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I relocated 19 months ago job. I have a relocation contract

I relocated 19 months ago for a job. I have a relocation contract stating that if I quit before 3 years, I am liable for the relocation costs reduced by a third every year. My current company is not doing well financially and effective June 1st has stopped accrual of vacation, meaning we are no longer getting paid vacation. The company is also implementing mandatory days off where I must use my little remaining vacation or get it unpaid. In my offer letter, I was getting 3.5 weeks paid vacation a year. Does the change in benefits void my relocation contract?

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Dwayne B.

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I'm a nurse and have worked part time (two twelve hour

I'm a nurse and have worked part time (two twelve hour shifts per week) at a long-term care facility for the last 5+ years. My husband had a stroke on March 7, 2016, at which time I asked for an undetermined amount of time off to care for him. In communicating with the Director of Nursing (DON), I was told to take as much time off as I felt was needed. My husband died on March 29, 2016 and again I was told by the DON to take as much off as I felt I needed.When I called the DON approximately one month later to tell her that I would be ready to return to work in about two weeks or so, she said OK and to give her a call when I knew exactly what day. Approximately two weeks later, I again talked to the DON and told her that I wanted to be put on the next schedule. She said that she would tell the scheduler and I would hear from that person when she was working on the next schedule. Three weeks went by and I called and talked to the scheduler. She said she would do what she can. When I didn't hear from her for a week, I called to talk to her and was told that she was busy and couldn't be found. I was talking to the PR person who said that I am not on the schedule and that's all she knows.Last Monday I went to the facility to visit a resident and was approached by the new DON. He apologized for the way my situation had been handled and told me that I no longer have a job at that facility. I was being let go because they didn't need me anymore and that I was re-hireable, so if I wanted to apply for another position there would be no problem with being interviewed.In reading the employee handbook, I see that I am entitled to bereavement pay, which has not been paid or offered to me as of this time. There are several other issues that might need to be addressed, also.I would like to know if I have any recourse in this situation. I don't want my job back, but would like some compensation for the way I have been treated (ignored). I had planned on retiring in the next two years from that facility.More than anything else, I am saddened, upset and distraught with the disrespect and lack of compassion for me while I'm grieving the loss of my husband.Please advise!

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Allen M., Esq.

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Juris Doctor, Cum Laude

 
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I retired on disability from my job in 2012. The city I

I retired on disability from my job in 2012. The city I worked for just NOW sent me a bill for 6000.00 for advanced sick leave isupposedly asked for in July of 2012. They did not inform me that the money was owed nor do I believe it was, at the time of my retirement. How can they suede my send me this bill 4 years later.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I do live disability retirement and as disability but I was unable to prove it was work relatedJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Virginia and no, I have no money for a lawyerJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Not that icanthink of specifically. I was employed as a firefighter paramedic and for ed to retire due to a diagnosis of PTSD. I lost everything, almost my life. Now I'm finallybackonmyfeet and they hit me with this. I don't even recalever requesting advance sick leave but they say they have signed paperwork they are sending me a copy ofJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Employment Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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Lucy, Esq.

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I was off 9/30/14, but rehired 6/1/16 at the same position.

I was laid off 9/30/14, but rehired 6/1/16 at the same position. There is some discrepancy as to whether I was a rehire or a new hire as they are claiming (losing 12 previous years of service ). It is in IL.... is this legitimate?JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Not yet... I was browsing things online. I was told today that if I didn't like it I could resign the position. ... I was trying to see if I even had a case before I stood my groundJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Nothing I can think of. The rehire was all verbal with me and HR, but I took the issue to the boss when my first stub showed no accrued hours even though the Employee Handbook states accrual is based on years (it does not state they have to be consecutive )... the boss told me it was all still based on the new start dateJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: IllinoisJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Employment Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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Patrick, Esq.

Doctoral Degree

 
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I am on leave of absence. I do not wish to return to my job,

I am on leave of absence for FMLA. I do not wish to return to my job, but want to use my benefits as long as I am entitled to them. How/when should I notify my employer that I will not be returning?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: WashingtonJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Not sureJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Employment Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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RobertJDFL

Attorney

Juris Doctorate

 
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I'm a subcontractor .E. in Florida and the manager that is

I'm a subcontractor for G.E. in Florida and the manager that is on charge to distributes the routes have three trucks that belong to him and working for the company some times I don't have a route but all his trucks are going out , the last time that we signed a contract was about 3 years ago and they told us if you do not sign you can look for another job so we have to signed but I didn't receive any copy, no one have an increase and they do whatever. what are my rights?

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Legalease

Attorney At Law

Doctor of Law w/ highest honors

 
14,624 satisfied customers
Recently I pointed out that my administration was not

Recently I pointed out that my administration was not following the educator code by denying students/parents the ability to change graduation plans which would have caused some students not to graduate. After contacting the Texas Education Agency and the curriculum district employee who oversees district counselors I was able to provide students and parents with this information so that they could make the changes and graduate. After doing this I was treated differently and an addendum was added to my performance evaluation (which was a good evaluation) that basically stated I was difficult to work with. There was never any discussion of any issues that they had with me, no documented meetings stating these behaviors were a problem and never once did my supervisors discuss that there were any issues like this untl my performance evaluation at year end.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: texasJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No, I have a meeting with HR this week but wasn't sure if I should follow through with it.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I'm not really sure who I should ask this question to?JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Employment Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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Dwayne B.

Juris Doctor

 
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My reason you is because I am interested in legal advice

Hello, my reason for contacting you is because I am interested in legal advice and/or representation for a grievance that I am filing with my school. I was recently dismissed from nursing school for being dismissed from a clinical site due to a breach of patient confidentiality. However, during this time, I was being taught using a training simulation and forgot to lock my computer. The student handbook states "unprofessional/inappropriate clinical or classroom behaviors/offenses that warrant immediate removal from clinical practicum and may warrant immediate dismissal....include....clinical affiliate ask that a student be removed from clinic due to unsafe practice."I do not think that having my computer unlocked while in a training simulation was a breach of patient confidentiality since we were working with fake patient information. I also believe that the handbook states "may warrant dismissal" meaning I didn't have to be dismissed. I was passing all classes and had no write ups of negative nature. I believe that they could have assigned me to a different clinical site instead of removing me from the program all together. Do you think that I have a case? Your input would be of great assistance.Thank you,Micheiia Murray

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Dwayne B.

Juris Doctor

 
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Does an employer in PA have to pay unused vacation days with

Does an employer in PA have to pay unused vacation days with the final paycheck when they lay you off?

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Ely

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Juris Doctor

 
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