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I am 19 year old and a college student ,my summer job is

i am 19 year old and a college student ,my summer job is working in a restaurant in NYC as a bus boy. the owner and i never discussed a pay rate or a pay schedule . i am working about 7 hours a day 5 days a week . i have been there about 4 weeks and so far the owner gave me $500 about 2 weeks ago with no mention of any future payments . how should i handle this ? what are my rights ? any legal or ethical advice would be greatly appreciated .

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I work company that installs rain gutters. It is a piece

I work for a company that installs rain gutters. It is a piece work job. The company does not pay overtime or travel time to or from work sites. Last Thursday I worked 9 hours and only earned $30 do to the job not being ready. The owner of the company says that he doesnt have to pay these things because were on piece work. Am I entitled to overtime and travel time?

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I am an employer in Texas. I fired an employee this morning

I am an employer in Texas. I fired an employee this morning who is now threatening a lawsuit. I let her go because she calls in to work too many times and misses work and I, the owner of the business, ends up having to cover her shift. I told her her that it was not going to workout and I was going to have to let her go. That she was a great employee but has missed work too many days. She then replies, "I need all check stubs and my check for this week and next week by law you have 48 hours to give me my money. If I do not have all my check stubs and all money for complete time worked I will be doing legal actions due to you not abiding by law with our breaks or tips and lack of raise that was verbally agreed which is just as powerful as a written one. Thank you and the times I missed work it was important. I came one week after having a baby and my baby dying when my doctor specifically said for me to wait 6 weeks. I still tried to be at work. I hope your life goes great. I will need all information from my first day till now."I replied saying I would send her all her pay stubs by email and to not threaten me.She replied with her email and said, "I'm not threading you just telling the law. I know my rights. 48 hours for both my necks or I'm calling the police and we can start this lawsuit"I've done some research and I read that if I fired an employee that I have 6 days to provide the final pay check. I also read that it's Texas Law that Breaks are not mandatory. They eat for free twice during their shift and because we have slow time periods the employees spend time on their cell phone a lot of the time.We have a tip jar and what I was doing up until 2 weeks ago was that I would count the tips every day and at the end of the week split it between the employees. We are quick service restaurant. The customers come to the counter orders food and we call out their name when it's ready. What I started doing now for the past 2 weeks is letting the employees take what ever is in the tip jar at the end of their shift. I'm not familiar with tip laws. Each employee gets paid over the minimum wage. What I haven't been doing is calculating the credit card tips that we get from time to time. We have a SQUARE POS system and the customer is allowed to add tip on there.I would like to know if there is any lawsuit she can file against me or my business.

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My company is a delaware C corp out of california. We're

My company is a delaware C corp out of california. We're currently participating in a program with another company where they help academics transition to industry. As part of their program they have the academics to a project for a real company for the last few weeks. We're having the academic do a project for us and it is an unpaid setup. Is there anything we need to do in relation to IP Assigment where the fact that we're not paying them is alright? Thanks

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I work large bean processing plant in MN with home offices

I work for a large bean processing plant in MN with home offices in Nebraska. I drive a truck for the bean plant. About 2 years ago they took away what we called delay pay. This was pay for sitting in line and waiting your turn to load your truck, we can not leave our truck unattended. When our trucks would break down and we wait for them to be fixed we received repair pay, this was also taken away. I now sit in line to load my truck sometimes up to 4 hours at a time and can not leave my truck as I need to keep moving it forward with no pay but those hours go against my federal driving time. Can they legally take away pay that we once received? This has been very demoralizing to the other drivers and myself and it has also been a cut in pay. Any info would be greatly appreciated.Sincerely,***** *****sen

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Tribal law, the chef quit or was fired. I agreed to but not

tribal law, the chef quit or was fired. I agreed to cook but not assume his duties. 9 months later i am doing his work. no raise. no personal time off. no benefits. working 40 + hours a week and still a part-time status. did not get a raise on my part-time status until after 200+ hours.

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What is the law many hours someone can work in one day? My

What is the law for how many hours someone can work in one day? My boss has me scheduled for 27 hours from 2pm today until 5pm tomorrow. Usually this is a 23hr shift and i also have to work 19hr day shifts four days straight when I work my weekends. She has set up to pay a $60 night rate from 10pm-9am for one shift. I am wondering if this is legal? I am getting very overwhelmed with these hours and I don't get to spend any time with my family. She schedules everyone like this. I only have 5 hours from the end of my shift to the start of my next shift.

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I am a engineering contractor large corporation and just

I am a engineering contractor for a large corporation and just started a new job. This employer wants to me not fill in my time card correctly. If I work 48 hours one week, they want me to fill out 40 hours, and then take a day off the next week and still fill out 40 hours.Is this legal?

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