Legal

Ask a lawyer and get answers to your legal questions

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This answer was rated:

I own a small business in Colorado Springs, Co. I was

I own a small...

I own a small business in Colorado Springs, Co. I was contacted by Labor and Unemployemnt today. I was told they would like to "investigate" my business. I'm thinking I may need some legal advice/ a lawyer.

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

The investigator was not very forthcoming with me. I think this must be a former employee or two, who filed a complaint.

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

Yes, that I have received a phone call, but have not provided any information or had any official meeting.

Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Legal Question
Answered in 5 minutes by:
9/20/2017
ScottyMacEsq
ScottyMacEsq, Attorney
Category: Legal
Satisfied Customers: 18,171
Experience: Licensed Texas General Practice Attorney
Verified

Thank you for using JustAnswer.

I'm sorry to hear about your situation. To be clear, do you have any reason that you feel that you might be investigated for?

Ask Your Own Legal Question
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I presume it is a former employee. The reason for the presumption is that the Department and Unemployemnt Agent (John) called our Business Cellphone, which only our clients and employees have. The Agent was not very fourth coming with me. He only wanted to set-up an appointment to meet, so he could review our recent payroll records. He mentioned he would eventually look to speak with current employees and former employees.

I see. And you have the agent's number?

Ask Your Own Legal Question
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I do. He was very demanding. I feel like I'm being bullied here a bit. The state of our business is that it is less than 10 employees. A true "Mom and Pop," that my wife and I run out of our Home. We are a service based company (security guards). This Departement and Unemployement Agent is seemingly going to intrude on ALL that we do. We are also a disabled veteran owned business, I'm not sure if that counts for anything. My gut tells me we have more rights than this. The requirement that are currently being proposed are pretty ridiculous. My wife and I are scheduled to come into their field office in Colorado Springs Oct. 2nd at 9:30a.

I see. And when you say you're "scheduled", that means that you agreed to show up at that time? Or have you been "ordered" to show up at that time?

Ask Your Own Legal Question
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
It seems like more of an order. I have not officially agreed to anything. I told the Agent when I could be available next, which is the October 2nd date, but I have not confirmed. He sent me an email 5 minutes ago to confirm. We are a private security company, the privacy of our clients and current employees is paramount to us. This agent is stating he will need to interview our employees on location, as they work. This is an impossibility. Again, I feel like this is a ridiculous proposition, I want to be sure I'm speaking to this agent from the right forum or with the right information about my rights in this.
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I will only agree to what "I must do," I want to ensure I do nothing more. Additionally, I want to ensure I understand the repercussions of my not cooperating with this and or how much must I cooperate. I would prefer to not cooperate at all, but seeing as how this is the Department of Labor and Unemployement, I'm sure I have to agree to something here.

Thank you for that. Yes, I would contact him and ask him more specifically what this is about so that you can better prepare to answer his questions and alleviate any concerns that he might have. Tell him that without some sort of specific order from a court, etc... that you know you don't have to do anything, but you'd rather it not actually get to that point, and would rather get some additional information from him so that you can work out whatever issue you have with him.

Now hopefully that will make him work with you, but if not, I would say that you need to contact an attorney in your area that deals with employment law cases. Go to www.lawyers.com or www.legalmatch.com to find an attorney in your area. You should be able to find one that will give you a free initial consultation and better advise you of your rights, any problems with your case, likelihood of success, how courts are treating cases such as yours in your area, and what you should do next. It'd be really easy to accidentally say something to him, especially if you don't know what he's looking for in the first place, that would implicate you. So you want to be careful about that and only talk if you can have a better understanding of what he's looking for in the first place.

Hope that clears things up a bit. If you have any other questions, please let me know. If not, and you have not yet, please rate my answer AND press the "submit" button, if applicable.

Please note that I don't get any credit for the time and effort that I spent on this answer unless and until you rate it positively (3 or more stars). Look for the stars on your screen (★★★★★). You may need to scroll left/right/up/down to see these stars, but note that the rating is what closes out this question, so it is necessary that you do so.

Thank you, ***** ***** luck to you!

Ask Your Own Legal Question
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Thank you Scotty. That helps a lot. I will respond to the current email and await a response from him.

My pleasure.If you have any other questions, please let me know. If not, and you have not yet, please rate my answer AND press the "submit" button, if applicable. Please note that I don't get any credit for the time and effort that I spent on this answer unless and until you rate it positively (good or better). Thank you, ***** ***** luck to you!

ScottyMacEsq
ScottyMacEsq, Attorney
Category: Legal
Satisfied Customers: 18,171
Experience: Licensed Texas General Practice Attorney
Verified
ScottyMacEsq and 87 other Legal Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a lawyerLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask ScottyMacEsq Your Own Question
ScottyMacEsq
ScottyMacEsq
ScottyMacEsq, Attorney
Category: Legal
Satisfied Customers: 18,171
18,171 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Licensed Texas General Practice Attorney

ScottyMacEsq is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Not only did he answer my Michigan divorce question but was also able to help me out with it, too. I have since won my legal case on this matter and thank you so much for it.

LeeMichigan

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

24,658 satisfied customers

Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

INFOLAWYER

INFOLAWYER

Attorney

22,843 satisfied customers

Licensed attorney helping individuals and businesses

JPEsq

JPEsq

Attorney

2,132 satisfied customers

Experience as general attorney, in house counsel, SSDI, Family Law attorney, and law professor

Law Educator, Esq.

Law Educator, Esq.

Attorney

44,266 satisfied customers

JA Mentor -Attorney Labor/employment, corporate, sports law, admiralty/maritime and civil rights law

Ellen

Ellen

Lawyer, Consultant

8,238 satisfied customers

25 years of experience helping people like you.

