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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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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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TJ, Esq.

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My supervisor red me as a nurse in workers compensation. She

My supervisor hired me as a nurse in workers compensation. She knew that my background was in medical bill review, case management and geriatrics. She is constantly calling me into her office to discuss why I am not asking more questions. She demands that I send my questions to my colleagues and also to her. I really don't have a lot of questions. If I do go to a colleague and ask a question verbally I am reprimanded and told that I must submit my questions via email. I recently verbally asked a question and my colleague reported back to my supervisor that I got huffy. When she abruptly responded that she did not have time for my question I just said, "whatever I guess I'll work on it later" and just walked away. I would not describe that as huffy. My supervisor also regularly asks my medical director if I am giving him all the information he needs for review of cases. If there is even one thing that I missed she brings it to me as if I am the worst employee in the world (this happens on a weekly basis, sometimes daily)I recently had a situation where an MRI clearly stated that there was a meniscal tear and the medical director advised that there was not a tear and advised that we should not pay the claim. The claims adjuster brought it back to me to find out why he said there was no tear. I told him that was what our medical director said. We went back to the medical director and he again said that he did not believe there was a tear even though it said on MRI that there was. He agreed that we had to cover it because it the said it was there. He said that sometimes doctors will say there is a tear to justify doing the surgery. Personally I think that he did not see the tear the first time that he looked at it. Now every time that I bring a case to him to review, he tries to find something that I missed and point it out. I am starting to feel uncomfortable and isolated at work. What can I do about this?I think my supervisor and teammate are conspiring together and now because I found something the medical director did not see he is now causing me issues. My supervisor states that I have not progressed the way she would like. I have never had any complaints on my claims and I guess I just don't understand what she is referring to. I had a claim today in which the guy was injured when a suitcase fell of a desk and he tried to catch it and injured his lumbar spine. A couple days later he was attacked by one of his autistic clients. When I took it to our medical director he asked my about the attack that was noted and I told him that the gentleman was attacked an his glasses were pulled off and he quit his job after that. My supervisor obviously asked him about the cases I reviewed with him and he pointed out that I did not initially mention that the gentleman was attacked after the initial injury. Even though I did answer him and tell him about the details of what happened. It seems as if they just try to find things to bring to me on a regular basis. I am really frustrated and I feel almost harassed. What can I do?

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I got hurt moving motorcycles at work i am on workers comp

i got hurt moving motorcycles at work i am on workers comp in Hawaii but i want to go to California because my parents can help me there. best way for me to do thisJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: hawaiiJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: i purchased a ticket for this monday. i go to physical therapy 3x a wwk and massage thereapy 2 x. i go back to doctor here on july 1st and i am off work untill that date. my doctor will be on vacation and i will know have to deal with another doctor who knows nothing about me. my husband is in the army and is going to school in Missouri so i will be left here with no help. i want to at least be with my parents to help with my careJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Employment Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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The owner of the company ask me not to report my injury to

The owner of the company ask me not to report my injury to workmen comp because all my close friends would lose their jobs. He said he would take care of me if I was to lie about my injury, that it did not happen on job site. When I went to the ER, I got a call by my supervisor and he told me that the owner wants me to tell them that I hurt myself changing a flat tire. Now I am unable to go back to work because of my neck, lower back, and severe nerve damage. My boss was going to buy our house in Montana as a settlement, but he has been putting it off for many months now and the deadline for reporting an injury on the job site is approaching. I need advice on how to handle this situation. Reynaldo Martinez.

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CAN I QUALIFIED UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE IF I RECEIVED A

CAN I QUALIFIED FOR EDD UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE IF I RECEIVED A CONPENSANTION FROM WORK EVEN THOUGH THE WORKER'S COMPENSANTION CLAIM WAS DENIED?

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What is the difference in billing from nj workers comp and

what is the difference in billing from nj workers comp and ny workers comp. pertaining to payment to the doctors is one more than the other which pays better?

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I am a winemaker at a winery and my wife is the sales

I am a winemaker at a winery and my wife is the sales manager there also, I was in the office, and the owner came in and didn't agree with what I said, and pushed me out of my chair onto the floor then continued to push me and then pushed my wife who attempted to stop him, I was able to stand up and grab his sleeves to prevent his continued attacks and he only stopped when my wife said she was going to record him. There were other employee witnesses. This also is not the first time he has made myself or staff feel uncomfortable. The other owner asked us what would make us feel safe to come to work, we stated that we no longer feel safe with him around and if he can act like that in front of customers and employees then he is out of control. So we requested a workplace that is safe for us and others, and we are still dealing with situations were we cant do our job because he is in our area of work, and we have to go somewhere else to avoid him, and we where told we wouldn't have to deal with things like this. I called the cops after the incident to have it documented but I did not press charges. What should I do? what options do I have? we would like to leave our jobs and look for something new but we moved from California for this job and there are not many jobs in our field on the east coast and so we would possibly have to relocate also. What should we do?

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Patrick, Esq.

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I am on FMLA stress. Are there restrictions when I am off on

I am on FMLA for severe stress. Are there restrictions when I am off on leave? Can travel to a different state to visit my parents who I have not visited for 5 years. It would help my depression. Can I travel to Florida to visit s friends grave? Can I join a gym and lose weight? Can I go to movies to help my depression? Can I take a nursing course to further my education and volunteer to take care of patients who are sicker than me? I am not being paid for any second job while I am off. I am not receiving any money while I take care of patients. It is just a nursing class so I can take my mind away from my own problems. Are there any restrictions? I am a nurse and need time away for my own mental health.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I am in Illinois. I am an LPN.JA: Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: No.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Employment Lawyer should know?Customer: If I take the nursing class, it will help me get my RN. It will further my education. However I will not get paid so it's not a second jobJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Employment Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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