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Can my employer change me to an hourly management position

Can my employer change me to an hourly management position from a salary management position and keep me at same pay to avoid paying the overtime with the new law. I will be working 10 hours over time but receive the exact same pay as my salary was.

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I was a founder and CEO of a www.enertia.. TX, No, I have

I was a founder and CEO of a www.enertia.biz.JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: TXJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I have Parkinson's and was diagnosed 6 years ago. Full disclosure to my board. My ex wife owns half and works there and is now ChairmanJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Txo

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I was red 10+ years and paid an extra $1/hr. to translate

I was hired 10+ years and paid an extra $1/hr. to translate English to Spanish; both verbally with customers as well as to translate schedules and other written correspondence from English to Spanish. Recently my extra pay for this service was taken away not because of poor work or lack of need, but my employer just decided they were no longer going to pay for the service. I am still being asked to perform this duty and was told by the Human Resources manager "It would be in my best interest to do it." Is there any laws or RCW covering this topic?

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My retention letter states that the payout will be as

My retention letter states that the payout will be as follows:• Total payout is 10% of employee base salary as of October 1, 2015.• Paid in two phaseso 10/23/15 – 5%,o 7/23/16 (or closest pay date) - 5%,having a hard time with HR getting their ducks in a row so it will be the first paycheck in August, the 11th.JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: washingtonJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I hit send too soon...should have continued to say that the payout should be July 29, but my boss' reply when asked was, "... having a hard time with HR..." my question is can they change the date like that?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: washington

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We are a fraternal organization in California. Our paid (min

We are a fraternal organization in California. Our paid (min wage) bartenders have been told by their supervisor they need to volunteer hours or their shift will be given to someone else... Please adviseJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Not at this time

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I have qualified insurance in Illinois. Can I be

I have qualified for unemployment insurance in Illinois. Can I be disqualified for unemployment benefits if for one week I did not actively look for work?

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I was employed as a psychiatric nurse at Jewish Hospital.

Hi I was employed as a psychiatric nurse at Barnes Jewish Hospital for 11yrs. One 8/1/14 I became disabled with severe back problems and pain. I first received short term disability benefits for 12 weeks. I was fairly certain that I was not going to be able to return to work, so I applied for LTD through my employer. I was 64yr old at this time. It also became apparent that I could not live by myself anymore because of many falls. My son told me to move to Arizona and live with him so I would not be by myself. He rents a house and he makes minimum wage so we decided we could help each other out. I then applied for Medicare, I applied for SSI and I applied for SSDI. I never in my life had ever applied for SSDI or LTD. I began receiving SSI in November of 2014, now 65yrs old. I NEVER RECEIVED ANY SSDI. In January I received a notice from Cigna Insurance that my case for LTD was reopened and I would start receiving LTD in Late January of 2015. I told them that I had retired and moved to Az to live with my son. Cigna said if I am still disabled I would receive LTD through my employer BJC. My first couple of checks were large like $4500, to make up from 10/31/14. I had MANY different claims managers from Cigna, like 6. In July of 2015 my payment went from $2410 to $603 without any explanation. I was grateful for whatever I got as I had many doctor bills. I just figured I may of been overpaid and this is how they compensated it, by reducing my payment by $2100 a month. I never lied to them. I told them I was receiving SSI but not SSDI nor did I receive any alleged by them a RETROACTIVE SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY AWARD. They said I owe them $1400 (approx.)JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I now live in Arizona but I was in St. Louis, Mo. when my disability beganJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I certainly do not have this money to repay them, I am still disabled and I have not worked since 8/1/14. Also I now think there is definite incompetency at Cigna. There has been so many different claims managers, and I think there should be some accountability on the insurance company part. I called Social Security a few days ago and the lady I spoke with agreed with me that, I did infact apply for SSDI but was denied and case closed in June of 2015 and did NOT receive any SSDIJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Employment Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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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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