Robert Nicholas Norris’s Answers

Robert Nicholas Norris

Jackson Employment / Labor Attorney.

Contributor Level 11
  1. I want to know if I can file a claim on my common law husband who was killed on the job?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Lars A. Lundeen
    2. Robert Nicholas Norris
    3. Anders Ferrington
    4. James Paul Tinsley
    5. Randy William Ferguson
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    Mississippi does not recognize common law marriages. So no you cannot file a claim on his behalf.

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  2. I am a physician I have signed an employment contract but would like to do another job? Ca I be sued?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Robert Nicholas Norris
    2. M. Todd Miller
    2 lawyer answers

    That depends on the wording of the contract. You should hire an employment lawyer to review your contract.

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  3. Do I need a lawyer to appeal for denied unemployment benefits

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Robert Nicholas Norris
    2. John Douglas Lloyd
    2 lawyer answers

    A lawyer is not required, but it would probably be a good idea to have a lawyer look at your case to see if appeal is the best decision. For example, you may have another cause of action a lawyer may see that you are not aware of, and if you appeal and lose you could harm that other cause of action.

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  4. There is no minimum wage law in MS?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Robert Nicholas Norris
    1 lawyer answer

    Yes. The minimum wage in Mississippi is $7.25, which is set by federal law. There are some states that have enacted laws that set a higher minimum wage than the federal minimum, but Mississippi has never enacted any such law.

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  5. I got a termination notice and the company wants me to sign waiver. I feel i was lied to by my employer.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Robert Nicholas Norris
    2. Meghan Hayes Slack
    2 lawyer answers

    You need to talk to an employment lawyer to sit down and go through your options before you sign anything.

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  6. I lied on my job application and resume about having a degree. The employer found out & is involving legal. Could I go to jail?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Robert Nicholas Norris
    2. Joseph Rodney Franks
    2 lawyer answers

    I doubt it, but it could depend on what type of job you were applying for. If it was a federal government job most of those applications require you to swear under penalty of perjury that the information is correct. However, I have never heard of anyone going to prison for lying on an application. If the employer is involving legal it is more likely they are looking at suing you for any damages they have suffered because of your lie.

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  7. I work in payroll for a company and the owner refuses to pay overtime? Will I be held liable for their decision?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Robert Nicholas Norris
    2. James Paul Tinsley
    2 lawyer answers

    You could be liable on an individual basis if you assist the company in violating the FLSA. If you refuse to comply with the employer's demands because you believe they violate the FLSA you could have a claim for retaliation if they terminate you. You should contact an employment lawyer immediately to determine if the actions actual violate the FLSA.

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  8. My employer is demanding I sign a release to let them spot check my cell records any time they want. This legal?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Robert Nicholas Norris
    1 lawyer answer

    Yes. My guess is there is a lot more to this story that you not disclosing though.

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  9. Can I use discrimination on my situation?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Robert Nicholas Norris
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3. Joshua Harry Erlich
    3 lawyer answers

    You could talk to an employment lawyer about bringing a state law claim for retaliation.

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  10. My job is threatening to fire me if i don't come to work against doctors orders

    Answered 2 days ago.

    1. Robert Nicholas Norris
    2. Michelle Wendt Macleod
    2 lawyer answers

    That depends on if you qualify for Fmla leave. You should contact a local employment lawyer to discuss your options.

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