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If i am a full time employee with a company for about 8

if i am a full time employee with a company for about 8 months, can they drop me to contract labor and cut my pay?JA: Have you documented this or discussed it with HR?Customer: the company doesnt have a hr dept, also we get paid perdeim can they drop that?JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: He has been a full time employee for 8 months, accumlated vacation and sick time and taxes have been took outJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: They come in on the 17th and cut his hourley wage by $4.00, and now are stating that everybody wil be contract labor, he has a company truck, a company credut card, works out of town for them where they pay hotel and meals

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My question is about Illinois Unemployment Insurance. In

My question is about Illinois Unemployment Insurance.In late Feb 2017 I was let go from a position and was granted unemployment insurance. A old business acquaintance of mine offered some contract work but it was short term and much less than I was making. Upon certifying for unemployment benefits I answered honestly that I had refused work and Illinois has now terminated my unemployment. I am entitled to request reconsideration.Here are the details.Previous Annual Paypermanent position158k annual + 25% cash bonus + 25% equity bonus + full benefitsexpense accountOffer of employment3 month contract for $30k as a contract employeeno benefits, no bonus, no expense reimbursementrequired frequent travel to Wisconsinheavy workloadI decided to turn down the 3 month contract to keep focused on finding long-term employment with compensation and demands similar to my previous position.My question: How does Illinois make a determination that I am no longer eligible for unemployment benefits? What should I include/exclude in my appeal?Thanks,Brian

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I was just terminated from my nursing job. A reason was not

I was just terminated from my nursing job. A reason was not told to me. The day prior I was told some narcotics were not wasted correctly and was found in a patient room. I gave a drug and blood test and was told I would be off until the test results returned. Today I was told I was fired. How will this effect my nursing licenseJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TexasJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: I am a travel nurse. A contract employeeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not at the moment

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My security team at my employer consists of 5 employees. All

HelloJA: Hi. What seems to be the problem?Customer: My security team at my employer consists of 5 employees. All have been employed between 4 year and 7 years. I am the school resource officer at this time and a retired law enforcement officer with 28 years in law enforcement. My employer now wants myself and 4 other licensed security officers which consist of former military and law enforcement as well to sign an agreement to complete psychological exams and waive our HIPAA rights. It wants us to agree that based on the results we agree that our employment may be termed. Also, if we don't sign our employment will be termed and additionally, we cannot see anything the employer provides to the psychiatrist or anything the psychologist provides to the employerJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: FLJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: Full time but it's Florida so at will as well I am sureJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes, this all happened after I filed a formal harassment complaint and got written up based on the complaint and placed on a performance improvement plan after the investigation

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I accepted a position with a firm and when I was deciding to

I accepted a position with a firm and when I was deciding to take their final offer I did due diligence and asked them if it would be o.k. to offer transition support to my prior employer as this can be construed as a conflict of interest.They responded back in an email stating it was no problem at all and I was to do it on my own time with my own resources. They have me no time deadline. If there was an issue, I would of never given notice and would of not taken the position.They recently brought up that this relationship creates a conflict of interest and that I was to terminate my relationship with my prior employer; although I have not finished transition support.Does the email received that gave their approval prior to me starting the position hold up in court if they terminate me do to an "Code of Conduct" or "Conflict of Interest" breach?

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I am about to get fired and need some guidance as to what to

Hi, I am about to get fired and need some guidance as to what to expect. I am in GA and started at this company as a contractor but was kind of pressured into converting to full time offer soon offer. Anyway, almost a year later, things are not going well and I see the writing on the wall. BTW, I am a female, over 40, though I don't want to go there, I do believe there is ample proof they actively discriminate here. Anyway, I do not want to have it on my "record" that I have been fired, as I do believe HR can tell future employers this info. I am looking for work but don;t want to make the same mistake I did with this company, rushing into something that did not feel right. My questions are: 1. I have a resignation letter at the ready and I am wanting to put language in their suggesting a meeting of the minds, I go away, stay available for potential info they will probably need for a month, and I get two months severance and a letter of reference - a neutral letter making clear I did a satisfactory job, etc. and a promise anyone calling will not get a bad vibe from HR or them. Does this seem feasible? I have been shut out for awhile, a new lead took over in June and he has made it impossible to continue there, but I have yet to receive a single negative comment or review, but neither positive. I feel they are pushing me out because they have gotten what they need out of me (I have provided detailed design style guides, etc, and I suspect they think that is all they need from my role). Also, the CIO, my boss, just sent out an email to everyone saying if they ever missed another meeting again, they would be fined $500. Is that even legal? Thanks so much! LauriieJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: GAJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: at will, and I started contract but went full time. I;d also like to say I was contract there only, but don't know if HR can specify that if called.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Just that I have never had any run ins, negative feedback, etc, but have been frozen out of vital meetings, email chains and conversations from the get go.JA: OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box.Customer: What should I do next?

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I was hired as a GM for a company to open a new location in

Hello, i was hired as a GM for a company to open a new location in TX. I worked 70 hours during 2 weeks for training, interviewing, and preping the new location. For many reasons, I found this company not a good fit and quit. (Prior to opening and with little notice) the company states that their attorney told them I'm not in titled to pay for my time because i didn't fulfill my obligation to become the GM. Is this true? I was not a contract employee.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TexasJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: At willJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Employer violated many federal labor laws

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According to my contract, employee is required to repay all

Hi,According to my contract, employee is required to repay all relocation expenses on a pro-rated basis if he/she resigns within 12 month from the time last payment was paid for relocation services. I relocated in September but my company held the last payment until 12/29. I was not informed in anyway of the last payment date for the relocation services. But they asked me to pay 1/6 of the relocation fees. Is there any way I can avoid paying this?JA: Have you documented this or discussed it with HR?Customer: No, I was about otJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: full timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No that was all, thanks

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My boss has written me up and a requirement is that I

My boss has written me up and a requirement is that I apologize to several people and submit a written report of the apologies...I'm afraid to put anything in writingJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: I'm a contracted teacherJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Non union

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