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I am having a dispute with another employee/my HR & GM are

I am having a dispute with another employee/my HR & GM are involved doing research on the incident for the last month/it looks like she has no proof /she claimed I was making a hostile working place for her. So it looked like I was going to be ok with the situation but this employee is very nasty/I know she doesn't like to lose and I think that is the direction this was headed.She called the ethic's company and reported that I have been smoking since I signed up for insurance 3 yrs ago and that I bragged to her about being on the non smoking plan.I did quit but started again about 3 months ago because of stress with a sister-in -law dying and Uncle dying and going thru this whole mess with her. Our HR called me into to his office last Wednesday and told me an anonymous person called in and said that about me I denied smoking because I was scared. Now I don't know what they will do. I think she needs proof/well someone followed me home from work at 11pm a few days before the call to the ethics call. I didn't tell HR but I think it was her/or put someone up to it. I think I may have had a cigarette in the car/at this point I just don't know if she has proof does she need it and should I tell HR about this.

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When I sold my preschool business 3 years ago, there was a

When I sold my preschool business 3 years ago, there was a non compete clause in the contract I signed. It stipulated a 10 mile radius from the current location of the school. It did NOT define a period of time. I have been offered a Director position at a brand new school (direct competition to my old business) and it is 7 miles from the preschool. I would argue that it has been 3 years, plenty of time for one to establish and brand their business in this industry, and that I need to make a living. How enforceable is the non compete because it did not have a time limit? Can I do anything proactively to ensure the new owner does not come after me legally? Thanks.

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Miami fl 33179, Rolando Moncada, 2012 and 2013 half of 2014

Miami fl 33179, Rolando Moncada, 2012 and 2013 half of 2014 I was vice president of the second forum condominium, our account was in 0$ since the administrators we had took the found , for a job never done, we started with the idea of people volunteering for the maintenance chores, Grass, garbage, rubbish recollection, painting, tailing floors, and the list goes on, no one volunteer and after 6 month I was offered by the board in a meetingto do the job of Janitor, which I did every weekend, in exchange of my mostly payment of 230 $ for condominium fee, until a new board came, in 2014, the board try for the new administration to charge me the months I have work, and did not pay the fee, but when I explain them what I did, their lawyer stop correspondence, 4 month ago they started once more , they wanted 2 years pay 18% interest and 50 $ late fee for each month, I ask for a intermediary, or a mediator, but they say there is not such of service on the condominium department , I ask them, to recognize my work done, they say I should have done it for free,they do not dispute the fact that the jobs were done, they just do not want to recognize a retribution for it,can some one help me please'this is what I got from themGood afternoon Rolando,In reference to your email below requesting a mediator, we contacted the department and once again they informed us that they play no part in this type of issues. This is strictly between the association and the unit owner.With that said, we are forwarding your account to the attorney for collection. Any further communication regarding this matter will be made directly with the attorney office.Thank you

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I am in the midst of a disputed workman's comp case. Me

I am in the midst of a disputed workman's comp case. Me being the plaintiff. My injury took place in Dec of 2014. Lifting boxes at work. It put me in the hospital twice in 2 weeks. After returning to work after 7 weeks off, I was discriminated against and retaliation. I stuck it out another 6 months, when i finally had to quit due to the emotional stress making my physical health deteriorate. I tried to write a letter to company to see if they would cover my medical expences and let them know the treatment I had endured. To no avail. I then filed a complaint with our local EEOC in December of 15'. I then filed a work comp claim in Jan of 16'. They are fighting it with every being. I did report it right after it happened to my charge nurse. My coworker that day knew it happened, as well as a gal who came in to relieve my shift (I was working for her that day until 2:00). She asked what was wrong, I expressed I was in a lot of pain...she asked why I didn't use a chair to roll the boxes to where they needed to go? She felt very bad this happened while working for her. I had previous back surgeries nd only was able to work PT, they knew this when I was hired. I normally passed meds on the evening shift. they are fighting FROI. I also have a text from a coworker saying what happened, while I was in the hospital...as I was made to call around on my own to find replacements. There is also a ext exchange b/t myself and my boss when she texted me the 2nd day of my hosp stay, telling her what happened the previous Friday. We will need to supbeneo that one. There is also an affidavit from another charge nurse, for whom I called the 1st night in the hospital, telling her I hurt my back. She was super busy at the time of the call, and I was very drugged up. She doesn't recall me saying it happened at work, but isn't sure. She DOES say in the affidavit, however, that when returning to work that week, she head other employees talking about me being in the hospital and that it was most likely due to what happened that previous fri at work. This week those 4 witnesses are being depositioned. The defending attorney is saying these girls (who sill work there) are swearing they knew nothing of this injury!I am just waning your opinion!? thank you! Kris D.

