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  • If you have information that will 100% result in SEC Fines from violations you uncovered for a public company

    I am not a securities lawyer, but know FINRA By-Laws and regulations like the back of my hand and how they are applied. I uncovered major violations committed by a public investment company. This has certainly hurt investors in the past, I suffe...

    Arthur’s Answer

    This is a question for a lawyer who handles stock broker arbitration.

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  • Should I start my own film production company?

    I'm going into my second year as a filmmaker. I've started with very small short films but each new film is getting longer, with a bigger production and budget, and soon I would like to start making feature films. Should I just keep doing this as ...

    Arthur’s Answer

    You should consult with a business lawyer about forming a corporation or LLC. It can protect you against law suits and not require you to pay extra in taxes.

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  • Is this sexual harassment?

    The people working in a store where I shop call me darling. I asked the supervisor to tell them to stop and she said too bad honey. I am a disabled 61 yrs old and this also may be age discrimination. I hope I am not making a beg deal out of nothin...

    Arthur’s Answer

    A complaint to the head of the store or to the corporate office will likely get things changed. You can also call 311 about filing a complaint with the NYC Dept of Consumer Affairs.

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  • Can Union member retain job even after an assault?

    A doorman who is part of a union attacked someone. There is video footage of him walking with the victim then moments later he is walking away while victim informs police of the attack and injuries. The doorman is arrested. Are the chances high th...

    Arthur’s Answer

    Most probably lose job. If there was good reason for the assault, both employees will be fired.

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  • Do the Employment Bonding is Legal In USA

    I'm Satish Nalla currently working with a firm since 4 years, Company has sent me for a training program which is 18 months, I've completed the six months of it, before the training program starts my HR had sent and agreement document mentioning t...

    Arthur’s Answer

    You can use the pull down tab at the top of the AVVO web site to find an employment lawyer near you. In general, if money was deducted from your salary, you are likely entitled to get it back. If you have not yet paid for the training, they probably will not be successful if they sue you for it.

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  • Can an employer subject an employee to new policy rules without having a new agreement?

    My friends employer introduced new policy rules. The gave everyone a rule book. The last paragraph releases them from any liabilities. The information they request from employees is financially sensitive. It is also restrictive in regards to inves...

    Arthur’s Answer

    If not signed, the rules may not be valid in court. I recommend you have them reviewed by an employment lawyer to discuss what can be done.

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  • Can I take legal action against my employer? A coworker cornered me in my office, threatened me, and shoved me.

    My employer refuses to do anything about it, my boss doesn't even consider what happened to be a real problem. He refuses to document the coworkers file with the details of what happened. This coworker has a history of erratic and impulsive behavi...

    Arthur’s Answer

    There is no law that covers you if you are forced to quit because you are bullied by a coworker, other than unemployment insurance. I recommend you document the situation in a memo to your boss and if it is not corrected, move on. Your health is not worth the money.

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  • Can I start an EEOC or Human Rights Commission investigation if fired for an unrelated reason?

    I was terminated by my employer for another reason which I am fighting. However, I was severely harassed, bullied, discriminated against, targeted, and set up by my previous employer. I have a ton of proof in various forms. Should or can I launch...

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    The answer depends on the specific facts of your situation. Your case could get dismissed on a procedural technicality if you try to handle it without professional advice.

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  • My corporate employer may be stealing my wages.

    I work for a corporate chain restaurant as a server and each night we pay our cash sales back to the restaurant along with 2% of total sales in tip share which pays the bartender and hosts for their service. One slow night after printing my nightl...

    Arthur’s Answer

    It is against NYS Dept of Labor regulations for an employer to keep any part of the tips. Consult an employment lawyer about the possibility of bringing a class action. Most do not charge for consultations dealing with wage and hour laws.

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  • Can my boss change my contract without my consent?

    There are only two people in our corporate office that have contracts/offer letters - myself and another colleague. My contract states that I am to receive 6 pieces per clothing allowance each season. However, our CEO has decided to change the a...

    Arthur’s Answer

    If it is in writing, have an attorney review it. Obviously, if the letter states it, why shouldn't you be entitled to it.? But many times other parts of a contract may have loopholes.

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