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I am concerned about our staffing. I am a nurse and my job

I am concerned about our staffing. I am a nurse and my job is over working us with not enough staff and I am freaking out about being the only nurse in the building and being responsible for 23 residents in memory care lock down unit and about 28 to 30 residents in personal care unit. With no nurse from 2-10p in the memory care unit only a CMT. I have to pass meds on 2 floors before dinner and night meds. I have email the executive director letting her know this is impossible to manage especially when incidents occur or falls or if I have to send someone out to hospital. I notified my supervisor but won't get anyone to work due to no overtime is allowed. We do have an employee handbook and I have been here for 4 years and I really am at that point I want to quit. We are losing our nurses because of terrible management and being over worked. What I mean by being over worked is doing more duties two people should be doing instead of one.

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ScottyMacEsq

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I'm an apartment owner and would like to hire some painters

I'm an apartment owner and would like to hire some painters (independent contractors). They don't carry workman's compensation and I was told there's a Waiver of Liability Form that they can sign to avoid my risk of being sued (in case of accident). They're painting the interior of a 1 bedroom apartment so the risk is minimal (i.e. not on ladders or scaffolds).Does such a form exist and what must I do to have it legally binding ?Can you send a link if there's an existing "standard" form ?

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Barrister

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FILED BUT NOT SIGNED DISCRIMINATION BECAUSE OF AGE,

FILED BUT NOT SIGNED DISCRIMINATION BECAUSE OF AGE, PAPERWORK WITH NO CHANCE OF LOSING THE CASE , WHY WOULD AN EMPLYER HAVE ME GO THRU THE TROUBLE??AND IM HAVING SECOND THOUGHTS ABOUT THE COMPLAINT, THEIR LAWYERS ARE SUPPOSED TO REPRSENT ME AT A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT HEARING IN 2 MONTHS , WOULD I BE SHOOTING MYSELF IN THE FOOT WHEN I WIN THE DISCRIMNTIO CASE?DENNIS STAIB

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Allen M., Esq.

JAG officer and former adjunct prof.

Juris Doctor, Cum Laude

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I am employed in TX with a major firm, and have been

I am employed in TX with a major firm, and have been consistently consulting with a major health system for four years, specifically in physician recruitment. My client has officially offered me a VP of Physician Operations and Relations, many deviations, and not in competition with my current firm. If anything my prospective CEO and employer has ensured me that we would continue to utilize my firm at the capacity we are now.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TXJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Is this automated?JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: There is a non solicitation clause in my agreement but it seems to read more as a solicitation of past clients from a perspective of working for a competitor and soliciting them for future business.

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Dwayne B.

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I was fired recently and want to find out if I can sue.

I was fired recently and want to find out if I can sue. First of all I have a medical condition that causes short term memory loss and my medication I take it clouds my ability to think straight, My employer for 18yrs in June of this year wanted to suspend me, and the company manager brought up my health conditions and said I should get my health problems taken care of. I have been under treatment for 3yrs and my physician has been adjusting my medications. I was told to take the time off or be fired. I was given a day off to think about it. i texed the office manager back and see they wouuld have to fire me. Then I received a text from the manager we never wanted to fire me and I could come back and work elsewhere in my office and wouldn't be In charge of anything. In 18yr I had never been written up. The day I came back I was told I had to sign two incident reports or I couldn't come back. I signed because I needed employment. Then I was fired today for a possible hippa violation. I posted a picture of a patient's father and me on facebook. I said he was a great person and I have been taking care of his son since his birth. I've already been told that this was not a violation. Could I get some advice?

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RobertJDFL

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Juris Doctorate

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Employers who do not have a drug test written policy nor has

employers who do not have a drug test written policy nor has a written policy been given to their employees, can the employer require some employees tosubmit to a drug test with 12 hour notice?

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Christopher B, Esq.

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Juris Doctor

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I was on workers' comp for 3 months. Three days after the

I was on workers' comp for 3 months. Three days after the dr. released me to go back to work my employer said I was no longer a good fit. I was never even given the chance to go back and prove I could do my job. They have offered me a small severance package, Is it legal to be fired like that?

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Barrister

Attorney/Landlord/Realtor

Doctoral Degree

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I am an independent contract driver at above the average

Hello my name is***** am an independent contract driver at above the average trucking. i put the semi i was driving out of service for safety reasons and instead of fixing the dot violations they told me to go get a random drug test. I can provide an email of violations that were sent to above the average trucking. If they fired me because of reporting dot violations they would be liable in a law suit but to force an independent contractor to take a random drug test turns me into a employee. So where are my benefits.

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Allen M., Esq.

JAG officer and former adjunct prof.

Juris Doctor, Cum Laude

17,856 satisfied customers
I normally do refuel outage's at given nuclear power plants.

I normally do refuel outage's at given nuclear power plants.I left an outage at millstone nuclear power plant on may 13 due to an ROFI took a job at a local valve shop In CT East coast valve services on 5/16 2016I had an agreement with ***** ***** the shops manager that I would work for him until end of June and see if I was a match for what he was looking for.I left on 6/27 due to many reasons the first and most important one is that the owner of the company and the manager allowed its employees to smoke marijuana and drink liquor in the company trucks and hotel rooms. I had a suspicion of this but did not see it with my own eyes until the week of June 13 th. I asked three times to talk to the manager he never made the time. I left because I could not and will not jeopardize my unescorted access at a nuclear facility. I filed for short term unemployment and was denied. I am trying to get the transcript from a hearing on 08/01/2016 CT unemployment keeps saying call back. I am at a loss.

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Maverick

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