On 06/19/2016 I signed an accepted a relocation package from
On 06/19/2016 I signed an accepted a relocation package from my employer which they provided via check on 06/28/2016. The last paragraph in the letter states that Should my employment terminate for any reason during my first year of employment I must reimburse the company and they have the right to keep my final paycheck.I had been with the company for more than a year the letter was signed and the letter states nowhere that I must complete another of year of service. It was presented to me as stipend for performance however now that I am thinking of leaving they threatening to keep my final check and sue me for the difference.Being the letter states if my employment terminates for any reason during my first year and not a year from the date of the letter do I have any legal recourse or a leg to stand on if this should go to court?
Allen M., Esq.
JAG officer and former adjunct prof.
Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
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.
I need advice on how to proceed. I am a manager, and my
I need advice on how to proceed. I am a manager, and my manager 8 months ago started acting irrationally. Started accusing me of not doing my job, of not acting in the interest of company, etc etc. When I would present facts, he would be dismissive. I went to neutral HR organization in our company to receive coaching - nothing worked and things got worse. Neutral HR advised me to take notes, and to summarize what I've done on a weekly basis to my manager, and ask for advice via email. When things were not improving I went to HR that is directly related to my department. At the same time my peer and colleague was also having issues with my manager, and our VP spoke to our manager - our manager behaved normally for about a week. With my colleague things progressed fine, but with me they got worse. My manager did not want to meet with me, would advise me to do one thing and then blame me if something didn't go the way it should although I followed his advice. He does not speak with me, and barely greets me only after I've greeted him - at times even if I greet him, he is quiet. I had my mid year review and he was upset, angry and told me I should have been doing many things that were not part of my performance goals. After this I went back to HR and said that things didn't improve and they need to step in. While I was meeting with HR, my manager walked by the room and looked very upset. When I returned to my department HR contacted my manager, and he let me know that he has a meeting with HR and he is looking forward to it because he has plenty of documentation on me. After that, I asked him a question, he got so angry that I asked him a question that he pulled me in a room along with my colleague and was upset telling me that I am not meeting his expectations etc etc. I went back to HR to report this incident - he saw me again in HR office and walked in the room and said if I am to go to HR he should be also invited. HR said that they told my manager not raise any of my performance concerns in front of my colleague. HR said they will difuse the situation and work with both of us. No follow up meeting has been scheduled yet. In the meantime, my manager is getting bad again - angry, accusing me of things, not speaking with me. At this point, I've stopped greeting him since he has not greeted me back in months. Today I had another incident where he is angry telling me he is preparing documentation for HR. I have been looking for a new job within the company but to no avail. HR is aware and said they would help, but they didn't. I plan on going to HR and asking that I am put in a different department or that I start reporting to a different manager because I cannot work effectively in this environment anymore. What rights do I have as an employee?
Counselor at Law
I normally do refuel outage's at given nuclear power plants.
I normally do refuel outage's at given nuclear power plants.I left an outage at millstone nuclear power plant on may 13 due to an ROFI took a job at a local valve shop In CT East coast valve services on 5/16 2016I had an agreement with ***** ***** the shops manager that I would work for him until end of June and see if I was a match for what he was looking for.I left on 6/27 due to many reasons the first and most important one is that the owner of the company and the manager allowed its employees to smoke marijuana and drink liquor in the company trucks and hotel rooms. I had a suspicion of this but did not see it with my own eyes until the week of June 13 th. I asked three times to talk to the manager he never made the time. I left because I could not and will not jeopardize my unescorted access at a nuclear facility. I filed for short term unemployment and was denied. I am trying to get the transcript from a hearing on 08/01/2016 CT unemployment keeps saying call back. I am at a loss.
I have a NJ unemployment question. My wife has been with the
I have a NJ unemployment question. My wife has been with the same company for 8 years. She is a District Manager and makes 83k a year. Over the last 8 years, she has won or nominated for several awards and progressed through the ranks nicely. However, in the past 2 years in her current role as a district manager, her company has downsized dramatically but she has survived every one. With each downsize, her territory has grown and grown. Originally her stores were within 30 mins to 1.5 hours away. A year ago, with the downsize, her territory grew and she lost the stores that were 30 mins away and she was assigned stores 1.5 hours as the closest to 3.5-4 hours away being the farthest. She fought for some changes to the territory because the stores weren't distributed equally and the drive just became too far to manage. They said no, that more changes would come in June of this year and to be patient.In June, about 8 weeks ago, they downsized again and this time redid the store assignments again. While she did receive a couple more stores that are closer, she also received stores that are even farther away. So, now she has stores that are 30 mins away, but she gained more stores 2 hours away and was assigned 3 stores that are 5-6 hours away. Also, the 3 stores that are all 5-6 hours away are not even close to one another so she needs to stay overnight and 1-2 hours to get to each store before driving 5-6 hours home.But thats only half the story... with all the downsizing, they fired all the assistant and FT employees except the store manager. So, now, each store has 1 FT employee/manager and the rest are PT employees with less than 20 hrs a week. This dramatically increases her work and the work of her store managers. With the recent changes, a couple of her store managers quit which means she had to cover the stores until new managers could be hired. She immediately had to work 12-18 hour days. For almost a 7 days straight, she would leave at 6-7am and wouldn't get home til midnight. They did allow her to stay in a hotel and she did a couple times but she didn't want to be away from us that long. Also, about 3 months ago she found out she was diabetic when her sugars shot to over 400 and she was hospitalized. With Medication, that was all brought under control until these changes. Her stress levels were through the roof and after that 7 day week, she decided she couldn't take it anymore. None of this was going to get any easier. Plus her sugars are now back closer to 200. So, we discussed it and she gave her notice and she'll be finishing up her 3 weeks next week.My question is can she collect unemployment in NJ even though she left?
I have been work company years I was red as a superintendent
I have been work for a company for 3 years I was hired as a superintendent and my salary was based on 45 hours a week I work 65-70 hours a week and recive no additional compansation all personal under me were listed as contract labor and paid on 1099 making me the only employee shoul i be paid for over time
If I quit my job because of a daybed with formaldehyde that
If I quit my job because of a daybed with formaldehyde that was brought into our house at work and made two people sick and has vulnerable adult clients and I thought it was unsafe can I still get my earned PTO and can I draw unemployment compensation
I live in California and have been working current employer
I live in California and have been working for my current employer for over two years. I am a Registered Dental Assistant and I have to say that my working environment has been toxic from the beginning. I currently have a contract with my employer which states how my quarterly bonuses are to be calculated. Usually, every quarter, I have to fight with my employer to get the bonus he has promised. For 2016's first quarter, ending April 30th, I have yet to receive my last bonus and my employer has decided to change the formula retroactively and is trying to pay me a different amount (although I haven't received it yet). I have also never had a lunch break in the entire time that I have been working in this dental office and it is becoming physically and emotionally exhausting to fight for my money every quarter. I have written my employer several emails, letting him know of my dissatisfaction with not being paid my promised amount and have asked him to confirm when I would be receiving my monies. He does not respond. He has also "cashed" in some of my vacation hours (without notice to me) because I never use my vacation leave and I was told my hours were becoming a liability. The last thing I want to do is go to the Labor Board because I am afraid of retaliation and it is not the best idea to have to look for another job, as I have a mortgage to take care of. Is the Labor Board the best route for me to take? I have had to take two sick days off in the last three weeks because I physically could not face the day at work.