Is an employer required to give terms of paid suspension? 8 Answers as of October 23, 2014

How long do you have to respond to suspension?

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Strouse Legal Services | James C. Strouse
No, employer not required to give terms. Company should give you time...respond immediately.
Answer Applies to: Maryland
Replied: 10/23/2014
S. Joseph Schramm | Joseph Schramm
Unless there is a collective bargaining agreement between local union employees and management or some written contract of employment an employer is not required to give terms of a paid suspension. Similarly, absent anything stated in writing, there is no set time within which one has to respond to a suspension. If the suspension is going to be permanent or for an indefinite period of time you might wish to apply for unemployment compensation benefits.
Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
Replied: 10/21/2014
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Gilpin Law Office | Tim Gilpin
I?m not sure where you are from and sometimes there are differences in state laws that affect the employer/employee relationship. In Oklahoma, an employer does not have to give an employee the reason(s) he/she was terminated from a job. By terms of a suspension. I am unsure what you mean. The reason for the suspension or the length of it. It also matters how many employees the employer employs. Over a certain number and different federal laws apply.
Answer Applies to: Oklahoma
Replied: 10/21/2014
WILLIAM L SANDERS, ATTORNEY AT LAW | William L. Sanders
None of this is governed by any law that I know of. Employer may suspend for no reason, and need give no reason Length of suspensions are up to the employer. There is no requirement to respond to a suspension, and no time to do so. You may file an unemployment compensation claim while you are on suspension. This will force him to give you answers. Yes, you are "unemployed" while suspended without pay. You do not need to be terminated to be unemployed just not working and not earning wages.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 10/21/2014
Matt Ward, P.A.
Matt Ward, P.A. | Matt Ward
Suspensions can be paid or unpaid - the specifics should be listed in the notice of suspension. If there is a response time it also is usually stated in the notice of suspension. Policies and procedures for suspensions, such as how long to respond and other rights, depend upon your employer - for example public employers - city, county, state or federal, and also private employers. A human resource person may be able to answer these questions, as well an an employment attorney - with a little more information.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 10/20/2014
    KEYL ADR Services, LLC | Mark D. Keyl
    It depends on your company's rules on discipline.
    Answer Applies to: Mississippi
    Replied: 10/20/2014
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    Barton Barton & Plotkin | Maurice Ross
    This depends on the terms of your employment agreement or union collective bargaining agreement. Otherwise, the employer is free to impose any terms it wants. But surely all such terms should be disclosed to the employee.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 10/20/2014
    Fox & Fox, S.C. | Richard F. Rice
    It depends on the employer's policy(ies).
    Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
    Replied: 10/20/2014
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