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I am a US citizen living and working (in Houston, Texas)

I am a US citizen living and working (in Houston, Texas) for a multinational publicly traded company. When they bought my UK employer I was under an employment contract. Then I became a employee of the multinational (I have an employee number). However, they have not paid me my benefits such as 401K, medical insurance etc. I have been persuing this with the UK and US HR people for a year. I keep getting the runaround. What is my recourse? Thanking you in advance, Vivian Fulks

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My wife has worked current company years. A private jr.

My wife has worked for her current company for 22 years. A private jr. college. Last week, her manager informed her that due to the census at the school she was being demoted from 36 to 24 hours her week. She would lose her benefits including vacation, sick time and 401K contributions. At the same time, her company moved an employee from part time to full time, in the same week.Her boss had called her into her office about 6 months ago and told her that the company could not afford her and another co-worker. That unless one of them quit, one of them would be let go. The other employee quit the next day.The duties will not change. She is now expected to get her same duties done in the fewer hours. Overtime is not allowed.My wife has never been late to work, has never taken a sick day in 22 years and has done the duties of both her school and the duties she was asked to take on my at the corporate offices.One final thing. Her boss was unhappy with the duties the corporation was asking my wife to do. She demanded that my wife tell the corporation she had to step down which she did. Then, with the corporate advice, they moved her to part time.

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In the State of Maryland it is unlawful to give vacation

In the State of Maryland it is unlawful to give vacation benefits in a lump sum each year, they must be accrued on a regular basis throughout the year as they are earned. Is there a similar law for 401K contributions?

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I enrolled last week after being released from my job on

I enrolled for unemployment last week after being released from my job on June 16. I have a 401-K with approximately $950.00 in it. I'm not planning on cashing it in, but rather transfer it to an IRA when I get another job. Will this prevent me from getting unemployment?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I'm in Arizona and I am 65.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I have no idea. I did receive severance pay of approximately $8600.00 plus two weeks pay.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Employment Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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I am about to retire from an employer that offers an

I am about to retire from an employer that offers an ERISA-qualified pension (401a). I read the official plan document and found out that the employer can cancel the pension plan at any time for any reason. Most likely this good employer will not do that, but if it does, the plan says that retirees receiving a monthly pension could be turned over to an insurance company for continued annuity or given a lump sum to replace their remaining benefit. Let's say this happens several years from now and I have outlived my life expectancy. Could it be that I will have completely exhausted my benefit and my remaining benefit will be $0?Thank you for your advice,Jane

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I've been with company 29 years with excellent employment

I've been with company 29 years with excellent employment records and supervisor. I found a gun shell at the company outside yard. The company is located in a high crime area. I showed it to another employee and said " look what I found outside, what is it a 25 or 45." reply " it's a 45, looks like it's been run over" That was the end of the conversation and went on with our day. Next day I was meet by the supervisor, plant mgr.,HR mgr, and the local police was there. I was told they had a report that there was a threat to the company and I was terminated. The reported threat was that I said "look what I found a 45 shell .... this could be another "Orlando". The mgr termination group told me that they had to take the treat serious and let me go immediately. I told them that is not what happened. I just meet with the company President and was told the same thing that they had to take a treat seriously. He told me that he knew me and that I would not have made any reference to "Orlando" but he had to stand by what was reported and told to him by management. I called a local attorney office and they explained that NC is a "at will" state. I don't understand how my character and good standing with the company and in the community can mean nothing? I'm terminated on a lie? If the employee really said this do I have any recourse against them for slander/deformation? This me and my wife lively hood lost. I'm 56 years old, my wife is disabled for 12 years, medical and preescrip insurance, life insurance, company 401K all lost. But most of all my good name, character and reputation means nothing I feel. Someone can just tell a "lie" and take everything away from you? Thank you in advance for your time, knowledge and guidance with this matter. Sincerrely RDP

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I relocated 19 months ago job. I have a relocation contract

I relocated 19 months ago for a job. I have a relocation contract stating that if I quit before 3 years, I am liable for the relocation costs reduced by a third every year. My current company is not doing well financially and effective June 1st has stopped accrual of vacation, meaning we are no longer getting paid vacation. The company is also implementing mandatory days off where I must use my little remaining vacation or get it unpaid. In my offer letter, I was getting 3.5 weeks paid vacation a year. Does the change in benefits void my relocation contract?

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I live in Maryland. I worked company months and found I

I live in Maryland. I worked for a company for 2 months and found I needed surgery. I requested FMLA and ADA leave for my 4-6 week recovery (as the company requires) and was denied for both. I was given a letter stating ADA was denied as it would cause an undue hardship on the company. The letter stated I was eligible for rehire. I chose not to reapply once recovered because I didn't like the way the H/R group handled the situation. Since then, I've requested a distribution of the funds I contributed to their salary savings plan ($1500) back in February. They still have not released my funds. I have also been paying $600/month to keep COBRA medical insurance. However, the company has not updated my payment information with my medical provider, Blue Cross, since February. Therefore, Blue Cross is saying I haven't been covered since March 1, 2016, though I've paid through June 30, 2016. Do I have a course of action on any of these matters? I really want the company penalized as they are now causing me an undue hardship. Thank you for your time.

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My son broke s back last Oct on the job and has been out of

My son broke his back last Oct on the job and has been out of work . This past Friday, he received a letter from Workers Comp for him to report to light duty work this past Monday. All of this time, nothing was said about cancelling his health insurance. Last Thursday, he tried to have a prescription filled, and was told his health insurance has been cancelled. When he reported to work and inquired, he was told that they "guessed since the company paid half of the ins. and he paid the other half, and had not been working to pay his half, that BCBS cancelled it." So when he asked when it would be reinstated, he was told that he missed open enrollment and it would be Dec. 1. So now, he has to go from now until Dec.1 for health insurance. Why did the company not have to notify him or Blue Cross Blue Shield? He had no idea he was losing his health insurance.

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