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My employer considers me a sub-contractor. I am a heating

My employer considers me a sub-contractor. I am a heating and airconditioning technician. They assign me jobs and I have to drive where ever they say. When I took the job it was supposed to be Tucson only so I relocated to Tucson. Now most of the work is in Phoenix. The work is inconsistent and I barely get by. I quit without notice on 5/31. They are now telling me I have to give them 30 days notice. They sent me a copy of the agreement which says I have to pay $15,000 to them if I don't give them 30 days notice. I agreed to work for the 30 days but told them I can't drive up to Phoenix because I can't afford the gas. Now they are telling me if I don't take the jobs in Phoenix they will take me to court. Additionally, I had a co-worker (also a dub-contractor) who quit a few months ago. They did not treat that person like this. I'm the only sub-contractor left in the area. I'm not sure what my obligation is here. Any advice is appreciated.

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Dwayne B.

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I have a question about a job that I recently resigned from.

Hello! I have a question about a job that I recently resigned from. The owner/manager moved to a different state (over 30 hours away) and hired me as the "manager". However, I was not given any responsibilities as a manager...had no access to any of the business bank accounts (even though I was expected to run payroll), have emails stating that I was not allowed to make ANY decisions without consulting with her, and she never communicated directly to me....only through other coworkers. When she began insisting that I or someone else at the office needed to forge her name on payroll and banking checks and documents, I and two other employees quit without notice. When we quit, we took the folders in the unsecured filing cabinet (ALL employees had access) that had our social security numbers and drivers licenses, applications, and certifications. Those folders had a lot of personal information (but no performance reports or payroll records or anything like that) and were completely unsecured and with three of us leaving, we had no idea who would have access to that information. Now, our former employer is holding our last paychecks and telling us it was illegal to take that information. Is it? And can she legally hold our paychecks hostage? We live in the state of PA. We did realize after the fact that our i9 and w4 were in the folder and we emailed an electronic copy directly to the owner.

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John

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An employee quit without notice on Wednesday afternoon(in

An employee quit without notice on Wednesday afternoon(in california). Employee didnt come to pick up check but called saturday to have it sent by mail. This would be after 72 hours...penalties?The employee also demanded to be paid for vacation pay. They only worked 6 weeks. The Company handbook which was signed grants employees vacation after 12 months. It showed they had vacation pay on their paystub but it was a clerical error. Am I liable for this?

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John

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I was employed but the work place was very stressful I found

I was employed but the work place was very stressful I found out they were replacing and training a new person for my job it got so bad there I quit without notice do I have any rights and do I quailfay for benifints

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Barrister

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I need to give a new employer a to weeks' notice (she didn't

I need to give a new employer a to weeks' notice (she didn't hire me through contract!) -because I found a much better job in themeantime. what do I do?

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John

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I am an employer home care based business. I received

I am an employer for my home care based business. I received a garnishment letter for one of my employees in April. Her pay date was May for that period. I did a mistake and did not send the letter to payroll. On June 1 st she quit without notice and I have to back pay $842 for May and June to the garnishment company. Can I take her to court to recover this money I am now required to pay? Thank you!

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ScottyMacEsq

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I recently sat two employees down and explained that their

I recently sat two employees down and explained that their performance and rule breaking was no longer acceptable. They had been warned about smoking on the job and excessive cell phone use. I gave them two options #1 was to accept a paycut like they were starting fresh as of that day #2 was they could leave if this was not acceptable to them. I explained I would re visit the pay rate after a month of acceptable service.They both decided to stay accepting the pay cut, a couple of weeks later one employee quit without notice after failing to show up for a few days.Nothing was in writing but I do have several witnesses to the conversation.I have received a phone call from one employee demanding back pay stating what I did was ilegal.The pay cut was from $11 to $9 (minimum wage)The state is CaliforniaWe have always taken care of our employees as a small company they are crucial to our success maybe I should have written them both up and fired them but I felt it right to give them one more chance.What is my legal obligation?

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Ely

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I have attached Employee agreement signed by my employer VS

I have attached Employee agreement signed by my employer VS from me. Please let me know if it is Non-competent agreement ? and if it is enforceable ? my situation is : BS (End Client)----->BA (prime vendor)---->AW(subcontractor company)---> VS(my employer)BS have no idea about AW and VS, Now BA lost contract and contract assigned to different company named DM, My Question is can i work full time for company DM, please go through following contract and let me know, only point number 6 is important to read.

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John

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I'd like to get out of my employment contract before the 30 days notice requirement.

I'd like to get out of my employment contract before the 30 days notice requirement.I am a Utah Teacher, I am required by my contract to give 30 days notice. I am trying to find out what the consequences of just quitting are.

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Allen M., Esq.

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