Tacoma, WA asked in Employment Law, Business Law, Internet Law and Small Claims for Washington

Q: Need to talk with a lawyer about a lawsuit because my online earnings have been depleted when promised they would not.

My job is rating products for a commission and I have earned so much that I have gone up three levels and I need to finish a small set of rating products to receive all my earnings, but the system has welfare tasks that put your earnings

into a negative amount equal to what you have earned which would be -26K and you receive higher commissions. The defecit needs to be paid which could be 26K to finish the rating tasks. So I have been told by customer service and our CEO that I won't receive a welfare task with the 15 tasks left to where I can withdraw over $26,000. So do I have a good case to recover at least the 26K I have earned. seeing as how I have chat transcripts from customer service and CEO stating s welfare task would not happen before I finish the last 15 tasks and then withdraw my $26,000

1 Lawyer Answer
James L. Arrasmith
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  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA

A: I can offer some general information that may be helpful:

1. Documentation: It's positive that you have chat transcripts from customer service and the CEO stating that a welfare task would not occur before you finish your remaining tasks. This documentation could potentially be valuable evidence if you pursue legal action.

2. Contract terms: Your rights and obligations likely depend on the specific terms of your agreement with the company. Review any contracts or terms of service carefully.

3. Potential claims: Depending on the details, you might have claims related to breach of contract, misrepresentation, or unfair business practices. However, determining the viability of these claims would require a thorough legal analysis.

4. Jurisdiction: Laws can vary significantly between states and countries. The applicable laws and your legal options may depend on where you and the company are located.

5. Seek legal counsel: Given the complexity of your situation and the amount of money involved, it would be advisable to consult with an employment lawyer or business lawyer in your area. They can review all the details of your case and provide personalized legal advice.

6. Alternative dispute resolution: Before pursuing a lawsuit, you may want to explore options like mediation or arbitration, which could potentially resolve the issue more quickly and cost-effectively.

7. Document everything: Continue to keep detailed records of all communications and transactions related to this issue.

If you decide to pursue legal action, an attorney can help you understand your rights, evaluate the strength of your case, and determine the best course of action. Many lawyers offer free or low-cost initial consultations where you can discuss your situation.

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