Jay Jason Chatarpaul’s Answers

Jay Jason Chatarpaul

Jersey City Employment / Labor Attorney.

Contributor Level 8
  1. Can my employer decrease my hours without giving me notice?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Jay Jason Chatarpaul
    1 lawyer answer

    An employer may decrease hours work for business reasons. It may not do so in retaliation for any prohibited activity, conduct or behavior.

  2. Can an employer legally search your personal cell phone and lap top if you bring them to work to use for work?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Jay Jason Chatarpaul
    1 lawyer answer

    This is a difficult question to answer, as in each jurisdiction, the law is somewhat different. Generally, an employer may search a computer provided BY the employer even when the employee uses such computer for personal purpose. However, it is a gray area as to whether the employer can search a PERSONAL computer brought to the workplace. I would think that this should not be allowed

  3. How can I terminate a managerial contract? (Entertainment related)

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Pamela Koslyn
    2. Jay Jason Chatarpaul
    2 lawyer answers

    You may not be struck. Read the contract carefully. You may be able to terminate based on misrepresentation, fraud, etc., as to the ability of the manage to manage your career.

  4. I was terminated for an unjust reason, what can I do?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Jay Jason Chatarpaul
    1 lawyer answer

    Sad, but unfortunately, an employer could terminate an employee even under a suspicion of wrongdoing. They do not have to prove you did something wrong. You are most likely an employee at will.

  5. Can my employer hold my last check until I sign their termination papers? How long can they keep it?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Jay Jason Chatarpaul
    1 lawyer answer

    Don't sign anything you feel you should not sign. The employer must pay you for work done.