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  1. Posting on a thread that has been closed for months or years is a violation of most message board etiquette.
  2. The OP hasn't been back to this thread for over a year now.
  3. They aren't required to allow you to sleep off the migraine on private property (the gas station) either.
  4. There is no overall law requiring that employees be grandfathered on older policies when new policies come into play. There is no answer other than the ones already provided. You are going to need to take all the associated documentation to an attorney in your state who can review them and determine if you are guaranteed these benefits unquestionably or only for the duration that they continue to be offered. But please keep in mind; your employer very likely has attorneys of their own who have reviewed these policies before making the announcement. While it's always possible, and definitely worth a look, I would not hold out a lot of hope that your attorney will find some overlooked loophole that will force them to continue these benefits for you while cancelling them for others.
  5. Employers in New Mexico are not required to provide a reason for a termination unless so required by union CBA or contract.
  6. Yes, this is legal. Google, at-will employment. (Even in the one state where at-will employment is not the default, this termination would be legal.) Very few states require an employer to give you a reason for your termination at all, let alone one in writing. Since you failed to indicate what state you are in, I can't tell you if you are in one of the few.
  7. It is legal because there is no law requiring all tenants of the same building to have the same lease.
  8. Punctuation is your friend...
  9. If the UE office is refusing to process your claim then there is some factor that we are not aware of because it is absolutely untrue that you cannot receive unemployment until you separate from your employer. I don't care what state you are in; people on seasonal leave or unpaid administrative leave get UE benefits every day.
  10. "You may be denied benefits" is not the same as "You are prohibited from filing a claim". It does not say you WILL be denied benefits.
  11. That's not something a message board can provide. Certainly we don't know what the lawyers are seeing that you do not. I can't say that I thought you had a particularly strong case for anything in your initial thread but we can't make a lawyer talk to you and reputable lawyers do not troll message boards looking for clients. You can try calling your state Bar Association, your local Legal Aide or any law schools in your area for additional referrals.
  12. No one has to say, you're fired, before you can collect unemployment. If you're not working and not being paid you can file, even if you're technically still employed. File now, start looking for a new job, and accept that you if you had a strong case, someone would be interested in taking it.
  13. Even on FMLA, you are responsible to pay your portion of your benefits, and the law does NOT require that you be sent notices or reminders once the initial notice has been sent. There is nothing discriminatory about cancelling your benefits if you fail to make the payments.
  14. What kind of idiots were you both, PLANNING an unmarried pregnancy while you were still in high school? Way to completely screw up your lives, bud.
  15. Changing the law is not something that's going to happen overnight. Even if you were able to find a congress-critter in the LA state Legislature (which is not currently in session) who would be willing to drop everything and give it their full attention right from the get-go, you should be thinking in terms of months if not years, rather than days or weeks. The fact that they suggested you look into finding out about the law and the possibility of it being changed, rather than them doing it themselves, only says to me even more clearly that they are not really interested in hiring you but are trying to let you down gently. If they REALLY wanted to hire you and felt that the only block to doing so was this law, they have legal counsel that could clear up the matter far more quickly and expeditiously. No employer is obligated to hire you. In the meantime, you might want to make yourself familiar with this: https://law.justia.com/codes/louisiana/2018/code-revisedstatutes/title-17/rs-17-15/ https://www.teachlouisiana.net/pdf/ConvictionPolicy.pdf
  16. I asked a question on the other forum where you asked this. I'm going somewhere specific with this and it's probably not where you think I'm going. What law are you thinking was broken by your termination?
  17. Just remember that telecommuting is a privilege and not a right. No employer has to allow it.
  18. Just because that's what they say doesn't mean it's true. Employers have been known to lie about such things so as not to get into an argument. If they can place the blame on some nebulous law that prevents them from hiring you rather than saying, "We don't want to hire you but we don't want to explain why" it makes it much easier on them.
  19. I don't know whether there is such a law. I do know that no matter what excuse they give you, no school board is obligated to hire you.
  20. OP, what is your ultimate goal here?
  21. Okay. I'll take your word for it. It's against the law in Louisiana. Now, answer the question Elle asked you .Do you really want those now private pictures and videos shared with the police, the court, attorneys, etc? Because for you to take any kind of legal action, those pictures are going to be seen by a LOT of people.
  22. cbg

    Mandatory OT

    It would be legal in most places. I have no reason to think it is not legal in Albany.
  23. cbg

    Mandatory OT

    It is legal, and it is exactly how it's supposed to go. Overtime is not based on hours PAID, it is based on hours WORKED. if you had not WORKED over 40 hours in the week, you were not entitled to overtime, regardless of how it was paid. There are no circumstances, EVER, under Federal law or the law of any state, where the law requires that paid-but-not-worked time be used for overtime calculations. Overtime is based on hours WORKED, exclusively.
  24. This thread has been dead for well over a year now.
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