WTF Legal help please.

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  1. Angry Arab

    Angry Arab Well-Known Member VIP

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    I found out the owner of the automotive shop I work at is selling the place. Does he legally have to inform his employees? If the new owners don't keep the same operations going, do they have to give us two weeks notice before letting us go? If they keep things going, can they replace the current employees at their whim? Can they try to reduce our pay?

    I hate this shit. I haven't even been here a year. I found out through a customer who read in the local paper that the shop was sold.

    Please don't make a mockery of this.
     
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  2. Smartguy

    Smartguy This Space Is For Rent VIP

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    I was just thinking about asking an anonymous fan site full of assholes for some legal advice myself.
     
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  3. StRyDeRxX

    StRyDeRxX Bling Bling Gold

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    Sounds like you're assed out... :coffee:
     
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    Snort Something witty Gold

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    Snort Something witty Gold

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    Don't be a smartguy
     
  6. BethSucks

    BethSucks Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    I'm not a lawyer but I don't think I would have any legal obligation to tell my employees if I sold the business. I would simply because I'd give them first chance to buy it.
     
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    Snort Something witty Gold

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    Not a lawyer, but I'd guess no.
     
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    Father O'Blivion Well-Known Member

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    They can do whatever they want. They don't need to inform you of shit.
     
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    Good luck man. And don't forget, all bosses are assholes. It's just a matter of degree...
     
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    Rescued Owl VIP Extreme Gold

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    Don't forget one of those assholes is a wrestling belt collecting lawyer with a lunchbox full of cash .
     
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    Angry Arab Well-Known Member VIP

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    So... I should go to, like, a lawyers office full of assholes?
     
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    EasyJesus Pappy Gold

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    I've been through this in california and no, they dont owe you anything but you'll be able to collect unemployment at least. I suggest working your ass off, having a good attitude and hope for the best, at the very least you'll still have a good reference
     
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    Good point, but, you get what you pay for here.
     
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    The problem with asking for legal advice on a message board (and I say this with peace and love) is that you have no way of knowing if the advice you are getting is accurate to your situation. Putting aside trolls and people who think they know the law because of something they "heard" from a drinking buddy (we call that Tavern Law where I practice), the laws of each state vary. As such, someone could (in good faith) give you perfectly accurate advice for their jurisdiction and it is wholly inapplicable to the state where you reside. There's also the fact that there may be facts involved that you haven't reported that could affect the outcome of the decision.

    Therefore, the best bit of advice I can give you to contact a competent attorney in your own location or, if you don't think you can afford an attorney, possibly your state's labor department hotline (if there is one).

    Thanks and good luck.
     
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    SomerSky Obsessed with what I hate Banned User

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    You came to the right place for informative views!
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    Honestly you have no recourse you are an "at will employee" sorry for your loss
     
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    First: handleonthelaw.com

    Second:

    The existing owners don't owe you anything as far as notification. With the sale of the business goes all the liabilities. Those will be transferred to the new owners that must honor them (pensions, etc).

    The new owners can do whatever they like with respect to staff.
     
  17. JFK

    JFK Ask not what your country can do for you. Gold

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    Look around to see if there is a workers center or an employment law clinic inyour area. They might know the answer to your question.
     
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  18. Angry Arab

    Angry Arab Well-Known Member VIP

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    I'm a pessimist so I'm preparing for the worst.
     
  19. JFK

    JFK Ask not what your country can do for you. Gold

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    So probably no union, right?
     
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  20. Angry Arab

    Angry Arab Well-Known Member VIP

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    Ha! Of the first, I think I'll do that especially if I could talk to Bill.