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Offworld Designs in Sandwich, IL makes most of its money

Offworld Designs in Sandwich, IL makes most of its money from traveling to conventions, setting up booths, and selling T-shirts. These conventions happen on weekends. Offworld pays its traveling employees a base salary, and pays a $300 bonus for working a convention. Two weeks ago was GenCon, in Indianapolis, at which the employees worked such long hours that even with that $300 show bonus, one of the employees calculated that she earned $6/hour. Does she have standing to file a complaint?

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I have a series of questions but the most important one is,

Good Morning,I have a series of questions but the most important one is, do i have 72 hours to legally nullify an employment contract without the terms of the contract being enforceable and how do i have to deliver my notification of nullification to my employer to make it legal?

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I am in Georgia. I'm a 60 yr. old black male exempt employee

I am in Georgia. I'm a 60 yr. old black male exempt employee at company for 3.7 yrs. all annual reviews good. title is "Analyst" ( I.t. type duties) .Jan1-2016 I was moved without consent to current job that manger forces me to do same job of "hourly" white employee of close age (training me). I received bad midyr review and put on PIP. Is it illegal to use hourly non tech metrics on an exempt tech employee?

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I am by definition an inside sales rep. I was an independent

Hi,I am by definition an inside sales rep. I was an independent contractor (1099) until December 2015 when without any notice or explanation is was moved to W2 in January 2016. By my understanding I am suppose to get a hourly wage or base salary and my expenses related to growing my book of business. Can you please clarify.....Also I am going to leave my company and move to another company in the same industry. What are my rights with my current clients?Thank you for your help,Josh

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Can my employer change me to an hourly management position

Can my employer change me to an hourly management position from a salary management position and keep me at same pay to avoid paying the overtime with the new law. I will be working 10 hours over time but receive the exact same pay as my salary was.

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We are a fraternal organization in California. Our paid (min

We are a fraternal organization in California. Our paid (min wage) bartenders have been told by their supervisor they need to volunteer hours or their shift will be given to someone else... Please adviseJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Not at this time

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I am 19 year old and a college student ,my summer job is

i am 19 year old and a college student ,my summer job is working in a restaurant in NYC as a bus boy. the owner and i never discussed a pay rate or a pay schedule . i am working about 7 hours a day 5 days a week . i have been there about 4 weeks and so far the owner gave me $500 about 2 weeks ago with no mention of any future payments . how should i handle this ? what are my rights ? any legal or ethical advice would be greatly appreciated .

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I have a question about a position I just accepted So I

I have a question about a position I just acceptedSo I signed a contract for a position at a specific hourly wage and it also came with a relocation benefit which is outlined in an agreement to stay with them for 1 year.Now I was just browsing their job board and for the exact same title and job they are including a sign on bonus for ALL employees that start in the months of July and August 2016...Well I start in August and that is what we chose as a start date for meBut my paperwork never said anything about the sign on bonus.All I got was the relocation assistance...Should I ask the HR manager how do I apply for the sign on bonus or is pretty much a done deal...However, their job board states : ALL employees for the position of xxxxxxxx starting in July and August 2016 will receive a $xxxxxx sign on bonus.What should I do?Do you think there is a chance I could get this?

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I have what may be a clear-cut case of my employer having

I have what may be a clear-cut case of my employer having taken gross advantage of my skills over several years, performing 2 jobs, but only being paid for one. Specifically, I work for the state of Georgia at a mental hospital. From 2012 to 2015, I was working as the Director/Research Coordinator of the Office of Research, and working as a Behavior Specialist, teacher, and counselor; but I was only ever paid for the latter...a significantly lesser paying position. The research job turned out to never have been actually created at the home office level, even though I was told it was legit, and received a formal letter from the Clinical Director affirming my appointment to the research position. In May of 2015, I was called in to a high-level meeting with HR, and my new superviors, and the clinical director, during which they informed me my research job was never properly authorized, and I was to be moved back to Behavior Specialist only, essentially amounting to a demotion. I was never compensated for my research job, even though I performed the duties of both positions at the same time. This sudden change of my position caused the canceling of a major study I was involved with, consisting of a team of IBM scientists, Cornell University, and the CIO and Assistant Deputy Commissioner of my state division... a project, that if successful, would have easily save the state millions of dollars per year, and saved lives.I recorded the entire length of the high-level meeting. During which, parties involved admitted their part, and therefore guilt. I did not inform them I recorded the meeting; but I know Georgia law allows for such recordings, as long as I was party to it.I want to file a lawsuit. I have given them ample time to resolve my concerns about this matter, and to fairly compensate me; but they have blown smoke screens, deferred to grievance policies that put my complaints in limbo, and have since May of last year tried to create an environment for me that has been so toxic as to force me to resign. I have evidence of this too.I need serious legal help, and I need it right away.

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