I own a small business in GA. I only have three employees
I own a small business in GA. I only have three employees and unfortunately due to cash flow issues I'm going to have to let our salesman go. He is over 50 and I know that is a protected class based on age. I want him to be able to draw unemployment. Can someone please walk me through the Forms and procedure needed to legally layoff this employee? I'm planning to pay him separation pay equaling a month's salary. Any input from someone knowledgeable of GA and Fed laws would be appreciated.
I was called into a meeting with my manager and district
I was called into a meeting with my manager and district manager yesterday. They talked to me about my job performance but it was really more of a conversation about my personality. Then they read a performance improvement plan. They then had me sign the plan. I was very anxious in the meeting and I signed the plan without taking the time or asking to take the time to think over what it said.I have several concerns about it.It says I can be terminated at any timeIt says I lose my bonus because I am on performance plan.It fies give dates or times of my alleged lack of job performance nor does it give any measurable way to keep track of whether I am improving in their view.I want to know if I should ask to sit down again and redo the plan. Or if I should write a rebuttal .
We run a summer camp in California and hire summer only
We run a summer camp in California and hire summer only employees as part of camp.One of our summer only employees has filed for unemployment insurance. I have several questions:1) If the person had finished their contract through the entire summer, would they be eligible for unemployment even though it was a limited part time/seasonal contract?2) If this person requested to leave due to taking care of a sick pet and left 3 days prior to the end of their contract, does that constitute resignation making him ineligible for unemployment?3) If we have a clause in their contract that states "I agree that this position with Camp Ramah in Northern California is seasonal in nature, and I will not be eligible for unemployment compensation." Is this legal/enforceable in the state of California?
State is WV. Wife messed up. After 25 years working for the
State is WV. Wife messed up. After 25 years working for the same state agency she got overwhelmed and forged a signature for some auditors. She was immediately escorted out of the building and given work to do at home.This was a week and a half ago. She received no written or verbal notice of firing. She has a meeting with HR this coming Wednesday. I read the employer policy and they can give her a warning letter, demote her or fire her, as what she did is considered gross misconduct. Policy also says they have to give her a written letter of intent to fire before they fire and so far this has no happened.My thoughts are whatever she does, don't quit. If she is fired she can get unemployment and she'll also get her annual leave that stored up as per policy, it's five weeks and that would be very helpful to our family.Any other suggestions? Not sure why she did it, at this point it doesn't matter, she got overwhelmed but the point is it's done and now we're just trying to respond in the most favorable way as our family moves forward. She makes more money than me and has our health insurance and we have three children.
I am a General Manager and I am the victim of harassment
I am a General Manager and I am the victim of sexual harassment where my male subordinates do not listen to me simply because they do not want to take orders from a woman. For example a particular employee, who would run his mouth to his subordinates that I will make him fire them if they don't listen to him, and getting the outside vendors against me. Every attempt I made to write him up he would refuse until my boss was present. In the meantime I had to put up with him constantly disrespecting and implementing ways of having other employees to turn against me. My boss was overseas and asked me to get all the write-ups and when he got back he would have a sitdown with him and have him sign the write ups and he will have 30 days to straighten up. I had to have an emergency staff meeting to go over the employee handbook on professional behaviors and he put his head phones on to ignore me. I wrote him up for insubordination and he refused to sign. I could not go over my boss head and fire him yet he made my life miserable and I could not run my business with such attempts. He ended up quitting and found another job. When that job fell through he begged for his job back apologized. we accepted his apology but he was not eligible for re-hire. He went and filed unemployment and was rejected. He filed an appeal and during the hearing he stated that I would cuss him out on a daily basis tell him he was worthless a dumbass and used the f-word to him and I made it a hostile work environment. The hearing was re-set. How can I protect myself legally?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: tEXASJA: 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: There is also a conflict of interest. the false testimony given by his witness the body shop guy was holding our limo hostage at the time unless we paid him an additional $7,500 - Our vehicle was in a wreck and he told us of we used him we did not have to pay a deductible and he would paint the whole car and put 4 new wheels on it. and the limo would be ready within 3 three weeks tops. the ex-employee and him created a false document after the fact stating we authorized all the repairs. this document was the trade for his false testimony and legally since our employee at the time signed off basically relieves them from taking him to small claims for not meeting his contract. The burden of proof is that I have the original estimate and I never signed anything. How can this be conveyed to the hearing as well?
Fortune 50 company informed me position was eliminated and
Fortune 50 company informed me position was eliminated and handed me what looks like a comprehensive release and separation agreement (in Company's favor). I had solid performance reviews my entire career at the firm, unlike some of the others whose positions were eliminated. The severance provides 1 week of pay for each year that I worked, I think. What kind of attorney would be most helpful without charging me lots of money that I don't have? What value would I receive by reviewing the release and agreement with an attorney? Could the payment be negotiated upward, for example? Could some of the release terms be removed? What release provisions should I ask of the company?
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My son Had injured his hand and was going to require
Hi, My son Had injured his hand and was going to require surgery. He is a welder and needs his hand to do that. It happened on a weekend and that Monday he brought in a note and gave to manager saying he could not work for that week. He had the surgery that Thursday, went to work that afternoon to let them know he would be returning next wee. The Boss told him he never called or gave a note to begin with and then terminated. Is this legal?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MassachussetsJA: 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: I don't think so.
I am currently disabled and am on disability for being
Hi, I am currently disabled and am on disability for being bipolar. My case came up for review after about 7 years of receiving benefits. I am now at the third and final stage of the review, having been denied by two case works as 'fit to work' and am now taking this to the judge. I understand that this is common, however, my mother is helping me purchase a house in the next month. If I loose my disability case and have to pay back the disability benefits I received while my case was being reviewed, could I have my home taken away from me?