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One of my employees passed away and we are in the

Hello,One of my employees passed away and we are in the process of cutting his final paycheck that will go into his direct deposit bank account. However, his 401k information is a bit iffy because I don't really know how to handle that. What legal document is there that I can request from the deceased's family that will essentially allow me to process the employee's 401k and allow them to basically "take over" the account and/or funds? I'm not sure what exactly that is called, and the employee's family/friends aren't exactly in a position to go and see an expensive attorney to get this information themselves.

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I am writing this on behalf of my Brother-in-law who is an

I am writing this on behalf of my Brother-in-law who is an upstanding Truck driver for over 21 years. He has never had a ticket or any violations. He was driving during a major snowstorm a few months ago and got stuck and could not get out as much as he tried. The plows kept going by him and it only made things worse. He contacted his boss and he said that he should get it towed. And he waited about 30 hours and they finally got him out. All was well. The situation is he found a new job that paid 6 cents a mile more and also full benefits so he gave his 2 weeks notice. He got his final paycheck from the company and it was almost $1000.00 less. They said he put "personal expenses" on the company credit card. One of the purchases was for towing. That charge was around $750.00. My question is, is that legal? I hate to have to see him take it to court because it would cost more to hire a lawyer? any advice from experienced drivers? Thank you.

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Barrister

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My ex-employer is sleeping inside his franchised ice cream

My ex-employer is sleeping inside his franchised ice cream store, taking money out of the paychecks belonging to people working shifts where cash may be missing, not giving pay stubs with paychecks, not serving correct ingredients (therefore not complying with corporate contract), having his fourteen year old son serve ice cream and work for no pay in his store, refusing to send me a replacement final paycheck when all I did was lose the original, then sending me a paycheck with no signature, therefore making me waste my time and gas to drive to the store and get him to sign the check, which I haven't done yet, and demanded that I compensate money missing, which I refused to since I am innocent from any theft but still gave $38 as it was much less than what was initially demanded.I don't want the few workers, especially the poor fourteen year old kid, still working there to suffer my past boss's antics; is there something that can be done to change things? Should I contact a health inspector? How I should handle my final paycheck situation?

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NYFamilyAttorney

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I have a judgement against me to pay off a truck that

Hi. I have a judgement against me to pay off a truck that I was using for work that was in my name. The amount was $10,000. They put a lien on my paychecks and I was paying it off bi-weekly. I was let go from my work about 7 weeks ago and only started working again a short time ago. I went to my bank account online and saw that I had $4400 frozen in my bank. I called up the lawfirm and was told they did that because they didn't receive a payment. I asked them if they had gotten word from my employer in california (I live in Arizona) that I no longer work there. No they said. I asked them since they had all my contact information, why didn't anyone call to ask me. Nothing.He then informs that that since my employer gave me a settlement at the end of my employment there and they didn't debt anything to go towards the judgement, that they were taking it directly from me, plus I am guessing the 3 payments that I missed. I said that it wasn't my problem if they messed up. Nothing.I told him that since I was moving on to a new job, that the money they were hold was my rent and food and that is all that I have. I said I would be happy to setup anything to get it paid off. He told me that if I paid him $3000 in his office, that they could release the $4400. I said I don't have that $3000 until you release the $4400. He gave me no other options. I stressed to him that I would do whatever I could to resolve this, he said that we my only option.Do I have anywhere to go with this? Does a judge have to make a final judgement on this and can I attend? Or am I pretty much at the mercy. Thanks. Rich

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Irwin Law

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I have never had issues with bad checks or writing a check

I have never had issues with bad checks or writing a check or receiving a check that was written wrong. I am a personal trainer I was forced to quit.I got picked on . There wasn't any management there. We had one fitness manager and he was young and made me feel uncomfortable he was super negative. I finally got my check I only worked there for 6-8 weeks. I am used to direct deposit but I'm in grad school and was just thinking finally I can get my books. I didn't pay attention to how the check was written I just signed it. Then today western union calls my cell phone by the way I don't know how they got my cell number. And he literally threatened me to pay him and said I'm a thief and he made threats. Ive never been in this situation so I was scared gave him a check . and I called the bank. I tried making a police report they pretty much don't believe me and said nothing criminal happened so theres no case. I feel like I was harassed, threatened and I know western union is known for scamming people. What didn't make sense he asked me to make the check to him? I don't know what to do.

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Do I have any legal rights over my signature stamps? I am a doctor and my former employer

Do I have any legal rights over my signature stamps?I am a doctor and my former employer is refusing to return my signature stamps.

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Ely

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I have a cashier that turned away and did not report another employee pocketing money and

I have a cashier that turned away and did not report another employee pocketing money and selling merchandise? I plan to fire both, even though it's not on tape the cashier took money too. Can I fire the cashier for her involvement/or not telling? and can I hold both their final paycheck?

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RobertJDFL

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I messed up a final paycheck employee that quit. I

I messed up a final paycheck for an employee that quit. I told my bookkeeper he had 2 hours instead of 2 days. I didn't realize my mistake until he called wanting to know where his check was. I corrected the mistake right away and told him to come get his check. When he came to the office he was mad all the way through and threatened to sue me. He literally threw a summons form at me, but it is not filled out, its not notarized, it's just the blank form. Keep in mind the reason why this guy quit is because he has a drug problem, he is a drunk, he has a whole hand full of personal problems, that's why he quit. He did all of this while I was in the hospital, suffering from a minor stoke.Since the form is not filled out and since he was throwing around all kinds of empty threats. How do I handle this. I have also filled a police report.

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Ely

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2 Questions. We're a small business in VA. 1) Does vacation

2 Questions. We're a small business in VA.1) Does vacation balance carry over take place at the end of the year or at the employment anniversary date?2) Due to administrative negligence on our part, we have not tracked employee vacation balance on a regular basis. One of our employees just resigned. While calculating his leave balance, we realized he took 2 months vacation (he only gets 2 weeks). Do we deduct the balance out of his final paycheck? and invoice him for the difference? or process his payroll as usual and invoice him for the amount due to cover his negative leave?Thank you

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Chris T., JD

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