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Steven Gregory Pearl

Steven Pearl’s Answers

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  • What legal action can I take against my employer and against a parent?

    I am a special education teacher who has been receiving harassing emails from a parent that I am incompetant to teach her child. I am highly qualified and experienced with a masters degree in Special Education. I appealed to administration to ad...

    Steven’s Answer

    You need to speak with a local attorney about your rights. You can contact your local Bar Association to see if they can connect you with an attorney who can answer your questions under Georgia law. Many Bar Associations operate legal referal services to local attorneys.

    Disclaimer: This answer does not constitute legal advice and can not be relied on, as each situation is fact specific, and it is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the facts and documents at issue. This answer does not create an attorney-client relationship.

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  • How do i become a class member of certified class action suit against countrywide

    I had posted the question with regards to if there was a class action suit against countrywide and I still don't know. Thank you

    Steven’s Answer

    I agree with Mr. Kennedy, but would add that you should be able to find information about the law suit online. Do a google or other internet search, and you should be able to find the attorneys representing the class members. They should be your first point of contact. Best of luck.

    Disclaimer: This answer does not constitute legal advice, and should not be relied on as each situation is fact specific, and it is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the facts and documents at issue. This answer does not create an attorney-client relationship.

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  • Independent Contractor or Employee?

    For the past 7 months, I worked as an independent contractor for a company in California. However, I had to come into the office and work a set schedule every day. Should I have been classified as an employee rather than an independent contracto...

    Steven’s Answer

    The primary question in determining whether someone is an employee or independent contractor under California law is the "employer's right to control." The issue is not the actual control exerted, but the right to control reserved by the "employer." There are a number of secondary factors that courts consider in making this determination.

    My firm represents employees in wage and hour litigation - exactly the type of problem that you are asking about. We would be happy to speak with you about this issue.

    Disclaimer: This answer does not constitute legal advice, and can not be relied on, as each situation is fact specific, and it is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the facts and documents at issue. This answer does not create an attorney-client relationship.

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  • Can An employer cut your wages without demoting you? Also can a small business owner make you work ten hours without a break?

    I am the manager of a store. The owner cut my pay by two dollars an hour right after my divorce. He never demoted me though. Now right before christmas he has cut me 11 hours a week. I'm having a very hard time finding another job. The owner here ...

    Steven’s Answer

    My recommendation is that you find an attorney in Alabama to answer your questions under Alabama law. Please contact your local Bar Association to see if they can refer you to a lawyer who can help you. Under federal law, an employer and employee can agree to any wage higher than the minimum wage. Federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour effective July 24, 2009. Federal law does not require employers to provide rest periods. State law frequently provides greater benefits to employees than federal law. Please contact a local attorney to learn your rights.

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  • Cut my wage by 10k a year..they told me that after 60 days they would get back to me to they never did can i sue them for that

    my employer did a review and to my shock they gave a bad one i found out they were trying to save money they cut my wages by 10k and told me they would get back to me in 60 days to reaval they never did..can i sue them for that back money..now th...

    Steven’s Answer

    You need to contact an attorney in New Mexico to find the answer to this question under New Mexico law. Please contact your local Bar Association to see if they can refer you to a lawyer who can help you.

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  • Can my husbands employer garnish his wages to get back sponsership money he donated a yr ago for a cross country race?

    My husbands employer offered to sponser him on a cross country race and donated $1500 for entrance fees. A yr later after entrance fees have been paid and 6 mo prior to race , His employer has changed his mind and is attempting to garnish his wage...

    Steven’s Answer

    The United States Supreme Court has held that employers have no greater rights to deduct amounts from an employee's paycheck than any other creditor. An employer, like any other creditor, would have to go through the proper steps of obtaining and enforcing a judgment before deducting any amounts from an employee's paycheck. You may wih to contact your local Bar Association to see if they can help you find an attorney to help you with this situation. Best of luck.

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  • Here's the deal.

    I was hired as a part time stock associate at this company.Since it 's a part time job , i told them i could worked Saturday and Sunday.That was last year November 2009.January 2010, i went and talked to the general manager about my school sche...

    Steven’s Answer

    The answer to your question depends on New York state law. I suggest that you contact your local Bar Association to see if they can refer you to a local attorney who can help answer your questions. Good luck!

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  • Class Action Question - 2nd Request regarding exclusive neglect

    Had open heart surgery 10/2009 to replace damaged heart valves from Fen-Phen. I am timely registered with Class Action and my 2003 echocardiogram does show minium damage necessary to qualify but the echo was 6 months late and the tape is not avai...

    Steven’s Answer

    My recommendation would be to contact plaintiffs' counsel and the class administrator to see if there is anything that will help. Class counsel and defense counsel frequently will agree - with court aproval - to allow late claims to be considered. You need to talk to them first.

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