My "soon-to-be" lawyer gave me a contingency fee retainer agreement that says, if I receive a monetary recovery, he can collect his entire fee if he withdraws early from my case. This seems rather high (and odd) that a lawyer can collect his full ...
He can get what is called "quantum meruit" which means the reasonable value of his services.See question
I called the cops to stop an argument my boyfriend and I were having. I realize that wasn't the right thing to do. I had only seen bar fights where cops showed up and everything stopped. I told them I didn't want him arrested or charges pressed. J...
Your case has been picked up by the State. You desire to not pursue this and to not have an order of protection no longer has much bearing, although it is still a factor. The Court will likely set down a bunch of conditions your boyfriend will have to satisfy to get the OOP lifted. It's basically out of your hands now and, as has been stated, the process should be guided by your boyfriend's attorney.See question
I was a victim of disparate impact by the FDNY and then designated a priority hire. I successfully passed all of the tests required for appointment. I was expecting an invitation for this class starting next week, instead ten days ago i received ...
Also, you should retain a lawyer to assist you in obtaining a Certificate of Relief from Disabilities.See question
Well comments have been made about my age saying I must be incompetent I have not been fired but in fear that I will be.THey also say that I am not handling my responsibilities which all the residence's say I do please contact me and let me know
You do not have a case for age discrimination until you suffer adverse employment action based on your age, which does not appear to have happened here. However, it may be a good idea to complain in writing to your employer per company policy about the unwelcome age-related comments in the workplace. If you are eventually terminated, having complained may help you in a claim for age discrimination or retaliation.See question
Worked for a business tech. over 2 yrs.as a med.billing teacher, was promoted to director in their Cosmetology school as I have over 23 yrs exp. in Cosmetology. Upon negotiated salary which they immediately approved , they needed me to convert th...
I agree with the others that as an at-will employee you have no legal right to your job unless your termination was based on an illegal ground. How were you harassed by the Dean and what part, if any, did it play in your termination?
Also, please note, under New York Labor Law § 195(6), employers are required to provide written notice to any employee terminated from employment with “the exact date of such termination as well as the exact date of the cancellation of employee benefits connected with such termination.” This written notice must be provided within five working days after the employment relationship has ended. This notice requirement applies not only to those employees whose employment is terminated by the employer, but also to those employees who leave the employer because they resign, quit, retire or are laid off. If an employer fails to provide the notice required under New York Labor Law § 195(d), the employer can be subject to civil fines of up to $5,000 per employee. In addition, aggrieved individuals can bring civil actions against employers that fail to provide the required notice.See question
My employer is getting me a car for work related purposes. He said that he will pay for all leasing payments but wants me to have my own insurance on the car. However, in order for Me to have my own insurance, I will need to be a co signer on the...
Yes you absolutely need a written agreement with your employer about this. I suggest you retain a lawyer to assist you in this.See question
employer says he has 30 days from lay off to pay the vacation. is this true or does he have to pay vacation with last paycheck?
There is no legal requirement in NY that an employer let an employee "cash out" vacation time upon termination. The employer just has to follow its own policy if it has one.See question
They involuntarily transferred me from Queens to the BX and it is a seniority based system. there are a number of employees with less seniority than me and somehow they skipped over all of those individuals and chose me. I had numerous valid har...
As has been said, this is a matter for your union.See question
Trying to apply for a job but I don't know if my probation violation will show in a background check for employment. Trying to resolve this issue but I need to work right now..
Yes, that will likely show up.See question
My lawyer tells me it is just a target date.And I have stressed to her that I have to vacate my apartment by July 31.
A time of the essence date is a firm date not an "on or about" or "target" date. A party that violates a time of the essence deadline is in breach.See question