I worked for a garbage company for 11 years. in april 2015 I reported harassment. I have it documented in my personal file that I reported it. I was fired in august of 2015. i feel i was unfairly disciplined and I feel the termination was retallat...
In order to answer your question it is important for any attorney viewing this question to know the details of the harassment you complained about to see if your complaint was protected by law.
Please add the details of your complaint to the question.See question
I was on maternity leave for 12 weeks. (I was allowed 12 weeks of leave where I work.)I wrote to my boss telling her I would start my leave on October 1st and be back January 1st. When I went in on January 2nd to talk to her about why I wasn't bei...
You should complain to the Human Resources Department. Your 12th week would have been the week of December 24th so you went one week over the leave allotment but the employer should have discussed that when you put in for the leave.
There is no guarantee your boss took you out of the system since you could be automatically taken out if you don't report back after 12 weeks.
If you don't return at your prior rate you should contact an employment law attorney to look into the matter further,See question
In Minnesota it's required that your employer gives you a break. I don't want to take a break I want to work through my break and go home. I can't afford to waste 30 minutes to not get paid and be at my job. They offer me a break and rarely do tak...
You asked: So how can they force me to take a 30 minute un paid break when everyone else gets more breaks cause they smoke and I dont?
The 30 Minute break is required by Minnesota Law if you work 8 hours or more in a shift. However, Minnesota law does not require a paid lunch break so almost all employers make that break unpaid. The employer may let you continue working but that puts them in violation of the law requiring the break for lunch and they are required to give you that lunch break during an 8 hour shift.See question
I am a 17 year old female and recently started working at a Walgreens in Minnesota. My employer put me on the schedule to work Friday from 4 pm until 12:15 am. Previously my employer said that on school nights, I will not be scheduled past 10, but...
On a school night it would be, but on a Friday the answer is no.
By state law, 16- and 17-year-old high school students may not work after 11 p.m. on evenings before school days or before 5 a.m. on school days. With written permission from a parent or guardian, these hours may be expanded to 11:30 p.m. and 4:30 a.m.
No other time limit is set for 16- and 17-year-olds.See question
My supervisor put in my evaluation that two co-works had said I was rude to them. I do not recall being rude to anyone at work. When I asked her who made the complaints, she said it was confidential and refused to tell me who they were. Can she...
She can do that but if it were considered to be a reason for termination then she would need to allow you a chance to exonerate yourself. They likely don't want any retaliation for the alleged actions.
If this is a grounds for discipline you should be allowed to respond but if it is just a comment within an evaluation it is less likely that you must be allowed to respond.
As a recourse, you have the right to respond in you personnel file and you can provide a written response that disputes the allegations in that file.See question
I have worked for this company for 15 years. We are given paid sick time, and since I have been there so long I have plenty built up. But under their new policy I will be punished for using it. Each time I call in sick (or have car trouble on my w...
While this policy might be "legal" in Minnesota it will be difficult to apply in a non-discriminatory manner. They will not want to fire everyone who is out 4 or more days. If they fire everyone who is absent for any reason, for 4 or more times in a year, it would be extremely costly. They would be liable for unemployment since the absences of only 4 days when you have sick leave is not job abandonment. In addition if you have an illness that lasts 3 or more days it may qualify for FMLA leave.
You should contact an employment lawyer in your area if they try to use this policy against you.See question
My husband has a knee injury and is ordered off work today and tomorrow. His boss called and wants him to come in tomorrow and do office work even though the doctor is requesting that he be home tomorrow to rest the injury. My husband has followed...
You may want to speak to a workers compensation attorney on this issue.
Generally, the work being performed would have to be compatible with the restrictions. If the work is outside the restrictions then the comp carrier could try to blame your husband for violating the work restrictions and he would properly not be required to perform that work.
In sum, if he works within his restrictions there is no problem. If the restrictions don't permit the work then he is medically restricted by his doctor from doing that work. Then the employer would have exposure if they penalize him for refusing that work.See question
I have a signed offer letter from the company's director of operations. I also received verbal and written commitment of a start date. I already put in my notice at my current company and withdrew from multiple other promising job opportunities ...
Most likely you do. Especially if you can confirm that you accepted the offer. I agree with the previous poster that you should find out what excuse the company is using for breaching the contract.
You should contact an attorney right away on this situation because the company may realize they have exposure if you approach them with an attorney.See question
No, that practice is illegal.
Google Minnesota statute section 181.938 for the law that prohibits this practice. The relevant part of the statute states:
An employer may not refuse to hire a job applicant or discipline or discharge an employee
because the applicant or employee engages in or has engaged in the use or enjoyment of
lawful consumable products, if the use or enjoyment takes place off the premises of the
employer during nonworking hours. For purposes of this section, "lawful consumable products"
means products whose use or enjoyment is lawful and which are consumed during use or
enjoyment, and includes food, alcoholic or nonalcoholic beverages, and tobacco.
My employer is a small business in MN. It does not feel right that I am mandated to work overtime. Overtime pay is never offered. We are compensated with PTO/vacation days. These days are not used in the same pay period. They can be if wanted but ...
If you work over 48 hours then you should be covered by the Minnesota version of the Fair Labor Standards Act [the 'FLSA'] and entitled to time and a half pay for the hours over 48.
If your employer has gross revenues of over $500,000 then they are most likely covered by the federal version of the FLSA. Then you would likely be entitled to time and a half pay for the hours over 40..
However, there are a group of exceptions to coverage under that law called the "white -collar" exemptions that might apply so it is best to review these facts with an attorney who is familiar with these laws to confirm your rights.
There are only a few narrow situations where the use of banking hours or PTO is allowed under the FLSA and this does not appear to be one of those situations.See question