I need an attorney experienced in employment law for St. Louis County, MN. I have not discussed with anyone but my

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Customer: I need an attorney experienced in employment law for St. Louis County, MN
JA: Was this discussed with a manager or HR? Or with a lawyer?
Customer: I have not discussed with anyone but my employer. I need to retain a lawyer.
JA: Are you an "at will" employee? Do you belong to a union?
Customer: Yes, I am an "at will" employee. No, I do not belong to a union.
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: My employer asked me to personally pay over $50,000 in company bills and payroll from January 2022-May 2022 until our trucks got back running in June 2022. Instead of paying me back, she laid me off on July 21, 2022 and then threatened to bury me 6 feet under where nobody would ever find my body if I ever called her again and told me that unemployment benefits will cover my debt. I am absolutely not exaggerating.
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Hello and welcome to Justanswer! My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed lawyer with over 18 years of experience. I am reviewing your question now and will get back to you momentarily. Thank you for your patience.

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How are you doing today? I am very sorry you are experiencing this problem.

I understand that you are seeking options.  What result are you seeking?

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My money back
Customer
My wages, etc
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What have you attempted so far?

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Can you just please call me?
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Infolawyer, Expert

Thanks for asking about the phone call option. It's a great feature and I highly recommend it.

If you select that you will get a call shortly from a colleague of mine which provides some additional feedback to what I am providing to you in chat.

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I'd like a phone call please.
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OK, you should have a prompt on your screen.

Is there anything else that you would like me to consider before I provide an answer to your question in chat?

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No prompt on my screen and I'll believe it when it happens
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Let me answer in chat in the meantime.

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Your answer is ready and you can read it below! After you review it please let me know if the answer is clear and if you have any follow up questions for me. I will be happy to answer them!

I would begin with a final written demand with deadline and threat of lawsuit. This can help bring about a settlement, show the court good faith, and build a record.

You can threaten and then pursue complaint with the labor department and state court complaint.

It helps to prepare your case with a good narrative or story of what happened. This helps focus the presentation of the facts and arguments. It is often useful to have a chronological timeline of events with facts and back up evidence (e.g. e-mails, texts, photos, witnesses)

You stand to recover not only your actual losses (compensatory damages) but also interest, costs and legal fees. on occasion special damages (punitive damages) are also available.

I would proceed with counsel on commission basis.  In your situation, I also think that you would benefit from local representation. https://www.avvo.com/find-a-lawyer is an excellent resource that lets you find a local lawyer by location and practice area!

You can also easily search court cases using google scholar by jurisdiction and terms. That site is easy to use (like google) and is also free! Here is a link https://scholar.google.com/ I find it as useful as paid databases which charge hundreds of dollars per search.

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I knew all of this already. That's why I paid the fee to hire a lawyer.
Customer
I didn't pay to get a general online advice reply.
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Infolawyer, Expert

To hire locally you can do so using justia.com and superlawyers.com

We cannot offer representation per site rules.

I wish you the best. You are welcome to follow up on the answer as needed and keep me posted.

Have I answered your question to your satisfaction today or do you need any clarification? Kindly let me know, thank you.

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Ok so u did nothing for me. Refund my fee or I'll sue you also as a SPAM company.
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I outlined options to proceed.   You remain able to ask any follow up you need.

Thanks for letting me know. I am a user of the site like you. For customer support, you are welcome to use the Contact Us button at the bottom of the page or http://ww2.justanswer.com/help.

I hope everything works out well! You can reach me more easily in the future with other questions by simply adding me as a favorite expert. You can do that through the “My Questions” page if you choose to rate our interaction. Thank you for choosing Justanswer for your questions! I wish you all the best! Daniel

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