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Do I have to turn over my V.A. medical records to the

Do I have to turn over my V.A. medical records to the workman's comp administration? The V.A. has treated me for a previous back injury and I think workmans comp wants to use that information to reduce the amount of my settlement. I have not missed any work due to the previous injury and when approximately 750 lbs. of fresh corn,, I am a produce manager, fell on me I either caused a new injury or really aggravated what I already hadJA: Can you tell me what state this is in? And do you have copies of any medical records?Customer: New mexico,, and the only records I have in my possession are from the DR. who has treated me for this latest injuryJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I filed an accident report with my employer and workmans comp has been paying my wages for days that I missed due to my injuryJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I think they want my V.A. records so the can claim it as a preexisting condition, therefore reducing the amount of my settlement. I never missed a day of work due to my previous injury.

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It's again! I'm the drive through coffee shop owner you've

Hello, It's Marc again! I'm the drive through coffee shop owner you've helped in the past. I have a question and I'll add details first: I demoted a gal today from the position of assistant manager for not performing well and I cited to her that she was "not a good fit" for our team. She makes $1.90 over minimum wage a usually works full time at 40 hours a week. She agreed to my offer to take a "regular" part time position but wanted to know the legalities of what I can lower her pay to and how many hours a week she'd be getting? She of course was not very happy with my decision and felt she deserves the position. We had to get her out of the leadership position as she possesses high drama and many other negative attributes. I have no problem keeping her close to 40 hrs weekly and even leaving her pay the same as long as she can keep herself out of trouble and gossip is gone. What am I obligated to do and what if any recourse can she realistically take? Thanks!

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I'm in NY. Can I deduct from a paycheck from the

Hello I'm in NY . Can I deduct from a paycheck from the receptionist? SInce she downloaded a radio program from the office mobile phone without me knowing??How can I reprimand her and get my money back? They are charging me $45 a month and I just realized this!

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I am hiring a live-in nanny to help me raise my newborn

I am hiring a live-in nanny to help me raise my newborn child. The Nanny will be living at the house full time rent-free. I understand that I have to pay the nanny minimum wage as required by law, and I must keep a log of the hours that she has worked in order to calculate her pay each month. If the nanny is required to be available 24 hours a day to take care of the newborn baby, then am I required to pay her for the full 24-hours per day? For instance, if certain nights she only has to get up for two hours to take care of the baby and then she goes to sleep the rest of the night, do I just mark her hours worked as two hours for that night? Or do I have to pay her for the full 12 hours of the night since she was required to be available all night in case the baby wakes up?Do I have to deduct social Security, medicare, and income taxes from her paycheck just like any employer deducts taxes from an employee? Or are domestic employee tax deductions different?Do I also have to match and pay Social Security and Medicare taxes for her just like a regular employer has to do for employees?

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I voluntarily left a position prior to 1 year employment,

I voluntarily left a position prior to 1 year employment, simply because it was not a good fit. I owe the company $5000 for relocation expenses as stated in the offer letter, and completely agree I need to pay it back. I cannot afford to pay it back at once, and offered to make payments. They agreed and came back with $1000 a month for the next 5 months starting today, but that is still too much for me to be able to afford and provide for my family as I do not have an income yet. I tried to explain and say that I can afford $500 a month starting March 1, but they declined saying the terms are non-negotiable. I received an email today stating I need to pay by 5pm, or they will file suit... I am stuck and need some help on how to proceed.

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I have a manager who is currently out on workers comp leave.

I have a manager who is currently out on workers comp leave. This person is being paid through workers comp roughly 60 % of their usual salary. My question is as an employer are we allowed to pay the employee the other 40% of their salary without it interfering with their workers comp. They are a valued manager and we are just trying to assist them financially while they are unable to work.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: ConnecticutJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: We are an "At Will" employer and this person is full-time.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No, I believe that covers the information that I am looking to obtain.

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My sister is a nurse practitioner in new York state. She

Hi, my sister is a nurse practitioner in new York state. She resigned from her current position effective March 9, and will be starting a new position March 13th. A week ago she found out she has breast cancer and will need some aggressive treatment. She is at a loss as to what to do. Should she rescind her resignation to keep disability ?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New York StateJA: 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: My sister also has lupus and fibromyalgia and is looking at going on disability; however, doesn't know how that will work as she is ending one job and going to another.

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The PTO policy under which I was hired states that upon

The PTO policy under which I was hired states that upon seperation, an employee is paid for the total but unused PTO. I asked our HR assistant if I was grandfathered into the old policy (did not ask what part on purpose) and was told yes. I tendered my resignation and am now being told by the HR director that I am not grandfathered into this area of the old policy and only the accrual part. When I questioned the legality of this, I was told they are too busy and in response only received the policy that was instated last year. I have been an employee for 3 years here and am trying to remain professional but also was relying on this money upon seperation. Please help. Any input is appreciated.

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I have applied for a disability pension from a local Police

I have applied for a disability pension from a local Police Department in February 2016. The village sat on the case until December 2016 when they got the results of the three independent doctors that confirmed the injury sustained in the line of work. I left the employment of the village in September 2016. The village has done exactly nothing since. Do I have any remedies or course of action to get the village to finish the processJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Illinois I spent 26 years on the PD and left in good standing for another job since I had no pay check coming inJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: Full time I was in management nonunionJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: can I file a grievance with the Illinois Labor Relations Board they are not settling the pension trying to put pressure on me to settle the wage loss worker comp case

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