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I have been employed for 8 years at an assisted living

I have been employed for 8 years at an assisted living facility in vermont and have accumulated over 350 hours of CTO. I had asked whether or not I can cut down on hours due to many issues with staffing and having to work six and a half days a week many times ( I am salaried). The answer is yes however they have to terminate my existing position and per policy only pay me 180 hours and lose the remaining balance. Is there a statue that protects employees from that happening?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: VermontJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: at willJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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I was put on administrative leave today without pay, I

I was put on administrative leave today without pay, I wanted to know if I can still use my leave that I have because I still have bills and kids? Also can I be punished twice for something? I work for a contractor on a marine base, they did an investigation and it came back to just give me a letter of caution and move on.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I was at work today thinking that things were on and my supervisor that works with the contracting company states that the company (not the marine side) is starting their investigation. Is there a statue of limitation or something? the incident happened in May and my marine supervisors have made their decision. its in NC the contracting company is out of VAJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: full timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I have worked with the company for 8 years

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I strongly believe I,m being prevented from applying for a

I strongly believe I,m being prevented from applying for a job that would increase my income and be a clear advancement of my career. The Staffing dept. is employing what I consider unfairly restrictive application requirements to apply for this position. The requirements allow applicants with a certain job title (Staff) at significantly lower skill levels and experience, to apply due to their given title that in no way equates to the other much higher requirements needed. In this case only one individual given the title of (Staff) has applied it is my opinion that none of the members with the title are really qualified to seek the position. This individual has the opportunity for a position that more closely fits my work history and education. The position is a Supervisor/Manager role listed as Section Leader. The Staff member has no management experience and I feel for this reason only suggests that their considerations are unbalanced. While they are disallowing others with a higher educational as well as management experience to apply to me appears at least an unfair hiring practice. I,m not sure where I stand with this issue and could use professional advice I don,t want to appear as a whiner, jealous person while I also don,t want to give an opportunity up needlessly.would qualify for consideration

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My wife is a teacher at a very prominent private school in

My wife is a teacher at a very prominent private school in our area. Her principal has clearly been bullying her for a second year in a row now. The signs are classic according to the testimonials I have read on the internet; singling her out in front of her peers, excluding her on "All Teachers" emails, constantly scrutinizing her work, sitting in on her class repeatedly (when she does not do this to other teachers), either totally ignoring her in front of others or being very hateful and rude if she does talk to her, meeting with my wife and telling her "she is only keeping my wife because she has to this year", coming in her room ranting and raving, degrading my wife and her abilities with parents who will listen, etc, etc, etc. Teachers have started telling my wife they don't know how or why she is putting up with this principal and how she is treating my wife. This is affecting not only my wife's mental condition it is also affecting her physically and caused many doctor visits and bills. She can't afford to quit and has approached HR several times and they are unwilling to do anything because this principal's husband is on the schools board of directors. They are also very large donors to this school. My wife is a different person and seems to be trapped. What are our recourse's or options?JA: Can you tell me what state this is in? And how long has this been going on?Customer: We are in Texas. It started last school year and has escalated this year since school started in May.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Only to HR. My wife also met with the Headmaster of the school last year and he said to meet with the principal and "pray together and try to work it out." She tried as the Headmaster suggested and it only made the situation worse. HR openly agreed with my wife but said there was nothing they could do.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: My wife does have a lot of documentation and even has a conversation with this principal recorded on her cell phone.

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My company sent me on a business trip with another employee

