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Rochelle S. Rabin

Rochelle Rabin’s Answers

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  • I contacted OSHA and I was fired from work

    I contacted OSHA with a concern I had at work but I told osha not to reveal my name...I was fired a couple days later .I'm sure the company knows it was me.

    Rochelle’s Answer

    I agree that you should have a private consultation with an employment attorney as soon as possible. You may have a whistleblower case if you were fired as a result of contacting OSHA. Good luck to you with this!

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  • Is it legal for an employer to eliminate permanent overtime without adjusting your pay?

    I have been with a company for over 2 years and since I started I have worked 6 days a week at 45 hours. They pay me hourly and I get my normal pay for the first 40 hours and overtime pay for the additional 5 hours. They are stopping all overtime ...

    Rochelle’s Answer

    I don't know of any law to that effect. Do you have a contract with them that guarantees you work for a certain amount of of hours/week? If not, I think your only option with this employer is to ask for a raise or accept what they're giving you and try to make up the difference with another p/t job. The whole point of cutbacks is to save money, I'm sure. Good luck to you.

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  • Do I have a legal case against a privately owned company?

    Being subpoenaed for a trial in North Carolina to be gone for two weeks and terminated a week before I was to leave for trial mandated by judge as a material witness. Not taking injury report by law as required Not handling reported sexual hara...

    Rochelle’s Answer

    I agree with the first two answers. You have a lot going on there, and you should talk to an attorney privately and let him or her sort it out and ask follow-up questions.

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  • What should I do if my employer is not honoring the contract?

    Hello, I was hired recently as a replacement for someone who was very sick. The employee who was sick recovered and came back to work. The owner of the company hints at me that this is only a temporary position and is overdue on my review to disc...

    Rochelle’s Answer

    What an awful situation for you. I see the word "contract" in your post. The first thing I would recommend is having an attorney look at the contract to see what you were promised, just in case there's something in the contract that would help you out or at least shed more light on your situation.

    Also, just to clarify, when you say that you were supposed to "receive salary" after 3 months, do you mean that you were being paid as a temp worker for the first 3 months, or that you weren't paid at all? You are certainly entitled to be paid for all of your work, and your employee has to honor whatever employment contract that you both signed. Again, as a first step I'd recommend having an attorney review your contract. Find one in the AVVO directory or contact one of the attorneys who responded to your question on this page. Good luck to you.

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  • What should I do about harassing drug addicts who won't leave me alone!!

    My ex made some bad choices of running with the wrong crowd well the wrong crowd stuck around even though I didn't want them to when he went to jail. I work third shift and the one guy who actually was the cause of my ex going to jail keeps coming...

    Rochelle’s Answer

    A restraining order is a good idea. You can also call the police on him if he comes by your house. Also, you can talk to a lawyer about a defamation suit but I'm not sure as a practical matter that it's going to be as useful as getting a restraining order.

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  • Can I work at a restaurant without a worker's permit if I'm 17?

    I'm 17 years old and I've never had a job before. I plan on dropping out of school and my mom said I have to get a job before I do so. I was about to apply for a job but then I remembered I don't have a worker's permit so I was wondering if since ...

    Rochelle’s Answer

    You do need a permit, however I'm with Mr. Kolman. You are 17 so you must be very close to graduating. How about staying in to finish school so you at least have your high school diploma? That way you will at least qualify for jobs or programs that require a diploma. You may regret your decision when you are older, especially when you see the difference between the kind of jobs you can get with education as opposed to without. Please don't limit your possibilities.

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  • Is it legal for a corporate entity to ask an employee for a short term loan?

    1. I work for a corporate senior care for profit 2.I am required to purchase wine with company purchasing card 3. Because of recent changes to p-card and LCB chip system, p-card is declined. 4. Corporate purchasing says they are working on it and ...

    Rochelle’s Answer

    It's not illegal, but it's not something I'd want to do. The downside to financing it yourself is that if you charge it on your own credit card, and you carry a balance, then you'll be paying interest on the $250/month. Also, if they don't reimburse you promptly (not sure how long a wait you'd have for that reimbursement), $250/month can mount up on your credit card. Can't they just give you $250 each month to go out and buy wine?

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  • Can I be removed from the Pennsylvania self exclusion list (casino)?

    I put myself on a self exclusion list 6 months ago for a 5 year term. I didn't realize at the time when I did it, that it would also prevent me from going to other casinos in other states? I put myself on the list because I lost a few hundred one...

    Rochelle’s Answer

    Your question somehow got categorized as employment law which it is not. I have changed the practice area to gaming so that it is more likely to come to the attention of someone who knows something about this.

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  • Can A Pennsylvania employer seize my personal items in my office?

    I was fired from my job on questionable grounds. Upon notifying me of my termination by the CEO, I was given the opportunity to get my things. I took my car keys, a drink I was consuming and my personal iPad. After 11+ years, there are all kind...

    Rochelle’s Answer

    Maybe you can work out something with your former employer like having an employee or security guard, or even a constable, escort you on a visit to the office in order to find and pick up your stuff. Contact a local lawyer privately and see if he or she can get that accomplished. Good luck to you.

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