Do you have to pay for your old bosses "finders fee" every month if they can't take care of clients anymore?
Employment / Labor Attorney
Did you sign some kind of finders fee agreement WITH THE BUSINESS that has now gone out of business? It doesn't make sense for you to have to pay anything to a company that no longer exists.
That said, the exact language and details of any agreement you entered into with the previous employer make all the difference. Please consult with an employment law attorney who can review the actual language the former employer is relying on.
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I hope you can resolve your situation and wish you the best.
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Based on the facts you have provided, I see no obligation to pay a finder's fee. (It appears your old bosses are trying to intimidate you without legal justification.)
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As Ms. Spencer has said, your agreement with your old bosses is key here. You would have to pay only if there is a contractual agreement between you and the old bosses. It wouldn't shock me to learn that some bosses in the caregiving industry might try to take advantage of a caregiver by claiming a "finders fees" even if there is no contractual right.
Ms. Spencer is in the San Diego area, and a quick consultation with her could be a big help to you.
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