I am buying a business and I am not sure if I want to keep
I am buying a business and I am not sure if I want to keep one of the employees. Do I have too? If so for how long? If not can I give him a 1 week notice the day before I buy the business and get him a 1 weeks paycheck and tell him not to come back?JA: Have you documented this or discussed it with HR?Customer: Its a small business of 5 people. Owners now don't want to let him go before I buy.JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: He is a full time employeeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: How will affect my unemployee tax before or after I buy?
My employer is requiring all employees to sign an
My employer is requiring all employees to sign an arbitration agreement where any claims should be taken to an arbitrator instead of court. The employer says that this doesn't affect any claims, just the venue and it is to keep potential litigation costs down. I have an opt out option... should I opt out? Is there any risk to be bound by this agreement? Also, worth noting I am an executive at that company
This question is about a very old issue. I would be very
This question is about a very old issue. I would be very surprised if I can do anything about it now--this is more an informational question than a call to action! When I joined my current employer 10 years ago, I received an offer letter that outlined several key provisions of my position including salary. Then a couple years later, when the company was going through money woes, virtually everyone had their salaries cut. I was asked to meet with the General Manager who announced my salary was going to be cut 5%. I reminded him my salary was setup in writing prior to joining the company. He said "all bets are off," and informed me he had in his position my "final check" should I not agree to the pay cut. I had to either sign that I agreed to the lower amount OR accept a severance check and leave. Of course, times being what they are, I felt as though I had no choice but to sign and accept. My question is this: weren't their actions forcing me to sign a question of being under duress? If I chose at some point to get the 5% restored, would I have a case? Or, seeing how my state (California) is "At Will," would I have nothing to stand on? Thank you!
I signed a contract to work at a hospital for two years. I
I signed a contract to work at a hospital for two years. I was given a retention bonus also. The conditions I came in under changed 6 months after I signed on. Pay was cut drastically which made it nearly impossible to make a living. The contract says I have 7 days to pay the money back which I don't have. I know I owe them per the contract but things changed so much I had no choice but to leave. They are threatening me with wage garnishment, repossession among other things.
My son is a single dad with a special needs child. He lost
My son is a single dad with a special needs child. He lost his job due to special daycare issues. His boss wanted him to work longer hours (0ver 8) but the special needs daycare closes at 4:30. He is in pest control, they wanted him to work 12-14 hrs a day, no overtime and he had to use his own vehicle. But because of the daycare situation he was unable, so they let him go because of the daycare situation.
I have an employment/contract law question, Well corporate
I have an employment/contract law questionJA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: Well corporate is in Cleveland, but I think they might organize through Deleware. I reside in MichiganJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Not yet, this is pre-emptiveJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I am an at will employee per the terms of my employment contract. I am "tethered" to my employer for tuition payback if I voluntarily leave, and I am being laid off at the end of the month. This is background info.
I have a situation at work that is extremely disconcerting.
I have a situation at work that is extremely disconcerting. I am a registered nurse here in Melbourne. I have a BS in Finance also. I am 43 years old and have seen a lot in my life. Mgt. is 'coming after me', I feel, because of a recent situation with a resident. I'm not scared about my license, per se, but I feel very intimidated by their recent actions.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: FloridaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No, I thing this may be a bit premature. I have begun writing a detailed stmt just in case.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Well, I suppose I should probably see what happens when I go in on Monday, but the feeling is overwhelming