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I am a nurse with a hospice company. Today I was given a verbal

I am a nurse with a hospice company. Today I was given a verbal warning and placed on suspension without pay. Problem is my employer tells me I must chart on patients today. Can they legally say I have to work while suspended?JA: Got it. The Employment Lawyer will know how to help you. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: No ma'am. It just happened today.JA: Please tell me everything you can about this issue so the Employment Lawyer can help you best. Is there anything else the Employment Lawyer should be aware of?Customer: Yes ma'am. I forgot to chart on 1 patient and that was brought upJA: 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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Marsha411JD

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I resigned my job of 13 years on feb5,2016. I was a pediatric

I resigned my job of 13 years on feb5,2016. I was a pediatric nurse at a local hospital. Our hospital Peds unit was small and when we didn't have pts, we were forced to go to other areas of the hospital to work. Including cardiac and other specialty floors. We were made to do primary nursing and I felt uncomfortable providing care to pts that I routinely did not care for. Also when we had patients there was only two rn's that worked. No other staff members. We were unable to go on breaks or have lunch off the floor because there always had to be two nurses there. When the hospital did not need us, we were put on call. We were not paid for being on call. I usually worked 7p to 7a which meant I had to many times come home in the middle of the night and return to the hospital in the middle of the night. I lived 30 minutes from the hospital. All other areas of the hospital received on call pay or if they were sent home they were not required to return. Do you feel I would have any basis for a lawsuit?

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Patrick, Esq.

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I recently was demoted at my job from a salaried position (with

I recently was demoted at my job from a salaried position (with on call pay and supervision of 10 employees) to an hourly position with no supervion or on call responsibility and pay. The reasons for this action were not stated clearly and were described to me as being due to me stating I don't know what my supervisor does all day(slanderous statement made by a subordinate who was in the process of being disciplined by myself-stated to my supervisor). I was also informed that I am mandated to attend 6 EAP sessions with a local counselor and given 1 day to make that innitial appointment or face termination. I am humiliated and disagree with the reasoning(though vaguely stated to me). I feel discriminated against as if I am mentally ill. I have never been disciplined on the job and my work performance has always been above average- as stated my my supervisor. I was elected the "employee of the year" last year and have been with the company for 5 years. Do I have cause to file for discrimination?

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Allen M., Esq.

JAG officer and former adjunct prof.

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Was on call an only have 10mins to return call back missed

Was on call an only have 10mins to return call back missed calls 2'x can this be hold against me with my job i don't get pay for the hours im on call unless if I'm able to to claim unemployment for that week but if i miss call i can't claim unemployment

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Allen M., Esq.

JAG officer and former adjunct prof.

Juris Doctor, Cum Laude

 
17,444 satisfied customers
My question pertains to on call pay. My son works at an apartment

My question pertains to on call pay. My son works at an apartment complex as a maintenance manager. Company policy states that he must answer emergency calls within 20 minutes and be on premises to resolve the call within 2 hours. He is not paid for this time until he arrives on premises; however he can not go out to eat, or to a movie, or to a football game on his on call weekends for fear the family will have to leave the event to answer a call. The company will not pay for on call weekends or nights, but they are in control of his time. Is there any recourse to this issue?

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Ely

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Can your employer make you take 12 hour call shifts on your

Can your employer make you take 12 hour call shifts on your days off as well as work your full-time hours?

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ScottyMacEsq

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Can an ambulance driver be paid $15.00 per day and be expected

Can an ambulance driver be paid $15.00 per day and be expected to respond to the station within 10 minutes for a call? He will be paid hourly for the actual ambulance call

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Dimitry K., Esq.

Attorney at Law

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I work a 12 hour shift. There are no customer. they cancel

I work a 12 hour shift. There are no customer. they cancel me hours without pay but they could call me anytime in this 4 hours period to come to work. I think this would classify as on call but they say it's cancellation. If I wasn't called in to work. I use my Paid Time Off/vacation hours to be paid. My question is "Am I entitled to on call pay rather than using my PTO hours." If I am cancelled. Am I required to go back to work if they call

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Patrick, Esq.

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Is it necessary to pay overtime when an hourly employee is

Is it necessary to pay overtime when an hourly employee is already receiving premium pay for call back plus a cash bonus for the same shift?

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wallstreetfighter

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