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I have been back from maternity leave for almost 4 months

I have been back from maternity leave for almost 4 months now, my responsibilities have not been returned. The consultant hired to take my place is still working on my responsibilities. I have not been given clear notification of when I will be given back my responsibilities. I work on odd and end projects. What are my rights?

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Patrick, Esq.

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I have an employee who is coming off of maternity leave. She

I have an employee who is coming off of maternity leave. She has a letter from her MD stating she is cleared to return to full time employment. I wish to terminate her due to poor performance over the course of the past year, nothing to do with her maternity leave. Can I terminate her on the first day back?

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Loren

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We are a California beauty salon with two receptionists each

We are a California beauty salon with two receptionists each working about 30 hours a week with no overlap in times. Only one receptionist at a time. A third employee went on maternity leave who was partially replaced with the two above. Since there is no overlap in time and that is difficult at best to have someone come in to cover for the new mom while she is express breast milk by pumping 30 minutes at a time which could be at any time of the day. A receptionists job is to greet customers, set new appointments which many are by a computer program. We have a place for her to perform her motherly duties that will be locked and private but it is in a break room where 20-25 other people are being deprived of that area. Housekeeping works out of that room also and washes towels 4 days a week. The EE in question was working about 20 hours a week prior to her departure for maternity leave. I would like to cut her hours to 10 hours a week to minimize the pumping time required and letting the telephone just ring into an answering machine and thereby reducing our possibility for new business. The part time nature of the job cuts into our ability to run our business in a reasonable way. What do you think?

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Patrick, Esq.

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Problem: I'm working as a supervisor but not receiving a pay

Hello,Problem: I'm working as a supervisor but not receiving a pay increase.I work full time at Home Depot on the Merchandising Execution Team. I have been working as team supervisor for almost three months while my supervisor is on maternity leave. This has required a lot of supervision of 5 - 8 employees, management of large-scale projects and a lot of overtime.I have not received any pay differentials or increases. When I asked about pay increases I was told by the corporate office that this would serve as on-job experience for future promotions. I have turned down two promotions (they would have required I commit to the job for two years and not look for better-paid opportunities.) I was also told to speak the regional manager. I did and was told, 'he would look into it,' that was a month & a half ago. What are my rights?Thank you

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Patrick, Esq.

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I want to terminate a dental hygienist who was hired for 8

I want to terminate a dental hygienist who was hired for 8 weeks maternity leave. She works two days a week, and has 4 weeks remaining. She used profanity in front of staff and patients ,using the F word. I cannot tolerate this . Can I let her go at once, she is s he dukes to work tomorrow. She has a regular job at another dental office.

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John

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I've been with my company years as a salaried employee in a

I've been with my company for 5 years as a salaried employee in a senior level position. My husband was recently promoted to a position out of state. I'd like to keep my job working remotely, also I'm pregnant. I haven't told my employer either of those things yet. Do I tell my employer I'm pregrant first? Then tell them about the move and my request to work remotely? Or reverse? Or neither? I'd really like to maintain my job especially to keep my maternity benefits. Also my job is completely able to be remote and I work from home 1 day a week currently.

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Taylor

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Im currently employed full-time as an admin assistant. Been

Hi Im currently employed full-time as an admin assistant. Been with the practice for 5 years now. I'm also 33 weeks pregnant. My doctor requested for me to be on maternity leave by July 18th. Last day at work would be July 15th. Due to the severity of low back pain. Now, my manager told me that they will only cover the 6 weeks for me. That my job wont be guaranteed. I spoke to Human Resource and they told me that the reason why they would only cover 6 weeks because they don't abide by the family leave act since they are under 50 employees. So they don't have to hold my position. They will basically hold it for those amount of weeks. So at this point not sure if I should leave by July 15th or continue to work until a few days prior my due date which is August 19th.

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I work as a 2nd shift supervisor major medical company in

Hi, I work as a 2nd shift supervisor for a major medical company in Florida. Recently, I've been placed on a 90 day - Performance Improvement Plan for missing my project dates. The PIP new due dates for the projects are unrealistic and unachievable. Knowing the company is downsizing I feel it's a ploy. Plus, the projects I'm assigned doesn't fall under my job description but under a manufacturing engineer II. I'm 1 of 3 supervisors (2 on dayshift) and the only one that was not assigned a laptop to work from home. The other supervisors have two leads each. I have one that's been on maternity leave for close to 5 months. Working 2nd shift clearly has limited hours of resources. That, along with not having a laptop and assigned leads. Puts me at a disadvantage. Do I have a leg to stand on in regards ***** ***** my job?

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Allen M., Esq.

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I was working company 1,5 year. After I told the employer

Hi there, I was working for the company 1,5 year. After I told the employer that I'm pregnant, she told me my rights. They paid me 6 weeks after birth, and after 10 weeks, I contacted employer to report my back to work, and been told that they can not offer me a job anymore. They hired the other girl, and put her on my place. I was paid on 10-99, because that was my choice. Do I have any rights here, can I do anything. Thank you

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