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When I became a U.S. citizen I changed my citizenship on my

When I became a U.S. citizen I changed my citizenship on my employer's employee info site and inquired if I had to do anything else. I was previously a lawful permanent resident and provided my green card as evidence of my right to work in the U.S. HR then insisted I REPROVE my right to work in the U.S. by demanding a copy of my citizenship certificate. Not knowing any better I complied, and they took a copy.JA: What is your official status? Do you have any pending applications or petitions with USCIS?Customer: U.S. citizen as of 7/15/2016. Later I learned they had no right to do this as my presenting my green card established my right to work in the U.S. permanently. The Employer guidelines are quite clear on this and that asking again (say when the green card expires) amounts to discrimination on the basis of national origin. I advised HR of this and requested they destroy the copy of my citizenship certificate they made, which they claim they did, but they have been hostile toward me ever since.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Other than informally or vial email to HR? No.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The environment is politically hostile: I was warned that it was a Democrat shop and to "go along". I am very politically active OUTSIDE the office, never bringing up political issues inside, and requested and got, via email, assurances that my employer will not seek to curtail my external political activities. However, I still endure "left wing culture" in the office. Much of my family was wiped out by Hitler's national socialists and then robbed by Stalin's communists -- I am of Czech origin, and such a culture rising to the same hysteria that resulted in the murder of much of my family is very disturbing. My question is whether all this rises to the creation of a hostile work environment based on national origin.

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I need an help about an work offer. Liquidated Damages. In

I need an help about an work offer. Liquidated Damages. In the event this Agreement is terminated by Employee before the conclusion of the Term, or in the event that the Company terminates the Employee pursuant to Section 10(d)(iii) of this Agreement, the Employee shall be required to pay the Company, as liquidated damages, and not as a penalty, a pro-rata share of $18,000.00, or a $16.44/per-day payment, through the end of the Term.

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Former employer sued me for non compete, NJ, full time,

hi Former employer sued me for non competeJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: NJJA: 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: inistially my employer was acquired by another company in 2015 i signed contract with my employer in 2013

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I need a piece of advice, please. I am truck driver and I

Hello. I need a piece of advice, please. I am truck driver and I started to work for a company on in May 2016. I told him I will work 6 months for him and he agreed with me. We did not sign any contract in May, but in June he sent me a contract. I filled in this contract, but just my company name and some other information, not all, because he said he will fill in the rest. I did not see in the contract any start date or end date.I had to end work on November 16, but he said I have to work until New Year. I told him that I had to work just 6 months, no more. He was angry. So, I told him that I work 2 more weeks and that is all. He did not say anything. He pays me biweekly, on Friday. This Friday he had to pay me, but he did not. Today he sent me like a letter where it states that he will not pay me my last 2 weeks of work, because I break tha contract which ends on 12/20. What should I do? How can I get my money? (P.S. I do not have work permit)

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I was terminated last year by my employer and no fight

I was terminated last year by my employer and no fight ticket was provided is this a bonafide h1b terminationJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MichiganJA: 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: I was a H1B employee and my employment was terminated on 30th Nov 2015 I had to sign a seperation agreement to avail the health benefits

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I'm an Honduran citizen, I live in Medellin,Colombia and I

Good Morning,My name is***** and I'm an Honduran citizen, I live in Medellin,Colombia and I work for a US Company located in Boulder, Colorado and I'm having an issue with the company right now.I have a full time employment contract with the company since July 2015. On November 2015 they told me they were going to close the project I was working and that they will change my contract from a full time employment to an hourly contract. The project was closed and I continued doing work for the company and I continue receiving my full time employmente salary since my previous contract was never terminated by the company or by me.Las week on September 25, the company sent me an email saying that they made a mistake that they continued sending my full time employment salary since November and I was suppose to go on an hourly contract by that time and that they need that I sent the money back they sent me for this mistake. I don't have a termination letter of my full time employment contract and I never received a new hourly contract. On the 26/09/2016 I sent my resignation letter to the company and they didn't receive it.Also one more thing, I Don't have a US Working Visa, What Can I do?

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I would like to fire my H1B visa employee but am unsure of

Hello, I would like to fire my H1B visa employee but am unsure of my rights as a business owner regarding this. She was out on medical leave for over 6 months and is now returning with harsh requests. She is now a negative factor in our company. What are my rights, what is the best way to handle the separation?

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I am 58 years old female worked with the company years union

I am 58 years old female worked with the company for 5 years for the union in Seattle being a union representative in call center.On 6/29 my employer sent me on administrative unpaid leave during investigation on some correspondence/statement they found in media about bad job conditions and possible discrimination of people of color and immigrants in our call center.Director of my call center told they think I let media know because I am one of the representatives of Racial Social Justice Committee of our union and was active in open discussions about discrimination in organization and in our department particularly during our meetings.I am not the author of that media statement, but director of my call center presented me paper that I am on administrative leave until the end of investigation as long as they need.The period on this leave is unclear and employer is not responding on my request to let me come to work or pay my administrative leave. I have two old parents I support and have to pay rent and bills. I also have some health problem after working for 5 years in pretty stressful environment being on the phone for 8 hours a day and need to keep my dedications. I do not even know if I am eligible to keep my health benefits during administrative unpaid leave. Please, advise.Svetlana Plummer

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Can my political beliefs and views be considered

Can my political beliefs and views be considered "discriminatory?" I was asked by my HR director about if I support Donald Trump and what my views on immigration were.

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