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I work company that is having a retreat on Wednesday and

i work for a company that is having a retreat on Wednesday and Thursday this week. the retreat includes a*****there and back and also staying over for two nights. I've been diagnosed with degenerative lumbar disease and felt the retreat (sitting 8 hrs) and the drive might be too much for my back. I requested if i could use PTO for those two days and was granted the PTO. Last week the owners of the company told everyone they could have that Friday off as "holiday" pay. HR assured me I was also entitled to Friday Holiday time because the office will be closed. Today I was sent an email and was told that the people not attending the retreat would not get paid for Friday or they would have to take it as PTO. I'm the only one not attending the retreat. I feel this is discriminatory, since I would like to go on the retreat but am concerned about what it would do to my back. HR also knows that I'm seeing a Neurosurgeon in July. I'm an hourly employee. Most of the other employees are salaried, but there are a few other hourly employees so I feel I'm being singled out for something that I can't control.

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Patrick, Esq.

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My employer wants to pay me from a kitty if I work the

My employer wants to pay me from a kitty if I work the holiday and not have it on my pay. Also is it a law in Ohio you have to pay time in a half for holiday pay

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Barrister

Attorney/Landlord/Realtor

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I worked company called SteriTech. rentokil bought them

I worked for a company called SteriTech. rentokil bought them out. Rentokil Started making changes in our original contract (example taking our holiday pay) I signed a noncompete clause with SteriTech, rentokil the new company never made us sign any new contracts for noncompete. Is the noncompete clause still in affect? I gave them a notice and they did not let me complete the notice and ask me to carry my vehicle to a different location and they did not need my services anymore,so in a sense I was terminated. I would like to start my own company is there any legal ramifications if I do so.

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Infolawyer

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I have been working in NYC large international

I have been working in NYC for a large international corporation as an independent contractor since 2007. However, I receive a W2 instead of a 1099. Every week I work about 40+ hours, and the conditions of my work seem to mirror the IRS "employee" definition. I receive overtime pay, but not sick leave (until 2014, with the passing of the FMLA, accruing 1 hour sick pay for every 30 hrs worked), vacation time, personal leave, bereavement leave (my dad died in 2009), 401K contributions, holiday pay, medical leave (I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in 2014 and have worked as much as possible, using just my prescribed sick days, throughout my chemo, radiation, surgery and recovery), or other company benefits.Do you believe that I would have a valid case for recovering compensation for the benefits I've been denied during this time? It's only recently that I've felt up to addressing this issue and seeking advice. The company recently merged with another, and there's been a number of layoffs. It's likely that my department will be eliminated within the next year.I'd be grateful for your insights.Thank you.

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Patrick, Esq.

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I worked small pharmacy (Miami, FL) as a pharmacy manager

I worked for a small pharmacy (Miami, FL) as a pharmacy manager from 2012 to 2015, I have some pending pay checks and pending hours, they want to with hold that amount because they paid my Health insurance and Immigration for that period also want to exclude federal holiday pay, what is my options

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RobertJDFL

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Juris Doctorate

 
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I was discriminated on my job and terminated petty reason

I was discriminated on my job and terminated for a petty reason after 21 years on the job, no performance issues (no verbal or written warnings) and consistently meeting performance standards. I have to interview with the Illinois Dept of Employment Security and would like to speak with an Attorney (via phone) before that interview today.

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Asad Rahman

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I did not receive Holiday pay Day and New Years on my check. We had a

Hello! I did not receive Holiday pay for Christmas Day and New Years on my check. We had a staff meeting today and director of board(religious exempt child care) told us we did not get paid holiday pay if we took vacation the week after Christmas. The board decided to make change without informing us. Several employees took time off expecting to receive holiday pay. No notification of change in policy until after the fact. Is this legal?

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Allen M., Esq.

JAG officer and former adjunct prof.

Juris Doctor, Cum Laude

 
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I own a small business (retail sales) in New Jersey, with 30

I own a small business (retail sales) in New Jersey, with 30 employees. I pay my employees bi-weekly. If I have an employee scheduled to work 40 hours a week but they end up working 42 hours one week and then 38 hours the next week, do I have to pay them overtime if their average work week was 40 hours during that pay period? The employee is paid hourly and makes around $35,000 a year in total. Before your answer - would it make a difference if the employee were to sign an agreement stating that they understand that they will not receive overtime pay if they don't exceed 80 hours within a pay period, and further, that they will not be paid overtime if the additional hours worked (beyond 80) were not approved by management?

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Allen M., Esq.

JAG officer and former adjunct prof.

Juris Doctor, Cum Laude

 
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A hourly employee gave his two week notice covering the day

A hourly employee gave his two week notice covering the day before and after the holiday. the company only gives holiday pay if you work yhe day before and after. The company told employee his last day will be the day before the holiday instead, pretty much letting him go early. Does company still have to pay holiday pay?

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Asad Rahman

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J.D.

 
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