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Hi im a member of local 5 for 15 yrs i work for a company for 13yrs i was 6 mo.late paying dues. the union rules state that if u are late paying u only have to pay a penuty i want to pay my late due i was told i could not pay my dues until i take a test.  my B.A. said that the new rules state in the last 2 years if you are late paying dues i have to be reevaluated,but will not show me the new rules. no problems from my job of 13 yrs.i lost my job because i could not get dues paid.im i grandfather in.THANK YOU

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I do not deal with Union wages. I do know that Unions make up their own contracts and those contracts are binding upon the company and the employees. My huaband used to be the Union rep for a sawmill. He said that you should do to the Union and talk to the grevience committee. They can negotiate with the Union board and the company to have you reinstated. Since it is a Union environment and I do not know what is in the contract it would have to come from your Union.

I don't know how much involvement the Department of Labor has with union greviences, but they may be able to help you negotiate with your Union for reinstatement.

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Shirley McAllister, CPP, PHR

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I can answer questions about payroll laws and payroll tax laws and Human Resource laws and agencies. I can answer federal payroll and human resource law questions and most states; I do not have a knowledge of the local taxes for cities and counties within the state. If and when I can I will try and send you the website where you can reference the answer and where you can obtain more information as well as a contact number if needed for that particular agency. Some agencies I have worked with are IRS, Department of Labor (federal and state), Revenue Canada (and provincial governments), Inland Revenue, OSHA (0ccupational Safety and Health Administration); Social Security Administration and National Child Support as well as other agencies in Payroll and Human Resources. Some Laws I am particularly familiar with are FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act), ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act), FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) COBRA (Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act ) , QDRO's, QMCSO's, and other support orders and garnishments, USERRA (Uniformed Services Employment and Remployment Rights Act,PPA Act (Pension Protection Act of 2006, As well as most other employment type acts. I am also well versed in the Title V Civil Rights Act and the HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act).

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30 years in Payroll and Human Resources

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SHRM (Society of Human Resources) APA (American Payroll Association) DOLEA (Department of Labor Employers Association) CPA (Canadian Payroll Association) NAPW (National Association of Professional Women) The Mentoring Network

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PHR Certification in Human Resources CPP Certification in Payroll in U.S. Payroll Administrator and Payroll Supervisor certification in Canada

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