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Brad S Kane

Brad Kane’s Answers

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  • Can Chipotle just fire you without no warning and with no reason?

    Brad’s Answer

    In California, you can be terminated for any reason or no reason, except a prohibited reason. Prohibited reasons are hostility based on your membership or association with a person in a protected class such as race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, military service, pregnancy, disability or opposing illegal conduct.

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  • If work calls me regarding work related stuff are they required to pay me? If so how much? I’m hourly and live in Los Angeles

    Brad’s Answer

    You are entitled to your normal hourly rate for the time worked.

    Assuming your work day resets at midnight, if you worked more than 8 hours in that day, you would also get overtime.

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  • Can I make my landlord to replace the old carpet after 10 years?

    Brad’s Answer

    I agree with Mr. Busch's excellent answer.

    In addition, you should contact the Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department and file a complaint for hazardous flooring and the reduction in services credit.

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  • I was called names all the time by my supervisor when I present concerns regarding the flow of facility?

    Brad’s Answer

    Being a bad boss is not illegal by itself. Your boss calling you names may be actionable if it is tied to either: (i) your membership or association with someone in a protected class, such as race religion, gender, sexual orientation, military service, disability pregnancy, etc.; or (ii) opposing illegal conduct.

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  • Wage and hour law concerning covid assessment before entering workplace

    Brad’s Answer

    Under California law, your employer is required to pay you for all hours worked, which should include participating in the assessment to enter your work.

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  • Can I kick my 21 year old out?

    Brad’s Answer

    If you just toss their belongings out and change the locks, you are risking a claim for wrongful eviction.

    If they are not paying rent, they may be considered lodgers and can ask the police to remove them for trespassing.

    Given the emotional issues raised by eviction of children, you would be wise to hire an attorney to handle the communications with your children.

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  • Can my current employer stop me from working for a competitor that is closer to my home ?

    Brad’s Answer

    If you signed an enforceable non-compete agreement and/or you will be using trade secrets when working for a competitor, you could face real problems.

    You need a confidential offline consultation with an employment lawyer, who can review your contracts as well as your factual situation to give you a more specific answer.

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  • How much money I can get for housing relocation and how can I negotiate a relocation settlement with the landlord?

    Brad’s Answer

    Below is a link to my "Cash for Keys" tenant buyout video:

    https://www.instagram.com/tv/CL73lhPleJ7/?igshid=1mad9hqrfxxh1

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  • Can you get more money if an employer fails to deliver your final paycheck in the legal allotted timeframe?

    Brad’s Answer

    First, your wife has a right to pick-up her final check at her place of employment. Your employer can only mail your final check with your permission.

    Second, if company is not taking reasonable steps to re-send the check, including voiding the check that was never received, your wife should be entitled to waiting time penalties.

    Your wife should speak with an employment lawyer offline. Most provide a free consultation.

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  • Can my landlord refuse to give us a key copy to the lock on the gate?

    Brad’s Answer

    First, if the lock does not have a thumb latch, so you can open it from the inside, it is a fire hazard that you can report to the department of building and safety.

    Second, you can file a complaint with the Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department.

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