Guillermo Senmartin

Guillermo Senmartin

Lawyer

301 satisfied customers

Principal Attorney at Guillermo J. Senmartin, P.A.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Attorney

17,183 satisfied customers

Multiple jurisdictions, specialize in business/contract disputes, estate creation and administration.

< Previous | Next >

Related Legal Questions
Helping a friend who was arrested today for harassment. The
Helping a friend who was arrested today for harassment. The person who filed the charges is claiming harassment. The person arrested owns a reputable and successful business and she's his controller. … read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
33,811 satisfied customers
We have a question over unemployment claim being filed by a
We have a question over unemployment claim being filed by a former employee who was fired in Colorado. We have 24 hours to answer the unemployment agency and have a few questions for a lawyer, before … read more
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
14,206 satisfied customers
From 02-12-2012-07-12-2012 I worked for company called ITT
From 02-12-2012-07-12-2012 I worked for company called ITT Exelis under a contract called TAC-SWACAA The company was based out of Colorado Springs CO however we worked in Afganistan during that we worked contract of 60 hours per 40 with "uplift' and 20 at regular pay then suddenly 07 28 2013 anytime received after 40 was marked at OT My question is can I request backpay from that company for OT time not payed during that 73 week period … read more
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
14,206 satisfied customers
Where do I go to file my small claims here in the Springs?
Where do I go to file my small claims here in the Springs? … read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
31,020 satisfied customers
If a decision is made by elected officials at a meeting that
If a decision is made by elected officials at a meeting that was not noticed, is any action resulting from this meeting null and void?… read more
Dwayne B.
Dwayne B.
Juris Doctor
28,766 satisfied customers
I need to sue the DMV in Golden, CO in Small Claims Court.
I need to sue the DMV in Golden, CO in Small Claims Court. I have been told by the Clerk of Courts I need to file it to the DMV Registered Agent. They would not provide any further info, so can you he… read more
usaimmigrationinfo
usaimmigrationinfo
Immigration Attorney
Doctoral Degree
413 satisfied customers
I WOULD LIKE TO FIND OUT IF A WOMAN NAMED MS. ERICK ROSE, LIVES
I WOULD LIKE TO FIND OUT IF A WOMAN NAMED MS. ERICK ROSE, LIVES OR EVER LIVED IN COLORADO SPRINGS,CO. ALSO IF SHE HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN ANY FRAUDULENT ACTIVITY REGARDING A SUPPOSED INHEIRITANCE OF $2,5… read more
Legalwriter
Legalwriter
Attorney
Juris Doctor
201 satisfied customers
ex employer wont contact me about last paycheck. Plays games
ex employer wont contact me about last paycheck. Plays games with ex employees withholding final pay… read more
A.J.
A.J.
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
1,796 satisfied customers
I am currently on sick leave due to a serious medical condition.
I am currently on sick leave due to a serious medical condition. I completed all the necessary paperwork and sent it to HR. Several of my co-workers donated their sick leave to me to help me out finan… read more
legaleagle
legaleagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
7,047 satisfied customers
What are employers rights in a federal labor (wage and hour
What are employer's rights in a federal labor (wage and hour division) investigation? What are employers required to provide in an investigation and legally not required to provide in an investigation… read more
Dimitry K., Esq.
Dimitry K., Esq.
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
17,183 satisfied customers
My husband was recently given a two to three week notice from
My husband was recently given a two to three week notice from the owner of the small business he worked for over 2 years. That company never paid the required overtime rate over 40 hours per week to a… read more
Dimitry K., Esq.
Dimitry K., Esq.
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
17,183 satisfied customers
My employment was terminated today via a phone call, I had
My employment was terminated today via a phone call, I had been placed in an administrative leave of absence since Monday when my ex-employer found out that I was in the process of obtaining statement… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
33,811 satisfied customers
I work as manager at a retail store in Colorado Springs CO.
I work as manager at a retail store in Colorado Springs CO. I have been an assistant manager for a few years ans was promoted last week. Today my HR manager called me and said that she got a phone cal… read more
GoLaw
GoLaw
Doctoral Degree
751 satisfied customers
Is it leagal for my employer too doc my pay I am paid a percent
Is it leagal for my employer too doc my pay? I am paid a percent of the work I produce each month. The more I produce the higher my percentage. In addition to that my employer will deduct each month f… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
33,811 satisfied customers
i was scheduled sat. and sun. off last Friday at 6 30pm my
i was scheduled sat. and sun. off last Friday at 6:30pm my boss left a message saying that i had to work sat. i called the office and he was not there so i left a message saying that i had plans that … read more
attySince1978
attySince1978
Doctoral Degree
925 satisfied customers
Several years ago I fell in love and fell in stupid at the
Several years ago I fell in love and fell in stupid at the same time. I loaned my ex-boyfriend money to get his business going and to get out of debt. I put most of this money on a credit card includi… read more
LawGuy
LawGuy
Juris Doctor
123 satisfied customers
TCM Health Center 324 E. Uintah St. Colorado Springs, CO 80903
TCM Health Center 324 E. Uintah St. Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Tel: 719-634-68 To whom it may concern, & nbsp; 2/26/2008 On July 9, 2008, I got a letter from State of Colorado Acupuncture Licensure Na… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
33,811 satisfied customers
is is fedreal or state law that when you are terminated ...
is is fedreal or state law that when you are terminated that your employer has 24 hours to pay you? mine told me i'd have to wait like everybody else until pay day. i never received it so i called the… read more
legaleagle
legaleagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
7,047 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x