(Closed) Is this even legal?

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Helper bee

I don’t think it’s a legal issue unless he fires you for not doing it.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t think its illegal. I would say that if you want to keep the job, learn the info. It sucks, but it is job related and they can fire you for not performing your job, part of which I assume is knowing the billing info. It sucks that it was presented to you in this way and that he was such a jerk about it, but I think its just something you will have to deal with if you want the job. Good luck learning it. If he keeps acting like this, could you go speak with HR? I know the HR department at my job has a person whos job it is to just listen to your issues and give advice, but keep everything confidential unless you decide to take further action. Good luck 🙂

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Are you salaried or hourly? If it’s salaried then they are exempt from paying you for overtime. If it’s hourly then technically they are supposed to pay for any work that you do no matter when. So I would find that out first. And then talk to HR. It’s much much better going through HR than trying to handle things yourself.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

That’s awful.  If you’re hourly then I’m pretty sure it’s not legal.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m not sure about the legality, but most people I personally know who work in the medical field end up doing work for free at home, whether is continuing education or catching up on work, or whatever. 

Can you explain this sentence: Yes. You’re getting an education- and it’s FREE. So yes, off the clock. 

Is this part of your requirements for school?  Or are they paying for your tuition?  Or something else?

If part of the job requirement is a minimum competency in a certain area, then yes, I do think you would be responsible for making that happen, even if it’s outside of the normal hours you are paid for.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Yeah, I think the idea is that if you’re not able to learn it while on the job, but you need to know it, then you’ll have to take it home. If it becomes a recurring issue, I would talk to HR. If it’s just to get you caught up to speed, then it might just be “one of those things.” But if you’re really uncomfortable with it, I would talk to HR.

Post # 13
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Busy bee

is he giving you people’s medical charts? I could see it being a problem if he is having you take them out of the office for privacy reasons but I am not sure

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@JeffsWifey: Honestly, it didn’t sound snarky to me. It sounded like the appropriate and healthy reaction to a boss being rude, disrespectful, and possibly exploitative.

I don’t know what there is to be done about it, and if it is just this once, maybe it is best to let it go. But you don’t deserve to be treated that way.

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