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Our company is being acquired.. I was given an offer letter

our company is being acquired.. I was given an offer letter today with a deadline to sign today. Is there a time frame for me to go over the paperwork? can I ask for severance pay from the old company especially if the new company is paying less?

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I volunteer as an emt for a local non profit ambulance

I volunteer as an emt for a local non profit ambulance company and receive gifts for taking an ambulance call. How are they treated by the ambulance co and myself for tax purposes

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Re: the new fed.regulation for overtime increasing the

Re: the new fed.regulation for overtime increasing the salary threshold from $23,660 to $47,476 annually ($915/weekly) --Can you clarify if there is any consideration of bonus pymts which increase the annual compensation for these employees. For example, we have the position of Writer, & pay range is from $40,000 to $50,000 annually. Also, a $42K Writer may get a $5000 annual bonus and a $1000 spot bonus during the year, bringing the annual salary to $48,000. However, on a weekly basis this Writer would not meet the Weekly threshold. Does the total annual compensation of $48,000 allow us to keep this employee as Exempt?Also, if this Writer at the lower salary range must change to Non-Exempt due to the salary, do all those in Writer positions now need to be classified as NonExempt? Or might we need to change/add titles such as those Writers and Sr. Writers if there are any differences in the roles?

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Unknowingly used FedEx reward points to get personal gift

Unknowingly used FedEx reward points to get personal gift cards. I was told by my predecessor during training this was ok. Just received letter demanding repayment and accusation of misappropriation of company property. Please advise

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California overtime issue. For Labor day, hourly employees

California overtime issue. For Labor day, hourly employees are credited 8 hours PTO at our organization. If they work their normal 4 day shift,1) must we pay overtime for Saturday work?2) if we are not obliged, may we offer overtime without setting a precedent?Thank you!

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I have a question about what potential recourse I have with

I have a question about what potential recourse I have with my employer of 10 years, who I suspect will put me on a PIP this week.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: 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: Its a very large company (85K people, etc.)

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My current employer requires 4 weeks notice while my new

My current employer requires 4 weeks notice while my new employer wants to start in 2 weeks. I have unused vacation of 2 weeks but my current employer dont want to consider towards notice and want to payout at the end. I dont want to loose new employment. what is the best option here?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Ontario, CanadaJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: FulltimeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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I am a clinic manager. I was being paid substantially lower

I am a clinic manager. I was being paid substantially lower than my predecessor. I requested a raise last fall. A few weeks later one of the partners told me that the other partner wanted to speak with me. The 2nd partner told me to increase my salary $5000 per month. He said that they didn't want to lose me. I noted that salary change in quickbooks and increased my salary accordingly. Unfortunately, I didn't get it in writing, that's not uncommon in small clinics. At the end of the year I confirmed with the same doctor that the change was permanent and he confirmed that it was. Payroll is processed electronically with direct deposit. This past payroll needed to be paper checks due to Internet problems. The other partner signed the checks. He saw my ytd wage and claimed that it was too high. In a subsequent meeting with the two doctors they told me that the increase was an annual change of $5000 for the year. They then told me that I had been over paid and should have confirmed the amount with both partners. Ultimately, they said that they wouldn't ask me to pay back what they claim I've been overpaid but also that they wouldn't pay me any salary for the reminder of this year.I want to resign but want to protect myself in the process. I'm not sure how to move forward and am looking for guidance.

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I am trying to create a new attendance policy with

I am trying to create a new attendance policy with occurences. my thoughts were to give 6 days for sick days a year plus earned vacation . ive seen it in which if you miss a day that is a occurence and i take one . im trying to figure out tardy , lates, leave early. no call etc. please if you know of a good policy that has been sucessful please let me . im in a customer service type field , hours are mon thru fri 8:30 until 5:00. im needing whoever answers this question has the answer and not just suggestions. i want to be fair but i also want to disciplione bad attendance . please let me no Discipline also,

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