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I have worked as a senior level executive company 25 years.

I have worked as a senior level executive for my company for over 25 years. Due to some wrong decisions made by my company's board members (family owned and privately-held), the company is doing an organized liquidation. These circumstances have occurred and I wonder if I have any legal standing against them:The company was profitable until roughly two years ago. When recently I discussed the downward spiral of the company, one of the board members/family members said to me, "just hang in there for about a month; changes are coming". The result was the organized liquidation.The owner of the company has become extremely inappropriate due to advanced age and decision-making difficulties. Comments like "why did you bring this shit to me", and "you are so stupid", " and "he is an asshole" are commonplace.Although they gave a few of us senior executives bonuses for last years' performance and reported it in our W-2's, they have held the checks and now the banks are not going to release them due to the organized liquidation.

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Years I have been a third grade teacher at a Charter School

For 10 years I have been a third grade teacher at a Charter School in Arizona. I have now contracted with a public school for the coming school year and as such, will not be returning to my previous school. I just received a certified cease and desist letter threatening to withhold my June pay for breach of contract if I do not stop all communications regarding termination of employment including verbal, written or social media with parents. However, I have not breached the terms of my contract with them. Our contract did have non-compete terms such as stating that I can not work with in 18 miles of the school for a period of three months following termination. It also states that I may not solicit customers (parents of students) or other staff to go to a different school for a period of three months after termination. My new school is over 20 miles away from the old school and, although I did tell my students I was not returning, I have never solicited or even encouraged that anyone leave the school. Several of my former student's parents have become my friends over the years and have made comments to me on social media stating that I have been a good teacher or a joy in their lives and the lives of their children. They at times visit me at our family business (an ice cream store) during the summer. Again, I have not encouraged any of them to change schools. I am considering having an attorney respond to the letter I received and would like to know if I have anything to be concerned with or what my next steps should be. Should I contact a local attorney to help with this? Thanks

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Please explain what it means in the agreement contract

Please explain what it means in the agreement contract 'You agree that at no time during the term of your employment with the company will you engage in any business activity which is competitive with the company nor for work for any company which competes with the company." my agency manager ask me to sign it. Does it mean they do not want me to take my clients away to work for another agency? or I cannot work for another agency which serve different clients for me to get paid for more hours? The current agency only payes me 12 hours per week. Does this contract mean they do not allow me to work for other similar nagture-mental health agency for other new clients to make more money? Please explain. I do believe I have right to work for more than one company to make more money right? They told me they will give me more new clients but they do not guarantee my hours and payment. What should I respond? Can I say I will not sign for it? If they told me I must sign otherwise they will not pay me to hold my paycheck what should I do? Please respond soon. I wait for your answer. thanks.

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Do I have any recourse on the grounds of age discrimnaton? I

Do I have any recourse on the grounds of age discrimnaton? I know I am only 46, but accounts established by me were taken away from me and distributed to other reps who were younger, at least twice.This was done under the guise of a terrority shift, but do I have recourse?

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My husband got suspended without pay week today but they are

My husband got suspended without pay for a week today but they are still requiring him to work tomorrowJA: Got it. The Employment Lawyer will know how to help you. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: He is an exempt employeeJA: Please give me a bit more information, so we can help you best.Customer: He is a director for a department. He was told that one of the employees was late on Thursday during a Monday manager meeting that he was conducting. The employee had not shown up on Monday. As good faith my husband said that he would put that he was sick until he spoke with the employee before terminating the employee due to the fact the employee was on corrective action. My husband then alerted HR to the issue. They are suspending him claiming that he had done employee time card fraud.JA: Is there anything else the Employment Lawyer should be aware of?Customer: Yes. My husband runs an entire department. They were approving a massive pay increase because of the changes in responsibility that he had been given. He was explained that it had all been approved and they were about to tell him all about it but because of this they are not going to pay him for the position/responsibilities that they have given him.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Employment Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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TJ, Esq.

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Is my employer able to penalize or charge me a fine

Is my employer able to penalize or charge me a fine "for not following company directives or policies at its sole discretion"? I am a salesperson for an auto dealership in Texas

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I gave my two week resignation notice. I leave in Arizona -

I gave my two week resignation notice. I leave in Arizona - a right to work state, so this was a courtesy and not a requirement. My employer instead requested that I leave immediately, but I would receive the two week pay. Now I am receiving emails from my supervisor to my personal email requesting work materials because I'm still "on payroll" am I obligated to fulfill those work requests? If I don't fulfill these work requests can they legally withhold pay?

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Patrick, Esq.

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This is a Labor Law question. My son is a painter with

This is a Labor Law question. My son is a painter with Ulcerative Colitis; he tends to lose weight. Another employee suggested to the manager my son is on drugs which is the possible reason for his weight loss. His employer requested my son take a week off, then take a drug test. My son indicated he would take one "right now", but the employer said no; that he should take a week off then take the test. In the interim, the employer is withholding pay for hours my son already worked pending the results of a drug test which is based on hearsay speculation. Is this a violation of labor laws?

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John

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Can an employer withhold pay from an employee who has not

Can an employer withhold pay from an employee who has not returned company property or has returned it damaged? Also, can the employer deduct the cost to replace and/or repair said items?

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Allen M., Esq.

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