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Q: I have a non-compete signed stating I can't work for any entity or business that competes with the Business, what's that

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for New York on
Answered on Mar 19, 2019
Emre Polat Esq.'s answer
It depends of factors related to what type of business you are in and a review of the non-compete itself.

Q: I did not receive my paycheck on payday. My union contact says I am to be compensated.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for California on
Answered on Mar 19, 2019
Thomas A. Grossman's answer
Call your Union contact and ask for an explanation.

Q: EAD Card processing time in Asylum pending 180 clock ..?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Mar 19, 2019
Deron Edward Smallcomb's answer
USCIS was recently sued successfully, so it is supposed to only take 30 days. That said, historically it takes about 4 months.

Q: May a property which passes by intestate succession pass to the deceased spouse's trust, trustee?

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for California on
Answered on Mar 19, 2019
Sally Bergman's answer
If the spouse had retitled the property into the name of the spouse's revocable trust, the answer is a clear yes. If the spouse had not done so, it may still be possible to transfer the property into the trust, but you will need to file a court petition to accomplish that transfer. This would not be a do-it-yourself kind of project, but most attorneys who practice in this area of law are quite familiar with these petitions.

Q: I have a patent pending on an apron that expires 4/11. Not sure if I even need a non prov. Any way to find out?

1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Illinois on
Answered on Mar 19, 2019
Kevin E. Flynn's answer
OK -- you have a provisional application that will expire April 11, 2019.

It is expensive to pursue a non-provisional application from filing to issue. If you wrote the provisional application yourself, the patent attorney may have to start from near scratch to draft a real patent application with claims.

I suggest that you do some patent searching. This will help in two ways. Once you have read a number of patents that made it through the system, you will see what level...

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