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I was off after 9 years working for a pre owned car

Hi, I was laid off after 9 years working for a pre owned car dealership. This dealership had 2 locations and it closed 1 location without any prior notice. I just received a text one morning from owner saying: You don't need to come, we need to talk. His talk was going to be in regards ***** ***** being late for 30 minutes that morning. However, this employer has been late paying employees of the 2nd location. We were the last priority when it came down to paying us. Do I have any case here?

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Patrick, Esq.

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I have an interview this Friday to return to a former

I have an interview this Friday to return to a former employer, The Home Depot (headquarters location), as a Sr. Analyst, Brand Advocate. This would be in their E-Commerce division, I was in their Marketing division previously.Since I know what it is like to be an employee there, I have questions that I would like to ask during the "Do you have any questions for us" portion of the interview. However, I could use help in how to craft the questions in such a way that they would be appropriate for an interview.Here are the questions I would like to ask:1. What does a day look like for a Sr. Analyst, Brand Advocate?2. What is the manager's management style? Do they micromanager their Sr. Analysts? Do they genuinely care about their Sr. Analysts?3. How much internal pushback do Sr. Analysts deal with on a daily basis? How much internal requests do Sr Analysts deal with on a daily basis? (When I was there previously in the marketing role, I dealt with a lot of pushback from the merchants as well as other cross-functional co-workers... outside of my department)4. Do you have your subordinate's back? (When I was there previously in the marketing role, the marketing leadership did not try and defend their employees if things became "heated" between Marketing and Merchandising; it was like every man or woman for themselves)5. Job stability in this role (Layoffs are not uncommon at Home Depot; usually happens around end of the year)6. Do Sr. Analysts find themselves working on the weekends? (When I was there before, I used to have to work on the weekends because there was so many meetings during the day that you did not have time to do your work; also the work load was heavy)7. Do Sr. Analysts find themselves completing a lot of busy work? (When I was there before, we had to complete a lot of marketing leadership-assigned paperwork/projects that derailed us from being able to concentrate on marketing efforts for our assigned merchandise department)

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Marsha411JD

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An employer needs to know how much notice is needed to

An employer needs to know how much notice is needed to employees for a lay-off due to down-sizing. This employer is a doctior with 6 staff at this time............3 part-time people and 3 full-time. Also, will employees be eligible to get unemployment benefits. Are unemployment benefits based on hours worked or just gross earnings?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: GeorgiaJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: Doctor is downsizing because PA left. Doctor plans to continuing working. There are 3 full-time and 3-part-time at presentJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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Patrick, Esq.

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My employment was terminated with my supervisor saying

My employment was terminated with my supervisor saying "there is no role for you here." However, my employer expects me to continue working for two more weeks while I transition my work to the team. I want to protect myself and make it clear that I have been involuntarily dismissed vs voluntarily so that I may be entitled to unemployment benefits. How can I make this clear?

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Loren

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I received a Separation Agreement and General Release,

I received a Separation Agreement and General Release, offering a severance. There are 2 paragraphs in the agreement where it stipulates i havent filed, caused to be filed, or presently is a party to any claim, complaint, or action against Employer in any forum or form. This was received 2/6/17. Unfortunately, in November of 2016, I returned a claim form on a putative class action thereby becoming a class member in said class action. I have not recd any monies from that, the final ruling for approval of settlement doesnt occur until Feb 17, 2017. The deadline to opt out is past-it was Dec 20, 2016. I did not know or anticipate the lay-off or the subsequent offer of severance. I will need the severance badly and would gladly refuse the potential class action award. Is there anything I can do? I am 65 and re-employment prospects in the very near future is understandably slim. I was the sole support and unemployment insurance will cover rent and utilities but there wont be anything left for food or some kind of medical insurance for myself-as I am diabetic-it is imperative I have something. The severance is $8450.00 (gross-taxes w/be taken and it would be paid over 30 days). The class action is possible $1500.00JA: 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: California is at will-employment was full timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Cant think of anything right now.

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Loren

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My employer has informed our department that they are

My employer has informed our department that they are closing our location. They have offered positions in another location, over an hour away, but due to family obligations, I can't take that position. I have over 24 years with the company and am 56. I don't have a contract. Could they let me go without any severance since they are offering me another similar position? They aren't closing our office until May, but met with us yesterday to start the process.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: OhioJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: Full time, no contract that I can certainly recall... It's been 24 years, so I presume "at will"JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I told When they met with us yesterday I let them know I have the family obligation that would keep me in my current city.

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RobertJDFL

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I work in CT as a hospital pharmacist and we were bought out

I work in CT as a hospital pharmacist and we were bought out by a company called Prospect. We have subsequently had a substantial reduction in hours, and last week we had to "choose" new positions in order of seniority. I got reduced from 34.5 hr a week (mostly day shifts, some 2nd shift 3pm-8pm shifts) to 16 hr a week (now third shift, 11pm to 7 am thrs and fri nights), because I was last on their seniority list. My question, however, is about an employee who was higher than me on the seniority list but was only a 14 hour/week employee. I honestly always thought she was per diem, because some weeks she didn't even work at all, she has another job. She took a 32 hour position, and there were only 4 40-hour week positions, one 32 hour/week position, 4 twenty-something hours/week positions, and one 16 hour position (the one I ended up stuck with). Is there anything I can do about this?

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John

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My son has been diagnosed of anxiety and depression. I have

My son has been diagnosed of anxiety and depression. I have had to take time off to be with him, go to appointments etc. Even though I filed fmla my employer harassed me for my absences. They Laid me off Nov 30 which is in my job description but refused me my Christmas bonus because of my unpaid absences.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Massachusetts...JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: They said they would hire me back March 6 with the stipulation of 60 Day probation where I cannot be absent or take appointments. I am collecting Unemployment. If I tell them my son still requires all his appts and ask for fmla again can they denyme?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I believe it is at will full time. Can they sent me fmla? What happens if I go back to work and the let me go for being absent? Can I still collect Unemployment? Should I tell them I need fmla before I go back?JA: OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box.Customer: There is no down arrow.

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John

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While off work for 12 weeks for knee replacement and

while off work for 12 weeks for knee replacement and therapy, i received a lay off notice. is there anything i can do

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John

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