My landlord is currently 5 days late in returning my deposit. She is trying to now send it (after I emailed a deposit demand letter) with deductions. I was told that since she was late returning my deposit she has now fortified the right to deduc...
If the landlord fails to comply with Civil Code 1950.5, the landlord is required to refund your entire deposit. Granberry v. Islay Investments, 9 Cal.4th 738, 745 (1995). However, the landlord can still sue you for damages to the property and/or unpaid rent.See question
Employer has made it clear that no disability leave can save us from a demotion in position or pay. Is this legal?
If your employer has 5 or more employees, then it is illegal to discriminate or retaliate aginst based upon taking up to 4 months of pregnancy leave.
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I worked for a well-known restaurant chain for almost 2 years. During that time I worked many times over six hours without a break and sometimes up to eight hours without a break. I never got paid my meal penalty for any of the time. I know there ...
An employer is not permitted to change hours to avoid paying OT. You should keep your own records of your time. You and your fellow employees, who were denied OT and meal breaks can either file a claim with the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement or hire a lawyer to assist you. Most employment lawyers provide fee consultations.See question
There have been 3-4 raises of $25 a month over the years, but $75 seems extreme. Studio apt/utilities paid. Owner stated they've been getting killed by utility cost and that was the reason for rate increase.
Long Beach does not have rent control, so basic California law applies.
If the total rent increases within the last year are less than 10%, then a 30 day notice is appropriate. If it is 10% or more a 60 days notice required.See question
My landlord 10 months into my 1year lease has discontinued my internet with almost no notice. It is listed in the utilities part of my lease they provide wifi. If they stop providing this have they broken the lease agreement and can I get out of m...
Ypu would be entitled to a reduction in rent for loss of services, but you should not unilaterally deduct the amount from the ren or you will be risking an unlawful detainer. Put your concern to the landlord in writing. Build a paper trial, then you can sue in small claims court later for a refund, if the landlord does not agree to compensate you.See question
My sister-in-law works for a hotel chain in southern CA. She has been complaining about retaliation since she made a complaint about her supervisor. Her supervisor calls her names ("bulldog face," "dwarf"), as well as publicly ridicules her. S...
First, the nature of your sister's complaint against her supervisor is unclear and whether a retaliation claim can be brought depends on the nature of the underlying complaint.
Second, if your sister wants to escalate the situation, then she needs to detail her concerns in writing and send them to human resources or the owners of the company.
Third, even if there is no retaliation claim, there may be a discrimination claim if the supervisor's action are motivated by hostility to a protected class such as race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, military service, pregnancy, disability, etc.
Most employment lawyers provide free consultations. Your sister would be wise to seek one.See question
I work in a 2 person dept, me and the manager. It hasn't been easy working with her these past 3 years, but I learned to ignore most things. (In the past she's lectured me on where I should live, how to wash my coffee mug, and who I should or shou...
While there is nothing illegal about bad management, it is illegal to discriminate based on a temporary disability.
As a first step in resolution of this situation, you need to make your employer and/or its human resources department aware in writing of your manager's actions. You should consultant an employment attorney. Most provide free consultations.See question
? I have been wrongfully evicted in Azusa, CA two weeks after giving notice to my landlord of my intent to move out. My landlord parties, does drugs, has several people there all the time, is dirty, and has been extraordinarily verbally abusive to...
If the landlord illegally locked you out, you should be able to go to the local police with proof of your tenancy and they should be able to help you get back in and retrieve your belongings. It is also a good idea to file a police report.See question
There is 2.5 years left in our commercial lease but the business is losing money so we want to shut the business down and walk away from the lease. We have a personal guarantee on the lease and many assets. What are our options besides settling ...
You are really asking how to negotiate with your landlord, which requires a lot more information in order to develop an effective strategy. If you do not reach an agreement with your landlord, your landlord will do more than evict - your landlord will likely sue for unpaid rent through the end of the lease.
If you can find another tenant to take over your lease or re-rent from the landlord, you will greatly reduce your costs in closing the business and terminating the lease.See question
We are Currently in the middle of a divorce and he does not want to leave the house. My parents own the home and they want him out as he keeps harassing me and causing problems. I have to sTay in the front house lately since I do not feel safe wit...
You cannot simply lock someone out without creating liability for wrongful eviction. If you have a genuine fear for your safety, you can seek a domestic violence restraining order, which will require him to stay away from you and the premises.See question