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Bee wrote at 2014-07-24 22:31:21
Dish network labels their employees as contract laborers to avoid the taxes and hassel at the end of the year. No matter what company you work for you CAN sign a contract or paper saying they can deduct out of your checks for whatever you want BUT it will not stand in court because the law says weither you agreed on it or not, only LAWFUL deductions can be taken from your wages. Dish network is such a sorry company. Why would a company treat people that represent, advertise and work 15hr days, so wrong. If you wear a uniform you are an employee. If your work affects the whole team. You are an employee, If you have no control of your daily routes and jobs you are an employee, If you have to ask for days off or call in sick you are an employee. Dish is so dumb they will hold paychecks if you fail to return equipment, THEY CAN NOT FOR ANY REASON, not pay you for the work you did. It does not matter what u take. As you know it is considered stealing so I am not saying to do this but lets say youve been sick so they fire you. You want your check they want ewuipment. But your boss says oh we can deal with the check after you turn inventory back in. They can not do this. Dish scams every person that works in the company by charge backs for trouble calls and lost equipment (because if you call to have the equip. Verified to locate, and if your company was not the one who installed it then it will show on the system inactive but really it is active. You can find free workforces I believe in any state. Im in texas and had to file through one here it was free. And the only other advice I can give you is find another job before they take so much money you feel stuck and end up stuck. I made 50,000 last year and brought home 18,000 and they werent even taking out my taxes. Thats wrong. I was paying them to work there. GET OUT QUICK.

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Margaret M. deMarteleire


I can answer most questions about employment law, federal or state. I am an attorney, not an HR professional, so questions about HR careers, coursework, prospects, etc. are not within my scope.


Attorney for 20 years, currently working exclusively with employment law - FLSA, FMLA, federal contracts, pay, etc.

Temple University School of Liberal Arts, BA, Rhetoric & Communication, 1982 Temple University School of Law, JD, 1990 Certificate in HR, Cornell University ILR School, 2006

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