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  • Can I do anything to get the overtime I should have been paid?

    I worked for a privately owned daycare, for a year and 4 months. Throughout my time there I was working 81-95 hours every 2 weeks. My boss never paid us overtime saying we weren't entitled to it. I quit in February but found out we were suppose to...

    Ryan’s Answer

    Yes, you have up to six years to file a claim against your employer. Depending upon the financial resources of your financial employer, they may, or may not be able to pay you and your coworkers all you are entitled to be paid. Hopefully you or your employer kept good records of actual hours worked.

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  • What should I do? How do I go about suing them?

    I fell during a snow storm, it was a very bad fall and my elbow was exposed to the bone, I went to city md for care, they took X-rays cabs stitched it closed from the inside out, after a day they called and said I had calcified bone but no big dea...

    Ryan’s Answer

    I assume from your post that you are looking for an attorney. While I (and others) would need to know more before committing to representation, it certainly sounds like you may have a good case. You need to meet with an attorney right away. You will need to sign authorizations so that the attorney can obtain a copy of your medical records. You have 2.5 years in the State of New York to file a medical malpractice claim so do not delay.

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  • Since I was a minor when the accident occurred, and am now 18, did the statute of limitations begin when I was 18 and can I sue?

    I was hit by a car when I was 9 years old, in September of 2006. Both of my front teeth fell out of my mouth (were later reinserted but I had to undergo a root canal among other procedures), sustained bruises and injuries to the rest of my body. T...

    Ryan’s Answer

    Most likely you still have some time but to make sure you need to speak with a lawyer right away, best of luck.

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  • Do I have a case

    went for a lung biopsy woke up in ICU and then I'll go back to hospital infection and pneumonia he told me when he cut me he cut an artery and almost bled to death and my feet are still swollen from the surgery

    Ryan’s Answer

    You should definitely consult with an attorney right away. First step will be to obtain your medical records so that a proper review can be performed.

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  • Should I try to resolve the issue with my employer before filing this EEOC charge?

    I've read that this is a big step and once you take this step there's no turning back. I fell like this is my last resort as my employer has brush-off my formal complaint. Determination was never made nor was the issue properly addressed. Shou...

    Ryan’s Answer

    Since you have tried to address the situation internally I believe the next step should be to speak with a lawyer to go over the specifics of your case. If a lawyer won't take your case you can go to the EEOC without a lawyer but your chances of success at that point are extremely low.

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  • Will it be a good defense of the doctor to state that he gave the patient an opportunity to walk away from the surgery?

    where at the same time no risks of serious foreseeable injury from which patient suffers, was disclosed

    Ryan’s Answer

    No this is not a defense. Now, if the doctor explained all the risks and benefits and then said it is up to you, you can walk away, then the doctor has a defense to an informed consent claim. But, if he/she committed negligence (malpractice) during the surgery, this is not a defense to that claim.

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  • Does she have an injury case against the instructor and or the employer?

    my daughter lives in new york and just started a new job working w autistic disabled adults. work required a self defense class led by an instructor hired from outside the company. during the class she said the instructor "head butted" her in fron...

    Ryan’s Answer

    You should definitely call a lawyer to further explore a claim. To me it sounds like a strong case but there are many factors involved.

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  • Can I call the police for sexual harassment for him trying to say I had done sexual misconduct in public on work time?

    I contacted our operations manager about my manager and issues at the work place and told him i wanted it confidential. He said he would tell my manager I told him the what was going on. 2 days later I get a text telling me to go to a meeting befo...

    Ryan’s Answer

    You need to consult with a lawyer. It very much matters what you were complaining about, as well as any other motives that may be at play.

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  • I'm working from 11AM - 9PM in a hotel. How many breaks am I entitled to and how long should they be?

    I'm working from 11AM - 9PM in a hotel. How many breaks am I entitled to and how long should they be?

    Ryan’s Answer

    Absent a specific Agreement to the contrary, you are entitled to one unpaid meal break. The break is usually 30 minutes but if your start/end times vary it may change the analysis. Please also note that, if you are working more than 10 hours then you likely are entitled to spread of hours pay. If you are required to wear a uniform you may be entitled to uniform pay. If you are called into work for meetings then you may be entitled to call in pay.

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