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  1. "Beyond a reasonable doubt" only applies in a court of law. If you have reason to think your kid is there, that's all you need for now.
  2. Let me put it this way. Since the comments have stopped, I think you'll have a very difficult time proving that it's because you have African-Americans in your family and not because the two new employees are related to senior management. Whatever the truth may be, when there's both possible legal reason and a possible illegal reason, you'd need some pretty clear indicators that it's the illegal reason and not the legal one.
  3. Just so that you know, short of a union contract that expressly says otherwise, in NO state is an employer required to provide smoke breaks. And in states that do require rest breaks, the employer MAY prohibit smoking. This may be the first job you've had where you don't get breaks to smoke, but I'll bet it won't be the last.
  4. just a disgruntled employee who thinks it's nonsense 11 hour days sometimes with 25 mins I don't disagree. Not in the slightest. But in far too many states, it's legal. I'd advise you to contact your Congress-critter and lobby for protections, and it's still an option. However, given the general state of mind in both your state and Federally, I wouldn't hold out too much hope for changes any time soon.
  5. Okay, considering that if you worked for my employer, I'd be the contact person for an issue like this, my first advice is to phone them. Don't email - phone. It's much harder to ignore a phone call than an email, and sometimes an email can sit there for some time and the recipient honestly doesn't realize how much time has gone by. So make it harder for them to ignore you. Phone them. Be polite - remember the adages about honey and vinegar. But make sure they understand that you have been waiting for a response for well over a month now, the problem is still ongoing, you have heard absolutely nothing and you would like both a status and an estimate for how much longer this is going to take. If they are responsive and give you answers, all well and good. If they are not, again staying polite and professional but nonetheless firm, let them know that if you have not heard back from them in a week, you will need to consider taking legal action. Then get off the phone. Leave them with that. Wait the week. Be the one on the high moral ground. At the end of the week, if you have a friend who is a lawyer or if you can find a lawyer to give you a free consultation, see what they suggest. Sometimes a letter on a lawyer's stationary is all it takes. You may want to consider a small claims action. But you're well into unreasonable territory now. It would be different if you hadn't made any attempt to follow up, but since you have, it's now time to take the ball into your own court.
  6. If you won't go and get him yourself, and you won't call the people he is staying with and tell them that he does not have your permission to stay with them and for them to send him home, and you won't take any action to stop him running off, then what is your expectation of what a message board can do for you?
  7. How much money are we talking about, and is it being deducted pre- or post- tax? It makes a difference what I advise you to do next.
  8. And have you followed up with them since January 11?
  9. When you say, the same location, do you mean, They're all in St. Louis, or do you mean, They're all located in The Abercrombie Building, Suite 2239? It's like pulling teeth...
  10. How long ago did you contact HR? Does your company have a Benefits office that is separate from HR? Have you talked to Payroll at all?
  11. the woman is one of my son's old math teachers and the guy is a priest. You know who they are but you don't know where they live? Is that what you're saying?
  12. If they are charging the client $15 an hour and you get paid $10 an hour; the job takes 3 hours, they bill the client for $45 and you get paid $30, that's legal. If they are charging the client $15 an hour and you get paid $10 an hour, the job takes 3 hours, they bill the client for $45 and you get paid $20, that's not. Nowhere does the law say that you have to be paid the entire amount they bill the client for. The company has overhead which has to be paid somehow; they also need to make a profit if they're going to stay in business. But you have to be paid for all the time you work.
  13. I can understand why you think you have a lawsuit against Minute Markets (although I believe you're wrong). I am completely at a loss to understand why you think you have a lawsuit against Safeway.
  14. How well do you know the people he is staying with and on what kind of terms are you? It makes a difference what I suggest.