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I was let go from my job 2 weeks ago and offered a severance

I was let go from my job 2 weeks ago and offered a severance in exchange for signing a "voluntary separation and release agreement". I have done some research and I don't believe signing this agreement would prohibit me from also collecting unemployment while I search for a new place of employment. I also would like to ensure the wording in the agreement is standard. Thank you.

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Patrick, Esq.

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I had an appeal hearing for unemployment. The employer was

I had an appeal hearing for unemployment. The employer was not reacheable. The adjudicator gave the employer alloted time to respond and return the call. The employer or participating party is suppose to call 15 minutes if they do not receive a call for the hearing. After the hearing which was about an hour lateer the hearing officer called back and said that she was going to reschedule b/c she did not receive an email where the employer updated the contanct number? Is that acceptable considdering the fact that i also had to update my number and the hearing officer recieved my email

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On Aug. 18th, I agreed to an LCA between my labor union and

On Aug. 18th, I agreed to an LCA between my labor union and the company I work for.We were prepared to arbitrate, but I took the advice of union counsel and agreed to the LCA even though I felt allegations made against me would do well at arbitration.On August 26th, my company informed me that I had violated the LCA from Facebook activity on my union's FB page that allegedly came from me. I don't believe I posted those comments, but just the same, I feel that any criticism toward my union or "union officers/ officials" did not violate my LCA.I agreed to release all claims against the company- including what I feel is a prime facia case of religious discrimination/ Retalition against the company.I am a flight attendant governed by the Railway Labor Act. The Labor Management Relatiinship Disclosure Actof 1959 explicitly states that union members have a right to disagree/ criticize union officials/ officers "without reprisal from the company or from union officials."I had my first disciplinary hearing. The company clearly did not believe me when I stated I did not post anything to the union's FB page. I did share I felt my soon to be ex- husband may have sabotaged my FB activity as he was quite angry that I released all EEOC claims ( he is Muslim. I work for an airline, I took extensive protective activity... I am certain you get where I am going with this).My company picks and chooses when it will assert itself in our union business. It's unfair. My union is weak however and seems reluctant to fight this.The union is taking my grievance. I am preparing to go through the process again.Incidentally, the state of Nevada charged the experience rating of the airline I work for after I applied and recieved unemployment insurance.I'll stick with my union representation for now, but an consisering hiring an employment attorney if necessary.Had I known that anything was posted that could anyway jeopardize my LCA on Aug. 24, I would have made darn certain that I revoked the agreement by 6pm on August 25th as I would have still been in the time frame where I could revoke the agreement.I maintain that I did not make any posts to my union's FB page. What I was shown had no date or time stamp. It also criticized "union officials" and their role in having me terminated as well as being the reason for my airline having its' experience rating charged.I'll continue with the grievance process as that is how I can hang on to my health insurance.Just wondering your legal opinion on the LCA.It's extensive, mentions I have filed for workman's comp as well making certain I would have any charges with the EEOC and other agencies in regards ***** ***** rights in the workplace.My estranged husband is an accountant. We may be going through divorce proceedings, but he is correct.It all seemed collusive and a set up on behalf of the company and my own union leaders.According to the EEOC and the Nevada DOL, it was in fact a few union officers/ officials that reported me for some very serious allegations.Contract proposals are in the table. A certain faction of our union blames me for leading a charge in voting down the last tentative agreement proposal presented to flight attendants.I live in Boise, ID. My company is headquartered in Dallas, TX. I was based and worked out of Las Vegas, NV.Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I am in the state of California. I have been working part

I am in the state of California. I have been working part time, my employer will give me a 1099 at the end of the year. I was recently let go due to lack of business. Am I eligible to collect unemployment insurance benefits?

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Alex Esquire

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I am a charge nurse and have access to what we call an Ed

I am a charge nurse and have access to what we call an Ed tracker I inadvertently open an employee visit to the Ed months ago closed it immediately just now got a call from my director about it she never read the email about it I am on vacation and she stayes I have to come in and sign what I am sure is some disipline action. I have an excellent record. What should I do. Can they terminate me?JA: Have you documented this or discussed it with HR?Customer: No have not heard from hr just from my director who is taking another job in the hospital and basically is trying to clear who emails out. She made it sound like it was a retraining and that she had to talk to me about which she did over the phone and I have to come sign the paper so it shows she discussed it with me. She called me then said she would call me back after she found out what she had to do. She called back within a few minutes and told me to come in and sign the paperJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: Work full time as a charge nurseJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: How much does this costJA: 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: Just want to know do I have to come in since I am on vacation and can they terminate me she didn't sound like that is what would happen

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Patrick, Esq.

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My employer says that he doesn't need my services for the

My employer says that he doesn't need my services for the month of Sept. He wants me to sign a document giving up my malpractice insurance for Aug. and Sept. 2016. He says he will rehire me in October. I'm not sure that I should sign it. Should I file for unemployment insurance?

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I have an employee who's been with me less than a year in

I have an employee who's been with me less than a year in California, and I have 2 employee's total but this particular employee after 8 months has already used her 3 paid sick days and is now attempting to use a #30 day leave of absence with no pay due to a doctor signing off on her having morning sickness and not eating right due to her being 3 months pregnant, and I went ahead and gave her those 30 days off with no pay sick leave. My question is though I have a bad feeling she's going to try to extend that and ask for another #2 weeks to #30 days off with no pay next month again and I was wondering if at that point can I legally let her go for cause so I don't have to pay her unemployment and also not get in trouble for it legally? Or at the very least can I let her go legally after the 30 days are up or even sooner if I need to since my insurance agency is suffering on customer service due to us being overwhelmed and over extended and needing to hire or have another employee here to help us since now their is only 2 of us here counting me instead of the usual 3?

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I am contacting you on behalf of my girlfriend who is so

Hello,I am contacting you on behalf of my girlfriend who is so timid to speak out for herself.i believe she is being treated unfair at her job.I encourage her to leave and collect unemployment benefits.he boss went on vacation for a week and didn't pay her meanwhile all other employees got paid. And today she realized her check was bounced by the bank.Do you think if she quits she may be eligible to collect benefits in NJ?please help.

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I live in Illinois, employed by same fortune 100 company for

I live in Illinois, employed by same fortune 100 company for 17 years, 14 plus years of home based worker full time. I am exempt Senior IT Engineer. My department, not the company is is telling me and others in the Dept no more home based worker with 9 weeks oral notification. My company as a whole and is expanding telecommuting and HBW. We are global workforce, Ireland, India, Canada. All my work interaction never require face to face, vast majority of people I work with are in other countries. Do I have protection from unilateral decision and change of work location? My job is not changing

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