Amgen/IBM/ARTECH Information Systems / Illegal Termination based on complaining about not being paid for over two months
I am a 30% Disabled Wartime Veteran who served in the US Army during [protected]. With current economic conditions I was recently forced take to a contractor position out of fear of losing my home.Companies like Artech Information Systems, IBM and AMGEN are joining forces to exploit the unemployed by offering work at home position way below the technical contractors rate for IT Staffing requirements which is between $45-65 per hour and paying these individuals that are working from anywhere from $22-35 per hour but to make matters worse they are forcing them to sign a contract that allows them hold back 1/3 of the individuals pay if they are not employed beyond 30 working days as probationary period then firing them for complaining about not being paid is this legal?
Recently I was on Unemployment only to find a suitable job as a UNIX Administrator instead what I ended up with was a new second mortgage because AMGEN/IBM/Artech Information systems failed to pay me for two months and they still owe me $1, 710.0.
I was fired because I complained about not being paid. Artech is a company which is cited for awards in the areas of efficiency and has BBB rating of -A.
This letter is regarding a previous email I sent regarding false allegation made the employers at Artech/IBM's/AMGEN, involving illegal termination, Unpaid wages and False Claims of ineligibility filed by Artech Information LLC.
Regarding your follow up question, Yes an appeal was filed the motion was reversed but Unemployment still owes me money for the month Artech falsy claimed I was ineligible from Sept. 18th -Oct 18th 2010 which about $2, 400.00 and Artech Information Systems still owes me $1, 710.00and they are refusing to pay me. Because Robert Swanson felt that I was not allowed to complain about wages being owed to me or any process which would allow to access my time for back wages.
I started on July 12th 2010 and on August 6 2010 they were gracious enough to only pay me for 3 days and they owed me 100 hours.
Recruiting companies are exploiting the Misconduct Laws recently put in place by your office with a neat trick they change your start date then short you out of 7 working days in wages and in the process then make you wait almost two months to get paid. Finally they expect you not complain otherwise they fire you. Artech/IBM/Amgen then have the audacity to make false allegations of Misconduct because the Hiring manager feels that you should have never been paid because you no rights to complain about receiving your wages in a timely manner. By this time I am out over $3, 000.00 and since this was well thought out in advance or let’s just say schemed and obviously it’s a no brainer you cannot afford to get a real employment lawyer that could win outside of arbitration.
What is being done to correct this situation and prevent from ever happening again. Apparently, a lot of these recruiting companies are doing this and taking advantage of the recent Misconduct rules for collecting unemployment.
What rules are in place to penalize employers from making false claims of of misconduct considering the long term cost and impact on any individuals personal finances something like this may impact. What is being done to protect the employee if the employer makes false allegations of misconduct. I am currently working but as a contractor at a job I was forced to take given the outcome of adverse conditions because unemployment said I owed them $3, 000.00. Is this right, shouldn't the employer have to pay if they are found lying about any Misconduct or an individual’s job performance especially when this employer fired me illegally because I complained about not getting paid. Please let me know how I get what is still owed to me by unemployment $2, 400.00, and by the employer Artech $1, 710.00 which is about $4, 100.00. I also want to know what is being done about this from ever happening again because it impacts the unemployed.