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My husband is currently being sued for violation of a

My husband is currently being sued for violation of a non-compete agreement. He has not been served yet but the processor went up to his current job to serve the papers so we don't know the details. We are really concerned because the only reason my husband even left that job is because they didn't have enough work for him. No work equals a small check. He is currently the only one employed right now because I was laid off last year so his need to find another job was imperative. He didn't realize how serious this non-compete agreement was. HR explained it to him differently than what was actually written. Apparently he is not supposed to work for another competitor for the next two years following a resignation or termination. Of course my husband was not aware of that or else he would not have accepted his current job. His ex employer seems to be coming after him with a vengeance. What we don't understand is why him? My husband is not the only employee that he has lost to this current employer but for some reason my husband is the target. Ex employer is trying to make my husband responsible for business that he lost after he resigned. How can my husband be single handedly responsible for the business he lost? What should we do? We are not financially capable to repay all the wages he claims he lost.JA: How long does the non-compete last? Is it limited to certain cities or states?Customer: Not sure.JA: Is the employment "at will," union, full time, or part time?Customer: Alabama is an "at will" state. The job was a full time positionJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I don't thinks so.

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Recently, I had my appraisal done by my boss and he said I

Recently, I had my appraisal done by my boss and he said I did a great job. When talking about a salary adjustment, he said I could choose between a salary adjustment or an increase in my bonus from the current 15% to 25%. After thinking about it, I decided on a salary adjustment which would include the 10% difference in bonus to be factored into my salary, and opted to keep my bonus at 15%. In my mind, it would be a zero sum game for my employer since it would cost them the same amount at the end of the day. However, my boss went ahead to execute an adjustment based on his own calculation and kept my bonus at 15%. As a result, there was a shortfall of 5k after taking into account the salary adjustment he made. When I confronted about the matter, he shut me up by saying I chose the salary adjustment option and he did not agree with my proposal to include the 10% difference in bonus into my salary adjustment and that he had already executed the change. My question is, do I still have a case to opt for the bonus increase since the salary adjustment is not on par with the increase in bonus? My boss refused to discuss this issue with me anymore, saying it is not in his DNA to look out for me and let me know that I have chosen the lesser option. I feel very aggrieved by his attitude, bearing in mind that I have been with this organization for 20 years. Please do advise me if I have a legal case against him or the company since he literally forced it down my throat to accept the lesser option. Thank you.

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I am currently employed at an independent school and

I am currently employed at an independent school and recently have been attempting to find new work. The reason for it is because I have evidence to show that it has been a hostile work environment. At some point, my boss conducted activity directed towards me which was inappropriate. Upon not paying attention in a staff meeting, maybe 1-2 times, he decided to "Google" me (this was something I documented thoroughly but did not go to HR with for fear of it affecting my job and future job prospects), and upon this what I believe to be an unwarranted search to defame my character, and not finding "evidence", he then used the information he discovered about me, which was done during the summer months, and just of professional development activities, and publications in journals (none of those activities being criminal in nature). I don't believe that what he did should have warranted him doing this additional background check on me, which was well past the period of time after the background check, which was over 1.5 years ago, and it was done without my consent. In any case, that, and cases of racial discrimination against me by students, I decided to move on. I also had a grievance with the workload which forced me to take some days off because of overwork and fatigue. Upon providing my notice of leave and resignation, I asked our faculty supervisor if he could serve as my reference. He then said that if contacted, he would give less than glowing reviews of me, regardless of my being a strong teacher academically, that he would bring in absences on the job, and lateness of grades entered, all of which consequences of the overload of the job requirements (I am basically the entirety of the science department, teach all classes, head the department and run an outside department program). He even specifically said that what he had to say "might affect my future job prospects". I wasn't aware of the absences issue, and have yet still have not been informed (the staff as a whole have not been either), of the number of total sick and personal days I am alotted in the year. In September, they said they were still negotiating this. So I have no idea if I have "gone over", or if I am in range. The school does not provide substitute teachers so other teachers are asked to relieve the duties of those who are absent. In any case, I know this is a major HR issue, and without knowledge of days I have left, I am not in breach of having taken more than the allowed number of days. So if that was used against me, that would not be a truthful representation of what is happening at the school. I applied to a job recently, had a really great interview, and then when I asked for the status, was told nothing definitive and that they were screen more people before making a final decision. I am worried that a bad recommendation at this place has caused this decision, because I don't see what went wrong in the interview, everything went great, and I was simply informed last week that they were calling references this week. In any case, I'm not sure what I can do now, I feel like every job I will be applying for from here on what will run into the same issues and I am worried that my future employment will be affected. Thank you in advance for your thoughtful response and consultation.

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Allen M., Esq.

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I am a salaried supervisor which should make me an exempt

I am a salaried supervisor which should make me an exempt employee. I have since the day I started had to clock in to be paid for my 8 hours salary, and I am not paid anything for the overtime that I am made to work. I was told I could sue for back pay on the overtime I have worked daily and on the weekends. Is this true and who can I go to about this issue?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: GeorgiaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Not to my knowledgeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I don't think so

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John

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I live in South Carolina employed by a large insurance

I live in South Carolina employed by a large insurance company. Over the last several years I have had some health issues that contributed to me not meeting my goals and expectations. (2014 to 2016) On June 1, 2016 I was put on a 60 day written warning/probation. After the probation period I was back to meeting my goals and told that the written warning/probation of 2016 was over and would not be an issue again unless my performance fell below standards again. Since June 1, 2016 I have not only meet all of my goals but exceeded or far exceeded my goals and expectations. And in fact received several recognition rewards for being a top performer since the beginning of this year. Now I just found out that I am being put on written warning again for another 30 days due to performance prior to June 1, 2016 (and the previous 2 years). Is it legal to put an employee on written warning for the same thing after meeting and exceeding all the requirements of the first written warning? and is it legal for an employer to go back to 2014 and 2015 performance to use an excuse to put someone on written warning again for the same issue? Thank youJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: South CarolinaJA: 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: no

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Allen M., Esq.

JAG officer and former adjunct prof.

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I was fired from my job almost three months ago. The owner

I was fired from my job almost three months ago. The owner has been threatening to file an employee dishonesty insurance claim against me. She is saying I was not doing my job and tried to sabotage her business. I do not know whether to hire an attorney now or wait to see if she files. I worked for her for 8 years. During those years she has committed insurance fraud and tax evasion. I discussed this with her many times but she ignored my concern. Please advise

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John

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My former employer refuses to pay me the wages that I

my former employer refuses to pay me the wages that I earned.can I sue him for financial damages, court cost and attorney fees.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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This is a Utah question, if you have a reduction in force

This is a Utah question, if you have a reduction in force are you required topay people within 24 hours? What about severance can that be held until thenext pay period?

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I have an LLC that was created specifically for 1 project

I have an LLC that was created specifically for 1 project (movie production). The movie has been produced and finished, however some employees are filing wage claims with the State Labor Department. Unfortunately, my funding has stopped because the project is over and there's no way I would be able to cover anything at all as the company has 0 assets. Will filing bankruptcy release me from owning any money? What can this lead to after that?

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John

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