Eric Steven Day's answer If he is paying you a wage as an employee, or providing you with a W-2, then he should withhold employment taxes from your wage. You, the employee, with pay half (about 7.7%) and he, the employer, will pay the other half. If he is paying you as an independent contractor, then he is not responsible for the medicare and FICA tax to come out of your pay. This would be your responsibility and likely be taken care of when you file your Schedule C on your Personal Tax Return. There are some jobs...
William F Sulton Esq.'s answer It does not sound like you need a lawyer at this point in time. Many employers would refuse to allow attorney representatives in an interview about an internal matter. If you are an at will employee, that could result in termination. The best advice I can provide is to request your employment file before you are interviewed.
Cristina M. Lipan's answer Pursuant to bankruptcy code section 525, a government employer cannot discriminate solely based on a prior bankruptcy filing. It will probably show up on the background check. This isn't something that needs to be disclosed.
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Stephen Pleck Johnson's answer I can only answer for Wisconsin. Theft is a crime and the amount affects whether it is a misdemeanor or a felony. The answer is yes as the state District Attorney is not a party to the civil suit and can file a Criminal Complaint. The Civil Judgment does not by itself block a criminal prosecution. This is a general answer based on very limited information. It could change based on additional data.
William F Sulton Esq.'s answer More information is needed to provide meaningful advice. It is often the case that breaching a contract is in one's best interest. If that is true for you, then you should breach the contract. Whether you would win in lawsuit over the breach should be of secondary consideration. I say that because a lot of breaches do not result in a lawsuit. And it is unlikely that the facts, as you have described them, would result in a lawsuit. That being said, it is a defense that your reasonable...
William F Sulton Esq.'s answer The suit should be filed in the employee's city: unless the employee believes that the city or state law where employer is, is more favorable than federal law. The employee may hire any attorney that is licensed to practice in jurisdiction where the action is filed. In some states, the law permits unlicensed attorneys to represent clients in administrative proceedings related to wage-and-hour claims.
William F Sulton Esq.'s answer While that is certainly strange, I do not see how it is illegal. The voluntary payment doctrine comes to mind. You just need to make sure that you are falsely representing that you only work for one company.
William F Sulton Esq.'s answer The short answer is no. Wis. Stat. s. 111.321 and 111.322(2) prohibit employers from denying employment to person just because they have been convicted of a crime. The general exception is that employers may deny employment where the job duties are substantially related to the elements of the crime. That is not the case here.
Peter N. Munsing's answer Depends on the nature of the surveillance. The American Civil Liberties Union has a guide to freedom of information requests which would be one starting place.Proving it's the government and not a private investigator is a different thing, but FOI requests would be a starting place. Do understand when making website inquiries these are public websites so you don't want to use websites or social media for your research, nor do you want to put any of your facts on public website inquiries.
Peter N. Munsing's answer Generally, there are few remedies other than a slap on the wrist to the provider. Suggest you contact a member of the Wisconsin Assn for Justice that handles employment issues--they give free consultations.
Mr. Michael O. Stevens' answer Most states do not have laws regarding payment of paid time off when one leaves a company. The general rule is that if a company policy says they will pay them out, then they have to.
Mr. Michael O. Stevens' answer Find a local attorney and go over all of the facts with them. There is way too little detail in your question, and there are a lot of questions your attorney would need to ask.
Nick Passe's answer There is a statute about what can be deducted from wages. You should speak to an employment law attorney about the details of your situation because what you describe may not fit the statute precisely. You might be able to find an attorney willing to do some preliminary research for little or no cost.
Nick Passe's answer Work with your attorney and try to decide which is the correct route to take. No attorney can offer you legal advice when you are already represented. It sounds like you have already identified the rub in your situation; such tradeoffs are not uncommon. Good luck.
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