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I was working 100+ hours a week. On April 17th i received an email sent company wide telling me my salary / contract rate was going to be halved effective May 1st. They did not respond to any of my emails regarding this, or my multiple attempts to understand, it was an email that just said this iw what we are paying you going forward because we think thats fair. It was not a salary i could work on so on May 1st when i received half salary i worked for a week (vs two weeks) and stopped working there. There are some big areas of exposure i think for them. (1) I was treated and handled like an employee, referred to by my employer as an employee but paid contract (2) I was constantly harassed in the workplace by my employers father in law who was also an employee including multiple emails i have possession of which he sent telling other employees to ignore me or that i was going to be fired or that they where not to follow my directives. (3) they have Drivers License.Residence in Austin but in reality they live in Los Angeles as a tax break (4) I have equity and bonus monies due to me
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX summary do you think i have any legal options to get the company to legally bind my equity position or cash it out and/or go after them for monies, or should i just file it with the DLSE? Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX positive review.
When i joined i was offered my salary, bonus, equity - i only ever got my salary i never got any form of overtime or similar. The owner of the company is a multi millionaire that was just very relaxed about everything and little follow through but i do have emails confirming these would be solved. I felt that i had some legal opportunity under the implied contract banner as when i joined the company i took a pay cut understanding the expectancy of what the role would/could provide me both in terms of security and job protection, monies in payment and future equity based on the value of the company. I am less concerned about the overtime dollars although i am sure they are very high as i spent 4.5 days a week on the road and might assume overnight stays are perhaps paid but more concern whether this implied in fact contract had an expectancy that my earnings and opportunities would continue to grow and therefore i was terminated without cause or contrary to this.
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