Has this happened to you? Do you think it is now, or wondering if it’s about to pop?
You’ve taken it for the team – your job – week after week, month after month, year after year. That means something, doesn’t it? It should, shouldn’t it?
Then along the path of life comes that spouse you always dreamed would head your way. You get married! Now you want to spend time with her/him instead of all your time being married to the job. That makes sense, doesn’t it?
But what’s this? Your boss doesn’t like the new you? Likes your new husband/wife even less? Makes no bones about the fact that the company is not pleased with you not being there day-in, day-out, 7 days a week? Even threatens you? Writes you up? Puts you on a 90 day review? Fires you???!!!!!
Has this happened to you or someone you know? In California, an employer can’t intentionally decide to interfere with one’s marriage for the benefit of the company. That’s called “marital status discrimination”. So if your honeymoon has been put on a forced time off because of your boss’s jealousy – her discrimination – at your actually having a life? Call us. You probably need more than a marriage counselor.
Here are 3 ways you might be losing wages you're due. A commission employment agreement may require an employee’s commission to be reduced by costs that are directly related to the sale, for shipping the item, perhaps, the cost of the product being sold, or the cost of free products offered by the salesperson to induce the sale. BUT ... An employer cannot make deductions for things not even remotely [...]
Have you changed jobs recently, and noticed that some of the people you worked with aren’t there any more? Turnover like that can often occur in large employment settings, such as amusement parks, for example. People no longer working there usually has to mean one of two things. Either they quit, or were let go. Of course they might have been injured on the job, but when people find they [...]
Has this happened to you? Have you bought a car recently, and you were asked to allow them to put an app on your phone? Maybe you were told the app would be great for you, so you can unlock it from your phone. First of all, why would you want to do that? Wouldn’t you be a little worried that you might activate the app accidentally, and unlock your [...]
Let’s say the following happens: You’re accused of having stolen something. Or ... You failed to lock a door, a window, a safe, and money, drugs, product were stolen. Or ... You harassed someone in full view of everyone. Or ... You broke a serious company rule! How could you?? Or ... The time you put down was wrong. You didn’t get to work on time, or you left early. [...]
Some bosses actually expect their employees to ‘give’ them something for the right to keep a job. Or to get enough hours of work. What's going on there? They want a kickback. They're demanding a payment you're forced to make every month or so. Something for the team lead for him or to keep you on the job. If it’s happened to you, it might have been some portion of [...]
Depending on your circumstances, you should definitely consider whether you should file a workers’ compensation claim, a disability claim, and/or a claim for unemployment benefits. You might also be entitled to unpaid overtime, minimum wages, sick leave and vacation benefits. Maybe you’re even owed money for expenses you incurred, such as your purchase or cleaning of uniforms, shoes, and/or special equipment. But one of the things you should also do [...]