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I relocated 19 months ago job. I have a relocation contract

I relocated 19 months ago for a job. I have a relocation contract stating that if I quit before 3 years, I am liable for the relocation costs reduced by a third every year. My current company is not doing well financially and effective June 1st has stopped accrual of vacation, meaning we are no longer getting paid vacation. The company is also implementing mandatory days off where I must use my little remaining vacation or get it unpaid. In my offer letter, I was getting 3.5 weeks paid vacation a year. Does the change in benefits void my relocation contract?

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The youth director of our church is an exempt employee. He

The youth director of our church is an exempt employee. He is taking the church youth to summer camp and will be responsible for them for seven days. How should he be paid during this time? How would he be paid if he were a non-exempt employee?

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I am asking my business partner buyout. Should I expect

I am asking my business partner for a buyout. Should I expect changes to my salary as an owner in the transition period? This is a corporation.

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I was off today. I'm 62 year old, female. I worked company

I was laid off today. I'm 62 year old, female. I worked for the company for 18 years. The position I've held was a brand new position when I took it (I've been in the position for 13 of my 18 years). I'm the only one in my division that does my job. I have never had a poor performance evaluation, in fact they have always been good or excellent. I was told today that my position is being eliminated (however every other business unit within our corporation has the position and most times, it's held by at least 2- 3 people). I was at a off-site team meeting last week and our boss showed an org chart with two open positions (albeit not the same title as mine). I'm quite sure, once the two open positions are filled, those people will do what I'm doing. I'm quite sure the reason I was let go was because of my salary. Do I have any recourse? I'm not sure I want to do anything but I want to cover my bases. I am being given a severance package, quite honestly I was so distraught when they let me go (on a conference call!) that I didn't absorb everything the H.R. person said to me. I believe I heard her say I will be on the payroll until August 22nd. Of course, I am free to apply for other positions. I look forward to any insight you can provide.

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Delta-Lawyer

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Question about a non-compete I signed to get employment. I

Question about a non-compete I signed to get employment. I resigned from the company about 3½ years ago. But when they brought me back, I did not sign another non-compete. Can they hold me to this non-compete that I signed when I was originally onboarded?

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Delta-Lawyer

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I have what may be a clear-cut case of my employer having

I have what may be a clear-cut case of my employer having taken gross advantage of my skills over several years, performing 2 jobs, but only being paid for one. Specifically, I work for the state of Georgia at a mental hospital. From 2012 to 2015, I was working as the Director/Research Coordinator of the Office of Research, and working as a Behavior Specialist, teacher, and counselor; but I was only ever paid for the latter...a significantly lesser paying position. The research job turned out to never have been actually created at the home office level, even though I was told it was legit, and received a formal letter from the Clinical Director affirming my appointment to the research position. In May of 2015, I was called in to a high-level meeting with HR, and my new superviors, and the clinical director, during which they informed me my research job was never properly authorized, and I was to be moved back to Behavior Specialist only, essentially amounting to a demotion. I was never compensated for my research job, even though I performed the duties of both positions at the same time. This sudden change of my position caused the canceling of a major study I was involved with, consisting of a team of IBM scientists, Cornell University, and the CIO and Assistant Deputy Commissioner of my state division... a project, that if successful, would have easily save the state millions of dollars per year, and saved lives.I recorded the entire length of the high-level meeting. During which, parties involved admitted their part, and therefore guilt. I did not inform them I recorded the meeting; but I know Georgia law allows for such recordings, as long as I was party to it.I want to file a lawsuit. I have given them ample time to resolve my concerns about this matter, and to fairly compensate me; but they have blown smoke screens, deferred to grievance policies that put my complaints in limbo, and have since May of last year tried to create an environment for me that has been so toxic as to force me to resign. I have evidence of this too.I need serious legal help, and I need it right away.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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We had a salaried manager at our restaurant, scheduled to

We had a salaried manager at our restaurant, scheduled to work last week Tuesday through Saturday, our days of operation. He did not show or call in last Friday, and on Saturday came in late and within 5 minutes walked out without a word to anyone that he was leaving. Do I have to pay him for those 2 days?

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Patrick, Esq.

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We live in a "work at will" state. My husband has been told

We live in a "work at will" state. My husband has been told he has two options 1) Quit or 2) be demoted 2 levels but with the same salary (just not level). He has voiced his concerned about ethics within finance at his company, and my husband doesn't see eye to eye with his boss or boss's boss. However, his employee file is clean and a demotion doesn't seem legal but more of a retaliation effort of upper management. They also told him his replacement has been identified within the company. Can they legally demote him this way?

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Patrick, Esq.

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I'm 62 and have been with a company 39.5 years. After our

I'm 62 and have been with a company 39.5 years. After our company has had stellar growth in the last several years,I have been ask to take an option of 1) stepping down to a leeser role or taking a a package as part of an RIF. Package is 6 months salary and Cobra. I will be subject to High Medical expense , short of being able to sign up for Medicare ...or full Social Security benefits. I would like to take the early-out package , but I feel it is WAY LOW after 40 years of successful service. Any recourse? I pushed back and their answer was to leave me working 3 extra months.

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Patrick, Esq.

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