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At the end of my first year employment, I was given a

At the end of my first year employment, I was given a healthy raise and handed a bonus check. Along with this was an offer of a "15% Guaranteed" Retention bonus for the next year as I was to be the main employee to stay on. Just stay for the entire year and it was to be paid. Side note is that the reason for this is that the business was being put up for sale.When I inquired about the guaranteed bonus after a year, the story had changed to that we didn't break even. I did not get the check. When I inquired and pushed a few months later, it was said that the reason I didn't get it was because the business had not sold and that my boss would honor his promise in the next few months when it sold.So here I am a few weeks away from this place selling and I am wondering what I can do to ask/encourage the boss to pay up what he owes me. How can I wake him up and avoid getting stiffed in this deal? I am also the person who connected the new buyer to the boss!

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After 14 years of work, can your employer change your salary

after 14 years of work, can your employer change your salary and position?Last year salary and bonus = $250,00This year the same $250,00Next year a retention bonus is due for an additional $125,00Thinking they may shake thing up to get me to quit so they don't have to pay high dollars.

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A coworker forged my name on a letter with company letter

A coworker forged my name on a letter with company letter head saying that the company will pay for the rent of a cliant. Our company did an investigation and intervied me and that is the last I hesrd of the matter. My question is do I have a right to know which one of my coworkers forged a letter in my name? And do I have a right to know my coworker's consequences. As of now it feels like a cover up to me.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MinnesotaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: That is it.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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My retention letter states that the payout will be as

My retention letter states that the payout will be as follows:• Total payout is 10% of employee base salary as of October 1, 2015.• Paid in two phaseso 10/23/15 – 5%,o 7/23/16 (or closest pay date) - 5%,having a hard time with HR getting their ducks in a row so it will be the first paycheck in August, the 11th.JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: washingtonJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I hit send too soon...should have continued to say that the payout should be July 29, but my boss' reply when asked was, "... having a hard time with HR..." my question is can they change the date like that?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: washington

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My employer paid my coworker's health insurance, and

My employer paid my coworker's health insurance, and subsidized her income while she was on disability, he did this for one year. This was through The Company account will he be obligated to do the same for me?

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Patrick, Esq.

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I was working company 1,5 year. After I told the employer

Hi there, I was working for the company 1,5 year. After I told the employer that I'm pregnant, she told me my rights. They paid me 6 weeks after birth, and after 10 weeks, I contacted employer to report my back to work, and been told that they can not offer me a job anymore. They hired the other girl, and put her on my place. I was paid on 10-99, because that was my choice. Do I have any rights here, can I do anything. Thank you

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I signed a terms and conditions of employment agreement on

I signed a terms and conditions of employment agreement on March 30, 2015 with my current employer. There was a delay between this paperwork and my start date. My start date was July 20, 2015 and I resigned with an end date of June 9, 2016. I got a $5,000 signing bonus when I started. One provision of the agreement is below:I agree that should I terminate employment for reasons within my control in a period of twelve (12) months after my date of hire, I will repay to the Company costs, signing bonuses, and/or retention bonuses previously paid to me or paid on my behalf in connection with my move to this location. Repayment will be made to (Company) in (Town, County), Texas within 12 months from the date of termination.I did not move to this location for employment. I moved here about a year and a half prior to talking with this company. They lied to me about several other things related to my employment and I am inclined to not repay any money. Is it legally enforceable that I repay this money?

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Patrick, Esq.

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An employee signed a Retention Bonus Agreement in December

An employee signed a Retention Bonus Agreement in December which said the following;Employee shall receive a retention bonus in the amount of $2,200 (the “Bonus”), payable in thenext paycheck following the Effective Date; provided, however, that if Employee leaves theCompany within six (6) months of the Effective Date, Employee shall be obligated to return, andthe Company retains the right to withhold from her final paycheck, an amount equivalent to theBonus.The employee is leaving 5 months later. She is claiming we have no right to withhold the bonus because her position was changed in the meantime. This doesn't hold any weight to me, since there are no terms to that effect in the agreement. Are we entitled to withhold this from her final paycheck, or is there anything in California law prohibiting this?Thanks!

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My name is ***** ***** JA: Thanks. Can you give me

Hello, My name is ***** *****JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?Customer: Contingent Offer, Letter of commitment and Intention AgreementJA: OK got it. Last thing — Employment Lawyers generally expect a deposit of about $18 to help with your type of question (you only pay if satisfied). Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.

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