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Tamara Mychelle Clay

Tamara Clay’s Answers

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  • How to defend against bogus case from former biz partners and go after them for wrongdoing...

    My former business partners kicked 3 other partners and me out of the business, stole the database, stole the office furniture, did deals behind my back, and now, they are coming after my other partners and me!

    Tamara’s Answer

    By hiring an attorney you may be able to negotiate a settlement that is beneficial to all parties involved. Litigation may be necessary in your situation. But litigation is costly to both the parties and the business itself. Hire an attorney and see if perhaps you may be able to resolve this issue without litigation. Was your partnership an LLC? If so, your former business partner would not have the authority to remove you or any of the other partners without your approval or going to court. If you did not have an LLC, did you have an operating agreement in place? I wish you the best as you try to deal with this situation.

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  • If i am crafting mickey and minnie mouse out of paper can i get into trouble do to copy right infringment?

    iam hand making mickey and minnie out of colored paper its called quilling can i get into trouble selling them? If i make other caracters am i infringing on a copy right law?

    Tamara’s Answer

    I agree with my colleagues. You may want to meet with a IP attorney in your state to get specific advice on what you can do legally before you invest time and money into your business. I wish you the best of luck.

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  • I work in fl. for a big company could you tell me if there is a law on minimum part time hours

    i am part time and getting 6 hours 8 hour a week this is going on for a month or two

    Tamara’s Answer

    My colleagues are correct. You could try talking to your manager and request additional hours. If that proves unsuccessful you may wish to seek employment elsewhere. I wish you the best.

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  • Are the shareholders of a Florida Corporation public record? If so, can you request from Reg. Agt. copy of shareholders?

    Florida Share Holder access

    Tamara’s Answer

    I agree with my colleagues. To see what information is publicly available you may wish to start your search on www.sunbiz.org.

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  • Will the contract still be binding if the contractor wants to use his alias instead of his real name?

    1) We have one contractor who requested for us to revise the contract we sent him. He wants to change his real name to his preferred name. We are worried if the contract will be still binding, especially the non-compete agreement that's part of th...

    Tamara’s Answer

    My colleague is correct, it is best to use the contractor's legal name. Your second option of stating both the legal name and the alias in the contract might solve the problem if the language is very clear. If it isn't you may run into the same problems mentioned by my colleague above. Your best option is to have the contract reviewed by an attorney who can offer you some advice.

    Best of luck to you.

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  • Is there a minimum number of hours that an employer is allowed to schedule an employee in the state of FL?

    I heard that an employer has to schedule employees for at least 4 hours, and I have also heard that there is no minimum requirement. What is the labor law for the state of Florida regarding this?

    Tamara’s Answer

    I concur with my colleagues. I am also not aware of a state minimum. In fact such a law could create an undue burden on employers.

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  • We own a small auto repair shop. Can we break an automotive software 1 year contract that is not what they claimed it to be?

    We own a small auto repair shop. We signed a 1 year contract with AllData Repair in April 2013 for their automotive computer software program. We've had nothing but difficulties and frustration since. It has not even been remotely beneficial to ou...

    Tamara’s Answer

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    I agree with my colleague. Yes, you may breach the contract. However, before you do make sure you understand all of the ramifications. If the program is not operating as promised it may be that AllData Repair has failed to live up to its contractual obligations to you. I wish you the best.

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  • Can my employer sue me for her child being hurt at my house?

    I have a lady who wants me to babysit for her in my home, If her child gets hurt in my home can she sue me?

    Tamara’s Answer

    The short answer is yes. Of course this will depend on where and how the child was hurt. However from your question it sounds like you have not yet started to provide babysitting services. If this is the case I would recommend that you put your agreement in writing before you start. Make sure that your agreement includes the entire understanding between you and the other party. You should also include provisions for how you or the other party can terminate the agreement if either of you so desire at a later date. I highly recommend that you look for an attorney in your area to help you with this written agreement. I wish you the best.

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  • I worked (scheduled)for 5 months in a startup company, with the promise of future compensation and ownership.

    After one year I was given a small percent of the company (incorporated) but have never received the compensation for the 5 months working .

    Tamara’s Answer

    You may want to speak with an attorney who can advise you based on the facts of your particular situation. Was there a written agreement in place? Did you work as an employee or an independent contractor? Did you work hourly or on a particular project? Was partial ownership of the company the only agreed upon compensation for the 5 months? What is the understanding regarding future compensation? Good luck to you.

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  • I called the Better Business Bureau and this company does not show on file. Even with city hall what can I do now?

    How can I find out more information about this company and also how can I collect my money for the services that I have provided for this company?

    Tamara’s Answer

    If this is a Florida business you should also check www.sunbiz.org for more information.

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