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If a training event is clearly communicated “optional” do
If a training event is clearly communicated “optional” do you have to pay staff for attending?Also, if for an “optional” event, “if” we pay gas or provide a meal, does this open us to additional compliance?Can you pay a different rate (i.e., minimum wage) for training than the hourly rate for the job itself?
My agency, federal, switch insurance on me after I asked
My agency, federal, switch insurance on me after I asked them not to. In November I made the switch but it never took affect. My previous insurance kept charging me and I had their cards. I unfortunately had to be hospitalized then my agency contacts me a month after to let me know they made a mistake and that I owed back money to the one I asked to be switch to. I told them that had it been a month earlier it would be ok and that I would switch next year. Because I have Drs appointments, rehab and specific medicine under my previous insurance. Just wandering if I can sue my agency for their mistake that they are having me carry the burden.
Can a state facility or any facility force you to work
can a state facility or any facility force you to work overtime? if they pick names and just tell you to work an extra day besides what you are scheduled for or besides what is required (40 hours) and you say i cannot work that day, can the facility punish you? or worse, can they fire you or write you up for refusing to work that extra day? they are saying we are salaried so they can tell us to come in and work anytime (even after working 40 hours/week already). i work for RIO GRANDE STATE CENTER in Harlingen, TX. Thank You.
I voluntarily left my previous job almost three months ago,
I voluntarily left my previous job almost three months ago, but have not received my last pay. They owe me about $3500 in gross pay. I have exchanged e-mails with them, and they have gone as far as to say (two weeks ago) that the "checks are in the mail." I think the real problem is that they just don't take this matter seriously. How can I apply pressure to my former employer to motivate them to send me my pay?
My ex-employer is sleeping inside his franchised ice cream
My ex-employer is sleeping inside his franchised ice cream store, taking money out of the paychecks belonging to people working shifts where cash may be missing, not giving pay stubs with paychecks, not serving correct ingredients (therefore not complying with corporate contract), having his fourteen year old son serve ice cream and work for no pay in his store, refusing to send me a replacement final paycheck when all I did was lose the original, then sending me a paycheck with no signature, therefore making me waste my time and gas to drive to the store and get him to sign the check, which I haven't done yet, and demanded that I compensate money missing, which I refused to since I am innocent from any theft but still gave $38 as it was much less than what was initially demanded.I don't want the few workers, especially the poor fourteen year old kid, still working there to suffer my past boss's antics; is there something that can be done to change things? Should I contact a health inspector? How I should handle my final paycheck situation?
My company continually puts me in situations which I feel notView more legal questions
My company continually puts me in situations which I feel not only to be unsafe but against the following laws:New Jersey: A driver that has been without sleep for 24 hours is considered to be driving recklessly, in the same class as an intoxicated driver. (New Jersey Statues §2C:11-5)New York: AB 692- Sponsored by M. of A. MILLERCreates two offenses related to drowsy driving. Driving while drowsy is defined as operating any motor vehicle, motorcycle, or any other vehicle propelled by any power other than muscular power, while his or her ability to drive is impaired by fatigue. The second offense, “vehicular homicide caused by driving while ability impaired by fatigue,” is defined as committing the offense of criminally negligent homicide while operating a motor vehicle in a manner described above. The first offense is a class A misdemeanor and the second is a class E felony.Last Action: Pending. Sent to Assembly Committee on Transportation.What can I do? I cant afford to quit my job.