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I have a question--I have 3 auto-immune diseases and I still

Hi. I have a question--I have 3 auto-immune diseases and I still work full time. I have been working for the same person for going on 19 years on November 7. This person seems to believe that it is okay for themselves and other people in the office to come in sick at all times. He does not believe that this hurts me. This is really affected me even more this year due to starting on chemotherapy for my MS last year and had a very bad reaction to this. I have not had a raise in over 5 years, have not had any additional sick time nor any additional vacation time. This comes up every month him letting me know that I do not have any time left. It is very stressful. I am wondering if there is anything I can do about this.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: ColoradoJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No, because I honestly do not know how to even proceed.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I do not believe so.

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I am currently on approved Fmla leave which employer allows

I am currently on approved Fmla leave which employer allows me to work from home to supervise husband who has cancer. I plan to retire on 12-31-16 and wAnt to know when to notify employer formly and if I do can they terminate me or just lay me off prior to the date I provided? Important to know is my husbands treatment in excess of 40,000 dollars per month are covered with my work insurance until I retire. Although I can start. My Medicare in November I am delaying it until January of 2017. Also, suspect major lay offs before end of this year. Employer has over 300 employees.

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Patrick, Esq.

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An individual has Bipolar disorder (type 1) and is requested

An individual has Bipolar disorder (type 1) and is requested a reasonable accommodation of work from home. The individual recently returned from STD and the company could only accommodate for a short duration. The company has said it is an essential function to be in the office. It is in the best interest of the employee to find a telework position within the company to maintain stability. Is it reasonable ask the company to notify the employee of potential telework opportunities open now or in the future? The company also seems to repeatedly request sign off from doctors on all requests. Is that legal, it seems excessive?

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Allen M., Esq.

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My employer has stopped paying my health insurance that I

My employer has stopped paying my health insurance that I have been promised. They paid for two months and then stopped without even telling me. I found out when I went for a physical. Also they owe me per diem money for a business trip I went on. Also I haven't gotten paid for my latest pay period. I am not sure how to recoup what's owed to me. Also I am not sure if I should keep working. It is a work from home job with an out of state employer.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I was fired for cause during a progressive medical illness

I was fired for cause during a progressive medical illness preventing me from completing my job duties (had brief FMLA hours reduction at end of PIP). I had recognized that I was disabled just prior to my termination. Disability benefits were terminated at time of separation. Do I have any recourse?

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Supervisor has over 5 years and at various times treated me

Supervisor has over 5 years and at various times treated me like a servant. I am a grants administrator for a school system and work with a grant. First day of work, no place to work and had to clean and set it up, she then went on vacation and she asked me to unpack her office and put things away. Moved to another office and she goes on vacation again and asks me to unpack k and put her things away. Then she informs me that she has a job for me that I am not going to like and brings in a bowl and rags and tells me to clean out the staff refrigerator. She has a tremor and she. Her husband leaves first I am expected to put on her jewelry to include earrings. She calls me or texts me and tells me to order her lunch. Recently I questioned what happened to a pay raise that she told me i was going to get when she informed me it was because I falsified my time card and she knew it. I said you signed it why would you do that if you thought I lied. She kept going on and o. About how I falsified my time card and I asked her if she was called me a liar and she said I falsified these payroll records. The next day she walked in and said she made an appointment with HR. For what I ask, she says if I have a problem with my pay I need to go there. I go, curious about the appt., The HR person has no idea why I am there. She suggested I speak to the Superintendent which was a huge mistake. He says my job should have been advertised and I should neved have been allowed to work from home, no wonder she questioned it. I felt quietly threatened. I am in a tourist town, jobs that pay more than minimum are hard to come by. Boss knows this and takes advantage. School systems are odd ducks, mostly contracted work and no place to air a grievance,, can't sleep am sick every day, boss acts like she has done nothing wrong.JA: OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box.Customer: Hello?JA: Hello. What seems to be the problem?Customer: I sent itJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MissouriJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No, considering harassment filingJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Supervisor is well liked, husband was President of School Board, only the people who work for her know how she really is. She is a grant writer for the school and a good one which makes her seemingly untouchable.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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My job is inside sales. Last October we moved to another

Hi. My job is inside sales. Last October we moved to another office. At that time everyone that worked in sales (except me) and a few other non sales employees were given the chance or told to work from home. I'm hourly where all the other sales are salary. I asked at that time if I could wfm (work from home) one or two days a week. I was told to give the office a chance and we would revisit later. I already did wfm when my kids were sick, weather, etc. and have for last 5 years. We restructured management earlier this year. My new boss is the sales manager, who has all his other employees wfm. When I brought up with him if I can, he spoke to my previous boss and then came back and said no, but I could still do it on special occasions. His reasoning was that I am hourly where the others are salary and expected to work overtime. But recently I had need to wfm and was made to take vacation time instead. I feel like I am being treated differently than all of the other sales people. I'm not sure if there is anything I can do about it.

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Allen M., Esq.

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Best money at home job? I have 3 kids and would love to stay

Best money at home job? I have 3 kids and would love to stay home and homeschool them. I am currently a las Vegas bartender...any advice for income at home. I currently make about 60k a year.

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I started working for a company as an "intern" in May of

I started working for a company as an "intern" in May of 2015 and my contract ended on Dec. 31, 2015 but I have been working for them ever since without anything in writing. They recently created a new position in the company with all of the job duties and functions that I currently have. I applied for the job, interviewed for it, and got a job offer. I was given until the end of the day to sign the offer. I couldn't sign the offer because even though it was for more money than I'm making now, it would cost me to lose my college tuition, my son's tuition grant, and our health coverage. The VP of the company told me that he would see what he could do and try to come up with a way that I could accept the offer and not have to leave the company. I was relieved and then out of no where I had an unscheduled meeting with my manager, the HR manager, and the VP to discuss the contract. I thought that they had figured out how to help with my tuition or bumped up the salary so I could accept the job, As it turns out, I was completely blind sighted and they took the offer off the table and said they were going to give me until the end of October to work there. Yesterday I was given a contract to sign that extends my "internship" until October 28, 2016 and they are pressuring me into signing it by the end of the day today. I am just confused to why there is such an immediate urgency and why they took the offer off of the table without discussing things with me. Is there something that I did wrong? If I sign the contract are they going to fire me? If I don't sign the contract they are letting me go tomorrow. It just seems very sketchy to me and wanted some advice. I just don't understand how a job offer turns into an internship extension.

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