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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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Loren

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My employer changed my bonus structure the day before

My employer changed my bonus structure the day before payment was due. The original bonus structure was communicated to me on February first of this year, the start of my company's fiscal calendar. Payments are made quarterly based on store performance. The first fiscal quarter ended for the company on May 1st, and my performance based on the original compensation plan was communicated on May 16th. Based on my performance in the first quarter, I should have received a bonus of $6,145.22. Payment of this bonus was due on Friday June 10th. On Thursday, June 9th, we received communication that the bonus structure had been changed and a clause was added that capped my stores performance due to is being a new store. This change reduced my bonus to $1,235.22, a difference of $4,910.00. The company states that this is legal because they have the following clause on my compensation letter.“PetSmart reserves the right to modify compensation and benefits from time to time, with or without notification to plan participants. These modifications may include, but are not limited to, amending or withdrawing incentive and / or equity plans as PetSmart deems necessary.”Is it legal for them to retroactively change and incentive plan after the pay period has closed?

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John

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I am employed in South Carolina as a Plant Manager of a

I am employed in South Carolina as a Plant Manager of a large plastics company. My employment letter lists performance bonus I can earn. We earned the bonus for 2015 and have been paid about 40% of it however they keep stating they are waiting for financial audits to be completed company wide before they pay the balance.The company is experiencing severe cash constraints and I fear we will not get them.Can I file a lien against the company for the $21,000 balance they owe me

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Patrick, Esq.

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If the case worth, say, $500k in damages, how much should be

if the case worth, say, $500k in damages, how much should be reasonable to offer for settlement as a plaintiff, so defendants most likely will accept it, or counteroffer it?

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Patrick, Esq.

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I work school district in California as a special education

I work for a school district in California as a special education teacher who currently holds a preliminary credential. My principal wants me to get the "clear" credential which will take 2 years and 120 hours or more of my free time. My principal is playing "hardball" with me and insisting that I get the credential because the district will be out of compliance if I don't get it. However, there is no incentive for me to get it: I will not receive more pay for the additional work I will have to do after I receive the credential, and in addition, I will have to interrupt one day a week of my non duty time and come back from vacation to be the Special Ed teacher of record in my school. My response is that I do not want this credential. It is not a job requirement under my original hiring contract. However, I am afraid that the administration will change the wording of the contract or point to the "other duties as assigned" clause as a way to insist that I get the credential. Can they do this (change the contract) and/or fire me for not renewing the credential?

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Asad Rahman

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I am involved in a bait and switch agreement. I agreed to

I am involved in a bait and switch agreement. I agreed to purchase a vacation package with the understanding it would include additional things. After the contract was signed and I realized I didn't have the things that were promised, the company is now denning they offered this incentive. I would not have purchased this package w/o this one thing. I have explained to this company there was no meeting of the minds if indeed I don't get what was promised since that one thing was the only reason I purchased it. In fact there were four of us in my party and we all heard and understood this was offered. They want budge in giving me something in writing to give this to me…what can I do now?

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Dwayne B.

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Would someone who has worked years with a company be

Hello,Would someone who has worked for 24 years with a company be entitled to some sort of severance pay or benefits, if they have to resign from that employment, due to undue stress caused from that particular job? Also, the employee does not reside in the same State as the Employer. Which employment/labor law would apply, in that case?Thank you

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Patrick, Esq.

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I have an e.oyee who makes $30,000 annually from an hourly

I have an e.oyee who makes $30,000 annually from an hourly rate and and additional $3,000 for performance pay and revenue sharing. The $3,000 is not a bonus but part of the total compensation plan. The amount of performance and revenue sharing income varies based on monthly and quarterly performance.Wit the new overtime law going into effect is the overtime based on the $3,000 hourly income or does it include the variable additional income?

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Legalease

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My employer wants to pay me from a kitty if I work the

My employer wants to pay me from a kitty if I work the holiday and not have it on my pay. Also is it a law in Ohio you have to pay time in a half for holiday pay

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Barrister

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