Good morning,JA: Hello. What do you want help with?Customer: My company sent me on a business trip with another employee for two week to got to the Springfield plant I was suppose to be given to that plant for two weeks, the other guy name ***** ***** had to do 3 weeks. Just to give you and a small overview. That man sexual assaulted me in my hotel room and I call my manager and the police to file a police report and they arrested him, and called me the next evening stating he had made bail in Springfiled. The comapny sent me back up to Sorinfgfield to finish my second week and bring back my police report for the investigation. When I came back last friday, I accidently dropped it on the finance guy desk while gving him my expense report, and I realized it when I couldnt find it. So when I came in on Monday, I asked the finance guy where is it, he said he sat it on Jason Parson desk Friday. So I went to jasn and I said the finacne guy said he sat something on your desk it was very confiedntial and t belonged to me can I have it. Jason replied aw its at home I took it home. He said surely you didnt want me t leave it and everyone read it did you. I said I need to turn it in ,he said its not big deal I will bring it tomorrow. So at that point I ran to my manager and she had to take me to human resources, because I was very emotional upset, because people from all didffrent departments keep coming to me asking me where is marcus I heard he got fires because of an incident that happen in the hotel room, I said i dont know, and I went to HR again and told them, now my business is being spread all over the orkplace. I am being victimized all over, and you all did not protect me you said it would stay confidential, and it has not, my work place is hostiale, I am constantly harrass, and all you all keep asking me to take a leave of absence, and its not right. JAson had no right to take my personal information home, and let alone notify you all or me that he even had it, if i had not actively serach for it, he wouldn't have never told me, and the HR director said that he will be dealt with an they will get my police report back monday, well i didnt get it back until I asked again on tusday and they stated that jason suppose to have gaveit to me at the beginning of the shift, and now it 3pm and it close to the end of my shift. Even today I am constantly harrass and very emotional, and all my company keep telling me that i am their number on e priorty however this harrass, and hostile eviroment is stressing me out. I been a rape victim since te age of nine, and my therapist that i have not seen since the last incident that happen with the comapny had to put me back on anxiety medicine to take 4 times a day. I need help this is not right its not rightJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Memphis, Tenneessee the Electrolix PlantJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: Electrolux Plant on Paul Lowery RdJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: We just had a union vote on yesterday and today it was announced that Electrolux won the union. It is a full time job

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I have an ESOP account with a previous employer. It has been

I have an ESOP account with a previous employer. It has been 3 years since I worked for this company. The account is managed by Principal investments. They are late in sending out the statements this year. They say there is additional reporting that they must do. Another lady told me they were being audited. I need to access my money. They seem to be holding my money hostage and will not send me the required forms to withdraw. What can I do to get my money asap?JA: You just pay a $5 deposit now and the rest only when you get a reply from the Lawyer. All of this is 100% satisfaction guaranteed, so you can get a refund if you're not happy for any reason.Customer: how?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I don't know how to pay the $5JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Everything is done. I was with them for 12 years. I just need to access my money. The company said that they hold the accounts from being cashed out for 3 years after termination of employment. the 3 years were up in July 2015. The companies fiscal year end was end of April 2016.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: This is in Texas

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This is my first time on this site. I am looking for answers

This is my first time on this site. I am looking for answers to what is legally allowed by employers for intermittent leave of absence. Can they include your days off as part of the days/duration per month of the leave? Wouldn't it just be the days that I would normally work?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: IowaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I have only filled out paperwork that my doctor signed for intermittent leave of absence. I have issues with my back and have osteoarthritis in my knees, ankles, arms, hips, as well as in the lower vertebrae of my back.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not that I can think of. Only, I was previously on leave for 9 months with a herniated disc and had applied for Social Security, and was only 3 months away from being approved. The employer's disability insurance company and my neurosurgeon sent me back to work, even though I continue to have alot of problems.

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I work for dc government, I was in a training class and the

I work for dc government, I was in a training class and the instructor told the class if we did not pick up on the new system the deputy will fire us. Is that not a threatJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Washington DcJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: unionJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: full time

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My employer changed my hours and I can't accommodate them

My employer changed my hours and I can't accommodate them due to lack of childcare for my daughter prior to her going to school. I explained this to her and at first she understood but then changed her mind and became adamant that I work the new hours. She claims now that she told me in my initial interview that tgese would be my hours which is not true. HR got involved and said she wouldn't budge and that if I can't work those hours I needed to send in my letter of resignation. I contacted an attorney who advised me against doing that. He said that since I was told not to return to work because I couldn't wirk those hours that I should send a letter that my employment was terminated. I did that today and HR contacted me saying that it would be in my best interest to resign since I wasn't officially terminated. I would not do that. My Union got involved and said that if I didn't report to my desk tomorrow at 7:30 it would be considered job abandonment. These were not the hours I had agreed upon. I don't know what to doJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New YorkJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: Full time, I am a member of a unionJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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