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  • Can I sue for none payment of OT

    I was working as Supervisor and dispatcher contractor for the US Postal Service. I was never paid OT. I was not a truck driver at all. I was working 140 hours bi-weekly w a rate of $28 an hour. I put an anonymous complain w the Department of Labo...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Before I respond to your inquiry, I must state that we have not spoken, I have not reviewed the relevant documents and facts, and I do not represent you. Therefore, my discussion below is not a legal opinion, but is informational only. Finally, my discussion applies only to issues to which Pennsylvania, New Jersey or Federal law applies, unless otherwise specified.

    That being said, you may have a claim for overtime pay (which can go back as long as three years), and potentially a retaliation claim for the actions taken in response to your complaint. Speak with an employment attorney ASAP.

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  • Employment discrimination described my case as bigot

    I have been struggling with employment discrimination recently based on being part of a minority and a race facing hostile environment right now. The average salary for my field and skill is $80/hr. I wrote that I have seen institutions hiring peo...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Before I respond to your inquiry, I must state that we have not spoken, I have not reviewed the relevant documents and facts, and I do not represent you. Therefore, my discussion below is not a legal opinion, but is informational only. Finally, my discussion applies only to issues to which Pennsylvania, New Jersey or Federal law applies, unless otherwise specified.

    That being said, you may have an employment discrimination claim of your own - if you were treated differently than other, similarly-situate employees due to your own race, gender, age, disability, etc. You likely also have a wage claim, as employers are not allowed to force you to work for free for a letter of reference. You should speak with an employment attorney ASAP; the issue of calling you a bigot for complaining appears to be a red herring, but your attorney will be able to advise you on this.

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  • Does pro se mean that only the litigant can represent himself?

    Can a litigant give someone else who is not a lawyer power of attorney to submit paperwork to make a complaint for accounting file suit on his behalf?

    Christopher’s Answer

    Before I respond to your inquiry, I must state that we have not spoken, I have not reviewed the relevant documents and facts, and I do not represent you. Therefore, my discussion below is not a legal opinion, but is informational only. Finally, my discussion applies only to issues to which Pennsylvania, New Jersey or Federal law applies, unless otherwise specified.

    That being said, what you describe sounds like the unauthorized practice of law.

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  • What is the probability of getting some money out of this company so I am able to live?

    I was recently terminated from my job. I had been there a little over six months. The reasons provided were performance related and unfounded. I was not offered any severance. I do understand I was employed at will, but the company's actions f...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Before I respond to your inquiry, I must state that we have not spoken, I have not reviewed the relevant documents and facts, and I do not represent you. Therefore, my discussion below is not a legal opinion, but is informational only. Finally, my discussion applies only to issues to which Pennsylvania, New Jersey or Federal law applies, unless otherwise specified.

    That being said, unless your termination was in breach of a contract, or in retaliation for your taking worker's comp/unemployment/demanding wages due, or for refusing to engage in illegal acts or certain whistleblowing, or due to your race, age, gender, disability, religion, etc., then you have no legal claim for the termination. Demanding a settlement in exchange for keeping silent about the company's bad behavior is extortion, so you need to be careful. If you think you have a claim, speak with an employment attorney to determine how to proceed.

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  • How do I get my ex husband to help with medical expenses for our children

    I am divorced and have two children with my ex husband. My youngest daughter broke her arm while uninsured. He is, by order of the decree, supposed to carry the children under his insurance and pay half of any uninsured medical bills. He has not h...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Before I respond to your inquiry, I must state that we have not spoken, I have not reviewed the relevant documents and facts, and I do not represent you. Therefore, my discussion below is not a legal opinion, but is informational only. Finally, my discussion applies only to issues to which Pennsylvania, New Jersey or Federal law applies, unless otherwise specified.

    That being said, this is a divorce question, not a health law question. I will change the practice area of your question to get the attention of the right Avvo attorneys.

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  • Will the noncompete aggreement affect me if I take the position back in the original location I worked at?

    I signed a noncompete aggreement with a 20-30 mile radius for a company I was with for about a year. A few days prior to my 1 year anniversary they informed me that they were relocating me to a different property (within the same company) 55 miles...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Before I respond to your inquiry, I must state that we have not spoken, I have not reviewed the relevant documents and facts, and I do not represent you. Therefore, my discussion below is not a legal opinion, but is informational only. Finally, my discussion applies only to issues to which Pennsylvania, New Jersey or Federal law applies, unless otherwise specified.

    That being said, it is likely that the answer will depend on the language of your noncompetition agreement. You should have an employment attorney review the agreement and the facts of your employment to determine how to proceed.

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  • Is there anything I can do to protect myself/my patient from this coworker or even begin to right what's wrong with the company.

    I work for a home care agency in Michigan and I have serious concerns about one of my coworkers that management ignores. I have witnessed her take medication from our patient, and bring him illegal narcotics that they hide from the nurse. I have a...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Before I respond to your inquiry, I must state that we have not spoken, I have not reviewed the relevant documents and facts, and I do not represent you. Therefore, my discussion below is not a legal opinion, but is informational only. Finally, my discussion applies only to issues to which Pennsylvania, New Jersey or Federal law applies, unless otherwise specified.

    That being said, you won't be able to right what is wrong with the company. Your state license may require that you report your coworker, employer or a threat to your patient - you'll have to speak to a MI health law attorney to determine your obligations. This is the sort of issue that you shouldn't post further on, but should speak directly to an attorney about. Good luck.

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  • Can a male employee be fired for a rule violation and a female violates the same rule and is not fired,this discrimination?

    Wrongful termination/sex discrimination

    Christopher’s Answer

    Before I respond to your inquiry, I must state that we have not spoken, I have not reviewed the relevant documents and facts, and I do not represent you. Therefore, my discussion below is not a legal opinion, but is informational only. Finally, my discussion applies only to issues to which Pennsylvania, New Jersey or Federal law applies, unless otherwise specified.

    That being said, the answer is 'maybe' - if the difference in treatment is due to gender, age over 40, religion, race, disability, etc., then you may have a claim of employment discrimination. If it is general unfairness, petty or bad management, nepotism or something similar, it is not illegal.

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  • What are my rights?

    I've been employed by the same company for 18 months. I was a department manager, and excelled at my job. My employer recognized that and promoted me to a directors position in an area of the company I had no knowledge of. Their reasoning was beca...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Before I respond to your inquiry, I must state that we have not spoken, I have not reviewed the relevant documents and facts, and I do not represent you. Therefore, my discussion below is not a legal opinion, but is informational only. Finally, my discussion applies only to issues to which Pennsylvania, New Jersey or Federal law applies, unless otherwise specified.

    That being said, it is not illegal for an employer to treat an employee unfairly. It is illegal for an employer to treat an employee differently due to their age, gender, race, religion, disability, pregnancy, etc. If your boss or the company are treating you in this manner for those reasons, you may have a claim of employment discrimination. If you are dealing with this treatment because your boss or employer are bad managers, petty, afraid of your success or just plain jerks, there is no law preventing their behavior.

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