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I have been placed in a position(job) at work that does not

I have been placed in a position(job) at work that does not exist. I was asked to come to this other office to fill a gap because an employee Retired this was per my Director. I was supposed to be in this office 1 month - it has now been 3 years. In the interum my position was eliminated. I also have been working in a higher pay grade and not been being paid as such. Do I have a case?

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Non-compete dispute, Arkansas, I've called and emailed

non-compete disputeJA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: ArkansasJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I've called and emailed several and none have repliedJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I have a contract that describes my fee based PRN RN work which does not mention anything about a non-compete clause. This contract was signed by myself and the administrator. I have another "contract" but I just signed and dated at the bottom of each page, this "contract" has a non-compete clause but none of the management signed it. I was given a 16 week assignment at a psychiatric facility and when that was done the facility asked me to just keep coming back like my regular schedule. I never signed any agreement or contract pertaining to this assignment and about 3 weeks after my "16 week contract" ended I called the agency to try and renegotiate my hourly pay rate since I was taking on more responsibilities. The agency administrator didn't even know I was still working at the facility. two weeks later I got sick and did a no call no show and was texted by the COO that I was terminated. Now that the facility is wanting to hire me the agency is saying I have a non-compete contract and it will cost $60,000 to buy it out. The facility is worried about the liability of hiring me. I want to sue for improper payment and other thingsJA: OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box. Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in? OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box. 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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Lucy, Esq.

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I recently stated that my manager was talking to me in a

I recently stated that my manager was talking to me in a Male Chauvinistic manner I received a verbal warning for calling him a Male Chauvinist when in fact I did not is my statement the same as calling him a Male Chauvinist?JA: Of course. The best way to reach them is by emailing***@******.***Customer: What?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: GA?JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: 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'm a mortgage agent and I was working with a brokerage as

I'm a mortgage agent and I was working with a brokerage as an agent and I signed a contract with them to stay with them for one year, and it was commission base contract, no salary , so after 5 months I decided to leave this brokerage and join another brokerage and I paid them the penalty that they asked me, not that I left them the sent me an email mentioning that there is a part of my contract with them called non-competition clause, and base on that part I can not work with any other brokerage in 20 km radius from their main office and for some reason I really want to work with this new brokerage but they sending me emails and threatened me that if I don't sign off from this new brokerage they will take legal action against me based on the contract that I signed with them and it mentions about non-competition clause so my question is can they really force me to not work with any brokerage I like even if I signed that contract that I believe it is not a fair contract? I need to know what can I do to not leave this new brokerage and stay with them because I really need it, any suggestions?

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We went out to drink after work a few weeks ago and everyone

Hello,We went out to drink after work a few weeks ago and everyone got a bit drunk. I am a girl and was giving one of the girls a hard time. She wanted to go home early and I was pressuring her to stay out drinking. She was fine and thought nothing of it. HOwever one of the other people who were there lodge a complaint with my work saying that my behaviour was rude. At first I dimissed it as the girl I was giving a hard time to had no problems with this and was fine (I spoke to her and apologises). However my companys HR department is really looking into this and investigating, asking a lot of questions and I am starting to feel they are going to use this to try to fire me. This is the first incident of it's kind and a don't really drink at work functions, this was a one off incident. What are my rights here? The direction this is going at work is making me very nervous.

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