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My dad has been receiving his pension since 2001 from the

My dad has been receiving his pension since 2001 from the IMRF in Illinois. We recently received a letter that his pension payments will be suspended in 63 days. The reason they claim was that he returned to work in an IMRF participating position with the City of Markham. My dad returned to work as an independent contractor and filed taxes as such. He was not an employee of the city. We requested a hearing with the IMRF Board of Trustees. We are looking for legal support.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: ILJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: I am not sure. I need to ask him. He is 89 years old and has not worked for the city for 2.5 years. He only worked half a day so I assume it was part time. It was not as union positionJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: That's it.

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I was an employee of Digital Equipment Corporation for about

I was an employee of Digital Equipment Corporation for about six years, until mid-1992. For the first year or so I worked part time, for their security department, while finishing up college, and subsequently moved into a full-time engineering position. I was presented with an acknowledgement of being vested on my 5-year anniversary, which was about a year prior to my leaving the company.I recently contacted Hewlett Packard, who is handling the DEC pension plan, and they claim that I only worked for DEC for just UNDER 5 years, and am hence entitled to nothing.My question is whether the time I worked part time (as an employee of DEC) is automatically exempted from applying toward the pension, even though my five year anniversary was acknowledged at the time (I doubt I still have that document.)I am prepared to request my detailed employment data from Social Security, however, the cost is about $135, and I don't want to waste the money if my part-time employment with DEC does not apply toward pension participation.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Dec was headquartered in Maynard, MA. I lived in MA and worked security out of Merrimack, NH, and then as an engineer at their facility in Hudson, MA.JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: not sure. It was part time in security, then full time in engineering.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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I am a registered nurse who worked at a hospital over 10

Hello, I am a registered nurse who worked at a hospital over 10 years . I left that job and have worked the rest of my career at another facility. I am now retired and collecting a pension for my last employer. My question is : am I entitled to a pension from the first hospital as mentioned above? I have contacted human resources at that hospital and sense they sold the hospital to Dignity Health, they have no record of me working there?? Just want to see if you can help?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Yes, CaliforniaJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: full time , no unionJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Well, not sure...just concern that first hospital has no record of me working there??? This was 1977-1987....Thank you

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I wanted to find out if a employer can require me to

I wanted to find out if a employer can require me to contribute to the retirement planJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: ColoradoJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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I have a question about vesting and pension, WA. now, I was

I have a question about vesting and pensionJA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: WA. now, I was working in CA for a Co. that was bought later by the Co that I now work forJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: as far as ?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I want to know if I can use the years for my pension I heard something that if the Co did military work and I did not get to the 5 yrs that the time would still be added

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My former employer is lowering my monthly retirement

my former employer is lowering my monthly retirement benefits because I am 62 and eligible for social security. Can they do this?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: californiaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: no I received a pension change noticeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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Can a state take away the part of my pension plan, the part

Can a state take away the part of my pension plan, the part I invested in, if i go on disability

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My former employer filed chapter 11. I collect benefits from

My former employer filed chapter 11. I collect benefits from a qualified pension fund and a non-qualified fund. Payments from the non-qualified fund have been suspended. Can I expect to recover some of that money?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: The company HQ IS IN PA. I live in NCJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: At will. I was full time. I am retiredJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No.

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Re Unemployment benefit. I received a "lump sum" severance

Re Unemployment benefit. I received a "lump sum" severance check from prior employer (team layed off due to closing dept). Georgia Labor is dividing my weekly income into this amount and delaying my UI. How can they interpret the statute to do this and help corporations over it's citizens. I signed an agreement to not sue the company so I could receive this severance, and now I am having to wait 3 months to get unemployment even though my severance was a 1-time payment (not spread out over a period of time. Any direction on how I can research this ? Thanks Shari LarsonJA: 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: They approved it, but then sent 2nd notice disqualifying it for 13 weeks and told me to reapply then based onJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Section II- Legal basis for determination: Section 34-8-194(5)(A) of the Employment Security Law says that you cannot be paid unemployment when you are receiving or have received any pay related to your separation. Separation payments which are less than your weekly wage will be applied based on your most recent weekly wage for a standard work week. You cannot draw benefits if the payments are more than the weekly benefit amount of your claim.

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