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I am a GS -15, non-exempt employee of a federal agency

I am a GS -15, non-exempt employee of a federal agency (CMS). As such, I was under the impression that I was being compensated to do a particular job, not simply an hourly employee. I left the office before the end of my usual tour of duty and was accused of being AWOL whereby my supervisors changed my working conditions without due process. Do I have ANY rights?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: PAJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: no employment agreement; but, designated non-union, full-timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: not that I can think of

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Law Educator, Esq.

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Porterville Recorder Inc is a Delaware corporation. We are

Porterville Recorder Inc is a Delaware corporation. We are part of another corporation, RISN, Inc. RISN, Inc owns three other newspapers in Rhode Island and Arizona. We are the only entity in California and only entity filing California tax returns.There are 22 employees at this location. We did not increase our minimum wage employees to $10.50/hr on 1-1-17 because we have less than 26 employees.Is this in accordance with California's minimum wage law? Obviously, if we have to include employees in other states, the total is greater than 25.

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Loren

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I have just been denied my appeal. I'm not sure what has

I have just been denied my appeal. I'm not sure what has gone wrong for this to happen as I was unjustly let go. It is a long story but the supervisor (newly assigned) had it out for me. I was told I would receive unemployment, no problem by the employer, plus received a severance. The reasonable person in the office, the president come to find out has not seen any unemployment paperwork and in fact, the lady who had it out for me is fighting back. I believe this to be true anyway. I have been taken advantage of and feel that unemployment is now uninformed by them.JA: 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 fulltimeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I don't think so.

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Patrick, Esq.

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I took another job about a year ago and my former employer

I took another job about a year ago and my former employer refused to give me my bonus. I have come to find out that he did the same thing to another employee and she threatened to sue and he gave her her money. Can I still go after him for the money after this length of time?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: NYJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: Full time I do have paperwork saying what was supposed to get paid outJA: I'm not sure of the exact price, but there's only a $5 deposit. The rest of the price information will be on the page I send you to.Customer: Ok thank youJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: It is not a good working condition. It is a party rental company and they send out dish, flatware etc. to cust.. They have rats running around the product and the septic system at one point was backing up with fecal matter floating around. He has also had issues with drivers and drugs and alcohol. Two were arrested and still work there company policy is automatic termination, they all still work there. At one point on of the managers were bragged she had sex with one of the employees on my desk. Very hostile work environment to work in. iI did not open my mouth in fear of getting terminated. I worked there for 8 years because I needed the job as a single mother. I have other employees that are willing to back these claims up.

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ScottyMacEsq

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What are my rights when my boss will not allow any of us to

What are my rights when my boss will not allow any of us to leave our desk without first asking for permission. This includes but not limited to having to go the bathroom.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: FloridaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No- I am asking for a friend who cannot contact you at the time. She is at work and can't afford to get fired. She has mentioned to me several incidents that I feel are on the cusp of being slave labor.

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RobertJDFL

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I was terminated on 10/17/2016 while hospitalized for not

I was terminated on 10/17/2016 while hospitalized for not calling in sick each day. Trust me, that is not relevant; just stating the facts. While at Jet.com; salary 150,000 (30 years experience at the highest levels of technology) + stock options. One of my team-mates was made Team Lead in January, and commenced to make my work life hell. The hostile work environment was so bad for me it was reported to HR by others without my knowledge. I then met with HR and explained how bad it was. He, Vadim(Native Russian), proceeded to build a team of ONLY Native Russians, and only Russian was spoken in our work environment, unless someone from another team was present. I was delegated entry level tasks that were then publicly degraded. This situation was know not only firm-wide, but by consultants on site from Microsoft; even they were disgusted with him; and my work conditions. I am still friendly with those Microsoft consultants (Jet.com does not know this). The head of our diversity organization and enforcer of non-hostile-work-environments sought me out personally to gather information to pursue this issue. Then I was hospitalized for surgery, Vadim was fired (I did not know), then I was fired (I did not find out until I got home). I suspect they did the dual termination to avoid litigation. They want to pay me 8,700 to sign a document surrendering my rights to sue, and if I sign they will not object to unemployment insurance (not that I'm guaranteed to get it, regardless). I live in NYC, the work was in Hoboken, NJ. Should I sign, take the money, and move on, or is it worth pursuing the hostile work environment issue.

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John

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I hired someone part time as independent contractor to work

I hired someone part time as independent contractor to work 30 hours or so 4 months back. For the last 2-3 months the person was working 40 hours for me , never converted that person to be an full time employee as the company is only 6 months old and i was not sure if i will need this person going forward.She got sick last week and was diagnosed with gastroesophaegeal reflux diseases that may have been caused by work related stress as per the doctor, she has been given 12 weeks of diatery restrictions and 1 month of medicines. Is there any liability on me already ?, how should I deal with this situation going forward ?

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Patrick, Esq.

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I am researching for my wife. She suffers from COPD, Asthma

I am researching for my wife. She suffers from COPD, Asthma and severe allergies. and has been denied FMLA by her employer Citizenz gas and water company here in indianapolis. Work conditions unhealthy, mold, sewer gas, egregious, hostile work environment, singled out for FMLA denial by HR MGR and departmentJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Indianapolis indiana, 46217JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: full time 2yrs, 3yrs counting 1 year working thru temp service, non union although other departments are union, call center job indiana is a "right to work state" thanksJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: she had FMLA last year, was denied this year, she was employee of month 2 of the past 6 months. The company has previuosly used her work, and work ethic as a standard.

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Allen M., Esq.

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I have been back from maternity leave for almost 4 months

I have been back from maternity leave for almost 4 months now, my responsibilities have not been returned. The consultant hired to take my place is still working on my responsibilities. I have not been given clear notification of when I will be given back my responsibilities. I work on odd and end projects. What are my rights?

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Patrick, Esq.

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