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How are small business owners required to retain records

How long are small business owners required to retain records such as employees daily log sheets of their daily activities?JA: Was this discussed with a manager, HR, or an attorney?Customer: noJA: Is the employment "at will," union, full time, or part time?Customer: full tmeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes.. over 15 years I've been cheated out of about 1 hour per week. not enough to notice or get my attention but I can't prove it.

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I am a CRNA who worked a day shift followed by a night call.

I am a CRNA who worked a day shift followed by a night call. I punched the time clock into work the next morning. Typically we have the next day off unless work load is unduly large (very rare). That morning I left my work and I went to a scheduled dentist appointment. An appointment I cancelled several times already. This was a painful broken tooth. After I left work I was called back by one of my colleges to do a scheduled case in an hour. This was at the same time as my dental appointment. I said I could not come then, but could come after my appt. He then reported me to HR which then had me meet the next week with a board of Dr,s and managers who then said that I would now have this on my permanent record ( refusal to come to work) and I would be docked a days pay. I am a salaried employee. I feel I bent over back ward to make the least amount of impact on the work schedule. Do I have any way to resolve this differently.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: WIJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: Full time I believe at willJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: nothing I can think of

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After working for over a year getting paid overtime as an

After working for over a year getting paid overtime as an independent contractor, suddenly, I was informed that I won't be getting paid overtime anymore. Hasn't the employer set a precedent? And I wasn't informed until after I had already worked overtime.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: ColoradoJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: I think at will. No contract, full time.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: worked with him about 5 years with no pay problems before this.

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I am a traveling Registered Nurse. My license and all

I am a traveling Registered Nurse. My license and all documentation needed to work as an RN is up to date.The travel company I recently signed a contract with for an assignment in Maryland is insisting I complete 3 or 4 hours of testing that is apparently necessary for them to maintain their Joint Commission Certification.I am more than happy to complete any necessary testing required for the travel company to be in compliance with the Joint Commission, however, I believe it is a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act to demand I complete such work without compensation.The Travel Company is currently refusing to communicate by email with me and insist that I talk to them by phone.I do not want to communicate by phone as they have not made good on verbal promises / contracts recently.The last email I received from the manager I am communicating with at the Travel Company states, "I agree to call my Aureus Account Manager a minimum of once a week to communicate my progress or to discuss any questions or problems which may exist" It should be noted that such a provision is included in the contract I signed with the Travel Company.It should be noted that I have already spoke to my Account Manager by phone regarding this matter, and she kicked it upstairs to the Branch Manager.The response I would like to send to the Branch Manager is, "I am more than happy to communicate with you by phone should you so direct it. Will I then be paid for this mandatory conversation you are demanding of which I do not wish to participate and will be an inconvenience for me."I have three questions:1. What does FLSA Law state about demanding that I do the testing I described for no reimbursement?2. Can the Branch Manager demand that I talk with him regarding my progress or to discuss any questions or problems which may exist without paying me for my time during which such a conversation takes place?3. What is your advice?

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I have a State wage and hour or labor law question relating

I have a Washington State wage and hour or labor law question relating to notifying employees about tip pooling/tip sharing? The question is do we need to provide our tip pooling/tip sharing policy in writing and we will be doing that, but do the employees in the state of WA have to sign an acknowledgement as to how we administer this program and have this acknowledgement in their personnel file?

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I am an exempt employee who has taken intermittent leave to

Hello. I am an exempt employee who has taken intermittent leave to attend to two medical issues. My management has informed me that I must take PTO or make up the time missed for Drs appts. I was told that if I didn't the I could be considered to have an attendance issue. I can understand taking time for complete days or even half days.JA: OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box.Customer: But I am confused as to how they can 1) consider fmla appts against me since they are protected by law.and 2) deduct pay for appts by the hour if I am an exempt employ.JA: Have you documented this or discussed it with HR?Customer: Yes. Further more,JA: 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: Furthermore how can the time missed be counted against my total entitlement when I took PTO?

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Is it legal for an employer to dock an employees time/pay

Is it legal for an employer to dock an employees time/pay for hours they worked without permission?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: ohJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: at will, full timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: i don't think so

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My employer, wanted me to stay at work overnight to help to

hi my employer, wanted me to stay at work overnight to help to remove snow, we had 5-6 hour sleep before we go back to work, but employer told me that they will pay only time when I actually worked. should my employer pay for all time that i spend at work because i was told to stay and I had to stay not for my pleasure?

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I signed a agreement with my existing company that I would

I signed a agreement with my existing company that I would not take any business away from them if I terminate my employment with them for one year after termination. Reason I want to terminate my employment is this company has does not make payroll on time repeatedly. They hired me out a another company on a contract bases and the company that I working with does not want me to quit them. Can my current company still hold that agreement if I quit because they are not paying me on time. The company that they have a contract with said they will not give them anymore contracts if I want to quit them and come back on my own.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: North Dakota but my employer is in GAJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: reported to who?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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