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I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker (therapist); I need

I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker (therapist); I need some extra work and thinking to contract with a company that I know could provide a consistent income providing therapy. My concern is that they require a non-compete clause that basically states that I can only work for them (no other contracts or employers) and can't practice my profession within 100 miles after I terminate with them. They would sign me on as an "independent contractor" but I could only contract with them. As I read Florida law I don't believe this clause can be enforced. There are no trade secrets, no training needed from them, and nothing unique about their business practices that need protecting. This clause as I see it, if enforced, would violate public policy in regards ***** ***** restraint of trade. My question is how likely is it that they could enforce this clause?

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I worked in a restaurant in Sedona Az as a Hostess. I

I worked in a restaurant in Sedona Az as a Hostess. I witnessed a chef about to stab a manager and called the police. Two weeks after the incident occurred the owner asked me if I was going to testify against the restaurant I said not but I will testify against the chef. He told me it was a conflict of interest and sent me home. I am currently collecting unemployment. He told the unemployment people he let me go because he smelled liquor on my breath!

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I need advice on how to proceed. I am a manager, and my

I need advice on how to proceed. I am a manager, and my manager 8 months ago started acting irrationally. Started accusing me of not doing my job, of not acting in the interest of company, etc etc. When I would present facts, he would be dismissive. I went to neutral HR organization in our company to receive coaching - nothing worked and things got worse. Neutral HR advised me to take notes, and to summarize what I've done on a weekly basis to my manager, and ask for advice via email. When things were not improving I went to HR that is directly related to my department. At the same time my peer and colleague was also having issues with my manager, and our VP spoke to our manager - our manager behaved normally for about a week. With my colleague things progressed fine, but with me they got worse. My manager did not want to meet with me, would advise me to do one thing and then blame me if something didn't go the way it should although I followed his advice. He does not speak with me, and barely greets me only after I've greeted him - at times even if I greet him, he is quiet. I had my mid year review and he was upset, angry and told me I should have been doing many things that were not part of my performance goals. After this I went back to HR and said that things didn't improve and they need to step in. While I was meeting with HR, my manager walked by the room and looked very upset. When I returned to my department HR contacted my manager, and he let me know that he has a meeting with HR and he is looking forward to it because he has plenty of documentation on me. After that, I asked him a question, he got so angry that I asked him a question that he pulled me in a room along with my colleague and was upset telling me that I am not meeting his expectations etc etc. I went back to HR to report this incident - he saw me again in HR office and walked in the room and said if I am to go to HR he should be also invited. HR said that they told my manager not raise any of my performance concerns in front of my colleague. HR said they will difuse the situation and work with both of us. No follow up meeting has been scheduled yet. In the meantime, my manager is getting bad again - angry, accusing me of things, not speaking with me. At this point, I've stopped greeting him since he has not greeted me back in months. Today I had another incident where he is angry telling me he is preparing documentation for HR. I have been looking for a new job within the company but to no avail. HR is aware and said they would help, but they didn't. I plan on going to HR and asking that I am put in a different department or that I start reporting to a different manager because I cannot work effectively in this environment anymore. What rights do I have as an employee?

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I'm a college student who had an on campus job I was

I'm a college student who had an on campus job I was verbally terminated from. I wasn't asked to sign anything, or sent anything concerned the termination. About two weeks later, I sent a certified letter in the mail to HR stating I believed I was wrongfully terminated. I provided a copy of the policies that specifically pertained to my department about termination of employment. I said none of the disciplinary policies about termination pertained to me and asked to be let resign. Not getting a response, I sent another letter reiterating I respectfully ***** ***** I could resign due to believing I was wrongfully terminated and would like a written answer. Weeks later no response? Many legal websites stated exceptions to At Will state policy is if employers do not follow their own company policies. Is there specific time frame that requires them to respond to my letters? Should I send resignation letter if they continue not to respond? I don't qualify for Legal Aid and I will.

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I have signed a contract for one year with a company working

I have signed a contract for one year with a company working as an RN, but I wish to change jobs and relocate in the same state, is the contract legally binding in California? I have given my two weeks notice and the owner has called me stating that he could sue.

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Patrick, Esq.

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I feel that I was wrongfully terminated from a company. How

I feel that I was wrongfully terminated from a company. How do I no if I have a legal case?

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Was demoted without notice because I might be leaving the

Was demoted without notice because I might be leaving the company to go back to school in a few months.

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I think I have a good suit against my company. I just got

Hey. I think I have a good suit against my company. I just got fired from a trucking job. I also have an excellent constitutional suit worthy of the SCOTUS, but that takes a long time and doesn't pay any money. So what I need to know is the nuts and bolts of how to file a lawsuit against my company. They have a terminal near the Atlanta airport, a home base in Morris, IL, and corporate offices in Louisville, KY. I could file in Atlanta, right? I'm going pro se, at least at first. If it doesn't settle quickly I'll hand it off to a lawyer for a cut.

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I was terminated from my job. the stray cat's in the parking

I was terminated from my job. for feeding the stray cat's in the parking lot where I worked & I was off the clock.. after I was fired they then said it was against company policy. I had no info on this policy & other employees did not either. I was told by a manger it wasn't a good ideal o to that. the cats are even inside the building. now if I was on the clock & knew it was a policy & done it then I would understand

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