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I recently had to report an employer to the IRS and labor

I recently had to report an employer to the IRS and labor board because he was altering paychecks so that they would equal zero. I warned my coworkers to record their hours and pay and to take inaccurate stubs to the labor board because they company is not paying minimum wage and stealing wages. Can I get in trouble for this? I thought that not paying an employee their wages was wage theft.

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Patrick, Esq.

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Isn't illegal to fire someone for not responding to their

Isn't illegal to fire someone for not responding to their overtures?JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: flJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Evidence of libel and slander also, possible gender discriminationJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state you're in?Customer: fl

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Barrister

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The company I work for, uses a third party company for some

The company I work for, uses a third party company for some of their in-house operation. I was hired by the company I work for but trained by this third party company.TPC also provide services to our competitors (my former employer of 10 years - I left in excellent good terms) where I have good relationship.I recently found out that a TPC employee is sharing false information and half truth about my performance which is affecting my image, and perhaps future employment with my previous employer.It is more complicated as it seems, and that is because this TPC wants to offer the service I perform to my employer, and it has become a hassle as each time I need assistance from them (I need their assistance as we use their equipment which they service), it is a mile long exchange before something gets done, and when done is with bad attitude.My concern is that not only they are damaging my image as a good employee which may affect me in the future, I also believe there is a conflict of interest because this TPC is sharing internal information to our direct competitor.With that, here are my questions:1- Should I take some legal actions to stop them from spreading these false half truth information about my performance?2- Should I just talk to the higher ups in my company or talk to Human Resources?3- Should Talk to HR, higher ups along with some legal actions so they understand the seriousness of the situation (or my perceive seriousness)?4- Should I rely on karma, eat it up and just let it go?5- Is the expense of legal actions not worth the hassle?6- If any legal action or advise shall be done, how do I protect the people who shared that TPC was engaging in this situation?Looking forward for some advise.Kind regards.

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Asad Rahman

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A co-worker told the managers and HR a false statement to

A co-worker told the managers and HR a false statement to get me into trouble. When confronted about the matter i denied it and was repeatedly called a liar by HR. I had felt so disrespected and bullied that i emotionally couldn't work for a few days. With-in 24 hrs i had proved the statement was false but nothing happen and i don't feel comfortable working under people like this. Is this considered slander or defamation?

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Patrick, Esq.

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I was an employee of a consulting firm where I signed a non

I was an employee of a consulting firm where I signed a non solicitation agreement. Firm laid me off in January 2016. Firm hired me as a part time 1099 consultant (non W2 employee) in June with no written contract, just entered hours and was paid a fixed fee. Client I was working on decided to terminate the consulting agreement with the firm and then the client spoke to me directly about coming to work for the company. When I called the firm to explain the matter, I was fired on the spot from my consulting agreement, and then consulting firm and client engage in a verbal attach on each other claiming the firm (and my work) was not within the scope of the engagement and each threatened suing the other. To my knowledge, they decided to just part ways and to preserve the goodwill of the firm, the owner refunded the fees paid by the client.Note that NO REFUND was required under the contract in that I delivered 100% of the deliverables on the engagement one week ahead of schedule. I have documented proof of the deliverables. In any event, I just received a legal letter from the firm demanding he $4,700 they paid me in fees, when in fact I delivered 100% of the engagement and the firm is refusing to pay me the last 2 1/2 weeks of fees on the engagement (about $2,700).I really don't care about the $2,700 as I tried to do the right thing by immediately calling my firm and advising them that the client was going to terminate, but becasue I mentioned that they had an interest in hiring me, I am now having to consider hiring a lawyer just to have the entire matter go away. Any advice?

