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hello,
I have a few questions I hope you can help with about my husbands job.  My husband works at a Goodyear tire shop in Ohio, and in my opinion they are scum.  He has had several issues with them regarding pay.  There was one time in 2009 that some of the employees did not get a paycheck,  to make a long story short they ended up getting a lawyer to try and sue Goodyear because they would not give them their check.  It ended up Goodyear gave them all store credit instead of a check, I do not think this was right but I want to know what you think.  
Other issues my husband has been having with Goodyear is with overtime.  There has been times when they will make my husband work overtime and then make him cut it.  I thought it was illegal for employers to make their employees cut overtime, am I wrong or right?
The most recent problem we are having is with workers compensation. My husband was put on restrictions for a few months because he injured his back at work.  They cut him down to working about four hours, 5 days a week.  A few weeks later after he returned to work they told him that they had been paying him to much on his checks so now they are going to have to deduct how ever much they over paid him out of his upcoming checks.  It just seems to me that this company will do what ever they can to keep from paying their employees what they are owed.  I really hope you can give me some advice, you seemed like they best person to ask.  thank you very much for your time

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Amanda,

I recommend that you seek legal counsel immediately. Why haven't you filed a complaint with the Ohio Department of Commerce? I am not sure what you mean when you say "make him cut overtime." Nonetheless, any issues with labor & overtime should be handled at the state level. I would recommend that you keep and or make copies of any all a records that substantiate your claims.

It my mind, I cannot pay my bills with store credit and there is no way anyone should ever accept store credit as a form of payment. I'm not sure if it is too late to address that issue but I would guess that it is not. I guess it would also come down to your state's statute of limitation, if applicable.

With regards to the workers compensation issue, if they over payed him then it is legal for them to correct the error.

I hope that you quickly seek an experienced labor law attorney.

Good luck! Hope this helps...

Best regards,

Claude Ammons
Corinthian Group
CA PI # 26978/23070
http://www.Corinthian-Group.com
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I enjoy answering questions relating to private & general investigations including but not limited to locates, skip tracing, surveillance, stalking, child custody, criminal defense, civil, corporate security/executive protection, workplace violence/threat assessments, personal security, security surveillance systems and GPS tracking/monitoring products & services. Specifically, I answer questions regarding state laws concerning private investigation practices, as well as the best practices & standard operating procedures used by most reputable private investigative firms. I can give you state & federal references when dealing with issues that may or may not be legal in your specific state. IE- Some states have laws which conflict with federal law such as California's "2 party law" for surreptitious audio recordings. I offer tips on how to identify the right investigative firm for your particular case and what type of questions that investigative firm should be asking you. QUICK TIP #1: NEVER hire a Private Investigative firm that is not concerned about providing you a written contract that specifically outlines the agreement and responsibilities of both parties!!! A written contract should be expected & demanded by both investigative firm and client 95% of the time. I have numerous resources and will point you in the right direction. Whether it is hiring an attorney, a specialist or offering tips on conducting LEGAL investigations & research yourself. I offer advise regarding the kind of info you can legally obtain, what's not legal for you to obtain and when you need to hire a professional to obtain the info on your behalf. Lastly, I have over 20 yrs of experience as a Security Professional/Consultant and 12+ yrs within the Investigative profession. As the 2009 President of a state Private Investigation Association, I have professional knowledge, experience & established resources that supply me with the most recent legislative issues & industry trends.

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Corinthian Group experience includes but not limited to all areas of surveillance including Workers Compensation Insurance Fraud, Domestic Infidelity Cases, Computer Investigations & Forensics, Personal Injury & Automobile Liabilty, Loss Prevention, theft interviewing & interrogation techniques, Under Cover assignments, Stalking prevention & suppression, surveillance tactics & countermeasures and surveillance system & lighting consultation experience. Corinthian Group also has experience in security consultation & protective services to the corporate & private sector. These services include Bodyguard/Executive Protection, identity theft prevention, work place violence & volitale terminations, GPS tracking/monitoring services, TSCM/Debugging( Technical Surveillance Countermeasures) and security system products & diagramming experience.

Organizations
2009 PICA President (Professional Investigators of California Association) NCISS (National Council of Investigations & Security Services)-Member CALI (California Association of Licensed Investigators)-Member SCFIA (Southern California Fraud Investigators Association)-Member WAD (World Association of Detectives)-Member

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Experts.com: http://www.experts.com/Articles/Private-Investigation-Finding-and-Using-Social-Media-Evidence-in-the-Courtroom-By-Claude-Ammons Hellium: http://www.helium.com/users/edit_show_articles/387656 Blog: http://sexliesvideoviapi.blogspot.com/ and my m

Education/Credentials
PSO (Security Course) Weaponless Defense Tai Karate & MMA training Wicklander & Zulawski-Interview & Interrogation Techniques Peace Officer Standards & Training (POST)-832 Level 3 CA State licensed Private Investigator-CA PI # 23070 Law Enforcement Training Center-Computer Investigations

Awards and Honors
Elected as the Association President of PICA in 2009. PICA was an Association that focused on legislative bills that would have a negative impact on our profession if passed at the state level... PICA was a member oriented association that was positioning itselt to provide its members with resources to help them successful grow and or sustain their businesses. Awarded for presentation of GPS Tracking devices. Honored for service as the 2009 PICA President and the 2008 & 2007 PICA 2nd Vice President respectively.

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SCRMA (Southern California Risk Management Associates), Markel Insurance Corporation, Imhoff & Associations (Nationwide Criminal Defense Law Firm). Private clients are Confidential!

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