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Jon L Gelman

Jon Gelman’s Answers

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  • Do Workers Compensation cases have no statute of limitations like murder cases?

    Do Workers Compensation cases have no statue of limitations like murder cases? If so, injured workers would have to petition the California legislature to change the law?

    Jon’s Answer

    Statute of Limitations varies from State to State. Additionally there are different statutes or time periods for traumatic injuries, occupational and dependency benefits. You need to consult an attorney in your State.
    Legislation usually mandates the time period a interpreted by case law.

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  • Employment/labor

    I worked as a salary manager for a fast food franchise. Well I quit without giving them a notice. Now they are tryin to pay me minimum wage on my last check instead of my salary pay. We were required to work 100 hours every two weeks, I quit in be...

    Jon’s Answer

    This is a wage and hour issue. It will be governed by your contract if any. Consult with a lawyer to represent you before your state wage and hour agency at once.

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  • Can my employer require me to provide a service partial or full without paying me.

    Where I work we offer clients a free 10 minute massage when they accumulate 100 minutes of massage, there are some clients that have accumulated more and when cashing in they get more then ten minutes, we used to be compensated but just recently o...

    Jon’s Answer

    This is an employment contract issue. Consult your contract of hire and any supplements. Additionally if you have a union then speak to your union representative. Legal representation is probably required in your local state.

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  • What can I do when an employer I lease through doesn't pay my full wages over a year 1/2 time period and I want to quit?

    I get paid every two weeks, i turn in my water tickets and they pick and choose which ones they pay, for example they took 5 months to pay one months worth of tickets. I drive water truck and lease to this company and now over time they owe me a ...

    Jon’s Answer

    Basically this is a wage and hour issue that you should discuss with your local State agency and most probably seek representation from a lawyer in the state where you reside without further delay.

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  • My employer hasn't paid 9 month wage. Now his lawyer saying it was joing venture. Since I invested money. DLSE or need lawyer?

    Fact: 1. He did not pay me my wages. But he did give me just enough money to pay rent, groceries, and etc. (less than 5k) 2. I invested several thousand dollars. Now they are saying it's was joing venture therefore, they do not owe any money b...

    Jon’s Answer

    You should consult an attorney in California to pursue a Wage and Hour claim as soon as possible.

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  • Do I need an employment lawyer

    I have a new manager and feel intimitated by him - I work in a maintenance and I'm the adminstrative part of the department. We have had several confrontations and he has gotten very angry told me to get out of his face and leave him alone. He w...

    Jon’s Answer

    From the facts that you present the situation probably would have difficulty arising to a hostile work environment claim. It sounds like poor managerial skills by your supervisor and one that should be looked at by his/her superiors. If you have an employment contract and/or a union these elements should be reviewed by an attorney who deals with labor law contracts.

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  • My employer told me thai willget paid my vacations but he close the company and now he wont pay me nothing

    never had vacation paid now the company close

    Jon’s Answer

    Contact the NJ Division of Wage and Hour.

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  • Workers Compensation & the injured workers rights

    I injured my back at work 7-6-07 & have been on w/c since 7-7-07. I had to hire an atty when the insurance co told me they were dropping me & my employer was terminating me. Their reasons were I was not following their guidelines. Actually they we...

    Jon’s Answer

    Oklahoma is a unique jurisdiction. You must consult an attorney in that State. An excellent resource is the Workplace Injury Law and Advocacy Group's site. They have a national membership directory of attorneys who concentrate in helping injured workers.

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  • Should I be claiming workers compensation injury for carpal tunnel?

    Two years ago my left hand was amputated as a result of a blood disorder. I returned to work a few months later as a unit secretary in a hospital (same title as before the amputation). However, my job duties changed; since I have returned I have b...

    Jon’s Answer

    Disorders due to repeated trauma have significantly increased both in number and proportion of total injuries to almost half of all reported occupational illnesses. These injuries are the result of repeated motion, vibration, or pressure. The courts have recognized that the modern workplace is technologically sophisticated and that ergonomics present new situations which have generated an epidemic of repetitive stress injuries. This category of illness includes carpal tunnel syndrome, synovitis, teno-synovitis, and bursitis. Consult an attorney who handles workers' compensation claims in your State.

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  • I was put on suspension without pay for 30 days and all I was told by HR was that my work was "sloppy". Do I have any rights?

    I work for a defense contractor. My team and I did everything according to policy. My senior leadership Team were terminated and I along with 3 other subordinates were suspended without pay. No one in HR or our legal department has been able to p...

    Jon’s Answer

    If you are a member of a union I would suggest that you contact your union representative to review the terms of the labor contract. If you have a contract of employment you should review that with an attorney to determine if there was breach or if there was discriminatory action by you employer that was actionable.

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