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Payroll messed up on sick days etc. I used a few of my sick days to take care of some exams I have due to me being pregnant. A few days ago, my employer states that we are to sign a document stating that we will pay it back and that if we didn't s...
An employer may not make deductions from your paycheck unless expressly authorized by law, i.e. taxes, or authorized by you in writing. The employer is not entitled to withhold your paycheck if you do not sign an authorization for the deduction.
You can force the employer to sue you in small claims, but you need to ask yourself if you really want the fight.
On the other had, if the employer refuses to pay you, then you will be entitled to waiting time penalties of one day's wages for each day late up to max of 30 days, but waiting time [penalties only accrue after you no longer work for the employer.See question
she's been taking 500$ out of my SS every month for rent. And now I'm doing other things she doesn't like *Nothing illegal* and now she's threatening to kick me out of the house, since i help her pay for the rent, can she do that?
Since you have paid rent, you have the rights of a tenant. Your mother will have to go through normal eviction process. Since San Fernando does not have rent control and assuming you do not have a lease for a fixed term, your mother can give you 30 days notice of termination if you lived there less than one year and 60 days notice if you lived there a year or more. After the notice expires, your mother could file an unlawful detainer to evict you.See question
supervisor doesn't know how to treat employees
Unfortunately, there is no law against being a bad boss unless the boss' behavior is motivated by a protected class such as race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, military service, pregnancy, disability or other protected status or retaliates against you for opposing such conduct.
The conduct must also be severe and persuasive in order to be actionable.See question
We are being told that we sign a contract in apartment building that states it's a free drug complex, but Mirijuana is legal and can be smoke in privacy of you're home can we still get evicted?
The answer is likely yes, since Marijuana is still currently illegal under Federal Law.See question
I want to hire an intern for the summer. It will be an unpaid internship, not more than 10 hours per week. He will be working from home and is 17. Is this okay, or do I have to pay him?
Please read the DOL Fact Sheet #71
The Test For Unpaid Interns
There are some circumstances under which individuals who participate in “for-profit” private sector internships or training programs may do so without compensation. The Supreme Court has held that the term "suffer or permit to work" cannot be interpreted so as to make a person whose work serves only his or her own interest an employee of another who provides aid or instruction. This may apply to interns who receive training for their own educational benefit if the training meets certain criteria. The determination of whether an internship or training program meets this exclusion depends upon all of the facts and circumstances of each such program.
The following six criteria must be applied when making this determination:
1. The internship, even though it includes actual operation of the facilities of the employer, is similar to training which would be given in an educational environment;
2. The internship experience is for the benefit of the intern;
3. The intern does not displace regular employees, but works under close supervision of existing staff;
4. The employer that provides the training derives no immediate advantage from the activities of the intern; and on occasion its operations may actually be impeded;
5. The intern is not necessarily entitled to a job at the conclusion of the internship; and
6. The employer and the intern understand that the intern is not entitled to wages for the time spent in the internship.
If all of the factors listed above are met, an employment relationship does not exist under the FLSA, and the Act’s minimum wage and overtime provisions do not apply to the intern. This exclusion from the definition of employment is necessarily quite narrow because the FLSA’s definition of “employ” is very broad. Some of the most commonly discussed factors for “for-profit” private sector internship programs are considered below.
If I rent a room in the house and it turns out the room has been converted illegally (it was probably an attached garage before) what is going to happen to the rental agreement? Can I sue for back rent / damages?
Assuming the illegal unit is covered by the RSO, you should be entitled to substantial relocation assistance, disgorgement of illegally collected rent, reasonable attorney's and, if you can prove the violation was intentional, treble damages. See my case Carter v. Cohen, 188 Cal.App.4th 1038 (2010)See question
I am looking for attorney who can help me to find out both labor laws and immigration laws as well.
Use Avvo's Find A Lawyer Function, Google or Contact the Local County Bar for a referral.See question
My patients and I have lived in the same apartment for 27 years. I currently live in California and I believe we are under rent control. Recently the landlord said we need to find another place to live. Is there any monetary compensation even thou...
You should contact the Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment DEpartment to find out if you are under the City of Los Angeles RSO. If so, the landlord can only evict you for specified reasons. All the no-fault reasons require payment of substantial relocation assistance. Further, if your parents qualify as protected tenants, then they can only be evicted for cause - i.e. failure to pay rent or nuisance.See question
We have a contract with our tenant and everything is as in contract. but we don't have permit for our guest-house. He called us and complained of AC which was not in contract we just did a favor, however he said that he is going to sue us for non-...
Since San Fernando does not appear to have rent control, the tenant will likely be able to break the lease, but the tenant is unlikely to recover all rent paid. Instead, the tenant likely to only recover the difference in value of the unit with and without permit.See question
Hi my mom wants to become US citizen. How long does the whole process take ? what is whole process comprised of ? I am thinking whether i need to get a lawyer for help. Thanks for your help.
The process of Naturalization can take anywhere between 3-6 months (sometimes longer due to backlogs).
Depending on the specific circumstances of your mothers case, for example possible physical presence issues or criminal convictions, it is prudent to consult an attorney to assist you in preparing the application and supporting documentation.See question