I am a California public school teacher, expecting my first child in February. I was wondering if I have a normal pregnancy and delivery, am I entitled to 12 weeks, like I've read in the FMLA, or just 6 weeks, as I've heard from others? What spec...
There are some things I can't tell from your post. For example I can't tell whether you personally are entitled to leave under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, because it requires that you must have worked for the employer for at least a year, and have put in at least 1250 hours during the 12 months preceding the leave, but you say nothing about how long you have worked for the district, nor how many hours. Also, as a public school teacher presumably you are a member of the bargaining unit subject to a collective-bargaining agreement between the teacher's union and the district. Collective-bargaining agreements often accord employees rights which they do not otherwise have under federal or state law. So there is wisdom in the suggestion to consult with your shop steward or other union representative and to review the collective-bargaining agreement to ascertain whether it addresses this precise subject.
Consult California counsel to obtain legal advice you can rely on. I practice in Vermont ONLY.See question
Have a debt to unemployment for the amount of $13,900, because they deemed it fraud the agency tacked on a $9,000 penalty charge, resulting in a $22,900 being owed to the agency. I spoke to an agency representative who confirmed with his superviso...
I don't practice law in Colorado, but, applying general principles of law, I think it highly unlikely that the taxpayers of Colorado would ever be held to compensate a person who defrauded unemployment and paid back the debt to the state on account of a promise that the state would not refer the matter for criminal prosecution. The question of civil liability is a different one than the question whether the state's conduct provides you any defenses in a criminal prosecution. Consult a lawyer who defends accused persons in Colorado to help you evaluate your circumstance and to provide a defense if you need one.
Not legal advice, just my two cents. Consult Colorado counsel to obtain legal advice. I practice in Vermont ONLY.See question
July 2012 we had Abel Septic install a new drain field for the price of $2700.00. The State of Florida Department of Health did the inspection and signed off on the installation. Fast forward a year and a half later we noticed a wet spot ...
You might. In civil matters the plaintiff always has the burden of establishing each element of his or her claim "by a preponderance of the evidence," i.e., "more likely than not." However, where a matter is not within the common knowledge of laypersons (such as the proper installation of drain fields and whether subsequent problems were caused by negligent installation or some other factor), expert testimony is going to be necessary to establish what the standard of care was, how the installer breached it, and how the installer's breach of the standard caused you damages. That's usually expensive, and it's usually not recoverable as damages even if you win, unless you can point to a statute or decision that provides for the award of such expert witness fees.
Consult Florida counsel to obtain an evaluation of your specific circumstance and legal advice you can rely on. I don't practice in Florida so don't take what I say here as legal advice. It's just my two cents. I practice in Vermont ONLY.
Good luck.See question
To make this short, I'm at a complete loss.... I was friends with someone for years, and about a year ago we hooked up with each other. We were never together nor dated. Before sex she stated she previously had cancer (ovarian or cervical, I can...
This issue has come up again and again in different states. The outcome of legal proceedings in a setting such as this is not encouraging for the father contesting the obligations imposed by law. See link below.See question
Getting charged with vandalism
A link to the Vermont statute titled "unlawful mischief" is below. It provides for fines and/or terms of imprisonment indexed to the extent of the damage done.See question
paying alimony since 1973.
What does the final divorce decree say?See question