How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
A new question is answered every 9 seconds
Ask a Employment Law question
Type Your Employment Law Question Here...
characters left:
7 Employment Lawyers are Online Now

Hazard Pay Questions

What is Hazard Pay?

Hazard pay is a form of reimbursement that is awarded to employees who have been asked to remain and show up for work in situations that are considered hazardous or dangerous condition, such as war or active hostilities, and where evacuation of families and extra staff have taken place. Read below where the Experts have provided legal answers to many questions relating to hazard duty pay.

Is there a law in South Dakota stating the hazard pay and foreign pay is to be excluded from child support?

In the state of South Dakota there is no law stating that hazard/Foreign Service pay is to be excluded from child support. The court will grant the child support based on the entire income. The tax free income and the number of hours they have worked are not guaranteed to have anything to do with the calculations regarding child support.

When going through a divorce in North Carolina, if someone is receiving base pay and temporarily receiving hazard pay, can that be used to pay child support?

The state of North Carolina guidelines state that gross income is used for child support. Income means the parents actual gross income from any source, including but not limited to; income from employment or self employment, ownership of a business, rental property, retirement, interest, trusts, social security benefits, workers compensations benefits, unemployment, disability and insurance benefits, gifts, prizes and alimony received from another person to the party included. When income is received on either irregular, non-recurring or on a one time basis, the court may prorate the income over a certain period of time, or require the parent to pay child support a percentage of their non-recurring income that is about the same as the percentage of their recurring income.

If someone works under contract in Afghanistan, a contract bid happened and a new company took over, at that time hours and pay were affected. Specifically hazard pay and ISO are they violating any laws.

If an employment contract is in place and is also under a government contract, then the contractor is obligated to pay as in the contract. Without reading the actual contractor contract, and going off the information supplied, it seems that there is an infringement of the contract. Violations are reported to the Government Contracting Office of the General Services Administration (GSA), where they will look into the situation and recoup any monies owed.

If someone has been requesting hazard pay as a professional timber faller for the National Park Service and their requests have been denied with the explanation that it is not authorized. The trees they cut are trees that are considered hazards due to the trees being dead and if were to fall would land on things such as houses. Since falling hazard trees is not in their job description, are they at fault, since there is a large hazard involved in falling these trees?

The US Dept. of Labor says that "hazard pay means additional pay for performing hazardous duty or work involving physical hardship. Work duty that causes extreme physical discomfort and distress which is not adequately alleviated by protective devices is deemed to impose a physical hardship. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not address the subject of hazard pay, except to require that it be included as part of a federal employee's regular rate of pay in computing the employee's overtime pay."

If a the company that someone works wants to send them into Saudi Arabia, where it is recommended that Americans do not travel, with no hazard pay or security offered. Can they terminate the employee for being unwilling to go?

If your employment is terminated by your refusal to go, then it is possible that you would have a wrongful termination claim for breach of the duty of good faith and fair dealing due to their placing their needs in front of your safety without provisions for safety. On the other hand if you willing terminate yourself, you may also claim constructive discharge because, a rational person would leave under the pressure of going. If they have not made your employment conditional on this point, wait for them to do so. Either way eligibility for unemployment benefits should be available.

Many times an employee is asked to work in a dangerous situation, and is offered hazard pay. Many questions arise when dealing with these types of situations; contact an Expert to gain insight and answers to many asked questions on employment laws. Experts have many years of experience on employment laws.
Ask a Employment Law question
Type Your Employment Law Question Here...
characters left:
7 Employment Lawyers are Online Now

How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
< Last | Next >
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex Los Angeles, CA
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP Hesperia, CA
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin Kernersville, NC
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther Woodstock, NY
  • Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know. Robin Elkton, Maryland
  • He answered my question promptly and gave me accurate, detailed information. If all of your experts are half as good, you have a great thing going here. Diane Dallas, TX
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Ron

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    21108
    23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FO/fordguy4u/2011-12-17_222940_HPIM1257.64x64.JPG Ron's Avatar

    Ron

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    21108
    23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/lyeung1/2010-07-25_032152_tn_IMG_0241.JPG Dr. Y.'s Avatar

    Dr. Y.

    Urologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    18362
    I am fellowship trained specializing in general urology and reconstructive urology.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/docjohn174/2008-12-13_170143_johnask.jpg John's Avatar

    John

    Home Appliance Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    13453
    Appliance repair business owner for over 43 years.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MU/multistatelaw/2011-11-27_173951_Tinaglamourshotworkglow102011.64x64.jpg Tina's Avatar

    Tina

    Lawyer

    Satisfied Customers:

    8471
    JD, BBA Over 25 years legal and business experience.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/dermdoc19/2010-09-30_160749_Photo_122807_015.JPG dermdoc19's Avatar

    dermdoc19

    Dermatologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    3821
    30 years practice in general and cosmetic dermatology
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/BI/birddoctor/2012-6-22_173214_birddoctor.64x64.png Dr. Pat's Avatar

    Dr. Pat

    Bird Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    3383
    25+ years working primarily or exclusively with birds
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/RY/rydergar/2012-6-6_192240_IMG0328.64x64.JPG Dr. Gary's Avatar

    Dr. Gary

    Cat Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    3289
    DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)