TJ Consulting / Stay away!
I don't know enough about legal issues to answer this question, but I really want to know how and if this place is legitimately operating. Seriously, it is shady beyond belief.
I unfortunately didn't do my research on this place after I quit. It is a descendant company of DS Max and is an MLM firm that makes its money off of recruits more so than its products. Feed DS Max into any search engine, which you probably already did if you are here, and you will find umpteen pages of disillusioned bloggers sharing their nightmares from their jobs at its descendant companies. Supposedly, people who work for DS Max descendants are technically not employees of the company but rather individual contractors. This is a fact that you will not learn until after you've accepted the job. The manager will try to pass it off as trivial, but what it really means is that the company is absolved of all responsibility of your well-being while on the job. That means if you get severely injured, it's out of your pocket. I'll also say that the sales tactics that TJ Consulting uses are dubious at best, as they are at the vast majority of DS Max descendants. Oh, and TJ Consulting pays on commission only. Not everybody there hides this fact, but during your interviews, some employees may brush over this fact in order to keep you from walking out.
To anybody reading this report with the intention of interviewing at TJ Consulting, BEWARE. Their interviews are highly deceptive. If you are desperate for a job and willing to take about anything that you are offered, please save yourself time and grief and don't even walk into this place. Your first round interview will last only 5-10 minutes which is not normal for those of you new to the job market. If you are naive and impressionable, or maybe just seem like someone who would knowingly follow through with a questionable get rich quick scheme, The manager will feed you BS about what a great candidate you are out of the hundreds he views each week, and he will invite you back to a second round interview and tell you to clear your schedule from 10ish to 6 30 or some time in the evening. Trust me: the turnover rate at this place is high and his income is extremely precarious, as it depends on the sales of those beneath him who are not all that productive. He's not making much off of sales either and has to pay office rent out of his own pocket. Believe me when I say he's hiring whoever he can get. He will not even tell you what you are doing on the second day interview except that you will be observing a typical work day. Your second round interviewer will likely be one of the more charismatic people in the office, preferably (in the managers point of view) a smooth talker who can convince you that everybody in the office makes GREAT money and is working their way up to management to have his own office. You will soon go out on the interview to discover that the job is nothing more than door-to-door sales of office supplies to businesses! Even worse, the supplies that TJ Consulting sells can be bought online without a middleman. If your interviewer is good, he can present this kind of door to door sales as palatable and keep you interested. If he's really good, he can use his charisma to keep the businesses from throwing him out, and he might even make a few sales and convince you to come on board.
On your first day of work, or maybe later, the truth of this place manifests itself: workers living on the threshold of poverty, sales techniques requiring you to bully potential customers, not technically being an employee of TJ Consulting, LONG hours, commission only pay, and cultish and manipulative ways of dealing with 'employees' that include false promises of management, regulation of conversation, and odd speech codes that I can only describe as an Orwellian nightmare as a means to keep them slaving away and bringing in an income to the owner, albeit an unviable one. Remember how I said they don't actually make you an employee? Well, if they send you to a place where soliciting is actually illegal and you get in trouble, well, I guess you should have known better. I wish I had done research before I went to my second job interview with them, as it would have saved me two days, a job interview and one day on the job before I decided to quit hearing what I wanted to from these con artists. My story is nothing compared to a lot of people who get caught up in a DS Max descendant. Many people have wasted innumerable amounts of time and gone into serious debt, believing that they could make up for it when they ran their own office. Do some more research on these companies and please, stay away.