I was employed by a company in California but live in Minnesota. I was paid a salary and reimbursed for all expenses incurred while working events. These expenses were put on three credit cards I used exclusively for travel and business. The company has made token payments over the course of the last four years. My cards now total well over $18,000 and every month my interest charges are well over $300 dollars. They then made me a contract employee
after asking how old I was and I did one event on this program. The contract was set, I was on the road 28 days, filed my expenses which covered four pages of figures. They paid me the lowest sheet then informed me that I had to refile my expenses and they changed how I was paid and the amounts to be paid. I'm 72 years of age, now on fixed income, and rapidly watching what little money I save for retirement is going to pay off the credit card companies. We had a health insurance
agreement from 2013 for which I have received not one dime. The stress of working for this company cost me 60 lbs and I suffered a stroke this past September and am now blind in my left eye.. Can I sue for pain and suffering as well as the monies they owe me or am I pretty much screwed. I really need help if you can. Thanks for your time and consideration in this matter
JA: Have you discussed this with a manager or HR? Or with a lawyer?
Customer: There is only the owner, he is HR and an accomplished liar. I tried to talk to an employment law firm but they were not interested, they said not enough monies involved. So here I am asking you.
JA: Are you an "at will" employee? Do you belong to a union?
Customer: No union, I'm a salesman in the motorcycle industry for the past 45 years.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Yes, one last thing. An example of how this crook works, I just received a check for $500 dollars on an invoice total of $2,449.13 dated Oct. 22, 2014. As I said I'm not his banker and because of my age he abused the hell out of me knowing finding another job would not be easy.