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Ok I was recently off from offshore. The company that I work

Ok I was recently laid off from offshore. The company that I work for said they will give us a severance package for 2 months but insurance for three months. I am wondering how did they come up with the calculations of how much they owe us.

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Patrick, Esq.

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I have been off 4 months after making an employment

I have been laid off 4 months after making an employment complaint together with 3 others re the officer of the company who was my direct supervisor. There were no investigation into the matter. I was moved into a different department and then put on the layoff list. Which I believe was a direct retaliation against me. I am to sign a separation and release letters with very minimal severance in a few days. What are my options here? What could be done?

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I was working with software Company A, who had a off shore

I was working with software Company A, who had a off shore vendor partner Company B. I quit my job and May 31st was my last day with A. I am not working with on my own venture and partnering with Company B for off shoring needs.A week after my last day with my Company A, I received a letter from their lawyer saying1. It is a reminder that as per confidentiality agreement, I should not use confidential info on their products or clients2. I should not retain any company documents or data3. I should not solicit the company employees[on my side, I don't have any of their documents and nor do I intend to build any competition for them. I am just trying to consult with other companies to build Engineering teams]However, there is also another paragraph saying- that this letter puts me on notice of conduct for taking to business or people such that they don't do business with them. Stating --> as an example, your recent interactions with Company B has come to our notice[Again, though I am working with the same company B, I have never told them to not do business with company A. So, I am suspecting that my previous company A has gotten a whiff of my aggrangement with company B and is concerned that I might use the same off-shore team, use the knowledge that I have on their product and build competition]This letters asks me to sign and confirm that I will never1. Solicit their employees2. Use confidential data3. have returned all data(this was already signed as part of exit)I am also supposed to sign this and return by today, else pending legal action.My question is1. Am I liable to sign any documents like this?2. They state that if I don't sign and send, they might get injunction and take legal action. Is this just to make me sign or is this legit?

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Delta-Lawyer

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Is there a way to find out if a person is actually an

Is there a way to find out if a person is actually an employee of somewhere? For example ***** ***** Wright, Chief Engineer of Edison Chouest Offshore LA. He claims to be 51 years old and from LA California, born August 25th.

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Phillips Esq.

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Juris Doctor

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A Board of Directors places an Executive Director on administrative

A Board of Directors places an Executive Director on administrative leave (verbally) to investigate a whistleblower claim. The claim has no founding. The Board of Directors has a history of constant communication with the staff to undermine the Executive Directors authority which has caused a hostile environment. The Board President will not communicate with the Executive Director and the ED has been on admin leave for 1 month.The whistleblower claim was from an employee of 1 month that was still under probation.In the meantime, the Board is operating the non profit and not allowing the staff to talk with the Executive Director. Is there a breach of contract due to the Board not doing their duties and overstepping the ED's rights to oversee the staff. Additionally, the whistleblower was not suspended during the investigation -so the whistleblower was running the agency during the ED's absence.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I am a 46 yr old who was a senior manager (held the position

I am a 46 yr old who was a senior manager (held the position of General Manager reporting to the Managing Director) and was released along with several other as part of a RIF from an offshore construction company in Houston, TX yesterday. I did not have an employment agreement. Company has offered a severance including payout of an LTI that was to be paid out in 2018 along with 3 months pay since my offer originally noted that I must provide 3 months notice. The severance also includes the typical COBRA after the end of the following month's expiration of health care benefits. When I was severed from a previous employer here in Houston in the same industry, there was additional severance allowance including an amount for being over 40 and for years of service at the company. Does Texas law require this or are severance allowances a company by company decision?

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J.D.

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I filed a formal HR complaint about harassment I was receiving

I filed a formal HR complaint about harassment I was receiving from a superior over the course of a year. I brought this harassment up multiple times before I typed something official up.I was told by HR they would reject any official writeup and they only allow their own records and notes in complaints and that I'm not able to see those notes so I have no idea what they said or didn't say. As I understand it in my state they legally don't have to provide me the notes, but it seems pretty shady not to keep my writeup?First part is that even legal?Second, I met with them in person and a lot of what they said was pretty inaccurate. So, I wrote up meetings notes for exactly what each person said and submitted it to them saying if they disagreed with anything we could edit it, but it was actually accurate.They told me this time they won't accept meeting minutes either and that they would only discuss it in voice because they won't out anything in writing. Aside from being obviously shady, is this legal?I know what HR is afraid of, they know very well the case is valid and what they did in the meeting amounted to being bullied. But I'm just amazed that the tactics would be legal.This is New Orleans, LA if it matters.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I work major city in Texas. I had an argument with a

I work for a major city in Texas. I had an argument with a co-worker on the floor. It took 2 months for the investigation and the other person was an asst supervisor. Last week the ADM and supervisor for the shift of the occurrence (I was working overtime) pulled me in the office say due to witness statements I started the argument. I was written up for disruption in the workplace. The other woman was not. The ADM then looked at me and told me he has seen changes in my moods and is recommending mandatory EAP. He is not my manager and I never see him. I am still stunned. I have already been using EAP due to personal issues. I tried to tell him this which he ignored. I then felt I had to give more info as to why which is none of their business. He still ignored me, called EAP for our City then put me on the line. Isn't there a HIPPA violation? I want to name him, the supervisor and this division in a lawsuit if possible. Please tell me I have a case. I believe am have been targeted my the Division for not going above and beyond like everyone else and being regular average which should by no means jeopardize my job. Thank you

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I have been bullied by more then one administrator and I am

I have been bullied by more then one administrator and I am afraid my job may be in jeopardy because my boss thinks I call corporate regarding an instance of bulling what can I do to protect myself

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Law Educator, Esq.

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