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Barrister

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My boss terminated me without any sort of explanation, and

My boss terminated me without any sort of explanation, and did so via text message. I understand that I work in an at will state and there is not much I can do, but, I had an exemplary performance record and made very good money, and up until that point, hadn't had a single complaint. I asked foran explanation and was refused one. I told him I planned to come to our place of employment the next day, and any subsequent days that it was necessary until I received one. He didn't reply, but, a co-worker told me that they were told if I came into the restaurant, they were to call the cops. Again, I was thoroughly confused. My friend and co-worker was unable to get an answer as to why I was terminated, either, until our bosses partner finally felt some compassion and told her what happened, which she then relayed to me. On the day I was terminated, we had several things go wrong - our point of sale system was not working, we ran out of our most popular dish, etc. I text my frustrations of the day to my friend and co-worker, telling her I had been near tears and ready to walk out, being a bit hyperbolic. Anyway, we got through the day, and the only person I said anyting to was my friend via text. When she came to work, after I had left, our boss asked for her phone to install an app on it, in case they had problems similar to what I had dealt with that afternoon. While he had her phone, without either her or my permission, and unbeknownst to either of us, he opened and read the texts between us. He immediately text me and fired me for the content of the text messages, although I still have not officially been offered that explanation. I have yet to confront him with that information, as my friend still works there and I don't want to threaten her job, as well. He read texts that were private communication between my friend and I without permission, has not paid me for my work, has threatened to call the cops on me, and accused me of stealing from him - which I did not do. I was a fantastic employee and am now missing nearly $400 a week in much needed income as a result of something terrible he did. Do I have any recourse at all in this matter?

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Infolawyer

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Juris Doctor.

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I had an employer who fired me because I didn't like the new

I had an employer who fired me because I didn't like the new schedule. He forced out everyone who complained. For three weeks he insisted I didn't want the job and quit.For three weeks I tried to explain that I did not quit.He did not respond. One day I saw his wife and asked her to talk to him. She said she would and "things have gotten bad here". A couple of days later he approached me and said I had threatened his wife, they would be filing a report and that "you could lose your children for this".I actually approached his wife for help in regaining employment. Naturally I would not use threats to get my job back. I said I would apologize for any misunderstanding. He told me to only talk to him. Several days later,I found this out when I went to pick up my daughter for our visitation:My ex employer contacted my ex wife ( who he has no relationship with and who I am in a custody battle over my daughter with) and told her his story and provided her with a police report. He also told her I was fired for drinking.My ex took this to the courts and was awarded emergency custody. She said she had a police report of the incident with my employer's wife. A FALSE POLICE REPORT.My ex employer has a history of deceit and is well known in the community for burning his employees.This has caused me damage to my court battle, caused my community to question me and to spread the false accusation.Unfortunately, I have no witness to my conversation with the wife of my ex employer.She won't talk to me or accept my apology.I am being slandered by Joe Nazar . He has lied to the police, the marina where I live, and my ex wife.Where do I go from here?

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Legalease

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I was employed by a US company as a consultant based out of

Hi, I was employed by a US company as a consultant based out of the UK but on a US contract. The CEO unexpectedly fired the SVP of Sales who hired me at the end of 2015. Since that point the CEO became increasingly abusive, leaving a message on my voice mail accusing me of acting like a "crazy person". He followed on by accusing me of misreading emails, when the emails showed I was clearly correct. The abuse continued for 5 months until I eventually felt I had to leave the organisation. The company is now telling clients that i'm on holiday and they don't know where I am. Firstly I did start to questions my judgement and sanity and secondly I am concerned they are giving customers and clients the impression I'm unstable. This has caused me significant financial loss and defamation of character personally and my consultancy company that took me 25 years to build. Is there any options to file for compensation and force the origination to represent my departure correctly?I am based in the UK, but my contract is governed by US law. I wasn't sure if this was something that would be first, worth pursuing and second best pursued from the USA or UK.

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I have a former employee who was stealing money and

I have a former employee who was stealing money and discounting product by 50 percent and often pocketing that money too.. learned she was telling cleints to not shop we were going under..not the case.. she is now working at a shop I go to and feel I should inform the current owners.. what can I legally do or say. It goes on with the wrong doing but those are the starters

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RobertJDFL

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