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Employee was verbally offered a position while residing in

Employee was verbally offered a position while residing in the state of North Carolina. Employee signed employment/new hire paperwork in North Dakota. Employee was terminated (no reason details provided) over the phone while working in Texas. What state should the employee file a Wrongful Termination suit?

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Loren

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My attorney has been negotiating a settlement and release

Hi,My attorney has been negotiating a settlement and release with my former employer. They have been in this process for approximately 7 weeks, with excuses on both sides to prolong and not edit and formalize the agreement. The agreement is based on a contingency not to file with the civil rights commission. However, that date is this upcoming Friday. I have raised my concerns to my lawyer and suspicion of this weeks ago, yet he seems to be patient with the timeline. Is it the norm for a relatively common separation and release to take this amount of time to draft and finalize? The initial 10 day demand took 8 weeks for a verbal offer, and the draft has now exceeded 7 weeks. I am at a loss, and I am losing faithin my lawyer, however now have exhausted my time to get a new one. Do you think this is a strategy on both sides? So confused.Thanks,Jen

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Infolawyer

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JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about

HelloJA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?Customer: I have a job right now. A full time contract position. But i was offered a offer contingent on my background check and references. I don't foresee any problems, but I don't want to formally accept unless it's a written offer. How can I tell the employer that without sounding impolite?JA: OK got it. Last thing — Employment Lawyers generally expect a deposit of about $18 to help with your type of question (you only pay if satisfied). Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.

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Marsha411JD

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I recently resigned from my MA field sales position with a

I recently resigned from my MA field sales position with a CA-based company (#1) based on a severance package that I was offered by them as part of a re-organization (though I was resigning anyway and they just "beat me to the punch"). Several days after the offer was made and accepted (verbally), I resigned officially. However, after receiving my resignation, #1 rescinded the offer - before the paperwork was finalized - citing potential "conflict of interest" regarding their speculation that I was already employed with another company prior to my resignation. (I was, with another non-competing company (#2), and was "holding on" for a short period of time thru the holidays in order to secure commission payments that I was owed from # *****). Though I have admitted to no wrong doing or conflict of interest, I have offered to accept a lesser payout so that both parties could move on. However, #1 continues to pursue "fact finding" on the conflict of interest angle, which I believe is irrelevant to the current situation as I am no longer employed by #1 and have been terminated by # ***** and have already resigned from the old one. as they were informed by #1 of this "double-dipping" period. My question is a) what if any legal exposure or liability might I have if #1 pursues their conflict of interest claims, b) do I have any potential legal remedies to enforce the offered severance package re: breach of contract, wrongful termination, etc. and c) do I have any remedies to pursue for the loss of #2 based on the disparaging info provided to them by # ***** ? I don't plan to pursue these unless forced to, but wanted to get a sense for where I stand in pushing for a resolve of all of this.

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Ely

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An IT start-up company has verbally offered job to my son -

an IT start-up company has verbally offered job to my son - with a 1 yr contract. They are mailing him the contract. The job would be located in New York. He lives in Austin. How does he find an attorney experienced in employment and specifically computerfield to review it?

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Marsha411JD

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I was made a verbal offer from the federal government which

I was made a verbal offer from the federal government which is fine. However, in the job descrition it stated that the location could be negotiated AFTER selection. Again, however, during the verbal offer (by phone so no witnesses) the offer was contingent upon me moving to a location. 2 questions:1. Can the offer be contingent on something I am supposed to be able to negotiate AFTER I am selected and thus they are perfroming an illegal "prohibited personell practice"?and2. I realize a verbal offer is basically worthless, but this is a way to get what they want up front instead of having to negotiate after they select me. So, is the verbal offer the "selection" of me for the position even though it is contingent on my moving?

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I may have an issue with an internal job transfer. I work for

I may have an issue with an internal job transfer. I work for a very large technology company where I have worked for 21 years. After graduating with my Masters recently, I applied for two internal jobs: one was in my current department higher up the reporting chain and the other with a new department. I received verbal offers from both. I was fully open with both managers regarding the jobs and offers. I decided to take the position with the new department, since it was more in line with my career goals. My new manager met with my current manager and negotiated an April 20 start date for me. The transition went through several layers of approval through the HR system. I spent the days leading up to April 20 training people to take over my responsibilities until they could hire a replacement. On Monday this week, April 20, I started my new job. Now mind you, I work from home, so everything is done online and via phone and conference calls. I got emails from my new manager setting up meetings for me to learn the business of the group. Then yesterday I was asked to interview with a manager who works with the new group with the explanation "we are at getting ready to make an offer to her". When I asked why I would be having an interview after I had already started my new job I was told the VP of the new department still needs to approve the offer in the system to complete the transition. My understanding from the new manager was that the VP had verbally approved the offer last month, at which time they made the verbal offer to me. I am so confused and upset. My old group has moved on and in the process of hiring a replacement for me. If I get stuck without a job, do I have a legal action to pursue?

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Ely

Counselor at Law

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I recently was offered a job told the written offer would follow,

I recently was offered a job told the written offer would follow, the written offer didn't, and no explanation was given as to what happened, compounding this I turned down 2 other offers on the strength of this employers verbal offerany recourse

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Loren

Juris Doctor

 
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When I received a verbal offer of a job last Thursday from

When I received a verbal offer of a job last Thursday from HR from a company I interviewed with, the HR assistant told me she talked to the HR recruiter and verbally got the job and she would get back with me in a few days. I am very worried as I have been burner before. What day should I contact them again and should I be concerned. A verbal offer means nothing.

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Barrister

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