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I made a verbal agreement with my aunt in late February of

I made a verbal agreement with my aunt in late February of 2016 (no recollection of specific date). She called me in a moment of desperation asking for my assistance with her son, my 17 year-old, autistic cousin in such a way that he would be able to become independent enough to attend college on his own; this was a shared dream of his mother and deceased father). My aunt felt that he needed a male influence in his life during this important time in his life as he prepares for college. He had two remaining years of high school at the time of our phone call. She said she knew that it sounded crazy but she would match my current salary and do it for as long as I could. It meant quitting my job, sacrificing my social life in NJ/NY to move to FL for at least a year, and all my other family members live in NJ; a huge sacrifice. But I knew she and my cousin needed me. I told her I would think about it for a while and consider all the impacts it would have on my life, and answered “yes” about 1 month later.I have always had a good relationship with my aunt, uncle (deceased), and cousin. Which is why my aunt called me in the first place. My uncle left her quite a bit of money and they had always been very wealthy, so I knew that she could financially afford to make a crazy proposition like this. However, she started seeing a new man in March and got married very quickly in November. My aunt completely moved to Boston (where this new man was from) by August, so I was effectively working as a single parent in FL while my aunt was developing a relationship 1500 miles away in Boston from day one.. This quickly became involved in my (still verbal) agreement with my aunt and one day we all met up for a lunch meeting and he gave me a typed agreement laying out specifics of what was to be expected of me and my duties and the salary was broken down (rent, insurance, base pay, and length/amount of pay periods. It specified that there would be "24 biweekly pay periods”, but it was assumed by all parties (me, my aunt, and my “new uncle) at the time that the number would be closer to 48 (two years). It mentions that this is a “working outline and will need to be adjusted as things arise”. This was signed by me and my new uncle on 8/15/2016 (my first day) but there were never any more agreements written, signed, or even talking about.In mid-March, my aunt and new uncle started talking to my cousin and I about the chances of my cousin attending a golf academy next year that is a boarding school. Which means that my services would no longer be required. Because the school year starts in mid-August 2017, I assumed that I would work until then and get my last paycheck on August 15th. However, on Thursday, April 20th 2017, they told me that my cousin would start living at the academy immediately after graduation starting June 15th and that my last payment will be on June 15th..I feel that I made a very large sacrifice (career, prestige, family/friend social life) for them before my new uncle even came into the picture, but now everything is changing so much in the family since his addition. It was mainly his idea for my cousin to attend this academy and stop going to the private school he had attended since kindergarten... Now I am going to have some trouble looking for solid work and having to move back to NJ in June instead of August and we have this written and signed by both parties. I don't believe I have done anything to breach our contract/agreement, and I have many documented instances of breaches (late on 75% of payments, additional “favors” and constant use of me to do “dirty work” or menial tasks that they don't want to undertake.My question is: Is this a legally enforceable contract that would stand in my favor in court and am I entitled to the remainder of the contract's payments? They are equivalent to the final 2 months (4 pay periods) of payment of the “24 pay periods” mentioned in the contract.Thank you!

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If i was fired from my job and we had a contract between us

hello if i was fired from my job and we had a contract between us stating that neither party can break the contract unless stated in writing at the time of separation and as i was fired i did not receive any kind of paperwork or form stating my separation from the contract . also would it be considered wrongful termination if i was fired for an act . yet the next day a person with same company and same dept as mine was performing way worse act than what i was supposedly fired for and he only got a written warning from the company . before my fried date i had not got no warning nor written warnings from the company or anything just bam i was fired like that . i feel very strongly that this was wrong of them if someone else had done worse then my act and still was able to work there . yet i was fired for a life circtal act . yet they could not prove it was a life threatening act in any way or did not wanna even hear my side of what happen just told be that i needed some additional training and they would offer it and for me to go back to my office and wait the came down to ask me to file a statement so i did and once it was done they told me i was fired for a life threatening act and i was like how is that . the person told me he didn't know he was just told to escort me off the site ...also the co worker that was with me had stated he didn't need to be there because he had some issues going on at home he needed to deal with . but he still felt we did nothing wrong so he and the bosses agreed he could have a week off and they let him go ahead and leave the job site . upon leaving 30 mins went by and they called him after promising him that if he was to drive 800 miles round trip that he would have his job when he returned to work only to call him and tell him he was fired over the phone .. in short forms and word do we have enough to take them on for wrongful termination and breach of contract . or any ideas on how to handle this would help greatly bc i feel it was very wrong

