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Steven Gregory Pearl

Van Nuys Employment / Labor Attorney.

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  1. I took a position as the Clinical Coordinator at a small newly forming home health care agency. I was told that in my hiring

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Steven Gregory Pearl
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    Great question. California law generally prohibits agreements that seek to prevent people from working for a living. With certain exceptions, "every contract by which anyone is restrained from engaging in a lawful profession, trade, or business of any kind is to that extent void." California Business and Professions Code section 16600. I strongly recommend that you speak with an attorney who has experience representing employees in these types of cases. You can contact your local bar...

  2. Does a Moving Company operate under a different laws because their employees are paid by tonage instead of hourly wages?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Steven Gregory Pearl
    1 lawyer answer

    That's a great question. It sounds like it may be an illegal deduction, but state wage laws differ, and you want to speak with an attorney who knows Hawa'ii law. I would recommend that you contact your local bar association to see if they can refer you to an attorney in your area. Many local bar associations maintain lawyer referal services that can point you in the right direction. Disclaimer: This answer does not constitute legal advice and cannot be relied on, as each situation is...

  3. I had a morgage with countrywide and could not afford to pay for my morgage and my house was forclosed on about 6 months ago.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Steven Gregory Pearl
    1 lawyer answer

    You want to speak with the attorneys who are handling the case. They will be in the best position to answer your question. You should be able to find them with a google search. Disclaimer: This answer does not constitute legal advice and cannot 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.

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

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Steven Gregory Pearl
    1 lawyer 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...

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

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Pamela A Wilson
    2. Stephen J. Kennedy
    3. Steven Gregory Pearl
    4. Beth Ann Klein
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    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...

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

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Steven Gregory Pearl
    1 lawyer 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...

  7. 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

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Steven Gregory Pearl
    1 lawyer 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.

  8. Here's the deal.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Steven Gregory Pearl
    1 lawyer 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!