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In the state of VA, about 25 years ago, I had a felony

In the state of VA, about 25 years ago, I had a felony conviction for prescription fraud. I went through much rehab, etc and have been employed. Recently, I took a job with as the only Pharmacist in a small town. The Pharmacy is owned by a CA based company. They were thoroughly vetted on my past and paid for my release from a temp agency. I've been working for this pharmacy now since 9/2016 and last night they told me that a doctor complained about my past and they told me to hand in my keys and go home pending contact from them. There are no issues with my performance and business has increased. Can they release me knowing for something they KNEW upon hiring?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Virginia Hired by a CA owned pharmacyJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: full timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not that I can think of....

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Marsha411JD

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I was given an offer for a position, i excepted, also passed

I was given an offer for a position, i excepted, also passed drug test and background. With this company I was first hired through temp agency, a few days later they offered to hire me full time. Feb. 1st my drug test and background was clear, as of today, they still have me on temp and have not changed me over. is this common?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: IowaJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: Full time at will, i believe.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: i worked for this company, they had lay offs, i was laid off for 4.5 months before the position came up

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Gerald-Esquire

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I was recently released from my term job with a large

I was recently released from my long term job with a large company. Part of the time I worked directly through my small company, but mostly I worked through a temp agency they asked me to sign up with. While working this way, I usually worked substantially more hours than I was paid for. This was well documented. My first question - am I entitled to any compensation for that time?Second: At all times I worked directly for managers and others at the large company. I also negotiated the rate I paid directly with them. And I was instructed on the number of hours I was allowed to bill for, and often instruction which hours during the day to work. The temp agency simply collected my timecards and paid me -- they had no knowledge of or involvement in any of the work I did. I have heard of a concept called co-employment which might make me eligible for benefits that other direct employees received. I never received any of this - am I entitled to this?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: PennsylvaniaJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: It was usually full-time or more, but later was reduced. It was not union - I was developing software. I'm not sure what "at will" means. -thanksJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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Infolawyer

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I signed a employment agreement with my current employer. I

I signed a employment agreement with my current employer. I work as a communications tech site manager( cable puller )at a hospital . I have considered joining a temp agency to work as a IT assistant at the same hospital. Can my employer stop me.

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RobertJDFL

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Juris Doctorate

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While working for a temp agency I was harassed and

While working for a temp agency I was harassed and threatened by 2 employees at the contractors site. When I told temp agency about the situation and to please find me another job, they did nothing. They expected me to handle it myself. They did not investigate the situation and were mad at me when I left the job 2 days later. I worked less than 2 months of a 6 month contract and believe I am owed compensation for the 4+ months. At $30/hour this comes out to about $20,000 +.

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LawTalk

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Juris Doctor

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We are a California business A Dog bording facility, my wife

We are a California business A Dog bording facility, my wife and I 50%/ 50% S CorpOur manger text my wife today a copy of a doctors note for 18 days off Sept 1-18, and nothing about returning, She also text her saying unfonantely my doctor took me off work for 18 days i'm sorry for the inconvenience.. About 2 weeks ago i went to a few temp agencys inquiring about a new manger needed, as i wasn't happy with her, she is very lazy, doesn't stay consistent with tasks, she is always complaining to my wife about her blood pressure, anxiety, headaches etc, Well just today i interview a girl from Va that is working as a GM and wanting to re locate.. I currently pay my current manager a salary 800 per week, and she works aprox 55 hr per week, .. What can or can't i do with her ? Can i let her go with out problems ? Can i move her over to a hourly wage and cut her hours ?? Her leaving like this with no phone call is basically a slap in the face, as she knows she pretty well handles everything, schedule, ordering, etc Thank you Jeff

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Asad Rahman

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J.D.

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I quit my job of 3 years because there were a lot of

I quit my job of 3 years because there were a lot of employees who were regularly on meth and heroin that they were bringing in from a temp agency. I felt this was a dangerous unsafe work environment. is there anything I can do for compensation in regards ***** *****?

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Ray

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I was placed to work for a health care facility "contract to

I was placed to work for a health care facility "contract to hire" via a temporary firm. When I was brought on by the facility as a permanent employee their offer was $11,000/year less than what I was making as a contract to hire. Never was there ever mention through the temp that my wages would decrease when/if I was made a permanent employee. I left a stable position thinking I was making a move to a better company. I feel completely mislead by the recruiter. Now I have a very large pay cut. Do I have any claim against the temp company?

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Marsha411JD

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We are working with a temp agency. They sent us their

Hi there - We are working with a temp agency. They sent us their agreement and we have a few questions:- They have their employee (who would be a temp with us) being paid overtime above 8 hours per day; they charge us 1.3 times their usual hourly rate for overtime and 1.6 times for double time. Is overtime legally required in a situation where the individual is the employee of the temp agency and a temp for us? We'd like to get out of this if possible but realize it may not be possible if overtime is legally required.- There are no confidentiality obligations for the company or the employee. Is it typical for the temp agency to have confidentiality obligations and require their employees to also have them? How should we document this in the agreement?- They disclaim all liability related to work quality/performance and limit all liability to the equivalent of the fees paid for the services. Is this typical? Should we push back to get them to back up the services they provide, at least to "provide services in a workmanlike manner in accordance with industry standard" and try to get the limitation of liability up to 3-5 times the fees paid?- This temp is in finance and the agreement limits him fro being authorized to render opinions on financial statements; sign his name on any opinion/audit/financial statement/etc.; or be ultimate decision maker on material decisions related to client's business. Is this typical?Thank you!

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Ray

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