Hi, I am so grateful about the noble deed of some lawyers giving free advice online, may God continue to pour His blessings upon you and your loved ones! Atty, this is my concern, my wife was offered a "job" as a unit manager in one of the insurance company. She was not an employee of the said company because she is not under their payroll and was given an allowance of 15k per month for 3 months as start up. There was no formal contract regarding this and was even made to sign in a note book with a label CASH ADVANCE every time she receives her allowance for 2months. She did not perform according to the company standard and was not given her 3rd month allowance and she opted to leave the company. The problem is that the owner of the company is asking her to return the 30K which they gave her because it is under CASH ADVANCE. It is unfair on our part because that money was used for her operational expense and partly used in our household expense because that time that was her only job and I myself was not employed.
My following questions are:
1. What should we do?
2. Can that company file an estafa/small claims file against her?
3. What case could we counter the claim?
4. How much would it cost us to fight that company in court knowing that the amount involved is only 30K?
5. Are evidence/witness required?
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