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Is it better to have the response letter to a severance

Is it better to have the response letter to a severance offer negotiating the terms come from a lawyer or from the employee? Especially since there is a history of disputes leading up to the dismissal and allegations of discrimination, retaliation and harassment.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: ConnecticutJA: 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: worked for company for 12 years

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Can some one get fired for information the company already

Can some one get fired for information the company already knew. Already attending classes, bad had writting, ext?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: IlliniosJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: At willJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Company already knew about it before hand

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It's again! I'm the drive through coffee shop owner you've

Hello, It's Marc again! I'm the drive through coffee shop owner you've helped in the past. I have a question and I'll add details first: I demoted a gal today from the position of assistant manager for not performing well and I cited to her that she was "not a good fit" for our team. She makes $1.90 over minimum wage a usually works full time at 40 hours a week. She agreed to my offer to take a "regular" part time position but wanted to know the legalities of what I can lower her pay to and how many hours a week she'd be getting? She of course was not very happy with my decision and felt she deserves the position. We had to get her out of the leadership position as she possesses high drama and many other negative attributes. I have no problem keeping her close to 40 hrs weekly and even leaving her pay the same as long as she can keep herself out of trouble and gossip is gone. What am I obligated to do and what if any recourse can she realistically take? Thanks!

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My step-son was just demoted from store manager to what

My step-son was just demoted from store manager to what Walmart calls a co-manager. He has worked for Walmart for 18 years and was just promoted to store manager in July 2016.When he was promoted, Walmart moved him to Houston from St. Louis. He took over a store that had been underperforming for years. From all accounts, he turned the store around. By the end of the year, sales and profitability numbers were up. The store "made their number", resulting in substantial bonuses for Mike and other employees of the store.His boss was the one who recruited him to be transferred and promoted. But as soon as Mike got to the new store, his boss turned into a yelling, screaming tyrant--constantly criticizing and never having a positive thing to say. His boss has other stores that do not perform as well, and the "word on the street" is that his own job is in peril.Would you suggest Mike seek the help of an employment attorney or try to formulate some sort of appeal inside Walmart?

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Can an employer force an employee to go away overnight on a

Can an employer force an employee to go away overnight on a road tripJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: DelawareJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: UnionJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: We are an aircraft repair facility, some employees volunteer to go away to fix an aircraft, but when enough volunteers are not available, they are trying to force others who do not want to go

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I have been employed by a national food service broker for 5

I have been employed by a national food service broker for 5 years. A co-worker conducted a background search and submitted the results to senior management and the recent review with senior management I was told things weren't working out. I was not terminated, but believe the company is trying to eliminate the position I currently hold. This would effect 49 Key Account Managers with this company. I am also one of the top 5 sales people on the west coast and my successes have been documented several times in their national foodservice publication sent out monthly. My name is***** Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue? Customer: The current branch VP had also terminated me about 12 years ago for the same issue. His small brokerage firm was bought out by a brokerage firm in Seattle WA and in turn that broker sold out to the national company I now work for. The information from this issue which is over 13 years olds has been spread throughout the current market I work in and from my understanding it is illegal for anyone to conduct this type of search without my knowledge.

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My company has recently launched a diversity initiative. One

My company has recently launched a diversity initiative. One of the policies states:"In hiring decisions, we prioritize hiring a person(s) of color. We would love for the racial demographics of our team to accurately reflect the racial demographics of the greater metropolitan area."Although I agree with the sentiment of these goals, does this type of hiring practice fall within legal lines? I am concerned these well-intentioned policies may backfire.

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I was promoted at my job last year june and the pay

I was promoted at my job last year june and the pay difference started in july but the made a mistake in the pay resulting in about 35,000 over payment between july 2016 and first pay period of Jan 2017. Now i need to pay them back but the option is a lump sum or a specific amount by the first pay in feb. They wanted every thing back by dec 2017. This however is not convenient for me, i am offering to pay all back by middle of next year. I haven't signed the agreement to start paying back since the amount is not going to work well for me. What options do i have ?

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I have worked at a company for 9 years. For at least the

I have worked at a company for 9 years. For at least the past three years I have been doing the same job, with the same pay. I was recently told that my job title has changed from a manager to a supervisor and that would mean a decrease of $15,000 per year in salary. When asked, then what duties/responsibilities have been taken away the answer was NONE. That I only do a supervisors job not a manager. Is this legal?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: The main office is in Tennessee but I am working from Georgia.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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