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I am currently on LTD with my company, and have been for the

I am currently on LTD with my company, and have been for the past 6 months. I was recently in a casual text conversation with a coworker. He told me that my manager informed our team in a meeting that I would not be returning to work, and the company had not decided if they would fill my position or not.It's my understanding that the company cannot do this. They are not downsizing because they haven't decided if they are going to fill my position. They wouldn't be firing me because my performance ratings exceed expectations. No one from the company has formally informed me that I will not be returning. I am currently still disabled, and have not contacted my manager or anyone else from the company because I don't know how to handle the situation. No one from the company has formally contacted me to inform me that I will not have a position when I return. They have just informed my team. Do I have any recourse?

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I had a serious car accident in March this year. I went back

I had a serious car accident in March this year. I went back to work within 2 weeks (They didn't pay me while I was off). But due to my injuries was not able to do site visits etc,. they knew this and were working round it by me taking on other duties to release another member of staff to do these. I was hospitalized on May 19th and they called me and told me that it was my last day because they were downsizing, doing no more work in Las Vegas and had sold the building. I went in the following week to pick up my checks and belongings. I have in touch with the Director of Operations as he has his own company and I have done some work for him whilst I am off.They have advertised the job the laid me off for on Craigslist.Is this right? I know Nevada is a right to work State but I am just gutted by this. During my time with them (August 11st 2015 to May 19th 2016) I brought in over $2m of work, my work was exemplary and I had not complaints from anyone.

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Loren

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If your boss asks you to retire at 68 years old and gives

If your boss asks you to retire at 68 years old and gives you an ultimatum to either retire (path of least resistance) or says he will write you up as he has hired someone to replace you and asks you to leave after 10 years of service to your company, what rights do you have regarding receiving unemployment benefits ?

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John

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I have a NJ unemployment question. My wife has been with the

I have a NJ unemployment question. My wife has been with the same company for 8 years. She is a District Manager and makes 83k a year. Over the last 8 years, she has won or nominated for several awards and progressed through the ranks nicely. However, in the past 2 years in her current role as a district manager, her company has downsized dramatically but she has survived every one. With each downsize, her territory has grown and grown. Originally her stores were within 30 mins to 1.5 hours away. A year ago, with the downsize, her territory grew and she lost the stores that were 30 mins away and she was assigned stores 1.5 hours as the closest to 3.5-4 hours away being the farthest. She fought for some changes to the territory because the stores weren't distributed equally and the drive just became too far to manage. They said no, that more changes would come in June of this year and to be patient.In June, about 8 weeks ago, they downsized again and this time redid the store assignments again. While she did receive a couple more stores that are closer, she also received stores that are even farther away. So, now she has stores that are 30 mins away, but she gained more stores 2 hours away and was assigned 3 stores that are 5-6 hours away. Also, the 3 stores that are all 5-6 hours away are not even close to one another so she needs to stay overnight and 1-2 hours to get to each store before driving 5-6 hours home.But thats only half the story... with all the downsizing, they fired all the assistant and FT employees except the store manager. So, now, each store has 1 FT employee/manager and the rest are PT employees with less than 20 hrs a week. This dramatically increases her work and the work of her store managers. With the recent changes, a couple of her store managers quit which means she had to cover the stores until new managers could be hired. She immediately had to work 12-18 hour days. For almost a 7 days straight, she would leave at 6-7am and wouldn't get home til midnight. They did allow her to stay in a hotel and she did a couple times but she didn't want to be away from us that long. Also, about 3 months ago she found out she was diabetic when her sugars shot to over 400 and she was hospitalized. With Medication, that was all brought under control until these changes. Her stress levels were through the roof and after that 7 day week, she decided she couldn't take it anymore. None of this was going to get any easier. Plus her sugars are now back closer to 200. So, we discussed it and she gave her notice and she'll be finishing up her 3 weeks next week.My question is can she collect unemployment in NJ even though she left?

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If an employee signed a non-solicitation agreement and then

If an employee signed a non-solicitation agreement and then over the course of 11 years was promoted and changed job titles three times without ever signing a new non-solicitation or non-compete can the original non-solicitation be used to bring a lawsuit against them after they leave the company and their new employer hires 2 people who worked with them at the old employer before the term of the non-solicitation is over? The old employer is based in Massachussetts although all of the jobs are based in NJ. The old company has sent a cease and desist on hiring the other employees- will they have to be fired based on the 2005 non-solicitation.

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Allen M., Esq.

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I work as a 2nd shift supervisor major medical company in

Hi, I work as a 2nd shift supervisor for a major medical company in Florida. Recently, I've been placed on a 90 day - Performance Improvement Plan for missing my project dates. The PIP new due dates for the projects are unrealistic and unachievable. Knowing the company is downsizing I feel it's a ploy. Plus, the projects I'm assigned doesn't fall under my job description but under a manufacturing engineer II. I'm 1 of 3 supervisors (2 on dayshift) and the only one that was not assigned a laptop to work from home. The other supervisors have two leads each. I have one that's been on maternity leave for close to 5 months. Working 2nd shift clearly has limited hours of resources. That, along with not having a laptop and assigned leads. Puts me at a disadvantage. Do I have a leg to stand on in regards ***** ***** my job?

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Allen M., Esq.

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I am in New Mexico. The Department of Health is "downsizing"

I am in New Mexico. The Department of Health is "downsizing" and many employees who are Governor Exempt are being discharged. The reason stated is that their positions are being eliminated. GovEx positions are created by the Governor and normal state personnel rules do not apply to them as a full time employee.I have been asked to sign a "resignation letter." If I do this, do I become ineligible for unemployment insurance, or might there be other reasons I should not sign any such resignation letter? Thank you.

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Marsha411JD

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I work as a receptionist small law firm. I'm an as needed

I work as a receptionist for a small law firm. I'm an as needed worker. I've been working 40 hours a week since September 2015. I've inquired about becoming a permanent employee. Yesterday I had a conversation with my supervisor and the co-owner. In the conversation they said I was not full time material they noted a few incidences about my performance over the last year and then they said they were downsizing and couldn't hire both me and another person.I left very upset with all my things. I thought I was fired. My family told me that they didn't think I was fired.This morning I received an email sent yesterday from my supervisor noting that they saw my things were gone and I left the office at 4:28 and asking if I was coming in today. I wrote back that I was sick and not coming in.I did this a bit in shock since I thought I was fired.At this point - I want them to lay me off - I don't want to go back to work there. It's very untenable - the people are awful to work with. I do want to get unemployment benefits.So my question is - What is my best course of action?

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Patrick, Esq.

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Our company has recently downsized, and the woman at the

Our company has recently downsized, and the woman at the front desk was going to be laid off. She was offered a Dispatch position, but hated the idea of herself in that role. I am the HR Director, department of one. We have 250 employees and high turnover, and I was desperately needing support. I asked the CEO to bring her into HR as a 'gerneralist'. She has just hit her 90 mark after being transferred. She constantly texts; takes time off to the point that she is always at the edge of her PTO; disappears for 30-45 minutes at a time; low productivity. I feel I have made a mistake bringing her in - not sure how to handle?

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