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An employee of the federal government is being suspended

An employee of the federal government is being suspended without pay for 30 days. He has been employed for 12 years and is currently 4 months from retirement.In his 3rd and 4th years he made some unauthorized queries and phone calls to locate family members overseas.The agency has known about this and has investigated now for several years. It seems quite odd now, 4 months before retirement that a suspension is now being imposed.Does this seem to be legally in line with an employers rights?

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John

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I need a piece of advice, please. I am truck driver and I

Hello. I need a piece of advice, please. I am truck driver and I started to work for a company on in May 2016. I told him I will work 6 months for him and he agreed with me. We did not sign any contract in May, but in June he sent me a contract. I filled in this contract, but just my company name and some other information, not all, because he said he will fill in the rest. I did not see in the contract any start date or end date.I had to end work on November 16, but he said I have to work until New Year. I told him that I had to work just 6 months, no more. He was angry. So, I told him that I work 2 more weeks and that is all. He did not say anything. He pays me biweekly, on Friday. This Friday he had to pay me, but he did not. Today he sent me like a letter where it states that he will not pay me my last 2 weeks of work, because I break tha contract which ends on 12/20. What should I do? How can I get my money? (P.S. I do not have work permit)

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Gerald-Esquire

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I have been researching wage discrimination laws. I am a

Hello,I have been researching wage discrimination laws. I am a Registered Veterinary Technician in California, and I was recently forced to resign because my employer refused to pay fair wages compared to other organizations, and compared to other employees, male and female.My daily job responsibilities require much more stress and exertion of effort compared to majority of my similar level coworkers, within the same work environment. I have a degree and licensed credentials I put forth towards my position. I have similar exceptional skill level compared to my coworkers, and more advanced skill level that only a licensed professional can perform, I am only one of two licensed RVTs in the practice. I suspect my former male counterparts were once paid more than I, even though I had more experience, higher level of skills, and higher level of education towards the position.This year I will bring home a $20,000 salary, after three years of working towards this medical health position, with education and licensing under my belt, and my boss refused a wage adjustment to 15/hour from my current 13/hour. They claim that I am not eligible for a raise because of work ethic inconsistencies, which I think was NOT a fair assessment of job performance due to excelling in job performance reviews and daily higher job responsibilities.My coworkers, which includes receptionist, and veterinary assistants, who are paid higher than I, have worked longer for this employer than I have, so merit understandable, but my skill level, education, and daily job tasks are in no way taken into consideration for a fair wage.The cost of living in my area, is $28,000 annually for one person. And my employers establishment is very successful and I suspect makes a 2.8 net profit, within the top 15% of veterinary practices in California.

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Patrick, Esq.

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We live in the state of NC.My husband worked 4 day's into

We live in the state of NC.My husband worked 4 day's into the work week last week. His boss suspended him at the end of the work day on Thursday for 3 day's. His Boss to him to come in on that following Wednesday to talk about whether of not he will continue working for him. He came in on Wednesday at 9 am and was terminated. He was told by his employer that he would receive 3 week's severance the up coming pay period after he turned in his uniform in which my husband complied.My question is.1. is it legal to suspend someone then terminate them for the same reasons as noted in the suspension?2. Is he suppose to be paid the 4 day's he worked along with the severance because they did not mention that to him.3, Does day's worked and should be paid for, constitute severance pay?

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Ely

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I am looking for an Employment Attorney who is qualified in

I am looking for an Employment Attorney who is qualified in FMLA leave and specifically the area of what employer rights there are when the employee taking leave is a key employee.

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Can a employer demand a doctors note to return to work when

can a employer demand a doctors note to return to work when an employee call off sick 1 day, when the company policy requires a doctors not after 2 days of calling off. If no what should I do?

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ScottyMacEsq

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I am an employee of the State of Alaska working for the

I am an employee of the State of Alaska working for the Division of Public Assistance. Our agency has been in severe backlog since 2010/ I have been referring clients to the governor and Ombudsman's offices to help them get their cases worked faster. I was ordered to stop this practice. When I did, I started referring clients to the Health and Social services Commissioner.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I was hauled before a disciplinary hearing without warning and in the hearing the prosecuting manager enter evidence that he altered. Two sentences that were complimentary of me. In spite of the altered evidence I was given a letter of reprimand. Do I have any legal recourse? My Union business agent is pursuing all admin options. Thanks!JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: Full time. Our jobs are considered our personal property working for state gov't.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: That's what happened so nothing to add at this time. Thanks for your time and consideration.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I have worked for this company for 3 years. Friday, October

I have worked for this company for 3 years. Friday, October 7th, I walked away from my job due to job harassment from my co-worker and management not handling it properly. It all started with me emailing my supervisor and President of the company requesting to be transferred from my current department to another department if an opening became available. I labeled this email Confidential Request not wanting this unstable co-worker to be agitated and take it out on me. Then I was called into a meeting and was asked to give examples so I did. The meeting ended by saying, let us just talk to her and see if we can get her to calm down a bit. I left the meeting saying, I don't think this is going to work because it will probably "just add fuel to the flame." Well, they called my co-worker in and talked to her. Later my supervisor and co-worker had a meeting. When I entered the room I felt like I was ambushed by my co-worker. She mislead my supervisor into thinking it was going to be a let's just get along meeting. My co-worker was constantly trying to calm her down but she was livid. She has harassed me for 3 years and now she was out of control and management couldn't handle her. I walked out Friday about 1:00. I thought about it over the weekend and text my supervisor on Sunday asked if I could come back to work on Monday. She said the President would have to contact HR and see what could be done. I received a text this morning that said "When you verbally said you were quitting your job Friday, loaded up your personal belongings and walked out in the middle of a workday, you voluntarily terminated your employment with CRC Insurance Services. I am sorry that things did not work out as we had hoped but under these circumstances we are not willing to offer you your job back. I know that you have contacted several of our staff regarding our office and I would appreciate it if you would refrain from doing so going forward. We are trying to be productive and my staff does not need to be distracted any more by this matter. I wish you the best and I hope you find another position soon where you will be happy. We have begun the termination process and you will receive information and documentation as soon as it is available. " I text back and said thanks. I text and said that the contacting was over the weekend and it was to say goodbye to them since I didn't get to do it Friday. I also text them and said I hope I get my termination packet soon to answer several of my questions. I also text and said this is confidential but I am going to file a complaint about Alicia and I was trying to keep this from happening to the next employee and I wanted it on record. Is there anything I need to do like get a restraining order? She was so mad I was wondering if she was going to hurt me. She might if I run into her in a public place and let me tell you, insurance is a small world. Melanie

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Law Educator, Esq.

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My sister-in-law had shoulder surgery 6 weeks ago. She

My sister-in-law had shoulder surgery 6 weeks ago. She tripped at work because an employee had left a box on the floor which she did not see, and re-injured her shoulder . . . now is rescheduled for the same surgery next Tuesday. Should she file for Workman's Comp and can her employer prevent her from getting it?

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Brandon M.

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