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My employer in TN owes me unpaid wages. Last day of work is

Hi. My employer in TN owes me unpaid wages. Last day of work is Aug. 17th. How should I proceed with this case?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Tennessee.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Not yet. Trying to figure out which one to talk to today.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I have paystubs and a contract with the pay rate. The employer writes a check that is not depositable. I also had a few bounced back paychecks.

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Supervisor has over 5 years and at various times treated me

Supervisor has over 5 years and at various times treated me like a servant. I am a grants administrator for a school system and work with a grant. First day of work, no place to work and had to clean and set it up, she then went on vacation and she asked me to unpack her office and put things away. Moved to another office and she goes on vacation again and asks me to unpack k and put her things away. Then she informs me that she has a job for me that I am not going to like and brings in a bowl and rags and tells me to clean out the staff refrigerator. She has a tremor and she. Her husband leaves first I am expected to put on her jewelry to include earrings. She calls me or texts me and tells me to order her lunch. Recently I questioned what happened to a pay raise that she told me i was going to get when she informed me it was because I falsified my time card and she knew it. I said you signed it why would you do that if you thought I lied. She kept going on and o. About how I falsified my time card and I asked her if she was called me a liar and she said I falsified these payroll records. The next day she walked in and said she made an appointment with HR. For what I ask, she says if I have a problem with my pay I need to go there. I go, curious about the appt., The HR person has no idea why I am there. She suggested I speak to the Superintendent which was a huge mistake. He says my job should have been advertised and I should neved have been allowed to work from home, no wonder she questioned it. I felt quietly threatened. I am in a tourist town, jobs that pay more than minimum are hard to come by. Boss knows this and takes advantage. School systems are odd ducks, mostly contracted work and no place to air a grievance,, can't sleep am sick every day, boss acts like she has done nothing wrong.JA: OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box.Customer: Hello?JA: Hello. What seems to be the problem?Customer: I sent itJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MissouriJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No, considering harassment filingJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Supervisor is well liked, husband was President of School Board, only the people who work for her know how she really is. She is a grant writer for the school and a good one which makes her seemingly untouchable.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I'm 57 yrs old & have worked for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

I'm 57 yrs old & have worked for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage for 26 yrs, part-time evenings. I work 3 evenings, a total of 21 hrs/week. I have full benefits (i.e. 401k match, vacation, profit share, full medical). Along with my base salary, I receive 15% shift differential. I am also eligible for severance pay, which is capped at 25 yrs of service at 16 mths. Approx mid-July, we were informed that the dept will no longer exist, therefore, we are being transitioned into a 40 hr week, Mon-Fri. The position is considered lateral, but is an entry-level data entry position. We currently are titled as Loan Originators & duties included processing, closing, & underwriting duties. We also assisted with borrower's questions and/or concerns regarding their loan process. Shouldn't they have offered us a choice between displacement with severance and continued employment, since the work schedule & position are totally different?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Minnesota.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Of the 8 people affected by this, 3 are 55+ & have 25+ yrs service.

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I need guidance on labor workers comp law, ca, no, I am

I need guidance on labor workers comp lawJA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: caJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I am short term disability from an incident at my existing job, I havent been trying to get referrals to specialists from the workers comp insurance company they are dragging on it.. been 2 months from date of incudence..JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I have been gettting payment but now I have an offer of a new job...and want to take the new job

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I was injured at work over a year ago and i just recited

I was injured at work over a year ago and i just recited permanent partial advisability and can not return to my former line of work. My employer has decided to lay me off. Can i apply for unemploymentJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: californiaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I just retained one, but have only spoken with a case mangerJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: No I have been receiving workers comp benefits for over a year, until I was I went to QME and it was determined I am %25 disabled. My job was quite physical and I can not do that type of work anymore.

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Patrick, Esq.

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My husband resigned from his job after 18.5 years of service

My husband resigned from his job after 18.5 years of service due to frustration on the job caused by his bipolar illness. He resigned abruptly then sought his job back after 3 weeks. His managers wanted him back and his union tried to have him reinstated, however upper management (who don't even know him) refused. The union said he could reapply for jobs in the company and start from scratch however now we find out he was designated "ineligible for rehire". There is no reason for this designation and we have asked that they reconsider, but they will not budge. It seems there may be some discrimination based upon his disability. He never had any disciplinary actions in all of his years of service.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New JerseyJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: not yetJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: This is very unusual for the company to do this when someone resigns; people can come back into the company. We are hearing through the grapevine that they were upset he went into the executive offices looking for HR, but was on the wrong floor. They did not like that he was on their floor, but he simply made a mistake. And they did not like that he applied for NJ unemployment benefits (that were denied anyway).

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Patrick, Esq.

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Ok so i usually take my lunch towards the end of my shift

Ok so i usually take my lunch towards the end of my shift because I like to get all of my work out the way before so and nobody says anything about it until we got an assistant manager. She doesn't like me doing it but my main manager knows and so do others and they don't say anything about it. Is it ok if I take my lunch 30 to 40 minutes before I leave?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: VirginiaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No i haven't.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: No

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My wife, an exemplary employee for a local hospital (w/21

My wife, an exemplary employee for a local hospital (w/21 years loyal experience in procurement) has been asked to attend a meeting at 3:00 P.M. today with her immediate supervisor and a representative from HR in attendance where she will be informed that due to "a sudden reorganization" of the Department by her Director (muddled information released during yesterday's morning huddle), her job is being eliminated. She has been tipped off by her immediate supervisor that she will be offered another job within the hospital procurement system but for a possible substantial cut in pay. She's got reason to suspect that if she doesn't take this new position post haste, she will be 'quitting' her job and therefore not be entitled to any severance and/or unemployment benefits because she quit her job, instead of being fired. If she wants to consider taking the new position, legally, how much time does she have before having to commit to this decision, five minutes, ten minutes, the weekend, two weeks? Are there any employment laws being broken here? What rights does she have? Do you see anything that jumps off the page that you might recommenced. Again, my wife has been a solid employee for her employer with many commendations of the recent past for her performance including a recent bonus in salary that put her at the very top of her pay grade.

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Allen M., Esq.

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My job is inside sales. Last October we moved to another

Hi. My job is inside sales. Last October we moved to another office. At that time everyone that worked in sales (except me) and a few other non sales employees were given the chance or told to work from home. I'm hourly where all the other sales are salary. I asked at that time if I could wfm (work from home) one or two days a week. I was told to give the office a chance and we would revisit later. I already did wfm when my kids were sick, weather, etc. and have for last 5 years. We restructured management earlier this year. My new boss is the sales manager, who has all his other employees wfm. When I brought up with him if I can, he spoke to my previous boss and then came back and said no, but I could still do it on special occasions. His reasoning was that I am hourly where the others are salary and expected to work overtime. But recently I had need to wfm and was made to take vacation time instead. I feel like I am being treated differently than all of the other sales people. I'm not sure if there is anything I can do about it.

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Allen M., Esq.

JAG officer and former adjunct prof.

Juris Doctor, Cum Laude

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