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I have been on the job 23 years and worked without an

I have been on the job 23 years and worked without an employment contract. I have excellent performance and have made the company significant money over the years. The principal of the company died unexpected and his successor was doing things that violated employment law when I called him to task was replaced but stayed a partner. Soon after I was told that I needed to be under an employment contract my wages were cut my bonus was delayed by 8 months and was told future bonus would be discretionary. In the employment contract the term was for a year and they could terminate me without cause in a year. I think it is being done to avoid any age discrimination laws because I'm 62 years old and have excellent performance. Thoughts?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: ArizonaJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: I'm a fulltime CEO of the company and have been under a verbal agreement with the company. So at will. They want to have me sign an employment agreement that would give them an out in a year.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: In the new agreement they want me to for go 640 hours of PTO time collected and want to cut my PTO time in half. If I go out on disability that lasts longer then 6 weeks Im automatically terminated.

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P. Simmons

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I signed a contract which contained the following retention

I signed a contract which contained the following retention bonus terms:"5. EMPLOYMENT-AT-WILL: Information given in this correspondence, as well as your response, is not intended to create a contract, nor is it to be construed to constitute contractual obligations of any kind or a contract of employment between NCGS and any of its employees. Your employment relationship with NCGS is at-will. While we certainly hope that the employment relationship will be mutually beneficial and rewarding, both you and NCGS are free to terminate the employment relationship at any time, with OR without cause and with or without notice.6. COMPENSATION: Your pre-tax compensation wilt be an annual salary of One Hundred Twelve Thousand and Five Hundred Dollars and No Cents ($112,500), which paid bi-weekly, is approximately Four Thousand Three Hundred and Twenty-Six Dollars and Ninety-Two Cents ($4,326.92). Additionally, you will be entitled to a pretax sign on bonus of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000), 50% of which will be paid after ninety (90) days of successful employment, The remaining 50% will be paid upon completion of one year of employment. The full bonus amount must be repaid in the event that you quit or are terminated for cause within the first eighteen (18) months of your employment"in June 2016.In December 2016, the company released a company wide "mandatory non-compete agreement" that required a signature in exchange for continued employment and a Christmas bonus check. The non-compete agreement was extremely restrictive in that it stated that it prohibited one from seeking employment for a period of 2 years in any industry related to the medical field, including the medical field anywhere in the world.Further, the company engaged in quite nefarious practices and demonstrated a management style which would make almost anyone feel very uncomfortable and would make them not want to continue with the company. These practices include a potential claim of "slander".The question I want answered is, "is it legal for a company to offer a retention bonus, and after one has already signed a contract for such a bonus, change the employment environment to uncivil and unbearable including issuing a mandatory requirement to sign a non-disclosure agreement for continued employment, and still have a contractual basis to collect the money disbursed as a part of the original employment contract"?Also note, I did only received $5000 of the $10,000 and the disbursement was not a pre-tax disbursement. And, there was no terms for repayment listed in the original contract, yet the employer is attempting to get me to pay interest, and pay at a rate of about $900 per month to pay the $4400 back. They kept a portion of my last paycheck but allocated the money in a fashion such that they short changed me about $150 of the money retained from my last paycheck. And they have had the Human Resources Manager email me on at least 3 occasions with 2 other individuals on the email, one being one of 2 company attorneys and the other the VP of Finance, the person who originally signed the original employment agreement, demanding that I sign a repayment schedule of about $900 per month and agreeing to the interest payment.

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John

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I was falsely accuse of threating in someone with a gun when

I was falsely accuse of threating in someone with a gun when I didn't have a gun, I don't even own a gun, at my employment and it caused me to be terminated, what can I do?JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: KentuckyJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: yes they called the law, but I don't think the company did I think it was a coworkerJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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RobertJDFL

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I quit my job Oct 30 2015.I immediately asked for a copy of

I quit my job Oct 30 2015.I immediately asked for a copy of any non-compete clauses that they said they had.I emailed them for months.They gave me nothing.I started working in my field.Then I get a cease and desist letter from their attorney in September 15 2016.I wrote a certified mail to the attorny asking to please send me a copy of the noncompete.He replied by phone that he would fax and email it asap.I received nothing.It is 4 months later (yesterday)and I find out by an advertising attorny that I am being sued and that I should retain his services.I looked at the court documents online.I am most certain they forged/altered my signature.But my question is,do I have a case against them for Estoppel by Silence?OR should I just ask for a forensic handwriting analysis of the forgery?

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Gerald-Esquire

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I was fired today for lying. Although I know it is wrong I

I was fired today for lying. Although I know it is wrong I had no previous write ups. Others at my work have used descriminating language and cursing and are still employed. My previous manager shared personal and performance information among their direct reports.Do I have a case for wrongful termination and am I eligible for unemployment in Illinois?

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RobertJDFL

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I have a one-year employment contract with a $2,000 penalty

I have a one-year employment contract with a $2,000 penalty for early termination. I gave a 2-week notice prior to end of the contract, and my boss immediately terminated me, effective today. Do I owe the $2K penalty? Is this considered a retaliation termination?

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Patrick, Esq.

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I work for an Indian casino as a waiter. Last year they

Good afternoon. I work for an Indian casino as a waiter. Last year they created a corporate trainer position. My hourly went from $3.13 per hour to $7.25 per hour. My managers told me that they are keeping the position but getting rid of the $7.25 per hour and reducing it down to $3.13 per hour. However I have a signed performance review that states I am supposed to be paid $7.47 for the year of 2017. My workplace didn't have me sign anything telling me that my pay is to go down. I understand the issue of sovereign immunity but would the case of C & L Enterprises v. Citizen Band, Potawatomi Tribe Of Oklahoma apply in this situation?

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Ely

Counselor at Law

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I am a RN and was terminated from my hospital after 25 years

I am a RN and was terminated from my hospital after 25 years of service. I was initially called into the office to be written up for tardies(6) and was told that they had evidence of me clocking in on a unit that was not my assigned unit and arriving on my unit 3 minutes later avoiding the late clock in and this was a terminatable offense but they had chosen to only write me up therefore receiving a warning and being made aware of the severity of my action. The next day I was terminated because HR had changed their mind. I had never received a warning for this before. The policy is verbsl warning, written warning, suspension, termination. Another RN on my unit was given only a warning for the same action the next day. I believe I was targeted to be made an example of. I had a long career at this hospital with multiple commendations and an excellent reputation in my field. Several management and Professionals in my area have called to exclaim disbelief and outrage on my part and willing to write letters of recommendation. Many of those same piers have encouraged me to seek a labor attorney. I am afraid of being labeled letigious because I will need to seek employment.

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Loren

Juris Doctor

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Why would my employer of 29 years terminate my position and

Why would my employer of 29 years terminate my position and then ask me to resign. They are saying it is to give me 3 more months of employment on top of the severance package

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ScottyMacEsq

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