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Are Corporate payroll records protected by privacy

Are Corporate payroll records protected by privacy regulations? That is, if I were to demand payroll details of a separate Corporation considered to be a joint employer who provided staffing services for my Company would this company be obligated to disclose the details of the deductions and verification of payment of taxes to the taxing authorities?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MassachusettsJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Yes a DOL investigation is ongoingJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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Ely

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Juris Doctor

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In late 2016, I had 7 members of my group resign, including

Hello - In late 2016, I had 7 members of my group resign, including the 3 main managers. For 4 months, I took on the workload of all of the lost members, pulling 90-hour weeks with no help. I was promised that help would be coming and also that for my efforts I would be promoted. Around the 4 month mark, I found out that my new manager had been lying, and on the verge of an emotional and physical breakdown due to the stress and lack of sleep, I went out on 8-weeks of FMLA and STD through my therapist and doctor.Immediately when I went out (that day), I was called by my manager and another higher up to tell me that they had approved immediate help of two people and a promotion for myself. I told them I was out for medical reasons, and would speak to them once I was better. Around the 6 week mark, I called my manager to start preparing to come back to work and he promised I would still be promoted and get help.I asked him to put it in writing, and after 3 conversations with my manager and the other higher up, nothing would be put in writing and they said HR was blocking them. This transpired a few days before I was supposed to go back to work. Because of this, I had another emotional breakdown from the lying. Therefore, I was not cleared to go back to work by my therapist (also saw my doctor who referred me to a psychiatrist). I am now applying for another 4-weeks of FMLA/STD and I am currently into week 9 waiting for the paperwork to be processed. From this, I have two questions:1) I am currently waiting for my 4-week claim to be approved, however, I am into week 9 now. If it were for some reason not approved, how would this be handled with my company and what are my legal options? Can I resign, or would I be fired or would I have to go back? 2) I think that I may resign instead of going back to work at the end of those 4-weeks, as I need to get better and its a toxic environment. I need to give two weeks notice to my employer, when should I do this?My only real concern is that I am able to end this employment so that if my current employer is called by another firm in a few months for a new job that they do not say I was a bad employee or fired etc. I have worked at the company for 10 years and it has been my only employer post college. I currently work for a large firm and have plenty of people who would recommend me that are not involved in this situation.

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Allen M., Esq.

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How much $ for a response?? How much does this lawyer charge

How much $ for a response?JA: Have you documented this or discussed it with HR?Customer: ?JA: What confuses you?Customer: How much does this lawyer charge to respond to my question please?JA: I'm not sure of the exact price, but there's only a $5 deposit. The rest of the price information will be on the page I send you to.Customer: Ok, so I was given a non renewal notice for my at will position. A member of personnel told other staff within 15 min of my termination that I was let go. Is this correct behavior?JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: At will, full timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I was not given a reason for separation though I did request it. Would it benefit me to request my employee file?

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Lucy, Esq.

Juris Doctor

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What can be done about a business ( Tyler Independent School

what can be done about a business ( Tyler Independent School district bus barn ) having a camera in the break room that the bus drivers take a break in before they start to work and set and do whatever after when they are thru with their routes. It seems to me that this would be an invasion of privacy laws and also intrusion of the bus drivers rights.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TexasJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Not to my knowledge.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes, there is a woman, ( payroll clerk that calls down and tells some people to get off the clock and to quit riding the clock.

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ScottyMacEsq

Doctoral Degree

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I had a surgery done recently and provided a doctors note

Hello, I had a surgery done recently and provided a doctors note with the dates of leave and release date. After I submitted this note I was asked to have the doctor fill out two forms which I though was odd. I asked that they fill them out so I could be released to work but to not provide any info other than that I had a Surgery and the dates. My employer called the office and was asking the office lady questions about my medical issue and even stated the forms were vague. They then sent me an email stating that my medical leave was not approved. Keep in mind I was not seeking FMLA I just needed the days off unpaid to recover. They basically found out what facility it was and invaded my privacy.... can you tell me what legalities are involved?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: ArizonaJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: Ummm full time at will. Right to work state I believeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Just that the office staff lady seemed very desterbed by the questioning and the extra forms outside of the doc note that was provided.

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Patrick, Esq.

Doctoral Degree

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I am an employee of SSA, 68 years old and have been accused

I am an employee of SSA, 68 years old and have been accused of sexual harassment based on a statement made concerning telling a male employee that he smells nice over three occasions. The management refuses to tell me who the accuser is and claims that the investigation is done and no charges will be filed or in my record. This has created a hostile work environment as now I do know who will misconstrue a simple statement regarding that someone looks nice - these are people I have worked with for over six years.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: NevadaJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: union full timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes I also believe there is anti-Semitism since the only two employees accused of this charge are the only two Jewish employees in this district office

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Ely

Counselor at Law

Juris Doctor

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Is it legal for an employee to take a "funny" photo of a

Is it legal for an employee to take a "funny" photo of a customer and post it on a work chat of 30 people?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: FloridaJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: Full time- Commission based employeeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not really

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Patrick, Esq.

Doctoral Degree

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In Pennsylvania can a employer discipline an employee using

In Pennsylvania can a employer discipline an employee using only video surveillance (non criminal offenses)JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: PennsylvaniaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Not that I'm aware ofJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I'm a member of a union trying to find information if a supervisor can discipline solely on what they see on a camera

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RobertJDFL

Attorney

Juris Doctorate

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Something I did at work was put on snap chat without my

something I did at work was put on snap chat without my knowledge. I end up getting the choice to resign or be terminated. I was told that I was being inappropiate. I never saw the snap chat or knew of it being sent to management. I was totallly blind sided when asked by management did I know what they were talking about. I answered no. They didn't go into detail, they just stated did I want to resign or be terminated. I chose to resign because I didn't know what to do. After I was escorted out of work like I stole something, I received a text message. The message was an apology from the girl who had taken the snap. She was called in the office and written up for using her phone while on company time. Does this seem fair ? I just received my annual review and a raise a few weeks before this situation. I've asked other employees did they know what the snap was and no one seems to know anything about this ordeal. What do I do? I feel that I was humiliated and forced to resign for something I really didn't do.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: North CarolinaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Like what?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I don't have much information. I really don't know what happened.

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Patrick, Esq.

Doctoral Degree

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