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MN-Employer allowed me to work full time on billable clients

MN-Employer allowed me to work full time on billable clients for two weeks. After the two weeks they send me backdated a separation agreement to say my final day of work was two weeks before.

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Patrick, Esq.

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Effective 12/1/2016 my position was eliminated as Manager

Effective 12/1/2016 my position was eliminated as Manager Food and Beverage Operations at Baltimore Municipal Golf Corp. I received severance pay through 01/2017. I was paid bi-weekly during my employ at BMGC lasting approximately 8 years. During most if not all of my BMGC employment I participated in their matching 401K savings plan. I was never one to closely scrutinize my deductions, but I was generally aware. Following my termination at BMGC it occurred to me that the 401K (both my contribution and the BMGC match) belongs to me and there should be a settlement of some kind. Deliberately I let several months pass before following up. My termination was not due to performance but rather due to corporate financial reasons. On May 28, 2017 I sent the Executive Director , Jonathan Ladd a text message asking for a statement and status of my account. While not a great deal of time has elapsed since my request, at least I expected acknowledgement of my request. Any advice you can offer would be greatly appreciated. Sorry to say, I don't trust these folks as I was told I would be paid my unused vacation accrual which was more than 1 months pay and I never received it. I never received merit increments on schedule, nor did my sole assistant, ....JA: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MarylandJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Not by me. Not sure what to fileJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I don't think so. Do you want my phone number?

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John

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I am a teacher in Colorado. I was asked to sign a

I am a teacher in Colorado. I was asked to sign a performance concern letter at 3pm for missing recess duty on the last day of school. I was working on reports that are due tomorrow. I received an email from HR at 4:20 friday informing me about the admin leave and a meeting tomorrow at the district office at 7:45am. I had weekly meetings with the principal all year. Friday he also told me he did not have confidence in me but could not provide examples and told me to reflect over the summer. The school district is abusive to staff and I am a 'squeeky wheel' Principal said people find me intimidating. I am vocal and extremely good at my job. I am a special education teacher and speak out. They don't like me and have tried to get me out last year.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: colorado. I am non-propJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: yes, at will. full time and have been with the school district for 8 years. My union is weak!!JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: it's a culture of fear and intimidation but teachers don't fight or speak up. They have never put anyone else on admin leave for missing recess duty. Nor have they given me any indication all year about any loss of confidence in my performance. The superintendent's daughter is new to the school and is a reports back to the principal on all of us. 2 other people were let go this year because of a personality confilct with superintend. daughter.

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Infolawyer

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Are you a California attorney? I had been receiving

Are you a California attorney? I had been receiving severance pay for a year ending 4/30/17 and SDI was deducted from every check. I filed a disability claim on 4/16/2017 and was told by EDD today I will likely be denied claim. Should I have been deducted for SDI? Do I have a chance at appeal if denied?

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I retired from State Farm last August after 39 years.

I retired from State Farm last August after 39 years. Earlier in the year, I was offered a job in another department since I chose not to relocate with my department to Dallas or Atlanta. The reason was that I was too close to retirement. I was a second line manager and the offer was for a first line manager. It would not have impacted my pay other than my annual increases would be far less. I believe I was offered this position intentionally to avoid being eligible for a severance package. To be eligible for the package, my salary had to be more than the salary range of the job I was offered. Unfortunately, I was barely within the salary range of the lower job class, thanks to salary adjustments over the pass two years. The last salary adjustment became effective 3 months before my termination date! I believe I am owed the severance pay. I could have retired several months earlier but was asked to stay on a little longer to manage other employees who chose not to relocate. I also feel I am a victim of the higher cost of living in California since a fellow second line manager in North Carolina (with a lower cost of living salary) was eligible for her severance pay. Do I have a case?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: At will, full time.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I've kept documents supporting my concern.

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Patrick, Esq.

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I have been on short term leave due to stress and anxiety at

I have been on short term leave due to stress and anxiety at work. My doctor says I can return to work only if I have a different supervisor. I work for a small business that I know will be able to accommodate this condition. There have also been numerous instances of racial situations all of which I have not shared with them that another attorney has deemed not persistent and pervasive enough to constitute a case. My thoughts were to write a letter with details from these instances in addition to their inability to accommodate my medical need for an alternate position and ask that they negotiate a separation with me. Is this advisable or what would be the best path to take?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MissouriJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Not so farJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I am suffering in my daily life as a result of the environment at work.

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LawTalk

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I was "asked for my resignation" without given a reason, and

I was "asked for my resignation" without given a reason, and offered a 4 week severance (verbally). Then subsequently escorted from the property. (I am in FL - an "at-will" employment state). This occurred one day after a legal team was brought in by my employer to interview all staff (including myself - I am the Practice Administrator) about an EEOC and hostile work environment concern. My primary question is this: if I provide a letter of resignation, can the employer require me to sign a severance agreement that states I cannot sue them? If so, and I find out later that anyone at the company provided derogatory information that precluded me from obtaining comparable employment, can I then file a claim regardless of the severance agreement?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: FLJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Not be me. There was a previous EEOC claim filed and an employee walked off the job siting racial jokes as the reason. - this is what led to the legal team investigatingJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: not specifically at this time. I am just needing advice on whether to provide the resignation letter or not. i don't want for them to rescind and terminate me and be left with nothing

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John

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This is regarding applying for DC unemployment, How does a

JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location. Customer: This is regarding applying for DC unemployment JA: Has anything been filed or reported? Customer: How does a lump sum severance affect application no not yet JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you? Customer: Actually I clicked this page by accident on google - how much would this cost? JA: I'm not sure of the exact price, but there's only a $5 deposit. The rest of the price information will be on the page I send you to. Customer: OK

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Maverick

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I have received an unfavorable annual performance

I have received an unfavorable annual performance evaluation. The supervisor that administered it put almost everything on it that was untrue...meaning there were no coaching sessions whatsoever. The only favorable had to do with safety. It is my opinion based on my military experience and my 30 years being in corporate America, is that there should be no surprises during the evaluation. Generally anything considered should be supported by documentation of which in this case there was no documentation. He says he was new to the process and that he would try harder to be a better supervisor going forward. That's no excuse in my opinion. Also, the company is loosing money. That's why in my opinion that anything that destroys morale, miscommunication, etc should be addressed almost immediately. Supervisor should not bucket comments or items and bring them up during the evaluation. Also, this supervisor was a senior NCO in the military. He knew what he was doing although it was wrong. I have brought my concerns to his supervisor which is a director and the HR manager. I'm concerned because no one seems to have a sense of urgency on addressing this issue. After contacting my director about 2 week later he says the discussion between my supervisor and he was scheduled. The company at this time just had a layoff which affected several employees in my group of which there was no severance pay and we may be going through another one within the next few months. What approach do you think I need to take? I know that I am not been treated fairly. I am a black male over 60 years only and I pride myself on doing good quality work.

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Phillips Esq.

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