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Have you ever heard of a Modify 75 Rule for companies

Have you ever heard of a Modify 75 Rule for companies denying benefits when being laid off?

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My dad has Stage IV cancer and I'm trying to help him

Hello. My dad has Stage IV cancer and I'm trying to help him determine if he has a legal standing to get a payout on his retirement pension from his employer.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MissouriJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: Full time, at-will. Worked for over 20 years at the Kawasaki manufacturing plant in Maryville, MO.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I don't believe so, thanks.

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My employer has a pension where we the employees are

Hi, my employer has a pension where we the employees are required to pay 7% after-tax and the employer makes a contribution. They have told us that in FY17 that they will no longer make their contribution, but the employees are required to continue the 7%. This means the employees are funding their own pension. Is that legal ?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: It is "at will" these are full time positionsJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Thats all i can think of

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On July 15th I worked my last day at my former employer and

On July 15th I worked my last day at my former employer and received what I was expecting to be my last paycheck on the 20th. At that time I had accrued 2 weeks vacation time and was assuming that I had lost until August 5th when I looked at my bank account and saw that I got paid. Unfortunately two weeks go by and the Director of operations calls me and tells me that they forgot to take me off the payroll and I will need to pay the money back. I explained that the money was already spent and I would not be able to immediately pay them back and I don't hear anything until 5 days later when the owner of the company calls demanding repayment stating that I would be sorry if I don't pay them and burn a bridge with them. Then come to find out she had been calling up to my current job asking for me and keeps calling me asking about when I will be paying them back. I explained to her that I have every intention to make things right but can't do it right away. They are now holding my 401k until they are paid back.

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I've been employed by a company since November 2015. I

I've been employed by a company since November 2015. I supervise staff, work onsite, use company equipment, approve timesheets, make hiring decisions, etc. I am still classified as "temporary", and therefore do not get benefits. I was told today by my boss that if I want benefits, I will need to take a $35k paycut. If I am unwilling to do so, then I will likely get laid off in 1 - 2 months.

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1991 retiree received pension for 22 years, including

1991 retiree received pension for 22 years, including company-sponsored group health insurance and tax-free medical stipend (incentive for early retirement). Company was sold in 2012, at which time we lost group coverage and were required to contract for individual health insurance coverage. In 2016 Wife went to US govt coverage thru VA at no cost to us.New company retained stipend in April with no explanation--after repeated inquiries--renaming it "reimbursement." We have lost $250/mo. To date.Pls. Advise.

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My father worked a company as a pipefitter for 18 years and

My father worked a company as a pipefitter for 18 years and the company suddenly went out of business in 2010. He received a severance package but nothing more. In 2011, the company opened back up and resumed operations. He found another job and ever since has been fighting to get his retirement money from the company. They contacted him today and told him he would not be receiving any money from them, even though they took funds out of his check for 18 years. Is this legal and what steps should he take to get his money back?

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Type your question hereTime Warner cable was bought by

Type your question hereTime Warner cable was bought by Charter communications. Charter froze the Time Warner pension plan and created their own savings plan called the retirement accumulation plan. We are being told that we will have access to the funds upon retirement or termination of employment. If Time Warner Cable no longer exists and Charter is not continuing the pension plan then how can they legally block us from taking the lump sum?

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My employer did not deposit our employee contribution into

My employer did not deposit our employee contribution into our IRAI discovered this when I called the organization who handles the IRA. We have been making contributions since May. I reported the employer to the IRS. Today I received a phone call from my previous employer that my funds are being deposited this week with interest. I am concerned that they are not covering everyone's account. What can I do?

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