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You should counter-sue for breach of contract and ask that they prorate the salary for the time she was there.
You should also ask for any damages based on her quitting that you may have.
It's small claims- I believe I max at $5k. However, I just want it done quickly. Should I list my damages and just ask for the $5000 to settle?
Yes, you should list the full amount. However, the max in CA is $7,500
Okay, then yes, the full amount.
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