I was hired as a nurse for a group home for developmentally disabled adults in Longbranch nj. October 18th 2015 I came in for my shift at 2:45 pm, I clocked in at 3pm and was to remain on duty until the following morning October 19th 2015. I agree...
I am extremely sorry to hear about these circumstances. This sounds very (unfortunately) similar to a case we resolved earlier this year for a considerable amount. Even though there is a criminal trial pending, the ability to commence a civil action is time sensitive. I recommend obtaining counsel who has a track record in this area of law as soon as possible to put the Defendants on notice of the liability and to ensure they are preserving any relevant evidence. They have had 1.5 years to cover their tracks, you need to start accessing the evidence to establish the case. I know it may be extremely psychologically painful to proceed, but thankfully there are ways to do so that hopefully won't be that burdensome, which are worth a discussion. I wish you the best with this and in life and hope you obtain justice.See question
My wife's father got green card approved for his family in 1998 but he never went to collect it as he was not in USA. Can my wife claim that green card now as it is almost 20 years old story?
If your wife's father received approval for a green card in 1998, even if he went through all the steps to make it valid, it in all likelihood expired within 10 years if not sooner. Your wife would have no rights anyway to claim her father's green card. If you're asking would she have priority rights for application as a derivative to a green card holder, that is a different question, but since there is no existing green card holder, I would think the answer is no. Best of luck.See question
I was in a fire and the alarms didn't go off and me and my family where trapped in a building . My apt has only one exit
I am hoping that since you wrote this, you and your family are physically okay. There are different types of lawyers that can assist you with this. If there is any physical and/or mental injury to anyone an injury lawyer could assist. If there is any properly loss, it may involve insurance law. You certainly need someone to write a letter to make sure the building is fire code compliant as well, as this could be a matter of life and death. If you no longer have anywhere to stay as a result of the fire, it is commercial litigation with a sub-topic of landlord/tenant. You should not make any statements to any insurance company without speaking with a lawyer first. Best of luck.See question
I was wondering if you can Sue an online gambling site to allow reversal withdrawals.
Assuming the site is properly registered and lawful in New Jersey, you may be able to sue if the conduct breached the law in some manner. If you linked your bank account to their platform and consented to deposits going into your bank account, but thought that they couldn't withdraw for losses, check the agreement and the terms of service. Did they withdraw more than the gambling losses? Even if they just took the losses there may be an issue depending on how the agreement is structured. Consult with someone to learn your rights.See question
I work as a part-time driver for Domino's Pizza and my scheduled availability is only two days because I'm a student and don't have much time to work currently. I am available to work Wednesdays from 3pm-11pm and Friday at any time. I am scheduled...
Your fact pattern is missing a critical piece of information - namely your age! Assuming you are 18 or over, the conduct of the employer is appropriate, since it can regulate hours worked and hire, fire and schedule at will unless there is a protected activity or recognized medical accommodation needed. Since you are driving (by yourself), you must be at least 16. If you fall into the 16-17 category, under New York Labor Law, you may only work 4 hours from Monday-Thursday and 8 hours on Friday (assuming you follow a Monday-Friday school schedule). There may be other issues also involved with paying you the proper rate of pay under New York Labor Law especially if you're a tipped employee. It is best to run your fact patterns past a law firm that handles New York Labor Law issues to see if anything is actionable. Best of luck!See question
I know someone that works six days a week from 9-6 and was promised 200 a week(well below the min) but their boss hasn't paid them 200 ever since they got hired there. He would stick her with just giving her 160 180
Failure to pay minimum wage is an on its face violation. If the company does over $500,000 gross revenue for the year, the stringent penalties from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) kick in and the boss may be liable for the actual deficiency, double damages, and attorney fees and costs on the side. Not to mention that paying someone like that is just not fair! Oftentimes where there is smoke there is fire, and a company that shamelessly deprives one employee of wage often has many other labor violations its committing and warrants further analysis.sSee question
During working hours I was the best employee, after hours we had our affair. Can his wife legally fire me from her husband's office on the grounds of because she does not want the affair going on therefore her husband has to let me go or better fi...
Your case may be actionable on many levels. If you reported directly into the boss and there was intimacy you may have a case of sexual harassment. Furthermore, it's unclear how the wife has the power to fire, but assuming your termination has nothing to do with your job performance you may have a case of wrongful termination. There are many other fact sensitive grounds and also time sensitive triggers for filing a prerequisite EEOC and it is best to consult with an attorney that handles such matters immediately that will help you through this and preserve your rights.See question
in terms of how much u can get if awarded any amount of compensation i would assume the plaintiff could get more than the 'class action' cause in a class action u need to 'share' that $100,000
Many more facts need to be known regarding your damage calculus, but a lead plaintiff in a class actions stands to have an additional avenue of recovery so may be awarded greater damages than he or she normally would be entitled to via a mechanism known as an "incentive award." The "incentive award" is likened to a whistleblower award and my involve a percentage of the total recovery given to you as a lead plaintiff.See question
My boyfriend has worked as an independent contractor for a courier company in california for over 3 years. He has to rent his equipment and vehicle from the company, as well as buy their uniform. Lately, the vehicle he is renting has had major iss...
The first thing to review is whether he is properly classified as an independant contractor versus an employee. Is he free to take other work? Does the employer dictate most, if not all, the terms of employment? On my profile, I have a legal guide that takes you through the test, but its best to speak with a professional who has handled such matters before to flush out the details of his fact pattern. Many times where there is one labor violation there are many. The vehicle issue sounds like it would break in his favor, unless there is a written contract to the contrary and he is found not to be an employee. If this effects many people it could be a good class action to remedy the collective rights of those that were misclassified and address the systemic issue regarding the vehicle and proper wages.
Jason T. Brown