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 Can I take legal action with my employer?
My employer took me through a disciplinary process with very little 'evidence' of anything and despite my appeal this has been upheld-Can I take legal action through a solicitor to clear my ...


 Is this illegal for my employer to do?
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 Do I qualify for unemployment if my employer hasn't laid me off but my hours got cut down to nothing?
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 Being Fired Based on Age?
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 At 59 years of age, is it too late to start a career in law enforcement..?
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 The hippa law has my rights been violated?
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 What are my legal rights with regards to an offer of employment that was rescinded?
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 iS this legal or not?? To fire someone for having diabetes?
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 I have a bit of a speech difficulty and I was wondering if this makes me a 'retard' and...?
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Chandi
Are benefits required for full time work?
If you are a full-time employee and work full time hours (40 hrs) is it required that you receive benefits? Whether it be accumulated vacation time, some type of insurance or etc. I know somebody who's been working the same full-time job for over a year and has absolutely no benefits and is never going to get any. They even gave her a hard time when she wanted to take 1 single day off because she was in the hospital! It does not seem right to me and I thought benefits were required for FT work? BTW, I am in the state of Georgia.



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Alli8833
No, it's not required to have benefits beyond laws regarding workers' rights (i.e., lunch breaks). Sound like a really crappy job! You should find somewhere else to work where you do get medical, dental, life, paid vacation, stats, sick leave, etc. I THINK it's also law that you have to be paid more for official stat holidays like Christmas, but don't quote me on that, and overtime is also required IF you are paid hourly. But if you are on salary, most places that aren't union just pay you that salary no matter how many hours you have to work.

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Harry Ball
No

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Manofstone
It is not illegal if a business does not offer benefits. If you want them, you need to either negotiate for them or just turn down any offers for jobs that have no benefits. If she is working there it's because she did not want them.

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Judy
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No, benefits are NOT required even if someone works full time.

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Common Sense
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No, there are no laws requring benefits.

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Ryan M
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Nope, benefits are BENEFITS, not entitlements. Benefits are COMPLETELY up to the employer. They are called BENEFITS because those are the BENEFITS for working for that particular employer. The only "benefit" that someone is really entitled to is overtime.

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michr
Are benefits required for full time work?

NO, not in Georgia or any other state....
in fact by "law" there is not even a definition of full-time or part-time employment.

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ckngbbbls
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in the US, benefits are just that, an extra the employer offers his employees to make it more attractive to work there.
Most employers offer a certain number of vacation and sick time days with pay
I know that an employer must give a certain amount of break or lunch time each day but have never heard if vacation or sick time off is mandatory.
the best way to find out is for your friend to call the Labor Commission in their state and ask.
You can usually find the number for it in those blue government pages in the front of a telephone book.
http://smallbusiness.findlaw.com/employment-employer/employment-employer-benefits/employment-employer-benefits-vacation-sick.html
The link I provided makes interesting reading and basically indicates that vacation and/or sick time do NOT have to be provided.
I would still call your local labor commission and ask

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