The Employment tab stores information specific to employment law cases. Note that all of these checkboxes, amounts, dates, and text fields can automatically be merged into employment law forms for your convenience
The Plaintiff(s) and Employer(s) on the case will show up here for easy reference to their info and access to their respective contact cards. Adding the plaintiff(s) and defendant(s) on the Parties tab of the case with the appropriate People Type (i.e. Plaintiff or Employer) is what determines whether or not they show up here.
- Court Case Number: The case number for the matter.
- Still Working for Employer: Does the plaintiff still work for the employer.
- Date of Hire: When was the plaintiff originally hired.
- Work Hours and/or Days of Work Were Irregular: Does/Did the plaintiff have to work inconsistent hours week-to-week during their employment.
- 72 Hours Notice Was Given Before Quitting: Check this if (a) Still Working for Employer is unchecked, and (b) the plaintiff gave notice at least 72 hours before quitting.
- Separation Type and Separation Date: Was the plaintiff fired/discharged/suspended, did they quit, or something else. Given that there was a separation, what was the date on which it occurred.
- Final Rate of Pay and Per: The plaintiff’s rate of pay at the time of separation, per unit of time (e.g. hour, day, etc.)
- Received Final Payment of Wages (including all wages owed) and Date of Final Pay Received: Did the plaintiff received all of the wages that they are entitled to; if so, on what date did they receive them.
- Method of Wages Paid: How the plaintiff received their wages throughout their employment: cash, check, both, or something else.
- Bounced Paycheck(s): Given that wages were paid by check at least once, did any check(s) bounce.
Check the box for each wage claim that the plaintiff is pursuing. The options include Regular Wages, Overtime Wages, Meal Period Wages, Rest Period Wages, Split Shift Premium, Reporting Time Pay, Commissions, Vacation Wages, Business Expenses, Unlawful Deductions, and Other.
Each of the above wage claim options has three straightforward fields that appear for editing only when you’ve checked its box.
- Start: Start date for the claim.
- End: End date for the claim.
- Amount: Total amount of the claim.
At the bottom of this section, there is a box for Total Amount Paid, referring to how much has already been paid to the plaintiff by the employer.
Note On employment law forms that ask for the total sum of all of your wage claims and the difference of said total sum and the total amount paid by the employer, MerusCase will automatically do the necessary calculations for you! All you have to do is fill in the fields above.
- Type of Employment Change: What sort of employment change the employer carried out as a result of the claim. Options include Demotion, Termination, Change in Pay, Threat, and many others.
- Date of Employment Change: When was the above change carried out.
- Circumstances of Employment Change: The particulars of said employment change.
- Reason for Complaint: The reason the employer gave for the employment change as well as the actions the employee took and/or the rights the employee exercised prior to the change.
- How Employer Learned About the Reason: How the employer learned about the actions described in Reason for Complaint above.
- Remedies: Any and all remedies you are seeking via this claim.
Similarly to the Plaintiff/Employer section at the top of the Employment tab, this section contains anyone on the case’s Party tab whose People Type is set to Witness. Additionally, you will see the details of their testimony here, per what’s entered under (Case-Specific) Testimony on their contact card under the Party tab of this case.