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If an employee takes a paid sick leave day during the week

If an employee takes a paid sick leave day during the week but then works on a Saturday, does the time on Saturday count as overtime or straight time? Essentially, they worked 40 hours in the week but with the paid sick leave, it's a total of 48 hours, but since 8 is sick leave, is a separate line item?

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I am 19 year old and a college student ,my summer job is

i am 19 year old and a college student ,my summer job is working in a restaurant in NYC as a bus boy. the owner and i never discussed a pay rate or a pay schedule . i am working about 7 hours a day 5 days a week . i have been there about 4 weeks and so far the owner gave me $500 about 2 weeks ago with no mention of any future payments . how should i handle this ? what are my rights ? any legal or ethical advice would be greatly appreciated .

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Can you terminate an employee discussing business with a

Can you terminate an employee for them discussing business with a Ex-Employee?

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I have a question about a position I just accepted So I

I have a question about a position I just acceptedSo I signed a contract for a position at a specific hourly wage and it also came with a relocation benefit which is outlined in an agreement to stay with them for 1 year.Now I was just browsing their job board and for the exact same title and job they are including a sign on bonus for ALL employees that start in the months of July and August 2016...Well I start in August and that is what we chose as a start date for meBut my paperwork never said anything about the sign on bonus.All I got was the relocation assistance...Should I ask the HR manager how do I apply for the sign on bonus or is pretty much a done deal...However, their job board states : ALL employees for the position of xxxxxxxx starting in July and August 2016 will receive a $xxxxxx sign on bonus.What should I do?Do you think there is a chance I could get this?

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I work company that installs rain gutters. It is a piece

I work for a company that installs rain gutters. It is a piece work job. The company does not pay overtime or travel time to or from work sites. Last Thursday I worked 9 hours and only earned $30 do to the job not being ready. The owner of the company says that he doesnt have to pay these things because were on piece work. Am I entitled to overtime and travel time?

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I worked major medical center/university in an

I worked for a major medical center/university in an administrative capacity and basically in the same position for 22 years. This job was extremely stressful and required long hours at work and when I returned home too. Due to this job, I developed severe fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, suicidal tendencies, and idiopathic hypersonic among other problems. I'm in constant pain even on narcotic pain medications and unable to work. I'm receiving Social Security disability and an additional payment through disability insurance from work that brings the amount paid to me equal to 1/2 of the wage I was at when I left. My question is do I have a legal case to try and get the remainder of my pay?

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I left a construction company because they didn't deliver on

I left a construction company because they didn't deliver on what I was told an were not a good company. An were to broke to get me what I needed as I was working out of town building up customers an they would give me advances sometimes so I could live. I sold several jobs but they never could come through with a office an couldn't back me up an got to were I didn't feel right or think they could do great work I needed for my customers. It was always very last minute an had to pray I would get money at all. I got tired of it. Would say stay an sale we will back u up. Big mess. They saying a year later after they see I'm doing good with a company that is doing what I needed that I owe them money back on advances . They never had me sign for a advance. Saying its 8000! What can they do if they sue? Thinking they would have already sued if going to. They cost me so much by not telling me the truth about there business. Cost me my marriage, plus went an sold a huge job that was mine after I oeft

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Is a company obligated to pay pay increase that was verbally

is a company obligated to pay for a pay increase that was verbally stated instead of written on a document. promise was made due to promotion

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I recently left a very secure position as an Activity

I recently left a very secure position as an Activity Director to accept a position w/ Hoamco as their Activity Director. It came with 3 interviews 3 separate dates. 1 With the property mnger 2 With the Board of 5 Directors 3 the Executive Director. After all the interviews the ED asked me to take a personality skills test & a software test was also required but she opted to not give it to me. She said your already hired so you don't need to do the software test. After being there 1 wk the BODs made changes to the position & added more software to my responsibilities. The training for the initial software was set up to be via conference call with the former employee who had my position. I was told by the BOD that she still wanted the position. The calls for training were from her home with many interruptions. Dogs barking, contractors interrupting as she was having her home renovated. She had to call back twice. She informed the ED & BOD I wasn't grasping the training & I was fired.

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