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Wondering how often a company will dismiss both parties that

Wondering how often a company will dismiss both parties that dated without declaring the relationship and how forthcoming I should be in sharing personal details. I dated my lead, I am not a direct report. However I think they see it as same. It got serious but only for a couple of mths. We have split. My father died during the same time. I had difficult time coping but work output did not suffer from all accounts. When questioned. I downplayed the whole thing & said there was no issues & was not ever pressured - that was asked multiple times. I do not feel I was sexually harassed and do not hold company liable. I am worried I did not respond in my best interest. They seem to know the whole story, and that I was covering. Need advice. Want everyone esp me to keep job.

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A friend of mine is a resident apartment manager who

A friend of mine is a resident apartment manager who receives no compensation other than free rent. His duties include repair and maintenance of the apartment interiors, move-out cleaning and painting, rent collection, some exterior cleaning (garage and trash area). Lately the building owner has required him to do extensive exterior painting which was not part of the original agreement, and refuses to pay him for the additional work. He objected, and now the owner is demanding that he pay $800 a month rent. He had been working as casual laborer to earn money for living expenses, but is no longer able to do so because of the increased work load in the apartment building.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: California. He is a spanish-speaking citizen.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No, he doesn't know where to go for help. He is not knowledgable about CA labor law and his rights.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Tomorrow he is bringing me a copy of his contract. There may be other issues but I won't know until I see it.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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A friend of mine is a resident apartment manager who

A friend of mine is a resident apartment manager who receives no compensation other than free rent. His duties include repair and maintenance of the apartment interiors, move-out cleaning and painting, rent collection, some exterior cleaning (garage and trash area). Lately the building owner has required him to do extensive exterior painting which was not part of the original agreement, and refuses to pay him for the additional work. He objected, and now the owner is demanding that he pay $800 a month rent. He had been working as casual laborer to earn money for living expenses, but is no longer able to do so because of the increased work load in the apartment building.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: California. He is a spanish-speaking citizen.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No, he doesn't know where to go for help. He is not knowledgable about CA labor law and his rights.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Tomorrow he is bringing me a copy of his contract. There may be other issues but I won't know until I see it.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 just found out a former coworker was v positive and my

I just found out a former coworker was hiv positive and my boss knew. I work in an elementary school cafeteria ! I was exposed to blood and will be having a blood test next week. What responsibility does the school board have if I'm positive now?

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I would like to get out of a non-compete agreement in

I would like to get out of a non-compete agreement in Colorado. The reason I want to get out is to advance my career and make more money. I signed an offer letter when I signed the non-compete and in the offer letter they stated my salary was 120,000 and since then they have dropped my salary 2 different time due to business going slow. My question is can I get out if they changed my salary from what I signed and the company signed on the offer letter.

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I have a non-compete agreement in place years and can't

I have a non-compete agreement in place for 2 years and can't work within 10 miles of any of my x employers 9 hotels. It was drafted in 2011 and an employment lawyer in the DC area casually told me if it wasn't written in the last year it may not be valid. I really need a professional lawyer to look at it.

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I signed a non-compete clause six-month period. It states

I signed a non-compete clause for a six-month period. It states that I am not allowed to become an employee of a fast-food casual competitor and one of their franchise owners. What if the franchise owner operates a non-fast food casual restaurant chain (where I would be assigned and possibly given an ownership equity / partnership interest) in addition to my current employer's fast food casual restaurants? Will the non-compete clause still apply in the state of Florida?

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Employee works company.That company upper

Employee works for a company.That company upper management informs him/her that they are shutting down the division and selling off the assets. Meanwhile the company is losing credit lines and partners/subcontractors are yelling because they are not getting paid on time. Employer management tells employee you may want to start looking for a new job. Writing is on the wall....Employee through casual conversations with a friend divulges the financial issues and business shutdown going on. This friend of the employee is friends with one of the subcontractors owed money tells the subcontractor about the fire sale/ financial ramp down going on at the company.The subcontractor is in the process of suing the employer. That subcontractor quotes the employee on the financial issues in an affidavit in court. The employer then goes to the employee and asks the employee (who is now an ex employee due to the termination of everyone in the company) and asks him to testify and refute each statement.What legal grounds can the employee state that:1. Things he stated were his opinion2. Whether the employees friend interpreted it right or wrong it was his opinion3. he does not want anything to do with itThe employees had no kind of confidentiality agreement or non-compete. Employees were at-will employees in the state of virginia. Basically looking for an answer the employee can give his ex-boss that he has zero interest in defending them because in the end of it all that was rumored is actually the truth.

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My employment has been terminated - I

Hi,My employment has been terminated for misconduct - I defaced a poster on my colleague's desk with a swear word written in Chinese. My intentions were not malicious - I was merely trying to be friendly in a cheeky way with the colleague (also male, similar age group). My intention was to establish a stronger, more casual working relationship with him. After seeing his reaction to the message, which was anger, I immediately apologized to him in person and explained my friendly intentions. I also immediately sent an email to my manager explaining the situation. He however still found the incident offensive and filed a complaint to HR. After a review of the incident, HR determined this to be a case of harassment, and gave notice of termination of my employment.They also warned me that the colleague does not consider the episode to be over and is considering pressing charges. Considering that he is still employed, has not missed a day of work since the incident and I have accepted the penalty (loss of employment), are there any valid grounds on which he can still press charges against me? If so, what are the possible charges that can be filed, and what can I do to protect myself in anticipation?Thank you.

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