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Thank you Zachary for fast reply .
The fact that I am in a business trip abroad for two years. This former employee opened his own company and is now blackmailing me to work through his company for $ 200 per hour.
Since no one feels bad to sort out its program. He went to it for a long time. I cut the employee because he became ill to work because he was busy with his business.
It is simply unrealistic to pay $ 1000 for 5 hours of work he does blackmailI paid him six years from month to month $ 3,000. What do you advise to me?
1. Did the employee sign any sort of contract with you regarding the ownership of the intellectual property concerning any software he created for you while in your employ?
This is my problem i only believed him ,No papers . He said I did not sign anything with you and have a right to do what I think.
2. When you say blackmailing you, what do you mean?
He says that will not work in any way except as a company SpliceTell.
Who's the president of the company and who the managers I don `t know it this time . Most likely, the company has an employee of the accounting firm that served me a year ago, my former employee and one contractor that I hired to work before.He has put me two Bills one for $ 250 second for $ 1,000. From unknown company. But he trying to get unemployment comp.
3. Did the employee do anything to sabotage the software prior to leaving? In other words, did the employee, while he was employed for you, do anything intentionally to harm your business?
He switched clients from my phone company to another. To the SpliceTell the company I think it's his company.
He did the work for their clients in my office hours.He refused to write a manual for the program that wrote to me and to teach others
He refused to sign a non-disclosure agreement COMMERCIAL secretsHe refused to sign the agreement on the inadmissibility of conflicts of interest
This is the story of one year
We have lost more than $ 500,000 for the year. Now I almost have nothing to pay salaries and do not even have money for a lawyer. Just a couple of guys decided to steal my business and I'm trying to save the business at the distance of 10,000 km
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