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I have a small business. I have been diagnosed with acute

I have a small business. I have been diagnosed with acute pancreatitis & while I lay in a medically induced coma, the hospital helped my husband file for disability. I received disability & finally must admit that I have no further interest in trying to run my Company.I want to close my business but I owe the irs $ 50,000 in unpaid payroll taxes.Would I be able to retire & would I be able to keep my disability?

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I work as a bartender at a local bar that is usually very

Hello,I work as a bartender at a local bar that is usually very slow. I noticed on some of my paychecks that my employer increases my reported cash tips to an amount that brings my gross pay to minimum wage. After he deducts taxes from my gross pay he deducts my reported cash tips excluding the amount he added. Is this illegal in any way? If an employer is supplementing for minimum wage can he record it as tips like this? I ask because I have discovered he is committing wage theft and not paying taxes. I've notified the IRS and labor board but I was wondering about this. Thank you so much!

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I recently had to report an employer to the IRS and labor

I recently had to report an employer to the IRS and labor board because he was altering paychecks so that they would equal zero. I warned my coworkers to record their hours and pay and to take inaccurate stubs to the labor board because they company is not paying minimum wage and stealing wages. Can I get in trouble for this? I thought that not paying an employee their wages was wage theft.

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Patrick, Esq.

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If I have signed a promissory note for money I borrowed from

If I have signed a promissory note for money I borrowed from my employer can they keep my last paycheck if I quit or am released to pay for what I owe the company?

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Patrick, Esq.

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I have a question, It is legal in Florida to make deduction

Hello,JA: Hello. How can we help?Customer: I have a question, It is legal in Florida to make deduction from an employee paycheck for errors and damage merchandise ?JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: at will , full timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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Allen M., Esq.

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A part time employee is being paid a salary of $30,000 for

A part time employee is being paid a salary of $30,000 for 25 hours per week. Because her pay does not exceed $47,476, her position is classified as non-exempt and she is submitting a timesheet as documentation of her hours worked. Sometimes she works 27 or 28 hours per week as does not record any break for lunch (typically eats at her desk). Is this arrangement okay as long as her weekly pay divided by hours worked each week meets or exceeds the minimum wage ($8.25 in Illinois) and she does not work more than 40 hours per week?

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Allen M., Esq.

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I work for "McDonald's" as a landscaper. My boss is Willie

Hello, my name is***** work for "McDonald's" as a landscaper. My boss is Willie Vanetten, an his boss is John Faris (the owner of 38 McDonald's between Lexington KY, an Knoxville TN). Every week that I work, we mow 12 McDonald's stores, but some days we are told that we have to mow the Oweners lake house yard and 2 neighboring yards, and also we are told that we have to maintain the yards of my bosses (Willie Vanetten)'s trailers he has for sale in Campbell county TN, also he makes us clean his basement some days. Also my boss Willie makes us do yard work for his father-in-law. And all of this is done on the "McDonalds Clock". Is there any way i could sue for having to do work outside of McDonald's properties?

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Marsha411JD

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Offworld Designs in Sandwich, IL makes most of its money

Offworld Designs in Sandwich, IL makes most of its money from traveling to conventions, setting up booths, and selling T-shirts. These conventions happen on weekends. Offworld pays its traveling employees a base salary, and pays a $300 bonus for working a convention. Two weeks ago was GenCon, in Indianapolis, at which the employees worked such long hours that even with that $300 show bonus, one of the employees calculated that she earned $6/hour. Does she have standing to file a complaint?

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Allen M., Esq.

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Can piecework type pay be split with multiple employees?

Can piecework type pay be split with multiple employees? also can your employer add employees to this at will?

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