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Allan E Richardson

Allan Richardson’s Answers

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  • Am I eligible for unemployment?

    I worked FT for a company from 2012 - 2014. I was laid off, I filed a UE claim and collected benefits for 3-4 months. Then I terminated my claim and started a company out of desperation because I was unable to find a FT position. Unfortunately, ...

    Allan’s Answer

    The answers is: A very cautious maybe if you did not exhaust the benefits you could have received. File and see what the claims examiner says. Good luck.

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  • Is it legal for an employer to track an employees IP address in their network

    My employer is watching my work on the network

    Allan’s Answer

    Absolutely. Your employer can use reasonable means to monitor your performance and tracking which IP addresses you may visit during the day is certainly reasonable. It is their computer, their network, and you are using their time.

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  • I live and have a business in NY. i have a carry pistol permit here

    how to i get one for nj since i own 3 other cash business stores there? I'm in nj a lot because of my stores and i walk around with large sums of cash on me at all times. I'm scared of being robbed and targeted since I'm a well known business man...

    Allan’s Answer

    This will be extremely difficult. First, go to the state police web site, WWW.NJSP.gov and locate the form that you must fill out. Follow the instructions. Since you live out of state, you will need to submit the form to the state police. Each application must include a written certification of justifiable need, under oath, that specifies in detail the need to carry, as evidenced by specific threats or previous attacks, preferably documented by reports to law enforcement. Expect to be denied the first time around. Assuming you are denied, you can then appeal, but that will almost certainly require that you hire an attorney experienced in New Jersey weapons law. Good luck.

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  • I was wronfully terminated by former employer

    In 2007 I was fired by my former employer. I hired a lawyer to argue that I was wrongfully terminated. A monetary settlement was reached. Can I seek reemployment with this former employment today or should I contact them to determine if I am eligi...

    Allan’s Answer

    Unless your settlement agreement bars you from re-employment, you can apply.

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  • Should I be concerned If after a work related concussion I get dizzy and have ringing in my ears six months after my injury?

    I was injured on the job. I work with Autistic clients and received a concussion after being hit in the head by an object that was thrown at me by an autistic client. I saw the neurologist that my organization sent me to. They treated me initially...

    Allan’s Answer

    First, see another neurologist for a second opinion. Depending on what that doctor tells you, see a workers comp attorney. Good luck.

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  • Is this something companies are allowed to do?

    Situation 1: A company requires female to use sick/vacation days for maternity leave, while offering long-term disability plans for males who sustain an injury at work. The female is than written up and disciplined for not having enough time to co...

    Allan’s Answer

    Situation 1: Apples and oranges. An injury at work falls under workers comp laws and is required to be treated differently from health conditions that are not work-related. As a general rule, an employer can require an employee to use sick and vacation time during any health-related leave, including FMLA. and can terminate an employee who uses more time than is available. Please note this is a general rule and exceptions do apply.
    Situation 2: You should consider investing in a consultation with an experienced employment attorney because you may have a claim for disability discrimination. Good luck.

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  • Do I have a leg to stand on ?

    I work in outside sales for electric. I was told that my branch was closing and there would be layoffs in 7/2014 then we were told it was pushed to 12/2014 then we were told the lease is on a month to month and we will see how sales will go. I hav...

    Allan’s Answer

    There is no way to give you advice about the contract without looking at it. Many attorneys, myself included, will review contracts sent vi email and engage in a teleconference, payable by credit card. Good luck.

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  • Is an attorney always an attorney 24 hours a day and 7 days a week?

    I want to know if an attorney is always an officer of the law 24 hours a day and 7 days week. I am looking for a detailed answer to my question. Thank you.

    Allan’s Answer

    In NJ, an attorney is an officer of the court 24/7/365 so long as he is in the state. If he is in a jurisdiction where he is not licensed, he is not an officer of that court.

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  • Can I sue my former employer on grounds of nepotism and favoritism?

    I have worked at the same place since May 8, 2000 and was laid off on January 12, 2015.I was not forewarned and was not allowed to finish out the day.I am trying to get my severance and unemployment going, everyone is dragging their feet.My main s...

    Allan’s Answer

    Nepotism is not illegal; neither is favoritism. Discrimination only becomes unlawful if it is based on a particular characteristic the law has chosen to protect, such as race, gender, sexual orientation.

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  • DOES A HIP HOP AND URBAN MEDIA SITE HAVE THE RIGHT TO POST MY VIDEOS

    someone posted a video of me fighting on http://www.cantstophiphopworldwide.com i think my brother sent it to them since it was only me my brother and the other girl that was fighting how can i get them to remove it and can i sue them for it for m...

    Allan’s Answer

    From your description, this is not your video. It is a video of you. The person who took the video has property rights in it, you don't. If this event took place in public or in some other place where you did not have a reasonable expectation of privacy, then you have no privacy interest in it. What takes place in public is, as a general rule, not private. Lastly, it may be embarrassing to have this video up on the web, but that, by itself, does not constitute damages that are compensable at law.

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