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I have a question on what my rights are as a pregnant

I have a question on what my rights are as a pregnant salaried employee. The company I work for is not working with me very well. I work for a larger corporation as a Field Engineer on a construction site. Being an onsite employee we work 50+ hours while still getting paid for a 40 hour work week because we are salaried employees. Since I became pregnant while being onsite the 50 hours work weeks have not been the easiest. My project manager onsite let me reduce my hours down to 40 when I was having trouble with morning sickness at the beginning of the pregnancy. HR in the main office heard of this and did not like it. They said I was not able to do this because they cannot offer this to anyone else. This did not make sense to me as I am working the full time 40 hours (as they do in the office every week), paying for short term disability every week and have an option for FMLA through the company. I ended up going back to 50's for the remainder of my time here to please everyone. I am now reaching my 36th week of pregnancy and I my body is starting to give out on me where midweek I don't even wake up to an alarm because I am so exhausted. This has caused me to need a day off for a couple weeks. The company deducted my pay for that day (only paying me for 32 hours).. even though I was at work for 40+ hours on the week even when I took the day I needed. I am just curious if they can do this and deduct my pay to 32 hours for the week when I put in a 40 hour work week as a salaried employee? This has happened two weeks in a row now.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Well.. the company I work for has it's headquarters in Omaha, but my district is based out of MN and I am working in LouisianaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: no it has not I was just curious on what, if anything, I had rights forJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No that should be it

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I have run a parks and rec gymnastics program for over ten

I have run a parks and rec gymnastics program for over ten years. In the last year my enrollment as grown tremendously and I have added more coaches and thus more coaching expense. In the past I paid these folks as independent contractors but now my payroll has increased to where they owe significant self employment tax at end of the year. I am seriously considering switching them to be employees. I know there are extra costs associated with this: workers comp and payroll taxes. Can you advise me as to the pros and cons of having employees vs. independents?

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I rent space inside Costco and my carpet got wet up to 3 ft

I rent space inside Costco and my carpet got wet up to 3 ft into the office , I have an employee who is immune depressed and felt her breathing was being affected . I sent her home and got a mold kit which showed a small amount of mold in the air. We told Costco and they got someone to clean the carpet but left if very wet.. even with fans .. for 3 days . the mold kit takes 2 days to see if mold is still present, and my employee is worried to work . I compensated her 8 hours already. if she feels uncomfy to work till the test is complete, who needs to compensate her missed wages ?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: caJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: no just letting Costco know the problem .. nothing about wagesJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I don't think so

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I have been currently stood down from my position as a

I have been currently stood down from my position as a Regional Manager for a multi level marketing company where I have held this position for two and a half years. My character has been assassinated by three of the distributors. I have to reply to these accusations by Friday and will do so with my version of the truth. This has come as a huge shock to me and I am under extreme stress and now suffering anxiety and cant stop crying. I have made an appointment for the doctor to go off on stress leave until I can clear my head and not make a wrong decision. Where do I stand with taking stress leave and how do I go about it pleaseJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: WAJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: yesJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I'm not sure?

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Being a rn in New Jersey. Recently had to go to the hospital

Being a rn in New Jersey. Recently had to go to the hospital for mistaken ingestion of a marijuana edible. This was on personal time with no police interference. Will my employer be notified ?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New JerseyJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Not to my knowledge. I was admitted via ambulance to the ER then sent home a few hours later after some fluids No police report or anythingJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No just the question if my employer will be notified of my personal health history

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Thanks. If you resign your position due to a medical/mental

thanks. If you resign your position due to a medical/mental condition related to the stress exacerbated by the current work situation do you get unemployment and Cobra? I am 67 years of age and suspect that this would not count as "disability"JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Virginia and the organization is a non-profitJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I have bi-polar disorder and the situation is that one day I have enough to do so that I don't have to take vacation or sick leave to make up my time and the next I have absolutely nothing to do. It is literally driving me crazy.

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If i am on salary and absent because i was sick. Should my

If i am on salary and absent because i was sick. Should my employer withdraw a days pay from my pay

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Thanks for your time. I just started a new job (about a

Hello. Thanks for your time.I just started a new job (about a month) and now I find out there is a good chance I need knee surgery (torn meniscus)I will be out for a few weeks.My question: can they fire me?? (or whatever euphemism they wish to call it)

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Paid Sick Leave. Do I need to be concern about Paid Sick

Paid Sick Leave.Do I need to be concern about Paid Sick Leave local regs for all areas of where my employees work or just where our main office is located?For example, we are a California based company with our Corporate offices in Irvine (Orange County), our Warehouse in Santa Ana (Orange County), we have clients in which we perform on site duties in Los Angeles County, San Diego County, Riverside County, and San Bernadino County. Periodically we will work out of state as well. This is not a regular or long term.Do I have to figure out who is working where and when and change their sick pay allocation to that location? If I have one employee that works in all the counties, do I have to % his pay in accordance with that counties regulation?Or can I simple do as I have been doing and follow all laws and regs for Labor Laws in the State of California, County of Orange.ThanksMardi Meadors

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