I was offered an opportunity at work to bartend on certain days. I told the manager I could do it and would organize my seduce as such. I had previously completed 3/4 of the training. I asked several times when I would start, only to find out t...
I agree it sounds unfair. The bigger question is why would you work where coworkers appear high, on drugs and falling down drunk? It sounds dangerous and unhealthy. How much training is needed to work in such a dump? Move on. There are other jobs out there. Not legal advice, just advice.See question
I was making 8.10/hr. now they took us down to 5.10 an hour while delivering and 8.10/hr while working inside the store. I have been working for them for over 7 years and have always made federal minimum wage.
No grandfather law. That is a strange suggestion. Did your employer say that? Sounds like your employer is treating you as a tipped employee, like a waitress, when you are on delivery. Some factors to apply, but you are probably being underpaid.See question
i am 22 years old and recently got a job and this one manger always gives other employees smoke breaks but every time i ask her if i can take one she refuses to give it to me
No protection for smokers. Is it because your race or ethnicity is different than the others.See question
They agreed to pay me $25 per hour for a 4 day interview. I worked 30 hours and have not been paid a cent. I have called and they hang up. I went to the office and was told the check is in the mail.
You are guaranteed a minimum wage by the Fair Labor Standards Act and by Ohio law. You may also have a breach of contract action for the entire amount. Even a fraud claim if you can show they knew you would be exploited. Odd situation for sure, but one that an employment lawyer would be able to help you resolve.See question
The company I work for was bought out by another company, on very short notice to the employees (yesterday). I have a medical appointment in 6 days with the VA for carpal tunnel, it has been scheduled for 3 months (another issue entirely). It fall...
Do you have an outstanding condition your management knows about? Have you claimed a need for accommodation of a disability? Is this a work related injury? Do other people get to go to doctors' appointments without getting fired? So many possibilities, so little time.See question
I regularly get scheduled to work 6 days one week and 4 the second week of a pay period. My paychecks pay for 80 hours of regular time even though I worked 48 hours in one week. Also if a pay period had a paid holiday (Christmas, July 4th, et...
The general rule is that each workweek stands alone. Hours can't be averaged over two weeks unless you are a cop or fireman. The fluctuating work week is rarely seen and almost never agreed to. In your case it wouldn't likely apply because the fluctuation is non-existent. The holiday pay underpayment is dodgy here too. Go to an employment lawyer and get paid what you are due.See question
Was fired over the phone. I was out sick with a doctors paper saying not to return to work for a few days. When I came back they let me work 4 days then gave me my day off. The following day my manager called and said I was no longer needed.
If you worked for 1250 hours in the last twelve months and for at least a year for a company with more than 50 employees within a 75 mile radius, then you may have rights to reinstatement and back wages under the Family and Medical Leave Act. At will has limits.See question
On July 9th, I ended up in the ER for a severe anxiety attack and chest pain. They did blood work and decided to admit me because my electrolytes were terrible and at fatal levels. I just got out of the hospital today (7/13) only to find a let...
At will doesn't necessarily excuse this action. I just filed a federal case alleging interference, retaliation and failure to give notice under the FMLA, based on facts similar to yours. If you work in a company that has 50 employees within a 75 mile radius, or is a smaller unit of a bigger company, and you have worked for 12 months over the past several years and 1250 hours in the last twelve months, then you may have a claim for relief. Call an EMPLOYMENT lawyer and find out if you have a claim.See question
Our employer sent an email that he would fire anyone who worked 24 hours before coming into work at that place of employment.
Yes. But who would want to work for a guy that thinks he owns you? Unless we're talking about flying or operating dangerous equipment, or exploding things. Then I'd sympathize. Take your talent and work ethic elsewhere. Life is too short to be treated like somebody's property.See question
my starting pay rate in 04/2014 was $8.50hr with experience as of now I have been at my job over a year as a floor sales rep and only make $8.50hr still. a co-worker of mind that is a cashier starting pay unknown with no experience but has less ti...
Floor reps and cashiers may have different duties. Do you get a commission? Is the cashier more educated or qualified than you and the others? It is easy to see something wrong when two people, otherwise similarly qualified DOING THE SAME JOB are paid differently. It's not so easy when there are different jobs and different levels of experience or training. If in doubt, first contact the Ohio Civil Rights Commission and tell them what you know. It costs you nothing and they may find you have a charge worth making. On the other hand they may tell you that there is nothing there.See question