My employer and I had an agreement to work for 2 years and make a specified amount of money. The employer has chosen to reduce my pay before our 2 year agreement has ended.
If your employment contract was written and it had an attorney's fees clause to the prevailing party in any dispute, then you definitely should see a litigator since it adds to your leverage.
If your contract was oral, it may be unenforceable because of the "statute of frauds.
Yes, see your own lawyer to discuss the details.See question
I brought a friend onto my cell phone plan and signed my name as the owner of the phone. The price of the phone ($600) was prorated across the duration of the two year agreement, and added to my monthly service charges. He fell behind in payments ...
"Pressing charges" is what District Attorneys do for criminals who get reports from citizens and then refer the cases to DAs who then decide to prosecute or not, depending on whether they think they can get a conviction,
This is a CIVIL contract matter, not a CRIMINAL matter. Your rights against your friend are contractual and quasi-contractual. Your friend owes you money for what he agreed to pay for this phone. As for the phone company, I'm guessing you're responsible to your cell phone company no matter who your cell phone plan agreed to provide a phone to.
As my colleague suggested, this can most effectively handled without a lawyer in our local Small Claims court.See question
Amazon is selling shirts with my nephew name on them with his football#
You don't mention where your nephew lives or on what level he plays football, but under CA law, your nephew's publicity rights would be violated with this use, He should consult an entertainment litigator to review who's profiting at your nephew's expense, and whether he's assigned any rights to his name to his league or a licensee who's using it for these Amazon sales.See question
I am just in the planning stages of a workout app that I am planning to include multiple playlists of music. I need to know how to go about this properly without obstructing any laws.
Licensing sound recordings is a very time-consuming and often expensive process that requires approval of each owner of each sound recordings' copyrights. So that's the record labels, assuming you mean popular artists with record label deals and not indie artists who may own their own sound recordings and can grant the necessary rights.
You'll need an experienced music lawyer, not just a copyright lawyer, to help you with this. The threshold question is whether this is too cost prohibitive to try to do, since terrestrial and satellite radio services exist for this market.See question
I received a outside flag pole ( attaches to the side of the house) in the mail. My husband nor i ordered it, but it came with an envelope attached to the box with the bill enclosed.
No, you don't have pay for it or return it. It's yours to keep or get rid of or donate or whatever. Federal law says it's illegal to send someone something they didn't ask for. Title 39, U.S.C. Section 3009, part of the Postal Reorganization Act of 1970 makes the mailing of unordered merchandise unfair methods of competition and unfair trade practices under the law.See question
how do attorneys cope with making mistakes?
I once read some malpractice thing that said an attorney makes 10,000 decisions in a typical case. No wonder this profession has high rates of suicide, divorce, depression, substance abuse, etc. etc.See question
I make resin jewelry and sell it to the public on Amazon. Sometimes I use stickers as images in my resin jewelry. What are the copyright laws with regard to using stickers of say Disney characters (that I buy at craft stores) in my resin pieces?...
Disney is a very litigeous company, so you need to make sure the license covers COMMERCIAL uses. I'm guessing it only covers PERSONAL, non-commercial uses, and you're violating the terms of this license for these stickers.
The best advice to anyone using anyone else's IP is to contact your own IP lawyer BEFORE doing anything.with that IP.See question
Hi, I been home sitting for a company for about 7 years. Recently I had a baby and I was thinking of finding a new job but I stuck with this one after I was told I would get a raise once I returned. I told my mom about it and a month later my rais...
HIPAA is about health care professionals discussing your health. It has nothing to do with payroll information. Further, HIPAA just allows reporting of violations, it doesn't allow you to sue for money damages. You may have a wage and hour claim through your state's labor commission. Check your state's labor commission, and check with a local labor lawyer.See question
The manager did not expressly advertise her services, such as having a shingle out at physical location. Manager obtained clients mostly through word of mouth and her deals were oral and not in writing. However, the manager still wants to pursu...
Whether a contract has been reduced to writing or not has nothing to do with whether the Labor Commission has jurisdiction.
In CA, it's entirely possible to enforce an oral contract or an "implied in fact" contract. But those kinds of contracts are harder to prove than written ones, for obvious reasons.
The Labor Commission governs the Labor Code sections that are known as the Talent Agency Act, a law from the 1920s originally intended to prevent unscrupulous agents from taking unfair advantage of their clients. Now it's misused by talent who try to avoid paying anyone who gets them work and who doesn't have an agent's license and who doesn't fall into an exception to the draconian rules or whose talent's claim for disgorgement (yes, sometimes violators have to give earned moeny back if their contracts are deemed void) are past the statue of limitations expiration date.
Sound complicated? It is. Most legal questions are fact-dependent and are indeed complicated. So the common and in this case applicable advice is to see your own lawyer for help.See question