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I have been a nurse for 24 years and recently I switched

Hi, I have been a nurse for 24 years and recently I switched jobs. Since being at this hospital I have been under a tremendous amt of stress while in orientation trying to meet there strict rules such as " get your charting done by midnight" and chart other items every two hours while making rounds every two hours on 5 busy patients. We'll one night was a very busy and awfull night. My preceptor approached me about not being caught up on charting, and I firmly stated to her that "I take care of my patients first and chart later, but that I will get it done" since this day I have been constantly harassed by the manager through extended orientations, not being able to get charting done by midnight on 5 patients despite the fact I was busy all night ,no lunch brake and barely able to go to Bathroom. My preceptors had written several things stating ,that I was " tense, standoffish and that when they asked if I needed help ,I stated no and didn't say anything else( I was focused on getting charting done as instructed, so no time for small talk) this type of harrassment continued until , I was so stressed and was thinking of quitting , but decided to continue since I had signed a 3 year contract. To make a long story short, I filed a complaint with HR and explained how I was being treated and harassed and felt nothing I did was good enough, Although , I am an experienced nurse with several certifications , which intimidated the young and less experienced nurses. Well, I complained to HR in writing ,they decided to investigate. The HR personnel called me and left a message for me to return her call( which I did 3 days later because I was so sick and could not talk. I returned her call on the 3rd day and left message that I had been sick and to please give me a call at her convenience. Well, I received a certified letter stating that " my complaint was not valid" ( this is not the exact wording) and that they would except my resignation as we discussed verbally and in writing. Which was not true. She asked if I was resigning after she read the last part of the letter which state " I cannot continue to work in a hostile environment where I can't show autonomy and express my feelings of concern ". During the face to face meeting , I was asked if that meant I was resigning, and I stated no , I don't won't to resign , but didn't want to continue to work under harrassment and ongoing interrogation from them and the director of the unit . I also recorded this conversation. I did not resign and I verbally stated so...therefore I am required to turn in my badge by February 1st. How can I dispute this? The letter also contained a Fair Treatment form thar I could fill out and return in five days to request a meeting on one of three levels ( director, executive, ???) sorry ,I don't have the letter in front of me at this time ,but could not remember the third level. Thank you for any help you can offer . I am also considering hiring an attorney, just don't know which route to take.

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I am part of union. The union and the school district that I

I am part of union. The union and the school district that I work for did two MOU's for rate changes. One was for the for new hires and 2 previous hires of LPN's of 4 dollars an hour. The other was for Computer Techs at a rate that is 3-4 dollars to their lowest employees and for new hires. We are in the middle of negotiating a contract. The negotiating meeting have been canceled after these MOU's we signed. There was no transparency when they did the MOU's. The two remaining long time LPN's received a letter congratulating the new hires on there wage increase. They are now making about 40 cent less than the a nurse who has been with the district for over 20 years. The same has happen with the computer techs. I am involved with the LPN's. do we have any recourse.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: pennsylvaniaJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: It is a union and we all are full time employeesJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The president of local has always been sneaky and the uni-serve rep is no better. They are not looking out for the whole unit. They are very time with the school district. They do not like to file grievances.

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I have a labor law questi, Ques, No this just transpired.

I have a labor law questiJA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: QuesJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No this just transpired. And I would like to know if I have any kind o Of le Sorry tabletJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I will continue with the attorney.I would like to know if I have any legal recourse against my job. Today I was called in the office about my attendance at work. In the beginning of the month after the holidays I was sick with the stomach flu. Then two days later my entire family caught the stomach flu that I had to take a day off but still worked from home. Then on Thursday January 12, 2017, my co-worker and I got into a car accident on our way to lunch. After going to the emergency room we both were advised by the doctor to take that following Friday office. Now based on my meeting, I was informed that I can no longer go to the doctor during work hours even though I make up the time. If I do it has to be during my one hour lunch, even though I make up the time or I have to use a vacation day. Since my employment I have been honest about my time out and it all has been medical. I have provided proof and it has always been a problem. I have a rod in my back from a previous accident and since this last one, it it has causedone complication in my legs...nothing to serious thus far but minor pain that my doctor wants to monitor it for the next 6 months but his late hours are btn 4-5pm. Now what can I do about this if I get off at 5pm and cannot meet my doctor after work hours?

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It appears that General Assistance and food assistance, in

It appears that General Assistance and food assistance, in counties in California which offer it, can have a work requirement. Is this physical or standing up work, and if one is too disabled to do that kind of work, how can it be waived or substituted?

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Porterville Recorder Inc is a Delaware corporation. We are

Porterville Recorder Inc is a Delaware corporation. We are part of another corporation, RISN, Inc. RISN, Inc owns three other newspapers in Rhode Island and Arizona. We are the only entity in California and only entity filing California tax returns.There are 22 employees at this location. We did not increase our minimum wage employees to $10.50/hr on 1-1-17 because we have less than 26 employees.Is this in accordance with California's minimum wage law? Obviously, if we have to include employees in other states, the total is greater than 25.

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Why are salary non-exempt employees required to use personal

Why are salary non-exempt employees required to use personal accrued leave time when they have worked the required 40 hours in a work week or 80 hours in a pay period?

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I am employed with the social security administration. I am

I am employed with the social security administration. I am currently on leave without pay due to several medical issues. I have been off work since 09/27/16 and just received notice on 12/29/16 that my FMLA had been approved dating back to 09/27/16. I requested Reasonable Accommodation on 10/26/16 and as of 01/03/17 have not been given a decision. I filed an EEO complaint on 01/03/17. My EEO counselor notified me that she was awaiting an answer from management about participating in an Alternative Dispute Resolution on 01/11/17. I have not received any feedback at this date. What do I do?

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I am seeking guidance regarding how to address and/or report

hello. I am seeking guidance regarding how to address and/or report that my employer is taking unauthorized pay deductions weekly from my pay check.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Yes, Tennessee, Hamilton County.JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: "at will", and full time.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes, currently I am out of work on my 2nd workman's comp claim with this company. I am very concerned about the outcome given the unethical practices that I have seen thus far.

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My daughter who is 17 is working for D&D and they said they

My daughter who is 17 is working for D&D and they said they do not pay for training. They have her scheduled for 31 hours in one week without pay!JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Linden, NJJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: part time now unionJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I just want to know if they are allowed to do this. She is still in her last year of high school.

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