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Judge Knox is Doing Some Additional Legal Work

Justice Knox, on not following labor laws:

Brewer said New Mexico and Montana laws prohibit an employer from withholding a final paycheck when there is a dispute over something like inventory.”He has to file suit against me for that,” he said.Knox responded that such laws don’t apply because of provisions in the company’s handbook and in a contract with Brewer. Brewer is responsible for the inventory and it can be deducted from his paycheck, he said.

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Don Pogreba has been writing about Montana politics since 2005 and teaching high school English since 2000. He's a former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.
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  • Billings voters chose a bad employee for KBS computer systems in New Mexico?

    Look at the story.

    James hired a guy to start an office down there.

    The guy got greedy, and started his own business, while working for KBS, then got fired, and kept some expensive equipment.

    Sounds more like a messy divorce to me Pogie –

    • Reading is fundamental.

      Knox doesn't get to arbitrarily decide to withhold a paycheck. He broke the law. Now he lied about it.

      All these stories about his business online aren't the work of the EVIL MEDIA LIBERALS. If anything, the media's given this clown a free pass.

  • I tried to let the billings voters know about this guy. he is bad news. The only reason he won was because he put up more signs than anyone. The local voters didn't take time to get to know Knox. Hopefully this will be an eye opener for billings voters to not vote for the guy with the most signs. I truely believe that Knox will bury himself in a short time. He won't last long at all.

  • I just want everyone to know that I didn't start an office down here as Eric thinks. Man you need to read thoroughly before writing. The previous manager who was employed for around 7 years left because of the shenanigans that became extremely apparent right before I took over. I was already working for them for about a year. I took the position relunctly but thought I and the then Sales Rep could fix what James broke as far as customer relations with several big customers. It was looking ok for a little while but when the Sales rep would not get paid sometime in the early summer, this was the start of the down spiral.

    I never worked on the side while employed with KBS but if he wants to say so that is fine with me. For me, not having my final paycheck made it hard to go forward and to start my own business (again) and proceed to take the NM clients so I could provide them with a fair and honest service. Well, as of yesterday I now have my business up and running.

    Maybe Eric should call all and I mean all of the NM clients to find out why they were double billed or double charged or even triple charged for services already paid months prior. This was his way to get extra money to cover payroll or his own debt. I have all the evidence needed to backup my claims. Simple as that. I don't see you asking to see my evidence or asking to speak with these customers or other ex employees for clarification.

    I guess there is a silver lining in all of this. I now have all of the old KBS clients along with all the new ones recently acquired. Thanks Mr. Knox!

  • Oh, the handbook provisions are legit in Montana. But they are not legit in New Mexico statutes. Since work was performed in NM, the handbook has no jurisdiction plus it was written with Montana in mind as there are only references to Montana law only. Just want to clarify that as well. Although I did have a salary contract with KBS, it doesn't have any provisions about that either.

  • Thanks for the clarifications, Mr. Brewer. It seems like you should be in a good position to build your business, since customers will be looking for someone a lot more forthcoming and honest.

    • Well as with many businesses, the first person a customer encounters is what makes the deal. I was the face of KBS. It's when the back office starts to make mistakes whether intently or accidently is when it goes South. The problem is where I am to be blamed from these customers for bad accounting practices. This makes me look bad as an individual and tests my overall integrity. I am glad I am no longer part of that sinking ship.

      I am the face of my business and from start to finish will be the only one responsible for my actions. I will not try to grow beyond my abilities as I certainly do not want to be responsible for employees or too much overhead. I believe in "KISS". No not the band. LOL!! Keep It Simple Stupid.

      My business as well as a friend of mine who runs his own Computer Service work together as contractors to each other. We believe in a co-op approach to servicing our own clients. Trust me, there is plenty of work and customers out here in NM to go around. Thank you for your support and I really hope I don't become like James Knox.

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