I work in a house that has been designated as a group home for 5 disabled adults. The program/company is funded for by the state. I am an hourly employee who works a full 40 hours (plus up to 10-15 hours of overtime @ time and a half many weeks). My checks include deductions in all the proper taxes and stuff that any job would withdraw from. It's a full on legit job. [more inside]
Where can I find a copy of the New York State Labor Law that was in effect prior to January 2011, specifically as is it pertains to hospitality workers and wage payments? This law was amended in 2011 and I need to see what it was changed from. If I can find this online, that would be great.
What is the best one stop book for the history of the American labor and union movement? Extra bonus points for a legal perspective. [more inside]
As an employer in WA state is it better for me to classify a new position as a independent contractor or as an 'outside salesperson'? How do I find out? [more inside]
I'm looking for a labor lawyer in New York City, preferably north Brooklyn area ( but anywhere is fine). Any suggestions? [more inside]
Am I entitled to a half-day's pay in California when my employer cancels my shift due to weather? [more inside]
California unemployment: Where's the threshold for a reduction of hours constituting job loss? [more inside]
CA Labor Law: A friend has been demoted from salaried to hourly after giving notice. Is this illegal? He thinks there may have been a law passed a few years ago banning a salary to hourly demotion. True? [more inside]
I believe my company, a government contractor, is using alot of grey areas in their employee time cards to get away with paying as little as possible. For example, I am listed with them as "salary", which by my understanding would mean I get x amount of payment per pay period. However, they still have everyone fill out a time card, and pay us per the hours we have worked. [more inside]
A friend works for a company who has recently performed a background check on all of its employees. It has instructed him to fire all employees who come back with a previous felony, even though in several cases, they knew about the charges when they hired the employees. This is happening in Indiana. Is this even legal? What rights does my friend have to oppose these firings, and what can these employees do about it?
[JobFilter] Hivemind, decide how much I should be paid. [more inside]
I work for a small company with less than a dozen employees. We currently have no formal hiring process, forms or other documentation. Scary? I think so, and I need some help to remedy the situation. [more inside]
A good friend of mine works for a large international bank in the SF bay area. This person was informed today that beginning immediately, the two 15 minute breaks that have been allowed up until now are being reduced to 5 minute breaks. This person works a full 8-hour shift, and I was under the impression that a 1-hour lunch/meal break and 2x 15 minute breaks were required by law. What are the legal requirements in California, and how do they differ from federal requirements?