just want to know if I do not find a job by the end of the severance package will I be able to file for unemployment....I worked there 20 yearsJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: i dont think so

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Loren

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I had put in a notice of departure from my company. I am a

I had put in a notice of departure from my company. I am a Hotel General Manager in South Carolina. I was offered a position in AL where my home is and I accepted the position. I had told them my last day would be the 10th. I put in the notice on the 1st. They ask me to stay until the 15th and I agreed. On Thursday the 10th my boss came. I had taken off to get things in order for the move. She said that since I wasn't there and in proper uniform I could work until the 15th and get my PTO pay or I could go ahead and leave. My father in law was very ill and we had to come home. He actually passed away before we could get home. I had 30 plus hours left that was due to me as well as from the 10th to the 15th on my pay period. I received a message that since I truly didn't work until the 15th that I lost the PTO hours as well as 4 days of my regular pay. Can this really be legal?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: South Carolina. The home office is in two locations, FL and CAJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: I was a full time salaried General Manager. I had never missed one day of work.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I was told by someone in the office that the reason I was not paid was because they were mad that I left the company. My hotel was the only one in the company making money. To be honest If this position was not across the road from my home that is paid for I would have never left. I was also told this was done to retaliate against me because I had to leave early. I do have a copy of the death certificate to show that what I told them was the truth.

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Patrick, Esq.

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