I am owed $16,200 by Clear Your Debt, LLC in Austin, TX. I was fired for not signing a contract that Jordan Lane, Manager, would not allow me to read. Thankfully I was warned by an employee that this contract they were drafting would force me to forfeit all of my commissions earned if I signed it. I resigned afterwards and later the owner of the company met with me and offered a bonus & my pay if I stayed. I made a decision to stay because I wanted my pay, having 4 children and it being Christmas time it was the responsible thing to do. 2 weeks later, when I went to pick up my promised pay, Jordan Lane handed me the contract I had heard about. I had one of my children with me at the time & was on my way to pick up & drop off my boys for a weekend scouting campout when I explained to Jordan that I'd read the contract & bring it back. He forced me, under duress, to had him the pay back & told me I couldn't take the contract with me. I gave him my pay & the contract and said I'd be back in 30 minutes. 10 minutes later I received a voice message from Jordan terminating me. When I called him back to find out why I was being fired, he said for non-compliance of company policy. I told him I did not have a chance to read the contract & couldn't sign something without reading it first & he told me to go find another job. I asked about picking up my pay & he said, "We don't feel we owe you any money." I asked what he meant by that & he repeated himself. I could not reach the owner after several atttempts & was left jobless & ripped off by $16,200 during the Holidays with 4 children. I've since tried to recover my earnings with the help of an attorney, however the company denied owing me any money. Litigation would be in upwards of several thousand dollars and I cannot afford justice at this time. My objective in filing a report against this company is to warn other possible future victims of their scams & fraudulent behaviors. Clear Your Debt was on Fox 7 News Austin for ripping people off (myfoxaustin.com, (2008), Last Edited: Monday, 14 Jan 2008, 10:01 PM CST, Created: Monday, 14 Jan 2008, 8:50 PM CST)
Although in my contract I am entitled to Attorney's fees if I win, I cannot afford to retain an attorney and the attorneys I've spoke with have advised me that Clear Your Debt, LLC would be difficult to collect from based on the fact that they are hiding and protecting their assets under other business names.