That's OK. I hope you don't mind that I stepped away for a bit.
That could fall within the definition of commercial bribery, which makes it a misdemeanor
if anyone with corrupt intent to "Offers, confers or agrees to confer any benefit upon any employee, agent or fiduciary without the consent of the employer or principal of that employee, agent or fiduciary in order to influence adversely that person s conduct in relation to the commercial affairs of his or her employer or principal" Nev. Rev. Stat., Section 207.295.
Your intent doesn't sound corrupt, but if the employee in question actually does have authority to shut down the jobs he's talking about, then it could be interpreted that way. And if he has no authority, then he could be committing extortion
- trying to get people to do something by threatening to take negative action against them if they don't. You could actually report HIM for committing a crime. Or you could report him to whoever is higher up in the union.
Another option, if he's trying to prevent you from conducting business, is to sue him for intentional interference with business. That way, you're not setting yourself up for potential criminal charges (or lifelong extortion payments), and he could have to pay you for lost profits. Even if you haven't lost money yet, a judge can impose monetary penalties on him to get him to stop what he's doing. So, that may be a course of action to consider.
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