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Were any of the terms written into a contract?
Are you a 1099 contractor or w2 employee?
As a w2 employee with a written contract, you can sue the employer for a breach of contract for them not compensating as per the contract terms,
as well as a detrimental reliance lawsuit,
which is when an employee is induced by false promises to leave a prior employer,
and when they leave, the employee to their detriment suffered financial loss,
You will need an employment attorney to do this and it is possible,
I would start by sending a letter from an attorney threatening legal action,
and if they do not settle consider a lawsuit,
your expected salary as per the contract,
so if you were promised 25 patients, you should be paid for that amount,
it could be if it is detailed enough,
it it states that the terms could change at anytime,
or have some disclaimers it may not be enforced,
however a detrimental reliance lawsuit would still be possible,
Many offer letters say, “This is subject to the company’s right to amend its policies with or without notice to you.” If your offer letter did say that, and you accepted that offer letter with those “subject to” words in it, then the changes in policies regarding vacation and termination notice you describe may very well be deemed to have amended your agreement with your employer. You must carefully read your offer letter.
I would aks for a copy before anything,
and then consider asking for the 25 hours,
It is reasonable to ask for severance pay, however, I would threaten legal action so you have some leverage to ask for a severance,
I would have an attorney review your offer letter, and agreement,
and have them send the letter,
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