A NYS employee recently had hours reduced due to seasonal
A NYS employee recently had hours reduced due to seasonal needs, but still makes more at job than would collecting unemployment. Can employee collect unemployment ins in NYS if terminated as a result of a refusal to come in on a scheduled day with the reason so they can work somewhere else to obtain additional hours.
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My question is in regards to my current employer, I recently
My question is in regards ***** ***** current employer, I recently found out that my grandfather has been diagnosed with lung cancer and I am very emotional about it. Monday I left work because I couldn't control my emotions, and then yesterday it happened. I found out the information on Sunday, however yesterday, my manager had spoken to my coworker and told her that I need to get over it and we lose people everyday.. I find that to be absolutely unnecessary on all levels. I wanted to know what my options were.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Georgia The company is based only in GA and FLJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I want to file a complaint but unsure how to go about it all. I was emotionally unstable yesterday, and I wasn't able to talk- I reached out to our HR Admin to see what my options were because I wasn't sure how my manager would respond if I asked her to just let me go home for the day to deal with it all. And the HR Admin had reached out to my coworker who was with me to reach out to the manager on my behalf- the manager told my coworker of course that I need to get over it and that we lose people everyday- which made my coworker highly upset- then my managers supervisor got involved to try to make it seem better-JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: This manager has had a few complaints on her before about her responses to those who would call out sick. I've been with the company for about 7 months now. I am tired of her treating the employees this way. That's really all.
Is it right for an employer to give you no official lunch
Is it right for an employer to give you no official lunch break in a 10 hour day? I work in a dental office and the dentist works straight through the day. I've asked and he will not grant it. Just thinks we can eat between patients, but I'm always cleaning or writing notes to keep up with the busy schedule.JA: Have you discussed this with a manager, HR, or an attorney?Customer: We have no HR, it is a small private practice.JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: I'm in wisconsin, so I'm guessing its "At will" which is why he doesn't care to give us a lunch.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Well, I'm also being bullied at work, ..but probably not much I can do about that. I recently found my job position ONLINE. I'm thinking he's going to fire me. However, I have never been written up.
I have been targeted by my principal and vice principal
I have been targeted by my principal and vice principal since the first day of school . I have been out on medical leave since middle of Sept. Another teacher is also out our school for the same harassment. I was evalated on the first day of school on the 2 nd hour of the morning, sent emails how to conduct my classrm. etc. I am a 17 yr veteran at my school. My vp complained to my prin when I told her the next morning I hadn't read her email because my pup was very sick and i had to take to emergency after i got off work. (She was ver sick and had to stay 3 nights) My principal told me I was insubordinate with my response to my vp and requested that I submit weekly lesson plans from then on out. This is not a usual request. This was only the beginning of my harassment, till i couldn't take it anymore and I am out sick now .I went to a psychologist and my dr. they say she has no right to do this especially since we had a school shooting at our school 3 yrs ago and I am a recipent of PTSD. Ideas?JA: Have you discussed this with a manager, HR, or an attorney?Customer: Yes and the union many times since last year. I wanted to find an attorney but haven't found one yet in my town. Labor board is looking into it. This principal lost a harassment case in 09 and was taken out of school setting. she was put back into our school the week after the shooting. We have had a huge turn over since shes been there.JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: full time union,JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: not sure. there is a lot to this story..I would like to get possibly a small package deal from my employment
I was called into a meeting with my manager and district
I was called into a meeting with my manager and district manager yesterday. They talked to me about my job performance but it was really more of a conversation about my personality. Then they read a performance improvement plan. They then had me sign the plan. I was very anxious in the meeting and I signed the plan without taking the time or asking to take the time to think over what it said.I have several concerns about it.It says I can be terminated at any timeIt says I lose my bonus because I am on performance plan.It fies give dates or times of my alleged lack of job performance nor does it give any measurable way to keep track of whether I am improving in their view.I want to know if I should ask to sit down again and redo the plan. Or if I should write a rebuttal .
In a contract with a non-compete clause (State of Florida)
In a contract with a non-compete clause (State of Florida) the owner President of the company (Sub-contractor) called the client and tried to discredit and then fire me from the contract. The CLIENT said no to the firing as I was doing exactly what they needed me to do for them and were very satisfied with my work product. I found out during a non-related business call with the CLIENT that the owner (Sub-contractor) had made this call to request to fire me. CLIENT confided that they were very dissatisfied with the sub-contractor and her interference in their project management (except me and one other on team) and planned to end the contract which they subsequently did within one business day. The CLIENT offered me a job (direct contract or permanent employment) I sent my current contract to my attorney (in AZ) and told the CLIENT that I did not want any legal issues for them or for me in hiring me. I kept working for the subcontractor while I discovered the limitations of my non-compete as they would relate to any job for the CLIENT (Pharma). I did not sign any contract with CLIENT (Pharma). Subcontractor terminated me for entering into a contractual relationship with client and has held all of my fees on the contract for the CLIENT (Pharma) accusing me of direct competition with her business. I entered into no agreement with CLIENT (Pharma).Doesn't her attempt to try to discredit and fire me VOID any non-compete? She has only threatened to sue and my lawyer in AZ has answered her attorney letter to terminate, ceist and desist - documenting that her claims are false. I stopped all activities and turned over the work product. Any help is appreciated. All is documeted in emails and texts and letters.
I am a 40+ year Associate with a Department of Defense
I am a 40+ year Associate with a Department of Defense agency. Two years ago I wrote a letter to the District Manager of HR concerning issues I was experiencing in the work place and stated that it was becoming a hostile work environment for me. At that time I was working overseas and had been offered a job to come back to the USA which I accepted, I was due to transfer out the first week of March. The only response to my letter was I would be moved out sooner and was sent back 3 months ahead of schedule. In all my years with the company this was the first time for me. I have never been disciplined or been written up for an offense.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Last week Thursday Oct 13 one of the managers in charge of our operation ask me what I thought were my chances for advancement were and I said not good because since I got back to the US and my current position I have not been treated like a manager in my position should be. I have been passed over for training and schools that I am qualified for. This manager told me yes that is true, I was being blamed for many things that happened at my former position. This only started after I wrote the letter of complaint. No one had any issues with my work before that. In fact I ask the manager why no one questioned me about any of the problems I so call created. Virginia is where I am currently working. I was working in the Middle East when this happened for a US Department of Defense company.JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: I am a full time salaried Manager.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I really don't know where to start or if I have an recourse.
I have been on SDI/unpaid LOA per employer as an ADA
I have been on SDI/unpaid LOA per employer as an ADA acooomodation. However there was a delay in info ( fit to work report) and they offered paid leave. I received paperwork and it reads like house arrest. Why should I give my SDI and FMLA up to do this? there is also an ongoing union grievance