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  • Can my employer fire me for NOT being available to work on the weekends (which is overtime) on top of my 40 hour week?

    I have a part-time job and will be back in school full time in the next few weeks. I do work over time during the regular days of M-F. Being that Texas is an at will state will my inability to work 6 days a week cause me to be terminated? The com...

    Lu Ann’s Answer

    Texas is an employment at will state meaning employer or employee can end the work relationship at any time for any reason or no reason as long as there is no legally prohibited discrimination based on age, sex, race, et cetera. Refusal to work when scheduled is a legitimate business reason to terminate employment.

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  • I was just laid off 2 and 1/2 months after returning to work from a few weeks of medical leave. What can I do?

    I was hospitalized. My resource leader's attitude toward me changed considerably after I returned to work. 2 and a 1/2 months later I was laid off. Seems to me that it was because of the medical leave and not performance.

    Lu Ann’s Answer

    You may have a claim for retaliation under the Family Medical Leave Act. You should consult with an employment attorney in your area. Use the "Find a Lawyer" feature on Avvo.com.

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  • Have Civil Rights been violated if taken to an office, have charges read to me and I am not allowed to have anyone represent me

    I am a 911 Emer Oper, PD FD and EMS Disp. Same job for over 16 yrs. Also a Disabled Vet. Problem happen at home where a pet was sick. I slept 2 hours a night for a week. Last day, I worked whole shift. Also, Chief, 3 Capts, 2 Lt's and about 15 oth...

    Lu Ann’s Answer

    This not a criminal investigation and you were not at risk of arrest so no representative was required. Still there may be some parts of the situation that need to be reviewed including Family Medical Leave Act retaliation. You should consult with an employment attorney in your area. Use the "Find a Lawyer" feature on Avvo.com.

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  • I applied for job. went back to get application. the company can not produce said application. what if any thing can I do about.

    I wanted to see the date I applied for the job. the manager of the store could not, locate my application. for me to see

    Lu Ann’s Answer

    No company is required to hold your job application for any length of time if you were not offered the job.

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  • NDA for just an idea

    Does signing a NDA for just an idea worth the time? is it even feasible to prove anything if its just an idea?

    Lu Ann’s Answer

    The value depends on whether it's your idea. An employer may be more motivated to get an NDA so an idea can be developed into a profitable product or process.

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  • Can an employer fire one half of a hired team

    they are threatening to fire both of us for me say a curse word during an argument with another employee.

    Lu Ann’s Answer

    Assuming you were working without a formal written contract, you don't have a claim. Texas is an employment at will state meaning employer or employee can end the work relationship at any time for any reason or no reason as long as there is no legally prohibited discrimination based on age, sex, race, et cetera. The law does not guaranty a pleasant work environment. Both of you can be terminated from the job.

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  • I financed a new truck 2 years ago. I am the co-buyer. A friend/coworker(foreman) is the buyer on loan. What r my right ?

    To get truck financed we had to say we were married. With no written promises/contract between him & I. I cannot make a payment. I realize we both are responsible for the payments. Now the buyer is telling me he will come pick up the truck. Im not...

    Lu Ann’s Answer

    You both have the right to possession of the vehicle because your name is on the title. You have the right to take possession by towing without his/her consent. Be aware that he/she can do the same to you. The Police will not get involved because this is a civil matter. Your problem will come when the title is issued after pay-off. If his/her name appears on the title, you won’t be able to sell the car without his/her permission. You can always make a deal to split some of the sale money to get him/her sign off.

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  • Can I be arrested for being three months late on car payment?

    I have had and been making payment on this vehicle for two years never missed a payment always had it paid on time. Now the man who cosigned on the car told me he wants me to give the car to him I told him if he pays me what I have already paid on...

    Lu Ann’s Answer

    You have the right to possession of the vehicle because your name is on the title. You have the right to take possession by towing without his/her consent. Be aware that he/she can do the same to you. The Police will not get involved because this is a civil matter. Your problem will come when the title is issued after pay-off. If his/her name appears on the title, you won’t be able to sell the car without his/her permission. You can always make a deal to split some of the sale money to get him/her sign off.

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  • Payday loan from 2012 in Humble Texas.

    I got a call today saying I have a allegation placed against me for a payday loan from 2012. Thay said that they were going to serve me court papers to my house or work in the next day or two. Thay said it was IBC, theft of service and something e...

    Lu Ann’s Answer

    I realize this might a real debt that you owed, however, it is now in the hands of a scum-sucking bottom-feeding collector. Such collectors are more than willing to violate state and federal collection laws meant to protect you from the kind of abuse you describe.

    Demand information about the debt. They will not give it. Do not provide any of your banking information. Finally, beg them to sue you immediately because, if they do, you can sue them for the collection violations.

    http://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/the-truth-about-payday-loan-collection-calls

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  • How do i go about getting a letter of judgment

    Need letter to assume responsibility for my late father's bank account

    Lu Ann’s Answer

    This is an estate/probate question and I will change the category for you.

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