Go talk to a lawyer. Many of them do not charge for the first consultation.
Already talked to them. They can only go back 6 months.
Not likely unless it was something super high end. Depends on how much personal mileage/km is claimed. but even $5K would be a large figure for a 'normal' co vehicle benefit.You sure a company car isn't a 20K benefit?
Sure I got experience but they also refused to let me go for schooling which is again against the apprenticeship regulations as we as witholding my blue book and refusing to fill out my experience hours. Plus telling me theyd pay registration and schooling then outright refusing when I was due to go. This is my next call, the apprenticeship board to force them to produce my hours.I don't know man, I wanna be on your side, but it seems like you knew the situation was shit and stayed. I get that people have bills to pay and that experience is experience, but I don't know...
I don't want to start a whole "I had a job once...." derailment, but I once had a job at a machine shop where the conditions were unsafe and management was demeaning. I left. I tried to bite the bullet, but had a breaking point - I gave it two months. That was enough. I went home after I drank a bee that snuck into my soda and my mouth blew up and they told me to stay and work. That was my last day, haha.
Thats good advice and a very valid point. I know there are plenty of older and wiser members here, and at least a few lawyer cork sniffers here as in all giitar forums, so I figured Id ask!I think you need to talk to a lawyer...there's a lot of iffy stuff in there. But it is the employers responsibility to maintain accurate records for hours worked, paid, vacation earned/taken etc.
But here's the problem... for trying to get $10k, you can easily spend 4-5k on legal fees. And even if you win, it doesn't guarantee you'll be able to collect easily.
I'm not in favour of letting them get away with it, but you have to weigh the pros and cons for that decision and what your time and energy is worth.
My hunch is, you'd be best off paying a lawyer to write a letter for a hundred bucks threatening to sue, and then take a settlement of $5k-6 or so.
Having been married to a lawyer for many years one of the reoccurring complaints I hear at the dinner table is about clients wasting her time and their money with a bunch of crap advice they pieced together from people not qualified to give advice. No offense to anyone here, there are a lot if knowledgeable musicians but no lawyers to the best of my knowledge. If I were you I would be asking if anyone knows a reputable lawyer that could help you and not be asking for legal advice on a guitar forum. But that's just me. Best of luck with your issue.I was layed off not long ago and would like to go after my former employer for unpaid overtime and breaks over two and a half years. The Alberta labour board can only go back 6 months, but the majority of the OT was over the first year and a half. By my calculation with the records I have it is over $12-13k, so not chump change.
They also changed their recording method this year and would refuse to give proper breakdowns each pay period, probably to avoid exactly this. I have great records of my hours and paystubs (which were also not legal and used the CRA online calculator)
Should I sue? Can they be forced to provide hourly breakdown since they changed their system as it is probably another $8-10k of OT.
I had to do this once in BC but their labour relations board is much better and recouped my earnings. AB is not as employee friendly.
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Waiting for a call back from a couple labour relation firms. Thanks Im sure youre right.Having been married to a lawyer for many years one of the reoccurring complaints I hear at the dinner table is about clients wasting her time and their money with a bunch of crap advice they pieced together from people not qualified to give advice. No offense to anyone here, there are a lot if knowledgeable musicians but no lawyers to the best of my knowledge. If I were you I would be asking if anyone knows a reputable lawyer that could help you and not be asking for legal advice on a guitar forum. But that's just me. Best of luck with your issue.
They will weigh in, but with a disclaimer that it's not legal advice . I only bring this up because a couple of people on another board are indeed lawyers and preface posts.And a lawyer isn't going to give specific advice on a forum anyway. And on the odd occasion when a lawyer gives general information about a legal topic on a forum, you'll usually see them shouted down by "internet experts" who have done a few Google searches and figure they know better. In short, nothing useful will come of this.