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The company I work for failed to pay the employee insurance

The company I work for failed to pay the employee insurance premium on time and my insurance was cancelled for at least a week and then reinstated. I'm worried this is a trend as they have been really late paying me back for expenses as well. Is there anything I should be doing?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I live in Illinois but company is located in Kansas.JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: I receive a full time salary, but I think I'm at willJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I don't think so....thanks!

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I joined a company in Feb 2017. My assignment was to move

I joined a company in Feb 2017. My assignment was to move out of state to run a store. They gave me a $5k moving allowance which was paid early March and had a 2 year agreement attached, meaning if I left early I had to pay back.Two days after I moved, they filed bankruptcy and a week later we found out our store was going to be liquidated with a final day of May 30Two questions:1. Will I be required to pay back any part of the Relo money if they are terminating my employment?2. Do I have any recourse to recover any other because I am in an area with minimal positions at my level, left a better paying company for this role based on plans told to me, and why was I even hired/moved if this was imminent?Thank you.

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In 2004 I signed a non-compete/non disclosure agreement with

In 2004 I signed a non-compete/non disclosure agreement with my company. Recently the company changed ownership. The new owner has changed the commission structure which is in violation of the agreement I had with the past owners. Do I have any legal recourse here.JA: How long does the non-compete last? Is it limited to certain cities or states?Customer: Supposedly two years after my employment ends.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Not that I know of The company name did change from Chuckals Office products to Rossman Enterprises, DBA Chuckals Office Products.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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I contracted mid-March with EBS Healthcare as a Special

Hi Pearl! I contracted mid-March with EBS Healthcare as a Special Education teacher assuming that the contract terms ended at the end of the school year. I applied for a position at the school where I was contracted to work. To protect EBS, they have a statement in the contract that statesJA: Was this discussed with a manager, HR, or an attorney?Customer: I spoke with my HR rep, his coordinator. The school district and EBS spoke about my contract. The school district wanted to buyout my contract but EBS said noJA: Is the employment "at will," union, full time, or part time?Customer: It is full-time contract position.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes..to finish my first statement....the issue I am having with my contract is as follows: I agree that any position presented or offered to me by an EBS Rep were derived from the direct efforts of EBS Healthcare. I agree that I will accept and only agree to work at the assigned position through EBS. This policy shall remain in effect for a period of 12 months from the last day of work as an EBS employee.

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I have an employment contract question for Oklahoma, It is a

I have an employment contract question for OklahomaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: It is a signed contract with 15 months remaining.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes, just concerned about "exclusivity" and non compete for Oklahoma. It does have a liquidated damages clause. thank you

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I am looking for help getting my job back. Menards let me go

I am looking for help getting my job back. Menards let me go for sending in rebates that were not in my name. I was was given a few and found the rest out in the parking lot. Rebates are like coupons any one can claim them. They did not give me any warning of this info. They say also it is agents policy to refer contractors to the guest. I was not aware of any of this information on these two things. What is to stop my neighbor in giving me her rebate when it was in her name when she bought the item that was on the rebate and I claimed it under my name. NO where in policy does it say I or anyone can't do that. I fell I was unlawfully terminated.

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A home health company has failed to uphold their part of our

A home health company has failed to uphold their part of our contract can I she them. Did not pervide services that they were hired to pervide.Can I she.

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