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I had a workman's comp claim...did all the therapy and so

I had a workman's comp claim...did all the therapy and so forth ended up having surgery... Doctor released me the third week of July..my employer laid me off permanently on Subject 28...can they do that to me?JA: Can you tell me what state this is in? And do you have copies of any medical records?Customer: I'm in Pennsylvania...my employer has all medical recordsJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Just want to know if they were wrong to let me go....and I'm still in pain from my injury

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In CA - I was written up for telling a co-worker that I

In CA - I was written up for telling a co-worker that I needed their help if they brought in more orders because we did not have the manpower to handle more orders. Is that legal?

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I am looking to take some classes regarding HR, but am not

Hello-I am looking to take some classes regarding HR, but am not looking to get a degree. Can you please help with suggestions on what type of classes would be helpful to me?Thank You

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I need help understanding my states laws from different

I need help understanding my states laws from different department request of Labor and Employment department. My business has independent contractors that are excluded from requirements of unemployment insurance because they are not considered employees (limousines drivers are specifically excluded ) but workers compensation department states that they are employees referencing Workers Compensation Act so One act such as Colorado Employment Security Act says NOT an employee and the other one tries to say EMPLOYEE. i need help proving that they are independent contractors , how would i go about doing this

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An employee got in a car accident while working for us(his

An employee got in a car accident while working for us(his fault) . I would assume that claims would go under workers Comp? Correct?The employee is still off work and I do not think he will return. We have provided health coverage at our expense for last 3 months. Can we terminate his health insurance and let him enroll in COBRA ?

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I went to work at hospital last week and in front of lobby,

HelloI went to work at hospital last week and in front of lobby , I stepped on a rock, and twitched my lt leg and fell, imediately developed edema and pain in left ankle and diagnosed with ankle sprain, seen by orthopedic surgeon in one hour .Per him I shouldn't walk on it for 4-6 weeks . I am not direct employee at this hospital . Hospital believe they are not reponsiple for my fall and money loss, even asked me to go to work with scooter, This is my question can I claim for my money loss? I am a physician and should cover ER, ICU and I have to walk all day long.Thank you

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I feel I'm in a hostile work environment that is making me

I feel I'm in a hostile work environment that is making me sick. I work for a fortune 500 company as a maintenance manager. On June 20th I discovered some internal fraud in the amount of 20K. My boss was on vacation so I told the second in command who told me to tell the boss on the following monday. When I brought the information to my boss and the person that committed the fraud my boss asked him to fix the problem and did nothing. Three weeks later I was placed on a PIP and have been sick ever since. The second in command was fired. I wasn't told he was being fired, I found out when I tried to send him an email and it was returned stating he was no longer with the company. Last week I took this information to my area manager who in turn gave this info to the area president. I'm expecting a call from HR tomorrow. I'm not sleeping and I lost 25lbs. I don't think I can work for this company anymore but don't know my rights. I currently make 95K but I feel the growing stress I'm getting from this treatment is effecting my health. What should I do?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: North CarolinaJA: 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: I left my last job of 27 years and have been with this company almost two years. My last performance appraisal was rated constantly goes above and beyond.

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I want to establish a non employer employee relationship

I want to establish a non employer employee relationship with a repair technician. We will accept repairs at our front counter and charge an inspection fee for every accepted item. 1/2 of the fee stays with us and the other half gets passed on to the repair tech. We will also sublease the technician office space to do his work. The repair documents will stipulate that we are not the repair persons and that we are basically passing it to a third party who will assume all risk and that the customer is doing this at their own risk. What ways would one generally recommend we protect ourselves from repair customers and also what way can we assure that we maintain a non employer employee relationship?

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I have been targeted by my principal and vice principal

I have been targeted by my principal and vice principal since the first day of school . I have been out on medical leave since middle of Sept. Another teacher is also out our school for the same harassment. I was evalated on the first day of school on the 2 nd hour of the morning, sent emails how to conduct my classrm. etc. I am a 17 yr veteran at my school. My vp complained to my prin when I told her the next morning I hadn't read her email because my pup was very sick and i had to take to emergency after i got off work. (She was ver sick and had to stay 3 nights) My principal told me I was insubordinate with my response to my vp and requested that I submit weekly lesson plans from then on out. This is not a usual request. This was only the beginning of my harassment, till i couldn't take it anymore and I am out sick now .I went to a psychologist and my dr. they say she has no right to do this especially since we had a school shooting at our school 3 yrs ago and I am a recipent of PTSD. Ideas?JA: Have you discussed this with a manager, HR, or an attorney?Customer: Yes and the union many times since last year. I wanted to find an attorney but haven't found one yet in my town. Labor board is looking into it. This principal lost a harassment case in 09 and was taken out of school setting. she was put back into our school the week after the shooting. We have had a huge turn over since shes been there.JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: full time union,JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: not sure. there is a lot to this story..I would like to get possibly a small package deal from my employment

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