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I need advice on how best to terminate employment with a

I need advice on how best to terminate employment with a large company that I have been with for 15 years. Texas. I have worked literally hundreds of overtime hours (all documented) over the years and have never been paid overtime. I am not a manager. This is all project-based work. The hours were required to meet various project deadlines over the years. I am salaried, exempt. I know there are ways for companies to avoid paying overtime, especially "highly paid employees". My goal is to be paid some type of severance even if this is not 100% compensation for all of the overtime. Reason for quitting: they have made the job so stressful that it is impacting my health. Other team members feel the same way (if that helps my case any).

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I live in the state of IL, am a salary, exempt employee and

I live in the state of IL, am a salary, exempt employee and get paid on the 15th of each month. I gave my notice that my last day would be Monday March 20th however; due to a conflict with my manager, I left on March 17th. My former employer are now asking me to pay back the two days I didn't work. What are my options?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: IllinoisJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No. Just an email requesting repayment.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not that I know of.

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Ray

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Can a medical appointment be counted as a sick day? I'm a

Can a medical appointment be counted as a sick day? I'm a full time salaried exempt employee in PR. The employee manual says we have 15 days sick leave , 15 days vacation.

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I am drafting an employment offer for a contractor. We have

I am drafting an employment offer for a contractor. We have been working together on a 1099 basis until now. He has been working well over 40 hours/wk. We agreed that salary will be per week and not by hour. I am more production oriented than time clock guy by nature and would like that reflected in the contract somehow. What options do I have? I have a salary plus bonus structure outlined now. Thank you!

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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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John

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I am an employer in California and need to demote my

I am an employer in California and need to demote my exempt-maintenance manger making 90K (due to performance). I want to make him a hourly maintenance mechanic instead of terminating. Can I do that?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: California like stated above.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: no

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I own an ABA therapy company that provides in home therapy

Hello, I own an ABA therapy company that provides in home therapy services to kids with autism and other behavioral disorders. Am I required by Colorado State law to pay my behavior therapists overtime pay? Here is my pay structure.1. each therapist is paid by the hour2. to help provide stability for our therapists income, we guarantee each therapist no less than 32 hrs per week plus drive time3. so if therapist A's client was to cancel for a whole week, we would pay them a guaranteed 32 hrs.4. with our 32 hour guarantee, each therapist earns at least $480 per week5. we don't pay our therapist if they are sick, we deduct their sick hours6. we don't pay our therapist for vacation time7. currently if a therapist works over 45 hrs in one week, we don't pay overtime8. if a therapist weekly schedule is 45 per week and that client cancels for the whole we, we pay pay that therapist 32 hrs guaranteedThanks for your quick help,AJ

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I am a exempt salary employee, is my employer allowed to

I am a exempt salary employee, is my employer allowed to take my PTO if I work my 40 hours per week but for example one day I may work 6 hours and another day 10 hours but at the end of the week it adds up to 40+ hoursJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: OhioJA: 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: Yes another question I have is our normal work day is 8 to 530 my employer says we can't flex our time, for example I had a Drs appt and started my day at 1030 am and worked to 630 pm I worked my 8 hours that day but because I was not working the normal schedule they took 2 hours of my PTO for the day is that legal?

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Colorado state laws says 15 min break every 4 hrs. we work

Colorado state laws says 15 min break every 4 hrs. we work in the service industry. can we amend state law in our terms of employment to 6hrs if signed by employee?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: COJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: We are a bar. it is for bartenders and servers. I would say some part time and some full time employeesJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: i don't think so

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