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Q: I signed a contract with a former employer when I changed my availability they let me go. The contract states if I quit

I owe them the money it cost to train me. Are they allowed to withhold my paycheck?

Scott C. Stockwell answered on Mar 7, 2018

Employment agreements sometimes provide that, if a benefit is afforded at the early stage of the employment, and an employee leaves before having reached a certain anniversary, that the employee would repay the expense incurred for the benefit. Your question implies that your "availability" fit one... Read more »

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Q: Can use a picture of my work thru one company and use it for my own company website.

I have a picture of a yard that i maintained for a mowing company. I now have my own mowing company and mow for myself. Can i use that same picture of my work for that company and put it on my website

Rick Davis answered on Apr 27, 2017

Who took the picture? When was it taken. If you did not take the picture than you can not use it without permission. If you did take the picture, but took it as an employee of the other company, they likely also have the rights to the picture as "employee work product."

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Q: Do I have a shot at a wrongful termination suit?

I inspected a hazardous part and sent it out in the wrong color tub. But I realized it & informed shipping of the mistake and fixed it befor being sent 2 the customer.So no harm done. a few days later i was fired. That 1 mistake was the reason given. The box they checked was unsatisfactory... Read more »

Marshall Jason Ray answered on Apr 23, 2016

Employment laws do not necessarily protect against generalized unfairness. Whether you have a credible claim of wrongful termination depends on many factors and you have not provided enough facts. If you meet with a local attorney, you will have the opportunity to provide necessary details, such... Read more »

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Q: is a non-compete clause legal?

My husband merged his company with another. They had differences and now the other company is saying he can't work on a job over $10,000 also saying he can't volunteer his time either. The other company is constantly driving by our home and where my husband is offering a helping hand checking on... Read more »

Marshall Jason Ray answered on Apr 12, 2016

You should have a local attorney review the situation. The legality and enforceability of a non-compete agreement depend on various factors. A local attorney will need to review the specific contract about which you are asking and give you an opinion.

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Q: I've read that Oklahoma vacation labor laws state that even if you quit/fired from your job your still titled to your

Vacation pay if you earned your vacation I earned mine than two weeks later I was moving so I asked if I could put my two weeks in and than take my vacation but I was denied this was two years ago but I just learned that in some states(Oklahoma) it doesn't matter if you was fired or quit your still... Read more »

Mr. Michael O. Stevens answered on Apr 5, 2016

I do not know OK law, but generally there are no laws concerning paid time off. Usually it turns on what the employer's policy is on paying out these benefits. I also note two years may be too late. To see for sure, try contacting an OK licensed employment attorney.

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