Karen Elizabeth Eichman’s Answers

Karen Elizabeth Eichman

Kennett Square Employment / Labor Attorney.

Contributor Level 11
  1. My employer is paying us overtime incorrectly. What can we do?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Charles V. Curley
    2. Karen Elizabeth Eichman
    3. Arkady Rayz
    4. Andrew Scott Abramson
    5. Terence Sean McGraw
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    You should contact an employment attorney as soon as possible.

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  2. Work place violence/sexual harrasment ,can i sue

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Karen Elizabeth Eichman
    2. Edward Clement Sweeney
    3. Robert M Fortgang
    3 lawyer answers

    You should contact a labor and employment law attorney to talk about your rights and what you can do. Some attorneys will provide a consultation free of charge, and may be interested in your case on a contingent basis, meaning they are paid only if you win.

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  3. I put windows in for a women we signed a written proposal I am done with the work she owes me $1200 what can I do

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Charles Anthony Rick
    2. Karen Elizabeth Eichman
    2 lawyer answers

    I am wondering why the lawyer is telling you not to talk with her. Have you been hounding her to pay you? My suggestion would be to send the bill, and a demand note, to her street address. Give her X days to pay. If she doesn't pay, take her to small claims court.

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  4. Can a employer fire you because you had to take care of a sick dog,he is 129pds boxer mixed,he had a bout of the runs to put it

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Karen Elizabeth Eichman
    2. Andreas Lundstedt
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes, if you are not under contract to the contrary. That said, you should file for unemployment. Depending on all the circumstances, you could be eligible.

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  5. The company I work for has been sold. What rights do I have to protect myself?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Karen Elizabeth Eichman
    2. Darrel S Jackson
    3. L. Maxwell Taylor
    3 lawyer answers

    Absent a contract to the contrary, yes, they can reduce your pay and benefits without changing your responsibilities. It is very unlikely you would be found eligible for unemployment if you quit in these circumstances. If they decided to not retain you, though, that's a different story.

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  6. I was terminated by my employer. I live in Pennsylvania. How much time do I have to file for a civil law proceeding?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Steven Auerbach
    2. James Alfred Bell IV
    3. Karen Elizabeth Eichman
    3 lawyer answers

    You should contact an employment attorney to discuss whether or not you have a case against your former employer. If you do have a case, the time in which to file is dependent on what type of case it is that you have, which can not be determined by the information provided here.

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  7. Can i get fired for trying to get a union into my job?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Karen Elizabeth Eichman
    2. James Alfred Bell IV
    2 lawyer answers

    If you/your employer are covered by either the National Labor Relations Act or the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Act, then firing an employee for engaging in protected activities, such as attempting to unionize, would be in violation of the Act. You should contact an employment attorney to discuss what you should/should not say, and also to talk about the dismissals following release to work following a work injury.

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  8. I have been at the same job for 10 years now and things have gone down hill as far as ability to make money (outsourcing)

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Karen Elizabeth Eichman
    2. Scott Ivan Fegley
    3. Terence Sean McGraw
    4. Edward Clement Sweeney
    4 lawyer answers

    If you are an employee and you are working significantly less hours than you used to work, you could look into unemployment compensation now. Depending on all the facts, and the amount of hours that have been cut from your work week, you may be eligible for some partial unemployment compensation. If you do not qualify, now, for unemployment, I don't see from the facts you presented here that you would be eligible for unemployment if you quit your job. Unemployment is intended to pay those...

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  9. Hello, I accepted a offer letter from a companyA and was suppose to join Jan6, 2014, then I called & moved d start date to Feb10

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Karen Elizabeth Eichman
    2. Evan A. Blaker
    3. Michael Lee Kraemer
    4. Edward Clement Sweeney
    5. Daniel Patrick Hanlon
    5 lawyer answers

    An attorney will need to review your contract with the Company in order to advise you.

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  10. Fired after 7 years with small business with no warning advance notice?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Ryan Michael Davidson
    2. Karen Elizabeth Eichman
    3. Michael Anthony Cataldo
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with Mr. Davidson. You should contact an employment attorney to discuss your matter in detail. You may (or may not) have a discrimination case, depending on all the facts.

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