I am being charged for water and sewage and trash ,where I live .
Yes. It is legal provided that it is addressed in the lease and the landlord is dividing the fees in a reasonable manner.See question
Is there any legal action for this? I didn't quit and on the work note it said how long I needed to be off for and this was because I got into a car accident.
You may have a claim for disability discrimination and/or for retaliation taking a protected protected medical leave. However, more information is needed to give meaningful advice. Since this board is public, the attorney client privilege does not apply. You should consult with an attorney off line. Most provide free consultations.See question
Every year, during the month of January, our supervisor hands us a vacation form sheet, to fill out our vacation time choices. Everyone gets to pick four different options, just in case one or the other conflicts with department needs? The only wa...
Yes. The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of past, current, or future military obligations. You should document your concerns with your supervisor in writing and take them to the human resources department. You should consider consulting an employment lawyer to assist you. Most provide free consultations.See question
My landlord is upset because I refused to pay for landscaping because it is not on my lease. So today, I received a notice that I am being billed for my water sewage and refuge from September of 2016 to date. My lease does say that I'm responsible...
If other areas are served by your utilities, you may have a claim against the landlord under Civil Code 1940.9 for reimbursement of the money paid for utilities used outside your unit.
Civil Code 1940.9 provides:
(a) If the landlord does not provide separate gas and electric meters for each tenant's dwelling unit so that each tenant's meter measures only the electric or gas service to that tenant's
dwelling unit and the landlord or his or her agent has knowledge that gas or electric service provided through a tenant's meter serves an area outside the tenant's dwelling unit, the landlord, prior to the inception of the tenancy or upon discovery, shall explicitly disclose
that condition to the tenant and shall do either of the following:
(1) Execute a mutual written agreement with the tenant for payment by the tenant of the cost of the gas or electric service provided through the tenant's meter to serve areas outside the tenant's dwelling unit.
(2) Make other arrangements, as are mutually agreed in writing, for payment for the gas or electric service provided through the tenant's meter to serve areas outside the tenant's dwelling unit.
These arrangements may include, but are not limited to, the landlord becoming the customer of record for the tenant's meter, or the landlord separately metering and becoming the customer of record for the area outside the tenant's dwelling unit.
(b) If a landlord fails to comply with subdivision (a), the aggrieved tenant may bring an action in a court of competent jurisdiction. The remedies the court may order shall include, but are
not limited to, the following:
(1) Requiring the landlord to be made the customer of record with the utility for the tenant's meter.
(2) Ordering the landlord to reimburse the tenant for payments made by the tenant to the utility for service to areas outside of the tenant's dwelling unit. Payments to be reimbursed pursuant to this paragraph shall commence from the date the obligation to disclose arose under subdivision (a).
(c) Nothing in this section limits any remedies available to a landlord or tenant under other provisions of this chapter, the rental agreement, or applicable statutory or common law.
I am submitting my 30 day notice to move out. The owner has had 3 different property management companies since I've lived here. The current management company processes security deposits 21 days after move-out date. I do not trust the property su...
Civil Code 1950.5 provides that the landlord has 21 days to process the refund of your deposit. You should request a pre-move out inspection.See question
Monday I received two write ups, one was for an incident that occured a month ago and the other was for a recent incident. I was written up for supposedly not turning in work by the proposed deadlines. In the write up my supervisor cites specific ...
You should document your concerns in writing and send them to Human Resources. The Company must pay you for all time work, including overtime. Further, it is actionable to retaliated against you for requesting your wages.
At the same time, assuming you are an at will employee, your employer can take an adverse employment action for any reason or no reason, except a prohibited reason such as motivation based upon a protected class such as race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, military service, disability, etc. or opposing illegal conduct.
Thus, you should seek help from an employment letter to make sure you cover all your bases in your documentation.See question
I am a tenant in the process of negociating a settlement with my landlord. The landlord entered home for a 5 day period without written notice and cause damages to personal property. The landlord left a voicemail and sent an e-mail asking me to ca...
You cannot legally record a telephone call without the consent of the other party. Thus, you may want to let the landlord at the start of the telephone call that you are recording it and ask if he consents. If the landlord does not consent, then insist on all communications be sent via email, so there is a clear record.See question
I've been living in this place for about 3 years. First year contract then turned to month to month. But with any landlord we eventually bump heads. So now because of a remark I said, he said "I have no choice but to explore my options" all over t...
Unless your apartment is covered by the City of Los Angeles Rent Stabilization Ordinance, your landlord can evict you for any reason or no reason under a month to month tenancy by providing proper notice, except retaliation for complaining about problems with the unit.See question
Can an employer deduct credit card fees/shipping on returning defective product/gift card from my commissions
If your employment agreement expressly authorizes such deductions from the calculation of your comissions and you still earn at least minimum wage, then your employer may do so.See question
My current employer is at-will employment. In the handbook it states that "employer as well as the employee can terminate employment at any time with or without reason and with or without notice". In another page it states that they expect that t...
Your employer has not right to sue you for giving less than 2 weeks notice if you quit, since you are an at will employer. Your employer can also terminate you without advance notice as an at will employee.
In fact, some employers immediately terminate employees who give advance notice, while other employers appreciate it.See question