Yes, it is legal for your boss to request documentation from the hospital that you were in the hospital. Your boss cannot request your diagnosis…→ Read More
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Although it may not seem fair, your employer may have the authority to prevent you from having a second job. This authority may be enforced through an express contract or an implied contract. You can determine the extent to which you are restricted from having a second job by examining the type of contract you have with your employer.→ Read More
Violating an employer’s social networking policy, like a violation of any other employer’s policy, is generally legal grounds for firing or other form of discipline. Most employee business social networking policies prohibit social networking on company time, or posting anything online that reflects negatively on the company. as well as any confidential company information. However, if a business’s social networking media policy covers too much ground, disciplining an employee for social networking activity may cause trouble for the employer.→ Read More
Employer or employee can end the employment relationship at any time, for any reason. An employer can decide for itself who to hire or employ. So an employer can elect to fire more highly compensated staff and replace them with less highly compensated workers. It’s legal, and unfortunately, it’s, often good business.→ Read More
Do I have to pay my employer back for relocation expenses if I resign from my job due to stress and quality of life issues?
You may have to repay the expenses of the move if you signed a relocation contract with your employer which requires repayment if certain conditions…→ Read More
Most of the time, if your employer does not follow-through on a promised promotion, there is nothing you can do about it. Your only recourse…→ Read More
Agreements to repay your employer for training costs are valid and enforceable. So if you had agreed to repay your employer if you quit, you…→ Read More
Employers set terms or conditions on employment–things the employee must do to have or keep the job—such as a car, email and internet access, a…→ Read More
Can my boss request a doctor’s note with the beginning date, diagnosis, prognosis and expected dates of return?
They cannot ask for a prognosis at all. They can ask, not for a detailed diagnosis, but for a simple description of the issue, both…→ Read More
Unless your boss imposes a rule that violates the anti-discrimination and/or civil rights laws, your boss is well within his legal rights to institute a company policy regarding appearance at any time he chooses. Your appearance can and does reflect upon the company where you work and if your boss chooses to limit or prohibit facial piercings, you will need to comply with the new company policy to keep your job.→ Read More