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I have been employed for 8 years at an assisted living

I have been employed for 8 years at an assisted living facility in vermont and have accumulated over 350 hours of CTO. I had asked whether or not I can cut down on hours due to many issues with staffing and having to work six and a half days a week many times ( I am salaried). The answer is yes however they have to terminate my existing position and per policy only pay me 180 hours and lose the remaining balance. Is there a statue that protects employees from that happening?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: VermontJA: 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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Alright, here's my lengthy question... I was formerly a

Alright, here's my lengthy question...I was formerly a Network Administrator at the City of Englewood and Littleton/Englewood Waste Water Treatment plant. When I began my role there in December of 2014 as a contractor and was brought on as a full time employee a few months later. I got along with everyone at the city that I worked with, save one individual named Justice. This individual attacked me personally and began blaming technical problems that would crop up on the work I was performing despite the fact that root-cause-analysis would consistently show I didn't case the issues. After dealing with this abuse on multiple occasions, I set up a meeting between him, myself, my manager (Marcus), and the IT Manager (Kenny). After expressing my grievances and asking for an apology and for the targeted attacks to stop, he responded by calling me "racist" (he's an African individual from Ghana) and accused me of saying things I had never said. By this point in time, he had sent a group message regarding me saying, "I want to give someone a shovel at an undisclosed site to dig a hole 6 feet <>"Months later, the IT manager left the organization and after some closed-door meetings, Justice was promoted to an "Interim IT Manager" position. In the months that followed, I was treated differently than the rest of the IT staff. My requests for time off (or anything, really) were refuted without reason. Eventually, my direct manager (Marcus) left the organization and brought what had happened during that closed door meeting to light to the HR department. HR initiated an investigation into the matter, interviewing myself and other IT staff. At this time, I also emailed the City Manager (Eric Keck) to apprise him of my concern and give him clarification on all of the events that transpired. He replied to my email saying, "I want you to know that I really appreciate you raising this issue and can promise that there will be no retaliation for you coming forward. I do not operate in that way and want to have harmony and everyone singing out of the same hymnal moving forward." HR never followed up on the matter.At that point in time the city hired a new Assistant City Manager (Murphy Robinson - an African American individual who used to work for the city of Brighton). I'm not sure what was said by Justice to Murphy, but there soon came a time when the two of them decided to deny me time off I had already accrued. I asked for a meeting to be convened with HR and, at this time brought my friend with me who is a lawyer. It was clear they were denying only myself time off (flex days) that were accrued and no one else in the department but myself was affected by this targeted action. Following this meeting, Murphy and Justice granted me the time off that I had earned.Murphy and Eric eventually hired a new IT Director (Margaret) who was a friend of Murphy's from the City of Brighton. Margaret interviewed me for 30 minutes, asking only basic questions about my job and when my probationary period with the city was ending. 2-3 weeks after she was hired, she terminated my position, citing an inability to perform my job function as the reason. However, my former manager, the former IT manager and anyone else I worked with at the city would characterize my job performance as exemplary, exceeding the expectations of my job description and requirements. During my time there, I completed a great number of projects, not only for the city but for the waste water treatment plant as well. I was not terminated for anything related to job performance - I was terminated because I fought back when I was being abused in my position.Please let me know if you think I would have a case against the city. I have screenshots of the text messages sent by Justice, emails denying my requests by Justice without legitimate reasoning, an attempt to deprive me of earned time off by Justice and Murphy, and a letter from the City Manager himself containing a promise that I would not be retaliated against. I also have testimony from several former employees at the city who worked in the department and witnessed these events.Thank you,Nick

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I'm an Honduran citizen, I live in Medellin,Colombia and I

Good Morning,My name is***** and I'm an Honduran citizen, I live in Medellin,Colombia and I work for a US Company located in Boulder, Colorado and I'm having an issue with the company right now.I have a full time employment contract with the company since July 2015. On November 2015 they told me they were going to close the project I was working and that they will change my contract from a full time employment to an hourly contract. The project was closed and I continued doing work for the company and I continue receiving my full time employmente salary since my previous contract was never terminated by the company or by me.Las week on September 25, the company sent me an email saying that they made a mistake that they continued sending my full time employment salary since November and I was suppose to go on an hourly contract by that time and that they need that I sent the money back they sent me for this mistake. I don't have a termination letter of my full time employment contract and I never received a new hourly contract. On the 26/09/2016 I sent my resignation letter to the company and they didn't receive it.Also one more thing, I Don't have a US Working Visa, What Can I do?

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We are a relatively new plumbing company (two years) and I

We are a relatively new plumbing company (two years) and I have a master plumber who is salaried that is taking side, cash-paying plumbing jobs on the weekends. I view this as stealing from me. He is using my company vehicle and tools to do his side work. This was not addressed in his contract at his hiring nor did we have a handbook, therefore I feel quite helpless. We are currently working on an employee handbook. How do I address this issue?Thank you in advance,Tonya Crawford

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We are looking at the new Overtime Rules that go into

We are looking at the new Overtime Rules that go into effective December 1, 2016. As a church, we have 2 full-time Admin. people who are directly affected and have a couple of questions. Would we need to start using time sheets for these 2 employees? And are the regulations lookin at weekly hours or hours worked during a pay period??

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I was recently let go as a salaried worker and I'm trying to

hi I was recently let go as a salaried worker and I'm trying to find out what my optinos are Celeste Sowerby is my name Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue? Customer: I was employed for the last 17years with MGM Resorts and I was separated from employment on Saturday.

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I completed an application for employment in Connecticut. I

I completed an application for employment in Connecticut. I received my signed offer letter. The only requirement was a background check. Can they now also conduct a drug screening or are they not allowed to?

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I need help with labor law question. Illinois, No, I have

I need help with labor law question.JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: IllinoisJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I have employees who are salaried teachers and hourly assistants for montessori school. They also work after regular school hours for extra curricular activities - for a flat rate per activity. If I pay them for this time as salary and withhold taxes, am I crossing the line of not paying overtime? Can I pay them as independent contractor? What if salaried employee gets paid hourly for extra work?

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Mu corporate partner is buying my share of the business and

mu corporate partner is buying my share of the business and in turn selling it to my employee of six years.he alleges that i told him he should take a week off every year. He did not take any "vacation time" and wants me to pay him for the accrued six weeks of vacation pay amounting to about $8000.During the six years vacation days or acrude wages was never brought up by either party.Is he entitled to any amount? if he is, can i use the state law of reasonable cap rule of 1.75 ?Al koorji***@******.***(###) ###-####

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