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I live in Nevada. I work as a bookkeeper and I had a verbal agreement with the owner to write and sign the client's signature on checks, if my invoices were not getting paid promptly. In the 2 years I worked for them, I never took them up on it, until October. Since June, their payment to me was running 45 to 60 days in arrears. In October, I decided to terminate our relationship as of 12/31 and only prepare their 2010 tax returns. Only then, did I write a check for prepayment of services. When the client found out, there was a huge fallout. I calculated the difference owed back from the prepayment and cut them a check that next day. The client held on to the check and cashed it on 12/30.
Now, the client wants me to pay additional retribution for 3x the amount of the original check written. The client has not gone to the police, but she has called my family twice and has threatened to contact my current employer.
I am trying to determine if it would be worth it to pay her demands or not.
Do you know if there's a law against my client contacting my employer and putting my job at risk? Is it legal for her to demand more money?
I feel like I'm being blackmailed.
Thank you for your information. I appreciate not being so much in the dark now.