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Background: my current company offered a bonus structure for

Background:JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: my current company offered a bonus structure for the year, to be paid out quarterly, if certain criteria were met, to a team. This criteria was met by myself in the first quarter of this year. I provided a 30 day notice of my resignation on April 1st. Everyone on my team received confirmation of the quarterly bonus earlier this month, with payout to be on 4/22. I was told my bonus would be re-evaluated after I fulfilled my 30 day notice. I live in WIJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: What do you mean by filed or reported?dJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The bonus is set up in quarterly increments and pays out quarterly, with increases throughout the year. That's about it

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I am a small business farmers market we have few employees

I am a small business farmers market we have few employees and pay on cash basis I had to close my business due to cancer and operations. I have one employee that was in jail most of the time I closed. He is falsifying his time and I have already paid him 900 dollars what I figured he was owed. He berates me and trust to exhort money and treating you sue my family's business which is different entirely. What can I do

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This week 2 coworkers asked my wife to come into a room.

this week 2 coworkers asked my wife to come into a room. when she went in the door was shut behind. One coworker started yelling and cursing at my wife for telling her that morning to take care of 2 patients so my wife could take her lunch. The conflict was my wife L. should have asked her not told her, which L. agrees. The cursing and yelling went on so my wife said, "I've had enough and proceeded to leave when the other coworker put her hand on the door and wouldn't let her out. My wife ask her to remove her hand and she wouldn't. The berating went on. My wife asked the worker a second time to take her hand off the door knob, which she finally did. My wife, L. went back to work but had to ask her supervisor for a few minutes to regroup. L. came home upset and crying. Was this good conflict resolution? Was L. put in a hostile situation, detained against her will?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MarylandJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: not sure what "at will" means but it is not union, is full timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: There is a mtg. today to resolve, this is before HR is contacted, she works at a hospital

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I've worked at my organization (a non-profit in Leawood, KS)

I've worked at my organization (a non-profit in Leawood, KS) for almost 10 years. The past few years, one employee (a partner in another division with which I have worked closely) has become increasingly difficult to the point of verbally attacking people during meetings. I have seen a few of these outbursts, heard about countless others, and was finally the target of one a few months ago. After the encounter, I informed my supervisors of the incident and went to HR. HR talked to the other employee, who said she would apologize- but then never did (and continued to act erratically/unprofessionally). I decided to remove myself from the line of fire and excused myself from meetings where she was present (lest I be the target of one of her attacks again). I initially had the support of my supervisors in this, but now my boss's manager wants me to "give it another shot." The very thought of being in the same room as that woman makes my blood pressure skyrocket and gives me anxiety. I've never been treated that way in my 10 years here, nor have I had such a visceral reaction to the thought of working so closely with someone again. Normally I'm a "grin and bear it" type, but this different. I feel I should not have to deal with such an unstable employee with an HR record a mile long. I'm curious though, what actual legal grounds do I have to withdraw myself from a hostile work environment? And to demand my supervisor's support?

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I'm an employee of the Department of Veteran Affairs and my

I'm an employee of the Department of Veteran Affairs and my immediate supervisor and a contractor under his direct supervision are acting inappropriately. Durin ga meeting, he berated me for the better part of an hour for not doing her job and when she felt that he'd somehow gotten the better of me, she jumped up from her chair, high fived him and said, "Go on Sugar Bear!" I went through the VA's grievance process, but the narrative that my supervisor provided was all that they heard and never even addressed the relationship or what really happened in that conference room that day.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Washington, DCJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: I'm a member of the Union and they handled my grievence.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The female contractor in question was caught (by me) straddling another male government employee in the stock room, and he sides with her on most issues because of THEIR relationship. I reported that incidence to my chain of command, but was basically told that my supervisor would be in charge of the "investigation".

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I have to get an amended summary judgement or another

I have to get an amended summary judgement or another opposition to the defendant's opposition to the plaintiff's initial opposition to the defendant's summary judgement (defendant responded twice) to the judge having just had a settlement conference which I didn't settle because my attorney did not submit my prima facie evidence with his opposition to the initial defendant's summary judgement. The judge ordered a settlement conference while a summary judgment motion was pending. This is a serious issue, not trying to berate my attorney, but he didn't do it and now wants me to fire him so I can write my own opposition. I don't want to fire him, there are issues with that.My question: How do I address the court with this dilemma?

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I work for a small consulting firm based out of DC. I am a

I work for a small consulting firm based out of Washington DC. I am a remote employee located in California. I've been with this company for nearly 3 years. During the first 18 months I worked under a boss that praised my work and recommended me for many accolades and prominent projects. Unfortunately that boss moved on to another company and my new boss has a personal grudge against me. This individual takes every opportunity to berate me to colleagues and destroy my credibility to the owner of the company (who is very active in the day to day operations).I've had several, one on one telephone calls with this manager that go beyond inappropriate. He has made outlandish claims against me, threatened me and my job and takes every opportunity to harass me in front of others - both in writing and verbal.Things have escalated to a new level where the owner of the company has recommended that I no longer do my job (a job that I have 20 years of experience) and now focus on a new job all together. This is based entirely of the negative feedback and slander committed by my boss. He suggested that I am terminated from the company. My boss manages another resource along with myself. The company is late on 2015 review (which have a performance bonus attached to the review) but my boss scheduled a meeting with the other resource to go over her review. He refuses to do the same for me despite my request.My question -- do I have any legal grounds against this individual or company? I have never received a warning or write up about my job performance. I have only received positive feedback during my tenure with the company. I won an award in my first year and a positive review in 2014.

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A question for a close friend (Yeah, I know-but it really

A question for a close friend (Yeah, I know-but it really is).JA: Have you documented this or discussed it with HR?Customer: He is a special ed teacher of 30+ years. Recently had an IEP meeting with a parent. The Principal was supposed to attend as well as a school counselor (neither were present) as well as a general ed teacher, who was present. Meeting went well. no issues. At the end of the meeting everyone signed the IEP and left happy. My friend thought there should be another signature and signed for the counselor, even though they were not required to be at the meeting. Long story shorter, they were called into the office and berated, threatened with termination and a felony charge by the principal with the only witness being another principal who was taking note manually. They (my friend) admitted nothing and ended the meeting because he didnt have any representation. now he rec'd a notice saying that a substitute has been requested for him tomorrow. I'm sorry, I didnt realize this was live.JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: Full-time he is tenured at a public school. other than that I really don't know.JA: Anything else you want the solicitor to know before I connect you?Customer: There is no HR at this school that I am aware of, nor a teachers union. Is he really in trouble?

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I just quit my job because I could not tab being accused of

I just quit my job because I could not tab being accused of everything you can think of ,I became so nervous and depressed that it affected my work it got to the point that I hated to go in to work because all three people would be there to accuse me of something different I have been yelled at accused of stealing liquor which I do not drink I have had one of my superiors yell across the bar room for me to get my ass over there and get them a drink that was so embarrasing we had quite a few patrons in that day , I fell down the stairs taking beer down stairs and they just laughed i had one of their poker players tripped me and I fell into the door jam and hit my shoulder bone I had to pack ice on it they said I shouldn't be so clumsy , what should I have done besides quitting my job

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