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I was recently terminated from my job in Mississippi for

Hello. I was recently terminated from my job in Mississippi for "job abandonment" because I failed to notify ONE of the three people my company policy stated I needed to in the event of unplanned absence. Would I be eligible for unemployment benefits?

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RobertJDFL

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Juris Doctorate

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I am seeking guidance regarding how to address and/or report

hello. I am seeking guidance regarding how to address and/or report that my employer is taking unauthorized pay deductions weekly from my pay check.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Yes, Tennessee, Hamilton County.JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: "at will", and full time.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes, currently I am out of work on my 2nd workman's comp claim with this company. I am very concerned about the outcome given the unethical practices that I have seen thus far.

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Dwayne B.

Juris Doctor

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Our companies Human Resource personnel has changed, altered

Our companies Human Resource personnel has changed, altered and falsified my attendance point accumulation by recording more points than actual, with that being said. Instead of having 3 points I now have 5 which gave me a day suspension. Now that I've lost pay, I also can no longer regain my points back. Which moves me closer to termination. Our HR has altered our point system by falsifying employee documentsJA: Have you documented this or discussed it with HR?Customer: I have not discussed this issue with HR yet, I am currently speaking these matter along with my options with our union repsJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: full timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: not quite sure yet. I'm still gathering every bit of information, all of last years point system and attendance

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John

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Doctoral Degree

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Thank you and the employee handbook says tipping is

Thank you and the employee handbook says tipping is prohibited. But- there is a tip jar on the counter which the employer empties and keeps. They say they give the $$$ collected to employees in financial difficulty but they never tell us how much was collected/paid out, etc. If it's prohibited, why is there a tip jar on the counter? Don't their actions invalidate their prohibition?

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Alex Esquire

Managing Attorney

Doctoral Degree

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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

Juris Doctor

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My employer terminated my employment but only after I

Hi! My employer terminated my employment but only after I declined to write an attitude and performance improvement plan. All of my performance reviews were great. Basically I got let go because I was late on inputting timesheets. I may add getting a live check for late time entry rather than direct depositing my check isn't a written policy in the employee handbook. Can I still receive unemployment insurance after declining to write the plan? I feel like there's a form of trickery involved here.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New York StateJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: at will and full timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No except how much will this consultation cost?JA: I'm not sure of the exact price, but there's only a $5 deposit. The rest of the price information will be on the page I send you to.Customer: That's ok. I think I'll see if I can find a lawyer in my city to assist. Thank you for your time.

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Patrick, Esq.

Doctoral Degree

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I was just curious to see if I have a case against my former

I was just curious to see if I have a case against my former (as of yesterday) employer...JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New Jersey.JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: at will full timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Nothing comes to mind...

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Lucy, Esq.

Juris Doctor

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I believe this is an employment law question. I have been

Good morning. I believe this is an employment law question. I have been working with my employer since September of 2015. There has been a very high turnover rate and in the midst of this, I was promoted in April 2016. Since then, there has been more employee turnover and I've basically become responsible for running a program on my own. I have asked numerous times for a role agreement and have yet to receive one and our HR policy states that a role agreement is to be signed within the first 30 days of employment. I have also reached out to HR and they simply told me to ask my manager again. I have been overworked and underpaid and wanted to know how I should move forward.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: This is DC.JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: At willJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: That is all I can think of for now. Thank you

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John

Attorney

Doctoral Degree

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I am looking information on if it is legal to work two jobs

Hello I am looking information on if it is legal to work two jobs on W2?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I currently work remotely in GA for a company located in FloridaJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: at will, full timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: however they have a section on the handbook that state, outside employment is allowed as long do not interfere with my performance

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Loren

Juris Doctor

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