I work at a hotel as a front desk clerk. Some times I work weeks straight with only one or no days off. I want to know if what my employer is doing is legal and if not what can i do about it.
You can be required to work overtime so long as you are being paid 1.5 times your hourly wage for any hours over 40 in a single 7 day period. You can lose your job if you refuse to work as scheduled. If you are not being paid proper overtime, you have claim for violation of the Fair Labor Standard Act. Use the "Find a Lawyer" feature to connect with an attorney in your area. Many will offer free initial consultation.See question
The supervisor admitted her mistake that she did make the offer. She did so in front of the HR director. I asked him to give me a check for the difference. He said he would call me with his answer. He didn't call. I asked again last week via e...
Are you still working there? Do you want to continue working there? You could sue for the difference in the amount promised versus actually paid and your expense for making the move and loss of your first job, and attorney fees if you win. Just how much is that and would you be better off losing this job?See question
Can he Apply for unemployment?
He can and should apply for unemployment benefits. He will be required to look for a job while he is receiving benefits.See question
Assuming the 4 year statute of limitations for debt collection has not passed, you can file a lawsuit seeking the amount of the debt plus interest and attorney fees. Use the "Find a Lawyer" feature to connect with an attorney in your area. Many will offer free initial consultation.
Keep in mind that Texas is an extremely debtor friendly state. Nobody gets your house except the lender and the IRS. Nobody gets your car except the lender and the IRS. Nobody gets your wages except the IRS and child support. Nobody gets your Social Security/disability/ pension/retirement/401k/IRA except the IRS. Most people don't have any thing more than that, so there is nothing to get to satisfy a judgment. HOWEVER, a judgment is good for 10 years and can be renewed. Also, the judgment is accruing interest and is being reported to the credit bureaus. The creditor is hoping that one day you will have some money saved for a large credit-based purchase (car or house). When you apply for that loan, the judgment creditor will learn you have cash and will then try again to get you to pay. Luxury items such as motorcycles and boats and cash on deposit in banks are not protected. Even then it is possible to file bankruptcy to avoid payment.
Because a homestead can't be taken to satisfy a judgment unrelated to the mortgage or taxes, the judgment creditor must give a partial release with respect to the home if you request it in writing. This is necessary if you plan to buy, sell, refinance, or take a home equity loan. If the creditor will not release on request, there is a statutory process to go around the judgment lien. This does not mean you don't owe the money, just that the house can't be held hostage to the judgment.See question
I am being sued for a credit card debt. The trial has been postponed twice and now is scheduled for December 7th. I do not want to pay this debt because it was for a timeshare that we NEVER received anything on except a payment book. We tried t...
It is not too late. You may have strong procedural defenses to this claim and should get an attorney experienced in consumer debt issues. Use the "Find a Lawyer" feature to connect with an attorney in your area. Many will offer free initial consultation.See question
My wife applied to work for the same company I work for. Her qualifications exceed those who were actually hired for the position she applied for. I inquired on why they would dismiss her and her qualifications and the Administrative Assistant ...
No, you can't, but your wife possibly could if her condition is considered a disability and would not interfere with her performance of the job. Use the "Find a Lawyer" feature to connect with an employment attorney in your area. Many will offer free initial consultation.See question
I received a judgment in court but have not been able to collect, can I sell it to a lawyer at a reduced price
If the judgment is against an ordinary person in Texas, it is highly unlikely that anyone would buy said judgment because the chances of collecting are really poor. The amount you might get on the sale of the judgment will be very disappointing to you.See question
This is a non federal and unsecured debt my son also had an accident even though not disabled can't find work and had to quit school so he defaulted, I on the other hand am on my small ssdi wage and permantly disabled can I discharge this debt?
Bankruptcy may not be right for you. There are informal ways to resolve the debt without bankruptcy, which could be cheaper, faster, and have less negative impact on your credit scores. This does not involve debt consolidation or payment modification.See question
This is regarding restitution and fines to the government
Debts to a government frequently have NO statute of limitations. Even with ordinary consumer debt, it is legal to attempt collection indefinitely so long as no misrepresentations or harassment is involved in the collection attempts.See question