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I was fired today for tardiness, my manager really doesn't

I was fired today for tardiness, my manager really doesn't like me. I am tardy quite often maybe 15 min later about once a week . But most of all the employees are and they are not warned . I have never called out sick once and other employees are excessively calling out. She is picking on my and then chose to fire me. I feel that the policy is not equally treated. I live in Florida can I collect unemploymentJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: FloridaJA: 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: Don't think so

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Loren

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My niece worked for a company for 5 years. She worked a year

My niece worked for a company for 5 years. She worked a year before she got 2weeks of paid vacation. Recently when she left that job they refused to pay her for the two weeks of vacation for 2017. Is there anything that can be done?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: OhioJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Nothing I can think of

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Patrick, Esq.

Doctoral Degree

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I live in California. I took 16 weeks of leave to have a

Hello,I live in California. I took 16 weeks of leave to have a baby this year. I was told prior to my leave that my bonus (half of which is based on company profitability, half based on merit) would be pro-rated based on my leave. What I was not told was my salary merit increase for the year would be pro-rated as well. This has a significant impact on my potential earnings down the line, as the pro-ration has taken my salary from what would have been 135k/year down to 128k/year, and will have future impacts as my merit increase for next year will be based on the lower salary. I was not informed prior to leave and it is not in the employee handbook. Is the employer entitled to do this?

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P. Simmons

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Doctoral Degree

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Is there any legal usage of a company SOP in an at-will

Is there any legal usage of a company SOP in an at-will employment agreement?My company's SOP for my job is extremely vague and subjective to the point where it's just basically a collection of suggestions. This seems like a liability to me.. Like one day if I make a mistake or act in a way that they don't like, they could either say I didn't follow the vague and subjective SOP, etc...Does any of this generally even matter with at-will employment anyway? Or could they have an SOP that says do xyz and I follow it to the t, and they just want an excuse to lay me/others off so they say I violated it and lay me off anyway? Does the SOP at an employer legally hold them responsible for anything?

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I had a team member confront me in a very disrespectful

I had a team member confront me in a very disrespectful manner. He said that my department always tattles about safety issues and he said he saw me hit a wall with equipment and wanted to make sure I got reported.I am a manager and he is a team lead. I talked with his mgr and his mgr talked with him. A week later he was involved with another team member threatening him with termination in a heated argument. They were arguing in a common area and another team lead confronted the threatening team lead. She could not get him to stop yelling so she asked me to get involved. I walked over to him and told him to stop yelling and he continued. I placed my hands on his shoulders to guide him away so we could talk. He lost it...he started screaming that he was going to HR. He said he was tired of managers getting away with everything because of their position. I did not do it in a harsh manner but more to guide him. I believe I was reacting to the situation to separate the lead and tbe other team member. I was terminated the next day and the screaming team lead is going around bragging he got me fired. I have had no corrective actions and only 2 exchanges with him in 3 years, within the last 2 weeks. Several corporate employees are telling me to fight it. I am wondering if I should just move on even though I feel I was only doing my job as a manager.

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Patrick, Esq.

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Can a Colorado employer reformate an entire departments​

Hi, can a Colorado employer reformate an entire departments​ schedule with no guarantee you'll get your original shift back and have it implemented in a month? No one's getting fired, but it's as if we have to bid for the shift we want. Thanks in advanceJA: 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: Full time and part timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The employer has not announced how employees will be selected for which shifts.

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RobertJDFL

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Juris Doctorate

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I have a question about an employment contract/non-compete.

Hi, I have a question about an employment contract/non-compete.I stopped working at a physical therapy practice almost 2 years ago. In the employee handbook, which I signed upon starting the job, there is a section titled "Employee Non-Compete Agreement". It states the radius to be 10 miles and duration 5 years. However, the last page of the handbook states, "...I acknowledge that this handbook is neither a contract of employment nor a legal document". I can attach a copy of the handbook if you like.Due to the language on the last page of the handbook, can this non-compete be enforced?

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Patrick, Esq.

Doctoral Degree

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I worked for four years at Mystic Seaport Museum as a

I worked for four years at Mystic Seaport Museum as a deckhand on a steam boat. My fifth year at the Seaport was as a dock attendant. Both jobs were for the summer only. The sixth year I applied again for the dock attendant job. I was not hired. When I asked why I was told the dock office was realigned. When I visited the seaport I saw that many of the previous year's workers were there plus a new person. This summer I applied for the deckhand job. I have been rejected and told that they are focusing more on "customer service". I fear that something negative has been said about me. I asked to see my employee file at HR and was told there is nothing there except pay records. Do I have the right to demand an investigation?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CTJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: at will, seasonalJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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Marsha411JD

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I was fired due to "work misconduct". When I was contacted

I was fired due to "work misconduct". When I was contacted by a Texas unemployment rep, I explained my side. Based on what I told her, I was awarded unemployment benefits under Section 207.044 of the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act. Now my former employer has requested a telephone conference to appeal that decision. What should I do to prepare for this call?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Texas! Where you know employees have all the rightsJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: Was full time and I worked for this insurance agency for 5 yearsJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes. Am I being charged for this legal advice as I am unemployed at this time?

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John

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Doctoral Degree

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