I was hired as a private in-home caregiver not through an agency I've been at the same job for 4 years and I'm getting paid $300 flat rate a week and I work 24/7 I don't get a day off I'm not even making minimum wage
Contact an employment lawyer asap. There are numerous legal violations and the time to bring a claim on some of them is running out. A lawyer can help assess case merit, value, and likelihood of collecting.
Almost all employment lawyers listed on this website offer free consultations and work on contingency (meaning you pay no attorneys' fees if there is no recovery)See question
I've been with the company a little under two years. Now, the company has giv n me a bunch of paperwork that would typically be done at the time of hire, including a arbitration agreement. Can the company force me to sign it?
Afraid so if you're an at-will employee. Courts routinely hold that, because you can be fired for any reason as long as it's not an illegal reason, an employer can terminate your employment today and offer you new employment tomorrow as long as you sign an arbitration agreement. Getting to keep your job is deemed the employer's consideration to you for your gift of arbitration to the employer.
Wrap your head around that one...See question
I returned from paternity on July 2nd. When I arrived to work I worked my scheduled 10 hours a day 5 days a week and my responsibilities were assigned to someone else without discussion. My hours were cut to 10 hours a day after 2 weeks of work ...
Fairness unfortunately doesn't enter into this. If you are being treated differently, it may be evidence of discrimination, but it also may prove nothing. It could be paternity leave (assuming it was protected under the law), but it also could be a number if other things.
The only way to address whether you have a claim is for you to consult with an experienced employment lawyer. Virtually all offer free consultations and work on a contingency fee basis if they accept the case.See question
Hi. I have been employed to a company almost a year now. About 4 months ago they accused me and someone else of sexual harrasment and it was not true. I have had problems with 4 people there and i have complaimed about them to the owners but they ...
You raise several issues.
1. Regarding your hand, you are entitled to file a claim for worker's compensation if you've been injured on the job.
2. If you're accused of sexual harassment, the only thing you generally can do is cooperate fully with the investigation, disclose the reasons you believe the accuser would make untruthful statements about you, follow all instructions about how to behave going forward, and be careful to not be alone with the person(s) who made the complaint.
3. Assuming the new employees are in comparable positions and have comparable experience, your employer is not violating the law by paying them more UNLESS your employer is doing so because of unlawful discrimination. Employers don't have to be fair or reward seniority. They just have to refrain from considering factors such as race, age, nationality, etc. when making compensation decisions. What's the composition of the more senior vs newer employees? Is there diversity across groups?
4. You can file a Complaint with the Labor Commissioner for the 3 hours of pay or notify your employer in writing that you plan to do so if you aren't paid by X date. There's a risk of retaliation filing a complaint (whether with the labor commissioner or for a workplace injury). This is not to discourage you from filing, but to encourage you to put everything to the company in writing (email is best), keeping a copy for yourself.
Good luck.See question
I work as a nanny for a family. Recently they have been getting weird vibes from, they're acting differently towards me. I haven't done anything wrong at all. They recently went on a trip and haven't paid me - it's been 10 days I think they're wan...
What is the agreement regarding when you are paid (weekly. bi-monthly, something else)? How many days of pay do they owe you and how late are they? How long have you worked for them and what's the average number of hours a week that you work?
You can file a claim with the labor commissioner if you're an employee (or tell them you will if they do not pay you what you're owed) -- without quitting. If you notify them you'll go to the labor commissioner, you should do it in writing so you have a record if they retaliate.
What benefits you would be giving up if you quit? Do you have a contract requiring them to pay severance? Other benefits? Whatever it is, I would not quit under the circumstances. I don't mean you should continue working for nothing, but in the short-term, I would document what happened, what you're owed, and request payment. If they aren't happy with your services, it's best for you to have them deal with it directly and terminate your employment or negotiate a separation. If this is your full-time profession, it might be best to come to separate amicably since references are so important in your field.See question
So I was employed st a med spa where I sold facial packages for 4 sessions at a discounted price. My pay was weekly and whatever I earned/sold that week was paid to me at the end of the week. I got 40% and the owner got 60%. She needed up firing m...
Why does the owner think she's entitled to the money if you sold the packages? Was the 40% a commission for the sale of packages? Or were you also supposed to provide clients with facials? In other words, is she arguing that because you're not going to be there you aren't going to provide services and therefore haven't earned the 40%?
Regardless of her rationale, this is a matter of contract. What was the agreement, if it was discussed? Was your receipt of commission contingent on something more than selling? Unless that was made clear, she can't change the rules after the fact.See question
A cashier at our workplace has issues with myself and three other employees. She will not address me and goes out of her way to call others to the register for questions when I am standing right there. The other day she was rude to me in front of ...
Unless her grudge is based on a protected characteristic, it's not illegal, even if the behavior were so severe or pervasive as to constitute a hostile work environment under the law.See question
I am a Hispanic Male.I uploaded a video of myself doing my best impersonations.Usually those videos are put up for free but it was never uploaded whatsoever.The other day I went on the site and came across a video of a black man masturbating at Wa...
This isn't in the correct practice area as this is not an employment question.See question
I quit my job about two months ago and I am just finding out now that a supervisor has shared some extremely sensitive information about myself. Is there any way I can take legal action?
It depends on what the information is, whether the communication was privileged, and how/if the disclosure has damaged you.See question
I am out of the office due to my stepdaughters rock bottom and hospitalization, my boss and I spoke and she said to take the weeK off. I was at my morning AA meeting where the husband of my HR person is most days and I had not shared with the grou...
Were you at an AA meeting for your stepdaughter or some other kind of 12-step meeting for your own medical condition (like Alanon)? It's likely beside the point since your stepdaughter doesn't work at your employer and has no right to privacy as it pertains to that entity in these circumstances.
While I too would have hoped my boss wouldn't share the information, it isn't about you so I don't see an actionable breach of your privacy or your stepdaughter's. You can complain or you can have a quiet word with your boss but I don't see a legal claim.See question