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I'm starting a business where my employees will be handling

I'm starting a business where my employees will be handling my customer's cash and property. I want to do an extensive background check on potential employees before I hire them. Can I make an applicant pay for the background check (reimbursed only if hired)?

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Insurance question. I have a health insurance policy that is

Insurance question.Hello, I have a health insurance policy that is incredibly expensive, I get reimbursed by my employer for it but that money could go to better places. We received the policy off of the insurance exchange website and then 3 months later received a letter from Coventry health in NC, stating the insurance policy that we signed up for is no longer available and our insurance and deductible would increase next year, and it has. I was wondering , if I can cancel that plan and find my own plan without any penalty under obamacare/insurance exchange commision. Seeing as it's no longer open enrollment, am I able to change plans if the one I have no longer works for me or cost to much?

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I was transferred and paid out of my own pocket. I was told

I was transferred and paid for everything out of my own pocket. I was told that I would be reimbursed for my expense's. After I was denied I tried to write them off. Now the company will not sign for my tax appeal. I was told that from a business stand point "Its not our Problem".Is this true? How can I get back what was spent for a company transfer out of my pocket?

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First time doing this, just want to make sure this is

First time doing this, just want to make sure this is working and someone else is on the other end.

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I am a pediatrician about to join a small private practice

I am a pediatrician about to join a small private practice office in Texas. My contract has a clause that requires me to reimburse my employer for the recruiting fee that was paid to their recruitment agency if I leave my employer before a 2 year period. This is an $18,000 fee. I was not party to the agreement that they had with the recruiter and did not have any contract with the recruiting agency.Is it legal to have a requirement like this in an employment contract.

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My electrician was caught overcharging me , sometimes by as

My electrician was caught overcharging me for hours, sometimes by as much as 2.5hrs a day. Our building registers guests when they come and go, and after comparing his invoice against building records, his overcharging was discovered. This is not just an individual but an electrician that works for a conglomerate company.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: WashingtonJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: noJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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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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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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It all started Wednesday 5/18/16 with me telling my driver

It all started Wednesday 5/18/16 with me telling my driver leader Tom about repairs needed on my work truck which is a company vehicle assigned to me. The evidence shown resulted in Tom giving me the okay to take the truck into the dealership (freightliner) for repairs.In order to be compliant with the DOT regulations a few repairs had to be done on that truck which I explained to Tom in a text conversation that we had on Wednesday 5/18/16 the day before the truck went in. I did follow the procedures, which were to get the approval from SEM (Schneider Emergency Maintenance). I was given a green light both from Tom & SEM to take it in the morning on Thursday 5/19/16 at 8:00 AM.The truck was in as scheduled and freightliner told me that the repairs were to take at least 2-3 days and they were going to get an approval from SEM to do the work. I then called SEM to inform them of the situation and I was told that they will work it out with Tom and get the truck repaired and either freightliner or Tom will let me know when the truck is repaired and ready to get picked up. The protocol is that Tom needs to find me a rental truck or have me ride with another driver as a helper temporary, until my truck is repaired. The protocol is that I go to the home depot website every evening to get my work orders for the next day. I went to home depot website Thursday, Friday, Sunday and Monday night to check my work orders and there were none.Monday 5/23/16 at 3:13 PM: I received a phone call from Tom and we had close to a 30 min. Conversation. Basically, Tom was telling me that he did not know where I have been all this time meaning from last Thursday when the truck got in for repairs, and he proceeded telling me that nobody has ever informed him about the truck and he went on accusing me of bailing out without letting anyone know what was going on with the truck. I proceeded by explaining to him that I did follow protocol like it was meant to be followed on my end.Tuesday 5/24/16: Tom called me to inform me that the repairs were done and the truck was ready to be picked up from freightliner on the following day Wednesday 5/25/16. I asked Tom if I was getting a lift from another driver to go get the truck since that is protocol. I gave him an option for me to drive myself in my personal vehicle to the dealership and leave my car there, but I would then need a lift to go get my personal vehicle out of there by the end of the shift, Tom proceeded to tell me that he does not care how I get to work nor what I do with my personal vehicle. I then called up Jaycee (Tom's boss ). I explained the whole situation and he promised me that he was going to have a word with Tom. He agreed with me that It is indeed the company's responsibility to get me to the dealership since I would be picking up a company vehicle.The next morning as I was getting ready to go pick up the truck I called up one of our dispatches named John to ask for a lift to the dealership since I had not heard from Tom again. John asked me if I could afford a cab and that I would get reimbursed by the company. I told him I did not have the cash for a cab but I reassured John that I was going to do my best to get the truck picked up. I ended up taking my personal vehicle there to the dealership, and by the end of my shift I asked my wife to give me a lift to go get my vehicle out of the dealership and she did give me a lift.The protocol is that the driver leader' s responsibility to arrange transportation to get to the dealership.As we were driving back from picking up my vehicle and heading home, my wife driving in front and me following her on the I-10 W at milepost 255.2 my wife got involved in a car accident with my two sons, a 2 year and a 3 week old. She was rear ended by 4 vehicles. She and the 2 year old were taken by ambulance to the ER(Emergency Room 5/25/16). We went back to the ER the next day because we thought my 3 week old son was having complications.I was not paid for the time that the truck was in the shop which was Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Monday, Tuesday even though I am on salary. Although I was available to work, I was never notified by my driver leader of any work orders for those days. Had he arranged a lift as was company protocol, my family would have never gone through this pain and suffering we are going through right now.Saturday 5/28/16: While I was working I received a phone call from John (Schneider dispatcher in green bay) telling me that a home depot customer that I serviced on 5/25/16, requested for their product to be left on the patio because they were not going to be at home (unattended drop). John proceeded by telling me that the customer's car was hit and that there is “proof” that I am the one who hit the customer's car, also John mention to me that he got all the information from Tom who is my driver leader.Again, here protocol was not followed because Tom, as my driver leader, was supposed to inform me

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