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I have worked in a professional capacity for 19 years with a

I have worked in a professional capacity for 19 years with a clean record and always getting merit increase as of Wednesday they gave me a demotion with the excuse that they are implementing a new model that requires a master degree and the replace my position with a much younger woman with a master degree with one year experience. They decrease my payment by 7 percent immediately even though I was working on the previous position. I met with the human resource director and she told me that she could have demoted me with a 23 percent immediately, however she will do it slowly. I was never given notice.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MiamiJA: 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: The position that they gave me it is my impression that eventually will be eliminated. They told that I least I have a job. I need my insurance I will turn 65 in march

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Law Educator, Esq.

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Doctoral Degree

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What does" Company agrees covenants that the amounts set

What does " Company agrees covenants that the amounts set forth in Paragraphs 3 are due and owing Employee and are dischargeable only in the Bankruptcy of the Compoany" Mean in a severance agreement?JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: FLJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No it's a severance agreement. A horribly written on where the ER is laying off the EE and states in the agreement that ER and EE mutually agree to end employment in one section and in another stated the EE resigned. Totally false or misleading statements and an unethical misstatement of material fact. In my opinion anywaysJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: that's good for now. Thanks

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RobertJDFL

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Juris Doctorate

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I am a Reg nurse and have been suspended because i have been

I am a Reg nurse and have been suspended because i have been accused of being intoxicated at work-I did consume alcohol the night before I worked and was hung overJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I live in Atlanta, GA-I have to submit my "story" to my manager and HR-do i told my manager i did consume alcohol the night before but that was before i realized what a mistake that can be-JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: yes-there was a report generated today but it seems like they are not using the words intoxicated-"unkept, unprofessional and unprepared for work"-that's what was told to me today-problem is yesterday I was so upset I told my manager that I drank the night before but not before workJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I don't think so-I'm concerned about my job/ my license- I did call my EAP and make an appt with a therapists for help

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Law Educator, Esq.

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MN-Employer allowed me to work full time on billable clients

MN-Employer allowed me to work full time on billable clients for two weeks. After the two weeks they send me backdated a separation agreement to say my final day of work was two weeks before.

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Patrick, Esq.

Doctoral Degree

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Second opinion] I have worked for my previous employer as an

Second opinion] hiJA: Hi. How can we help?Customer: I have worked for my previous employer as an IT consultant for 9 years. My employer is in New Jersey and my project was in NY. I was working from the client office in NY and in the past 3 years, I have been working remotely from my home in TX. When i joined the company, i had paid vacation as part of my package and i was told it get carried over. Everytime i ask for my vacation time, i get the carried over hours. My last email from them states that I have 650 vacation hours. After my project has ended in end of December, my contract was over and my company refused to pay me for my unused vacation. I escalated the issue to the consultant director and after few weeks of research, she responded saying that she cannot find any documentation that indicates carryover allowances over and above the company's policy which is 10 days, therefore they will pay for 80ht unless I have sthg in my contract stating vacation carry over which I don't. The company still owe me over 500h of vacation hours, they never mentioned in the past that they don't carry over and now I feel cheated for my unused vacation bec they failed to inform me of a major change in their policy. So I would like to know if my employer has the right to not pay me for my carried over vacation. If I file a law suit what are my chances to win the case and is there any labor law that protects my right in this situation.JA: No, you can ask a one off question to try things out. Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: this is not real estate lawJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: nothing has been filed or reportedJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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Marsha411JD

Doctoral Degree

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I am a first responder. Can I be sued for an on the job

I am a first responder. Can I be sued for an on the job accident when responding to a call. I was not injured. The other party was not injured at the time of the accident when the accident occurred. Neither of us were transported to the hospital. Unknown as to whether I was at fault or not. The accident occurred back in December of this year and just received a letter from an attorney office in which is suing me for $ 5000.00. Please help.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: IndianaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: A police and employment accident report was made.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not that I'm aware of.

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Loren

Juris Doctor

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I hired a sales recruitment consultant to find commission

i hired a sales recruitment consultant to find commission sales people...i paid him and then fired in second month...that part is ok, Here is what the Termination language...The termination language reads as follows. Client (my S corp) can terminate the agreement at any tiwme without expectation of fee refunds. His company is free to terminate contracts with supplied Independent Contractors sales reps or offer them other positions. Client (my S corp) agrees not to offer employment or contract services with provided Indenpendent Coontractor Sales reps for a period of at least 3 years after termination of this agreement unless a buyout is mutually agreed to. Commissions for all approved proposals obtained during the term will be paid in full when completed during or after the term... However, he never inked a contract with the 2 potential sales reps...in fact, he alienated both and fired one before he even signed...he sent the other sales rep the wrong contract for another company...the rep signed that but was upset because it said he had to pay money...it was just wrong...he never signed the new contract... MY QUESTION IS CAN I HIRE THESE 2 SALES REPS THAT HE HAS ALIENATED, NEVER SIGNED A CONTRACT BETWEEN HIS COMPANY AND THEM...AND DO SO LEGALLYJA: When we are ready I'll take you to the appropriate web page.Customer: i'm in Ca. and can i speak with a employment/contract specialist? and what is the cost?JA: You just pay a $5 deposit now and the rest only when you get a reply from the Lawyer. All of this is 100% satisfaction guaranteed, so you can get a refund if you're not happy for any reason.Customer: how much is the reply cost?JA: I'm not sure of the exact price, but there's only a $5 deposit. The rest of the price information will be on the page I send you to.Customer: what is the range of prices...this matters to meJA: What state is this in? And just to clarify, when was the purchase made?Customer: Ca. i hired the Sales recruitment firm 2 mo. ago, fired him last weekJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: what does filed reported mean?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: what does filed or reported mean?

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Law Educator, Esq.

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Doctoral Degree

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Second opinion] just want to see if I have a posible case. I

Second opinion] just want to see if I have a posible case. I dont know If it falls underr employment law or civil law.JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?Customer: texasJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: just an unemployment claimJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: OK this involves a third party a store manager. I want to see if I can sue the parent company. It invoves an rain check dispute. I am a bread vendor I supply bread products to stores. The store manager allegently kicked me out of the store. Because I ask for the corporate number to possibly report an product I had recieved a rain check for. He didnt take kindly to this and allegedly kicked me out of the store. Ending my employment for the guy I worked for.

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Allen M., Esq.

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Just want to see if I have a posible case. I dont know If it

just want to see if I have a posible case. I dont know If it falls underr employment law or civil law.JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?Customer: texasJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: just an unemployment claimJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: OK this involves a third party a store manager. I want to see if I can sue the parent company. It invoves an rain check dispute. I am a bread vendor I supply bread products to stores. The store manager allegently kicked me out of the store. Because I ask for the corporate number to possibly report an product I had recieved a rain check for. He didnt take kindly to this and allegedly kicked me out of the store. Ending my employment for the guy I worked for.

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Loren

Juris Doctor

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