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I have question on my original bathroom facility question.
I have a follow up question on my original bathroom facility question. If we have crew members who are habitually asking to be driven to bathroom facilities (after they have used the facilities during both lunch and breaks) and therefore repeatedly interrupting the rest of the crew thereby slowing their productivity, are we allowed to restrict them to bathroom use during specified periods (breaks and lunch) or are we legally required to allow them to use company vehicles to repeatedly drive to bathroom facilities?
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I work Massachusetts gas station/convenience store.
I work for a Massachusetts gas station/convenience store. When I was hired, the unwritten agreement was that I would work 6 - 7 hours a day, 5 days a week. This has turned into a nightmare. I am required to work up to 11 hours a day, 7 days a week, often 14 - 15 days in a row without a day off. I get no paid breaks during my hours, no overtime pay, no paid vacation or sick time. I need the job, but it is becoming physically overwhelming. Do I have any recourse other than to leave?
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If someone gets hurt off premises during a paid 10 minute
If someone gets hurt off premises during a paid 10 minute break, is the company liable for the injury? Also, is the company able to require employees to not leave the premises during a paid break (i.e. prevent them from leaving the property for a smoke break while on the clock?)?
Dear Staff Member, Thank you my question. I have
Dear Staff Member,Thank you for taking my question. I have a question about hiring a domestic employee in the State of Maryland. My question is only about the labor law and not the associated tax aspects.The employee is not a minor and is over 21 years old.For a full-time employee, the employee is entitled for overtime (@ a 1.5 rate) if the employee works over 40 hours in a single week. However, does Maryland also apply overtime on a daily basis? For example, what if the employee is part-time and works 15 hours on Friday and another 15 hours on Saturday?Does Maryland impose a limited amount of hours that the employee can work per day? If Maryland does not stipulate any limitation, what is the acceptable/ reasonable practice?Non-paid Breaks. Does Maryland require the employer to provide breaks for the employee? If yes, how does it go? For example, a 15-minute break for every 4 hours of work, or 30-minute break for 8 hours of work? If Maryland does not stipulate this requirement, what is the acceptable/ reasonable practice?Does an employer need to acquire worker's compensation for a domestic employee?Could you please advise?
can I collect unemployment if my employer will no longer letView more employment law questions
can I collect unemployment if my employer will no longer let me leave the property on my half hour break to drive 8 minutes to let my dog out and back. my contract I signed never said that I couldn't leave just that I had to take a 30 minute break before 2pm. I have worked there for 4 years and they just forced me to not leave the property in the last 2 months.
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