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Brad S Kane

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  • If i don't show up for work for under 6 hours shift ,can the employeer fire me?

    Just that i dont think is fair for me to drive 20 miles to go to work for 6 hours

    Brad’s Answer

    You can be fired for not showing up for work, unless it is for a legally protected reason. In addition, you risk your right to unemployment benefits for regarding the interests of your employer.

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  • How many hours an employee is a law to give you per day

    My boss is mad at me couse he wan me to cover for an employer on my days off and i got plans so he schedule me 5 and a half hours per day instead of 6 hours that he has been giving me My question is Isn't the minimun 6 hours per day? Or he c...

    Brad’s Answer

    Your employer can legally schedule you for less the 6 hours per day.

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  • Is this property subject to LA rent control and is landlord required to pay relocation funds to tenant?

    Original single family residence in rent-controlled area built around 1950. In 2008, landlord remodeled home plus added a large home addition (with permits except for a small added kitchen in the new portion of the house). Certificate of occupancy...

    Brad’s Answer

    If the Landlord added a second residential unit on the lot, the pre-1978 unit should be subject to the City of Los Angeles Rent Stabilization Ordinance, which the post 1978 unit should not be subject to the RSO.

    If the landlord is attempting to evict you from the RSO unit, the landlord can only do it for specified reasons and if the reason is not your fault, then relocation assistance is normally required. Finally, since the original unit appears properly permitted, the landlord only need to register it with the Los Angles Housing + Community Development to retroactively validate the rent. Thus, your chances of recovering previously paid rent are low.

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  • Is it difficult to get out of a rental lease?

    My wife and I have decided to seperate. We have 18 months left on our lease, how difficult is it for us to break the lease?

    Brad’s Answer

    Your separation is not good cause to break the lease. You should attempt to negotiate a resolution with you landlord. Please note that both you and wife are jointly and severally liable for the unpaid rent through the end of the lease.

    However, the landlord has a duty to mitigate damages and must make reasonable efforts to re-rent the premises to another tenant.

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  • Pay for being sent home while working unscheduled work hours

    Signed up to work 8 hrs none schedule hrs and receive $ 10.00 more per hr. and was sent home after 1 hr due to over staffed

    Brad’s Answer

    You appear to be talking about "reporting time pay". If you are sent home before working your entire shift due to overstaffing by the employer, you may be entitled to "reporting time" pay of up to 4 hours based on 1/2 of the time scheduled, but not worked.

    For more information from the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, go to:

    http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/faq_reportingtimepay.htm

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  • How long do jails have to fix nonworking toilet in jail in California

    My brothers toilet doesn't work and they refuse to fix it what can we do? How long does the jail have to fix it too working conditions

    Brad’s Answer

    If your brother does not have access to a working toilet while in jail, it is a civil rights question, not a landlord tenant question.

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  • Can the tenants break the lease early?

    The tenants kept giving us a hard time a couple months ago, and they were struggling to pay rent. We told them to make it easier on both parties, we would let them leave early but they had to send a 30 day notice via verified mail. They decided to...

    Brad’s Answer

    Your offer probably expired. When decided to stay, it should be seen as a rejection of your offer. Further, offers expire after a "reasonable" time.

    If they leave, you still have a duty to mitigate your damages by making reasonable efforts to relet the premises.

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  • Can tenants break the lease early?

    The tenants kept giving us a hard time a couple months ago, and they were struggling to pay rent. We told them to make it easier on both parties, we would let them leave early but they had to send a 30 day notice via verified mail. They decided to...

    Brad’s Answer

    Your offer probably expired. When decided to stay, it should be seen as a rejection of your offer. Further, offers expire after a "reasonable" time.

    If they leave, you still have a duty to mitigate your damages by making reasonable efforts to relet the premises.

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  • How can I prove retaliation vacate notice?

    The day I moved in, I fell. The stepping stones to the front door are loose and there was lots of space between them. The landlords immediately said no one's ever fallen before. Landlord used sand to fill spaces but left bottle caps in sand, which...

    Brad’s Answer

    Contact the Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department immediately. They will know if it is an illegal dwelling. You may be entitled to substantial relocation assistance before the landlord can evict you. Failure to comply with the Rent Stabilization Ordinance is a defense to eviction.

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  • My old business email was reactivated and now I am getting emails of my successor. Do I speak up?

    I worked at a small film distribution company drafting independent film contracts I moved on to another more prominent worldwide media conglomerate. My PC crashes & was restored to point dating while I was at previous company. My work & personal ...

    Brad’s Answer

    You should immediately advise your former employer in writing via email, fax and certified mail of what happened, that they need to update their email system and you have deleted the email.

    Do not read their email.

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