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I asked a question yesterday about a breach of Hipaa at

Hi, I asked a question yesterday about a breach of Hipaa at work. The payroll clerk at my business has been telling people that my fmla leave is not legitimate (I had a lumpectomy) anyways I was told I could final a hipaa violation complaint. However, on the website it says only medical facilities, and pharmacies are covered entities. Is this an exception since my employer needed fmla paperwork filed out by my doctor in order to approve my leave?

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Patrick, Esq.

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Is it illegal to work only for room and board in the USA? I

Is it illegal to work only for room and board in the USA ? I read that no matter what agreement like that , the law requires that a minimum wage be paid in dollars, that FICA be filed by the employer, social security be paid, and what else ? I don't know because I am not an employer. I read about a case in NY where a family had a maid/ house keeper working for them, they did not pay a salary but took care of her expenses, room and board. I do not know any other details on that case. The housekeeper called her family in India , they filed suit against this family, who then had to pay the minimum wage and what ever estimated for how long this woman had been working in their home. Again , the question is - is it legal in the USA to work in exchange for room and board ?

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John

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I'm a LPN and have worked same Co. 4 years. My Director of

I'm a LPN and have worked for the same Co. 4 years.My Director of nursing arranged a shift with me and another nurse on Christmas day.When I arrived at work the situation had been changed due to another nurse.I left the building after punching in to distance myself from a hostile episode with the other nurse and spoke with the Director.She stated to me that she would see that I was fired and reported to the board of nursing if I did not go and complete the shift even if I wasn't as we had agreed.after some talking she agreed to call the building and remove the other nurse and stated she realized her wrong.After her phone call to the building and call back to me she stated that the other nurse would leave if I came back, so that left the director to have to come In and cover the shift on one side of the ward and me on the other.I agreed.I went back to the building and she then text me to state NOT to go back to the building she found a nurse to cover My shift and side and that she was taking me off the schedule. ??I reported to the Corporation these same facts.I have a meeting with the Her (my director of nurses.) and her boss and the building director.I do not want to loose my license or be "fired" I do have and interview within the CO. for a position in another facility. I fear retaliation.Advise please.Gina Tassinari LPN (###) ###-####

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Lucy, Esq.

Juris Doctor

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On 4/06/2015 I was issued an oral warning by Monica my

On 4/06/2015 I was issued an oral warning by Monica my manager and Amanda Her manager stating I did not follow a procedure on verify a member over the phone on 1/23/2015 I was not given the procedure until 2/10/2015 I asked that HR be brought in to investigate I stated Monica was creating a hostile work environment. HR represented by Kathy Burdick stated it was an inexperienced Manager and they were going to get her trained. Monica ended up leaving the company. Larry was hired as her replacement on 9/10/2015 I had a escalated call Larry stated I would not be written up I have great calls it was a onetime thing, Larry stated he received pressure from Amanda to write me up and he stood by his statement I am a good employee. On 9/24/2015 Larry and Amanda wrote me up for a conversation between my Larry and another employee Larry stated I interrupted the conversation and was disrespectful and confrontational. Again I asked for HR to be brought in HR, HR rep Katie Berry failed to investigate She never talked to the other coworker only person wo spoke to the other coworker was Amanda it was proven that ***** *****ed about me interrupting the conversation but they still took Larry's word I was disrespectful and confrontational. After that Larry began treating me badly on 11/3/2015 I witnessed another team member be irate and disrespectful to Larry during a team meeting and Larry did not write her up. Due to Larry treating me differently I sent an email to Amanda outlining my mistreatment. On 11/19/2015 Katie Berry of HR brought me into a meeting stating they received the email I sent to Amanda and due to my disruptive behavior I am being terminated. I work in the state of Michigan because I never stated I was being treated differently because of my race I am black were my coworkers are white is this discrimination and work place harassment?

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Allen M., Esq.

JAG officer and former adjunct prof.

Juris Doctor, Cum Laude

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I was wondering if it is illeagal boss to change an

Hello, I was wondering if it is illeagal for a boss to change an employees salary without telling them just because they can't afford to pay them as much as they have been making for the past ten years and just hand them a check with the lesser amount but still expect them to work the same hours for less moneyThank you,Gina

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ScottyMacEsq

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I live in Denver, Colorado and was off from my job at the

I live in Denver, Colorado and was laid off from my job at the end of May this year. I have a Flexible Premium Variable Annuity (IRA) with New York Life. Can a withdraw some money from this without it interfering with my unemployment?

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Allen M., Esq.

JAG officer and former adjunct prof.

Juris Doctor, Cum Laude

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in New Jersey can a hospital make it mandatory that nurses

in New Jersey can a hospital make it mandatory that nurses sign up for on call duty status?

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Marsha411JD

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My spouse has just been fired, then his boss called to say

My spouse has just been fired, then his boss called to say he is not fired but he is Laid off ? on leave ? without pay, until further notice. The incident leading to this happened a few months back, my spouse is an airline mechanic, he signed off that work was reported done, but he did not inspect the work, that was Not his job to do, now that work has failed inspection and cost the company a huge fine. The owners want a scapegoat and it is my spouse . He has documentation that this is not his responsi bility , not his job, and not his fault, he was following what his boss told him to do by signing off the the work was reported done, Not that it was done, nor done right, Only that it was reported done. The company had earning and we are afraid they will hold these back on him, or try to keep him on leave forever, Is this legal ? Does my spouse have any recourse here ? Can the owners now just do as they want against the employees ? He is not guilty of wrong doing as accused. The owners are just furious that the cheap company they hired did a cheap job and it has caused them to have a huge fine as a result.

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AlexiaEsq.

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i have severe scoliosis and my doctor has indicated i may

i have severe scoliosis and my doctor has indicated i may require surgery in the future . my company has be acquired and i have been offered a job with my years of service carrier over. I currently pay for supplemental LTD , can the new company deny me any claims in the future for disability if i have surgery on my spine that may require me to be out of work for a long time ?

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