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I was "hired" by a housekeeping company, although the boss

I was "hired" by a housekeeping company, although the boss was saying that we are not his employees. He dictated all our hours, duties, and demanded alot from us and although I was told I would be paid a percentage of the clients fee, I was never told what exactly the fees or percentages were. As time went on, he started paying less percentage saying we were being docked because of whatever he decided. I was not even getting minimum wage at the end! What rights do I haveJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No, I just quitJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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I'm an employer in PA. I have a need to create an attendance

I'm an employer in PA. I have a need to create an attendance policy for my employees and my concern was regarding docking pay. The policy would be 3 steps, then dismissal. 1. Verbal Warning 2. $0.50/hr docked off pay for that pay period. 3 $1.00/hr docked off pay for that pay period. 4. Termination.We are on a bi-weekly pay period and employees are paid $10-15/hour, so at no time would they be docked below minimum wage, nor would I not pay them for any hours worked. Is this allowable under PA and Federal Law?

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My wife was overpaid by her company, she was owed retro pay

My wife was overpaid by her company, she was owed retro pay and merit increase. She asked how much it should be amd they said don't worry about it it will be in your next paycheck. We spent some of it but have more than half to pay back. Can they take back the balance and basically take it all back and not pay her? We know we need to payback the money and have no issue, but it seems like they want it all back nowJA: For how many months has the overpayment occurred? Is the employer aware of the situation?Customer: It just happened two weeks ago, yes it just came up in her P and L meeting.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Just her company finding the discrepancy now. We have no problem paying it back, but they are talking taking her next two pay checks and leaving her with out moneyJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I just want to know what we can do, they make it sound like its our fault for spending the money

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My son just got his first job. He has not been trained to id

My son just got his first job. He has not been trained to id fake money and 2 other people were in his register. They wrote him up and said they were deducting the money from his pay check. Is that legal in fl?JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No he just told me when he came home. Its his second week 5th day and they dont give him a money marker to check the money.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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I have a salaried Innkeeper who lives on the Inn property.

I have a salaried Innkeeper who lives on the Inn property. We hired additional staff during the day and evenings so that the Innkeeper gets two days off from their responsibility during the day and evening for those two days. This Innkeeper is only responsible for overnight shift should a guest show up during the middle of the night. The Innkeeper goes to bed, but brings a phone to the room if a guest were to show up they can call and the Innkeeper would get up to wake up and give them their keys. The Innkeeper is now requesting we hire overnight staff for the two days that this person is off so they can sleep through the night without interruption. My question is are we required to provide the Innkeeper with two complete days off? We are just unsure what the requirements are with this Innkeeper living on property and also being salary.

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I have an ex employer that decided not to pay my contractual

I have an ex employer that decided not to pay my contractual agreement in full for 1 months worth of commission. He owes me $6000 and I can't seem to get any help getting it.

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For INFO LAWYER ONLY: • We have a 1099 contract worker, she

For INFO LAWYER ONLY:• We have a 1099 contract worker, she is running a few different programs for us right now. She is busy now, but we'll re-evaluate her role after May when things slow down.o A. Current, she comes into the office to work on her “projects” with the team (as a freelancer/contractor) from 830-4:30 and she does take an hour lunch break.o B. Can I be regulating her hours like that while her projects are in motion? Is it okay that she takes an hour lunch with the rest of my team (she invoices her work hours every 2 weeks)o C. Am I obligated in any way to cover her gas mileage to/from the office? And what about sick days?• another person - Our salaried employee makes under 40K per year. She works every day from 830-430 and takes an hour break for lunch. When is she entitled to over time and how does her hour long lunches factor into that?And finally - we have a part-time assistant (admin tasks) she works about 12 hours per week - her hours vary a bit but usually 9am - 12pm Monday - Thursday - we have her as a 1099 should she be an employee?

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I am an exempt employee who has taken intermittent leave to

Hello. I am an exempt employee who has taken intermittent leave to attend to two medical issues. My management has informed me that I must take PTO or make up the time missed for Drs appts. I was told that if I didn't the I could be considered to have an attendance issue. I can understand taking time for complete days or even half days.JA: OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box.Customer: But I am confused as to how they can 1) consider fmla appts against me since they are protected by law.and 2) deduct pay for appts by the hour if I am an exempt employ.JA: Have you documented this or discussed it with HR?Customer: Yes. Further more,JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: at willJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Furthermore how can the time missed be counted against my total entitlement when I took PTO?

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I work in Wisconsin and was recently fired for speaking out

I work in Wisconsin and was recently fired for speaking out about not receiving overtime pay when working overtime. This happened regularly. For example if I was on a job that required me to drive a company vehicle to and from Chicago and at the end of the week I had 60 hours I was paid 60 hours straight time. The HR woman said drive does not constitute overtime as a matter of fact she said she could pay minimum wage while driving in a company vehicle.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: WisconsinJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: Full-timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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