Michael C. Smith's answer As a general rule in Utah, if you have no contract or are an at-will employee, you may quit your job at any time, with or without notice, and your employer cannot charge you or withhold the pay you have earned. However, if you have a written employment agreement, you should consult with an attorney about your specific circumstances.
Michael C. Smith's answer Are your new hires also being terminated? If not, and the hiring process is completed, then you have done everything you need to do to earn the commission. Depending on how the new operation is structured, you might have to collect your commission from your old employer, the new company, or the parent company. You may want to contact the Utah state labor commission for assistance.
Michael S. Edwards' answer Well, if you owe them the money for the damage you caused, it seems that they simply applied "self-help," and got the money back from you quickly through your check. I don't know that there is any legal action you can bring to recover the money, unless you truly don't owe the money to them.
The bigger question is: what are you doing to deal with the DUI? You need to get the help of a good criminal defense attorney to help you with your DUI case. Good luck!
You can get sued if you are from a different country barring diplomatic immunity, but for the common traveler/tourist, yes you can be sued as long as you meet the minimum contacts in the states. The main question on this is Jurisdiction and service of process. An analysis would fill several pages, but suffice it to say that if you are in the U.S. and the incident causing the suit happened in the U.S. then you can be sued.
Chat messages can serve as an employment contract...
Wesley Winsor's answer This is a good question, in addition to the issue of whether or not someone can enforce a contract that has been altered from the original provisions agreed to, there might be an issue of whether this was a contract at all.
In all contracts, there has to be "consideration" or something of value being exchanged. I am not sure what the circumstances were wherein you signed the document, but let's explore the issues.
Let's say that you agreed to work for and the company agreed to...
Wesley Winsor's answer First, might I say that I feel for you. That sounds extremely frustrating. I am so sorry that would be a real kick in the pants. Next let me get to your question.
Your terms of employment were probably governed by a contract. I would look first to that contract and whether it said anything about the PTO policy. If it referenced the employee handbook or an alternative document and that alternative document had the policy in there, then you I am afraid that you don't have much of a...
Wesley Winsor's answer You are under no obligation to sign the contract. They could have fired you for not signing the contract, but that is/was their only recourse. What you offered was an illusory promise, " I will get around to signing it". In my opinion, they would spend a lot of money taking you to court in order for the Judge to compel you to sign something or to get an injunction against you for using any trade secrets.
I would advise, (not knowing the whole story which could change my opinion...
Lincoln W. Hobbs' answer I'm not licensed in Nevada, and am not sure where this occurred, but in Utah the employer would have to have had workers compensation insurance (and I'm 99% certain that would be the case in Nevada -- I think it's the case in all states. Your husband should see a good personal injury attorney, immediately.
Lincoln W. Hobbs' answer An employer can require you to work as many hours as they wish, provided they compensate you in accordance with overtime laws. They cannot "force" you to do it, in that you can decline, and quit or get fired. If your employer is making you work more than you want, I'd suggest that you try to find a new job. It's much easier to find a job when you are currently employed and don't need to explain why you left your last job.
Wesley Winsor's answer I am probably the wrong person to answer this as I don't have much experience in employment law. Here is what I do know. Businesses are unable to discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, and gender. If the only reason, your boss would fire you is because of your conversion to another religion, then I don't think that they could, because it would be a per se discrimination.
That being said, Utah is an "at will" employment state. This means that you can quit and they can fire...
Lincoln W. Hobbs' answer There is no law that requires an employer to rehire individuals who are terminated, regardless of the reason. Assuming you were not hired because of some type of discrimination, you may have a claim. But with the information provided, I see no claim.
Lincoln W. Hobbs' answer You would most likely have a very difficult time getting anywhere with this case. To start, it appears you voluntarily went to see him after seeing him on Grinder and being invited to come get naked. It doesn't appear he made any promises if you visited him, and you'd presumably have a difficult time, if you were not to get hired, in establishing that you didn't get hired because of your meet up with him. Lastly, for the company to have liability, it would have to have known or had reason to...
Brian K Jackson's answer If you are concerned and the relationship, I don't know how the whole situation is setup, however, it may be good to have a handbook or contract that defines the relationship in order to better protect yourself from liability.
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