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I have been working for a company as a salaried employee for over a year. The project I was working on has ended. The company wants me to do another position but hasn't really explained what they want me to do but I did receive an email today that this job is hourly not salary.

Lawyer's Assistant: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

There was not discussion with me prior to the email. Colorado

Lawyer's Assistant: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?

At will

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

I have been given about 12 hours of training and am supposed to go to the client site and behave as if I am an expert in the field. I am not and will not lie to the customer

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I'll need to ask you some preliminary questions before I can give you an answer to your question. Are you in a union or do you otherwise have a contract for for a period of time in which they must provide you salaried work within your experience?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I am not in a union my contract states I will be a salaried employee for two years

I see. Then they are breaching the contract by not providing you a salaried position within your skill set. You could declare the contract breached and demand an/or sue them in court for the remaining salary due on the contract.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
They do not have the position they planned to have for me when I agreed to work for them last year. They did not offer me a position doing the same thing I was hired to do or anticipated I was going to do. No one has officially explained to me what they want me to do. Monday and Tuesday of this week I was a salaried employee. Apparently Wednesday I became an hourly employee and I was told by email today Friday.
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I have had a very bad experience with this company. I would like to just let them know since they do not have a job for me within my skill set or a we discussed initially I am no longer a good fit for the company. I want to be able to collect unemployment. Can they prevent me from collecting unemployment? Is my only option to sue?

You can get unemployment because they materially changed the terms of your employment. You could as such resign if they are not going to provide you employment substantially similar to that for which you were hired. I would suggest you get their new employment offer/change in terms in writing, in case they try to challenge your unemployment claim. Hope this answers your questions. Thanks.

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