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Brad S Kane

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  • Can I enter into a contract (a covenant not to sue) in exchange for compensation for housing discrimination?

    I am Sikh, and I wear a turban. I inquired about an apartment over the phone and was told it was available, but when I showed up, it was no longer available. Suspicious, I asked a friend to call them, and the apartment was magically available agai...

    Brad’s Answer

    You may have a claim for housing discrimination. You could file a complaint with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing at:

    http://www.dfeh.ca.gov/Complaints_ComplaintProcess.htm

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  • Can I require my after-hours phone attendant to answer incoming calls even if she is driving?

    State: California Description: I pay a person a flat fee plus hourly pay to answer incoming calls for my business at night and on the weekends. I have provided her with a mobile phone and a bluetooth headset for it. Our office phone is forwa...

    Brad’s Answer

    You may have to pay the employee for on-call or stand by time. For more information go to:

    https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/CallBackAndStandbyTime.pdf

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  • Signed an offer letter to support two VP's at a major ent company. After one week I was told I would be supporting another VP.

    Is this lawful? If I would had known this job was to support 3 VPs I would have not quit my job and took this one. I was told by one of my VPs I would be supporting another. the decision was made through his boss and not through HR. They are all l...

    Brad’s Answer

    Your employment is governed by the offer letter, which probably makes you an at will employee. You need to read it carefully to determine if it promises a specific term of employment and specific job duties. If not, you are probably an at will employee. Assuming you are an at will employee, your employer can change the terms and conditions or your employment.

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  • My employer is changing my 12 month contract to a 10 month contract and wants to spread the reduced rate over 12 months.

    My employer is an "at will" employer and I had nothing in writing. Am I entitled to ask for my ten month contract to be distributed over 10 months? That way I could get disability or unemployment during the two months I am not working. Can they le...

    Brad’s Answer

    No. Your employer must pay you timely, which means either weekly, bi-weekly or monthly depending on the nature of your job. For more information from the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement go to:

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

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  • What other CA benefits can I receive while receiving $230/week in workers comp permanent disability ?

    I'm a dad living with a family of four. My wife is a homemaker, our 2 minors are in elementary school, and I'm disabled receiving $230/week in WC PD benefits awaiting the settlement of my claim. We have no earned income. Would we be eligible fo...

    Brad’s Answer

    A good place to start is call your Los Angeles City Council member's district office and

    Here is a Los Angeles County Resources for government benefits called Your Benefits Now!

    https://www.dpssbenefits.lacounty.gov/ybn/Index.html

    Another resource is:
    http://www.benefits.gov/benefits/browse-by-state/state/CA

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  • What are the rights of rentes,when we have several problems like pets control, they they look absolutely dirty,

    Its no safe for children, we have bed bugs. My daughter is completely bitten. We can sleep. Its a true nightmare for me. I'm a single mom please help me. I'm taking pictures and videos off the outside,and I'm walking in with everything to the Azuz...

    Brad’s Answer

    You should immediately file an online complaint with the Los Angeles County Health Department at:

    http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/report/phreports.htm

    This may help resolve your situation and will be important evidence supporting your case if it does not.

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  • Landlord made me sign a document stating we waive our right to relocation fees or else boyfriend couldn't move in.

    My roommate moved out, we wanted my boyfriend to move in. When we went to sign the papers adding him as an occupant and removing my roommate, we also had to sign a document notifying us that the building was possibly going to be demolished, we'll ...

    Brad’s Answer

    I completely agree with Mr. Lauria's excellent answer. I would just like to suggest that if you file a complaint with the Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department, it may be enough to educate the landlord who is acting improperly.

    http://lahd.lacity.org/lahdinternet/

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  • If i didn't get paid my overtime and my wages was reported to E.D.D. wrong is that illegal

    i worked for my employer for over a year,working 1 to 3 hours of overtime per day with no lunches or breaks,and already filed a dispute with the labor board my question in detail is? what can i do with not getting the correct amount of my earnings...

    Brad’s Answer

    Inform EDD that that your employer has not reported the correct information and provide a copy of your Labor Board Claim. The EDD will either open its own investigation or wait for the outcome of your Labor Board claim.

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  • Can I subpoena a bank or cell phone carrier for someone's address?

    My former lessor stole my deposit and months rent and then moved. In order to sue him in small claims court, I need his address, but I don't have his new address. Would it be possible to make a the bank give me his address?

    Brad’s Answer

    You can look online for services that search public records for a fee. They are often very effective, especially the more information you have such as name, former addresses, age, social security number, etc.

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  • What it more proper to file a UD or Forcible Detainer to remove client's relative living in the house without consent?

    A man's sister was allowed to live in the backhouse 3 years ago while the man resided in the mainhouse. The man moved out of the residence and gave the residence to his son so he could rent it out for profit. The man's sister moved into the main h...

    Brad’s Answer

    Unlawful detainers are used to evict people who have lawfully entered the property as tenants. Forcible detainers are used to remove people who unlawfully entered the premises as squatters. In a forcible detainer, the owner must prove: (1) the defendant took possession of the property in the landlord’s absence and refuses to surrender it; (2) the landlord demanded the defendant vacate, but the defendant failed to do so within five days of the demand; and (3) the landlord is legally entitled to possession.

    For an excellent discussion go to:

    http://www.darby-law.com/practice-areas/landlord-tenant/forcible-detainer

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