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  • I'm a nys CSEA member. I had a non disciplinary mtg in HR, asked for my union rep to be present but HR said no rep. Is it legal?

    Have been working on status change from provisional to permanent for 3+ years. Every step of the way HR is blocking us. Had a meeting to discuss the upcoming civil service exam they finally created. Two weeks ago HR said give them time to research...

    Vincent’s Answer

    We would need to review your collective bargaining agreement before we could answer your question. Your union's attorneys should know off hand however.

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  • I was denied unemployment from the NYS, is it worth appealing? Do these cases ever win?

    I worked as an insurance sales rep for a large insurance company, and was recently terminated. In April, I was given a written warning for compliance-related issues (3 discount forms were not uploaded in a state-mandated timeframe), which was fixe...

    Vincent’s Answer

    You should request a hearing, I think most ALJ's would grant you benefits.

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  • Can my employer try to fill my position after they have laid me off without bringing me back first?

    McDermott $175,000 a year job

    Vincent’s Answer

    If you have a collective bargaining agreement you may have seniority rights. Consult with a local employment attorney.

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  • Question about constructive discharge

    -Employee(minority) isn't provided with a chair like the other employees who is given a chair. So this employee is forced to stand up. -Employee speaks with HR about the situation and how standing is affecting their medical condition and HR offe...

    Vincent’s Answer

    Speak with an experienced employment attorney in your area before you resign.

    You may have valid discrimination claims, but they probably will not be as valuable if you resign. Instead, go over your rights and discuss tactics with someone in the know before you act.

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  • I am part time work, I am schudal to work wed and Thursday 8:30am to 4:30. They scheduled me for 2hrs on Friday.

    Should I be pd for 4hrs work Thank you

    Vincent’s Answer

    Are you asking because you are scheduled for less than the 4 hours work cancellation policy minimum? Or do you mean for another reason?

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  • How long does it typically take for the EEOC to deliver its findings on a discrimination complaint?

    I initially filed the complaint in November, received final paperwork saying it was under investigation in March and still have not heard anything back. I have attempted to contact my case worker but they have not responded.

    Vincent’s Answer

    The longest I have ever seen the local EEOC sit on a case is 4.5 years. In reality, you are probably going to want to retain the services of an experienced employment attorney and go forward to litigation. You can, generally, pull your right to sue letter to move beyond the EEOC.

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  • I want to start a business. What type of Law Offices can help me get more information in this category? Thanks!

    I received my EAD card recently and my legal status is H-4 Visa

    Vincent’s Answer

    A general attorney, business attorney or commercial attorney may be able to assist you.

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  • Can private citizens who have been misclassified as an independent contractor sue for the tax losses they suffered as a result?

    I believe I was improperly misclassified as an independent contractor in 2010. Assuming that I am correct (and that I should have been labeled as an employee), can I sue my employer for the contribution my employer should have paid towards my emp...

    Vincent’s Answer

    There are different ways to go about this, but the IRS actually has a form and a process that specifically addresses it.

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  • Voluntarily quit on first day of hire due to severe harassment that was threat to health. What to do now?

    More details: Technically not first day because I volunteered for a week to orientate without pay. Harassment occurred since that volunteer week. On first day of hire, enough was enough and I recorded the harassment.. Sent email and certified firs...

    Vincent’s Answer

    Were you experiencing sexual harassment or something different?

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