Fired Based on Hearsay Claims Adrian is calling to find out what his option are if he was fired over hearsay claims. In the state of Georgia, “at will” is enforced. An employer can fire you for any reason other than discrimination. Areas of discrimination are sex, age, religion, nationality, race, and gender.

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Interview Questions They Can Not Ask You Employers should not be asking these questions in an interview: 1)      Do you have a lot of children? 2)      Are you married? The above would discriminate on basis of marital status. They should not be asking questions about finances. And there is a law to prevent an employer…

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Do you get paid from your job while serving Jury Duty? If you are chosen for Jury Duty, then the employer must give you time off. Once you provide proof to the employer, you then are entitled to either the wages from the employer (in some cases) or from the county. But you must file…

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Taking Time Off Work with Paternity and Maternity Leave The law applies to men and women, provided they have already worked for the company for 1240 hours, which is about a year. They are entitled to up t o12 weeks of maternity leave. This is unpaid leave. These laws are state by state. In Georgia,…

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W2 and 1099 Tax Forms not Given by Employer Richard wants to know about employer responsibilities when it comes to giving employees their W2 and 1099 Tax Forms. He has been waiting 6 months for his forms. He has called the employment office and the IRS but no one seems able to help. He should…

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Unemployment Claims for Back Pay Melanie from Macon County, is wondering is she could claim unemployment compensation for back pay. She was determined to be disabled in 1993 due to her divorce, and another tragedy in 1994 has left her 17 years out of work. The statue of limitations has already passed, since it has…

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Employer refuses to pay worker wages Cathy from Perry is retired medical transcriptionist. She was hired to be a temporary help for another hospital some distance away. She was told by Human Resources at the hospital, that due to labor laws, she needed to go through a staffing agency to legally work at the hospital.…

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Taking time off to Vote Under the new “right to Vote” law, an employee has the right to take time off work to go vote (up to two hours) as long as certain conditions are met. If they go into work before the polls open and get off work after the polls close, then are…

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What to do Health Insurance Bill in Collections Qwantera is calling about collection action being taken against her by a hospital for an unpaid medical bill. The insurance was supposed to pay this bill, but did not. Now the bill is being processed through collections and she has been named as a defendant instead of…

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What to do Trip and Fall Cases Randy Milledgeville, calls in to ask about a fall he suffered at a Fair. He fell and his feet became tangled in an electrical line. This is a slip, trip and fall premise case. The obviousness of the electrical wires would determine if he has a case. If…

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Statute of Limitations For Workman’s Compensation Mr. Dugan calls in concerning statues of limitations for workmen’s’ compensation. He is advised that there are conditions to determining how much time could pass before the limitations are reached. If payment (specifically medical payments) has already begun for workmen’s compensation, then the payments should continue as long as…

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Period of Time to Receive a Car Title Vineta bought a used car from a used car dealership in August, but she has still not received the title. Without the title, she can not register the car. The dealership tells her there is a hold up in the offices in Atlanta. (it has been just…

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