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I was offered an interim position in NY at a college as a

I was offered an interim position in NY at a college as a vice president with a start date of August 8. The president unofficially offered the position and asked that the HR director send me a contract letter to sign. Instead of sending the letter by email it was mailed and I did not receive the contract before driving back east from San Diego.I packed up all of my belongings and departed with my husband by truck on Monday, July 25 to move into the apartment on campus which was offered to me on Sunday, July 31 . While en route to the east coast/in Maryland I was informed by the search firm on Thursday, July 29 about an article online about a Title IX issue in which I was indirectly involved in at another institution - I did not have any responsibility for deciding the case which a student had filed a complaint with the Office of Education and I was mentioned due to my role as a dean at the time. The incident has since been dismissed against that institution and no actions against the institution. I sent a full explanation to the head hunter to provide clarification on the matter.The president (who began on July 1, 2016) was gun shy about any Title IX incidents that may be linked to my appointment as a vice president and subsequently I was informed by the head hunter that they wanted to retract the offer.I had already arrived 10 hours within the campus when I am was informed of this final decision and felt totally humiliated and financially undermined that I would have to return to SD without a position, had no communication with the president, and left to go back home.I sent an email to the president and requested the following from the institution: pay all moving expenses incurred and six months of the $175K salary that I was offered. Initially the institution did agree to pay moving expenses (mileage, lodging, per diem for food/expenses) but rejected any additional financial compensation. Later the campus offered two weeks of the salary and moving expenses and asked that I sign a waiver releasing the institution of any legal actions in the future.I believe that this decision/action by the institution was unfair and has caused undue hardship financially and professionally. The background research on a candidate should be conducted before an offer was made. Additionally, I withdrew my name as a candidate for another position in which I was invited for an interview since I had accepted the position at this institution.I believe that the institution should pay at minimum 5 months of the salary. I have not responded to the settlement offer yet and seek your advice--should I just accept the two weeks salary and moving expenses?Thank you in advance for your assistance.R

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Samuel II

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I recently filmed a 2 week reality show. We were to receive

I recently filmed a 2 week reality show. We were to receive a 40 dollar a day stipend for food etc. that is in our contract. Instead they had a handler buy us groceries and decide what we got to eat every day. They did give us breakfast and lunch but I wanted to go to grocery store and buy what I like to eat. Instead the handler would shop for us. She would take a few suggestions but overall did not get the things I wanted. Is that a legal way to spend our stipend? Judy Welch

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Patrick, Esq.

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I have worked as a senior level executive company 25 years.

I have worked as a senior level executive for my company for over 25 years. Due to some wrong decisions made by my company's board members (family owned and privately-held), the company is doing an organized liquidation. These circumstances have occurred and I wonder if I have any legal standing against them:The company was profitable until roughly two years ago. When recently I discussed the downward spiral of the company, one of the board members/family members said to me, "just hang in there for about a month; changes are coming". The result was the organized liquidation.The owner of the company has become extremely inappropriate due to advanced age and decision-making difficulties. Comments like "why did you bring this shit to me", and "you are so stupid", " and "he is an asshole" are commonplace.Although they gave a few of us senior executives bonuses for last years' performance and reported it in our W-2's, they have held the checks and now the banks are not going to release them due to the organized liquidation.

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Dwayne B.

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My employer has been skimming $140 of per diem every day. I

My employer has been skimming $140 of per diem every day. I should be paid about $168 of per diem each work day (I do billing and see that is what they bill the client company for our per diem and that is what is on my deployment confirmation), but they lower the pay of all employees (roughly 100 - 150 employees) that receive per diem by $140 so that we all only get about $28 more per day than local workers. This seems to be illegal, but has been going on for my eight years of employment. Is this something I could sue for? Could they legally fire me for pursuing action on this? I work in Alabama, where one of their offices is, but am a Texas resident.

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Allen M., Esq.

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We are a privately owned company with approximately 300

We are a privately owned company with approximately 300 employees. We have a field services division with approximately 5 to 10 employees who work approximately 30 to 60 days per job. These workers are paid hourly from our "Regular" payroll and are reimbursed for travel expenses, and paid per diem. Because these workers are paid as all other employees, but only work on a "temporary" basis, do we need to offer the same benefits such as health as our "Regular" employees?

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John

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Need help regarding issues around last paycheck .... Was terminated

Need help regarding issues around last paycheck .... Was terminated April 26 with next pay day being may 3 rd school district is claiming my last paycheck was April 19 th as was paid for days worked at per diem rate when I was hired at a salary ... No notice until I inquired about last paycheck of status of final paycheck . I was on administrative leave due to a false accusation

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Ely

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I have been working at a skilled nursing facility as an

I have been working at a skilled nursing facility as an Occupational therapy assistant for 8 years now. They hired a male Physical Therapy Assistant who was contracting with my company for a little over a year. I was told by my supervisor that they were going to let him go 5 months ago, due to fraudulent billing, spending time on computer (facebook) & cell phone instead of treating patients/while treating patients, flat out lying about treating patients... which I & other therapists have observed for 8 months.I received a phone call from my supervisor yesterday stating, "He's threatening to leave the company if they don't fire me." He made claims that I was talking about him in a derogatory manner to other therapists...And that if I can't let his 'faults' go, then I will have to seek employment elsewhere. My supervisor stated this to me on the phone 3 times. I was speechless to say the least. I've never had a problem until now after all these years. I'm at a loss here. I love my job, I like working at this facility, but I'm worried that his lies are going to get me fired. I really don't know what to do. Any suggestions?

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Patrick, Esq.

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A bit of background: I am a therapist who worked in our

A bit of background: I am a therapist who worked in our local hospital. I resigned from my job, as my boss was bullying me, aggressively writing me up, obviously targeting me and I was presented with the written threat to fire me if any other write up was done or complaint were received. My blood pressure went sky high and my MD placed me on family leave. On my last day , he was bragging to other therapists " today I got rid of Lori (me). First Kathy (the speech therapist), then Lori and the next is Todd" He waited 1 week , and started writing up Todd. Yesterday , my this former Boss was fired. Question: Is the HR file on me, reversible? I know it is a legal document, with my responses to the write ups basically nullifying the accusations as part of the legal document.At this point, can they view these documents as part of his "plan" that he was was fired for, and "erase" them?I want to return to work, per diem, as I am a specialist (certified hand therapist and certified lymphedema therapist) and they had to refuse patients needing these services when I was forced to resign. But I can't return, if any complaint comes in, I am fired. I have had only 5 complaints in 42 years, all under him. We have a retirement town of complainers, literally, especially so they don't have to pay their part of the bill.

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ScottyMacEsq

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I have been working on a project than three years. In

I have been working on a project for more than three years. In addition to a salary, I am paid per diem, which is billed in full to the client as "living expenses". After one year on the project, my per diem became taxable. My employer deducts both the employer's portion and the employee's portion of FICA from the per diem that was originally paid to me in full. In other words, the employer remains "whole". Moreover, once the FICA thresholds are met, the employer continues to retain the "employer's portion" without justification. While unethical, is it legal?

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Law Educator, Esq.

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