A deal in commercial fishing and offloading of commercial vessels for export. I was given a substantial raise and was paid that raise through several months of the year and then it was taken away without notice. Is that legal?
answered on Feb 25, 2023
Depends on what you mean by notice. An employer can change any compensation, unless this was a union job. All they have to do is tell you beforehand (prospectively), and as in, hey Bob, starting tomorrow your pay is cut in half. If they do that, then it is legal. If that is the type of notice they... Read more »
My job says they require me to come in an hour early before my shift. I asked if I get paid for that time? They said no, they just need me at work early. If I'm not being paid for my time can they fire me for not wanting to come in if I'm not getting paid for my time while there?
answered on Dec 27, 2022
If they require you to be there, then at a minimum they owe you for waiting time:
If you are actually working, then they owe you for just regular hours (and potentially OT if it makes you go over 40 hours in a week).... Read more »
I called in sick unconsecutively to care for my ill child, 4 times in a 3 month period. I have been employed for over 5 years with them. I am being placed on probation due to my attendance. My employer is private and has over 350 employees.
answered on Nov 23, 2022
It can be proteceted under Oregon's Sick Leave law, which covers care for a sick child. However, whether they violated the law depends on if you still had sick leave available and if you followed their reporting rules.
The 2 weeks notice I gave to Masterbrand Cabinets Inc. ended on a Friday, I was told the would have my final paycheck on Monday so I drove 30 miles to pick it up, but they still didn't have it ready and told me to try back the next day. So I drove 30 miles back home and the next day again... Read more »
answered on Nov 13, 2022
Since you gave that much notice, your final check was due on your last day, so it is well overdue. You are entitled to an extra 8 hours of pay for each day they were late, which started that Saturday. I would contact an employment attorney in your area, and your employer will also have to pay... Read more »
answered on Aug 7, 2022
Pay out on PTO/vacation time is a contractual matter. If your former employer has a policy or practice in which they pay it out, then they have to, but that is also subject to their policies. As in, some employers may not pay it out without say 2 weeks notice, if one is fired, or some times only... Read more »
Google, I posted on a social media page with intentions just to share my ideas. people asked if they could buy the PDF from me to print their own. I didn’t claim anything as my own and realized afterwards that this could be counted as copy right. Am I going to go to jail over this??? I am having... Read more »
answered on Jul 14, 2022
You do not go to jail for copyright infringement of this type, if it is even copyright infringement. People making counterfeit DVDs or the like on a massive scale are the ones who go to jail. Whether or not what you copied is even copyrighted or copyrightable is a different story and would require... Read more »
They do not want me to work the next two weeks. I gave them my (verbal) two week's notice but now they want paperwork with my "last day" moved up to tomorrow. Do I have any standing to be paid those two weeks?
answered on Mar 15, 2023
No, you do not have to. Of course they could then fire you, but so what if you already gave notice.
I am involved in an MDL. My lawyer has been terrible from the start with little to no communication, minimizing the effects of the trauma I've been through and try trying to persuade me to take a settlement that is ridiculously low for what I've been through. I feel he is very... Read more »
answered on Feb 28, 2023
You can always fire your attorney. However, you may still have to pay them, which can make it difficult to find a new attorney.
Didnt get paid 1/20/23. I've had several conversations via text with my boss (owner of company) about it.
He randomly fires me on 1/23/23 via text. I've text him several times about him still owing me money. He refuses to respond. I know he is still using same phone because my... Read more »
answered on Jan 25, 2023
Yes, a text message works for the written notice required in a final paycheck. Just make sure your text has the content required.
My position was "eliminated" under unusual circumstances. I lost my mother in March and sister in September. Despite this, I did my best to continue working. My employer started outsourcing my work even though I was managing the load and delivering on my goals. I was offered 2 mos.... Read more »
answered on Nov 7, 2022
There is a reason those agreements typically include language that encourages you to do so. An attorney can help you assess whether the amount they are paying is comparable to what you might get in a lawsuit, as well as if you have any valid claims against the company.
Is my boss required to pay extra on holidays if I work those days are they time and a half off
answered on Jul 2, 2022
No, unless you have a contract that says otherwise, such as in a union. Most employers do this, but that is to entice people to work holidays.
The facility I’m contracted through contacted my agency that’s on pause and asked them to confirm with me that I’m working for another agency, isn’t that a breach in confidentiality? Also is it not ok to work for two agencies?
answered on Jun 9, 2022
Both depend on what your contract says with both agencies. Confidentiality does not just exist, it is by law or by contract.
Some work can be observed, many require mirrors and tricks to find (102 so far). Some are public domain, most are not. The artist can only be understood through deconstruction and reconstruction. At first I thought it was all public domain, before I understood there were loop holes. I now have... Read more »
answered on Jun 4, 2022
In a nutshell, no. Copyright belongs to the creator/author (or their heirs/assigns), and you are not the creator. You could write a book about it and own the copyright to your book.
I've been working at my current position for over a year now. I am constantly bullied, harassed, and intimidated by coworker and a higherup. I have reported this several times, but nothing has been done. When I have had meetings to explain why I feel I am being treated poorly, it is blamed on... Read more »
answered on Feb 6, 2022
Potentially. Eligibility after quitting is never a sure thing, and ultimately it will be up to an administrative law judge. You will have to prove you had no choice but to quit.
For instance, CPK is copyrighted by the Cabbage Patch Kids company. So if someone uses CPKCLAIRE would that be infringement? Specifically the ending of a URL, like blogspot.com/cpkclaire.
Update: In regards to Michael’s answer, CPK is a registered trademark, so if someone uses it with... Read more »
answered on Jan 13, 2022
No, because you cannot copyright initials or even a signature. But, you can trademark initials and signatures.
I was given an offer of employment. I accepted the position and I quit my job to take the new job. The day before my start date I was informed that my start date was being postponed due to weather conditions. After inquiring as to when I would begin working for them I was told that they would not... Read more »
answered on Jan 5, 2022
The statute of frauds is used to basically invalidate contracts, which is not what you are trying to do.
You may have a breach of contract if you can show the contract was for a certain length and thus it was no longer at will, or potentially a promissory estoppel claim due to quitting your... Read more »
I signed a paper saying I was getting a dollar raise back in November, we are now in January and I have not received my raise on my paychecks. My pay stubs still say the same amount. I have talked to my boss more than one time about this and was told the bookkeeper was going to fix this but has not... Read more »
answered on Jan 2, 2022
Other than quitting, or bugging them, they really is not much you can do until you are no longer employed there. Once you leave, assuming they do not fix it, then you have some options that will get you the back wages and likely penalties as well.
My employer is providing a one-time loan of 40 hours of PTO due to Covid and loss of work for winter weather (we're a construction company). They would like us to pay back that money by working overtime, though they'll only compensate us at our regular rate of pay, citing the risk that... Read more »
answered on Dec 30, 2021
Yes, they cannot do that. No matter what, other than if you are exempt from OT in general, if you work more than 40 hours in a week, you are owed OT.
The museum acquired the piece in 1941 and declares that the website image is in the public domain with no restriction on use. The item is a cross stitch sampler. I want to create and copyright a pattern for others to use to recreate the sampler. I intend to profit from my use of the likeness of the... Read more »
answered on Oct 18, 2021
Most likely it is in the public domain by now, but creation date is not the key for copyright, but the date of publication.
answered on Oct 11, 2021
You seem to imply you believe you got COVID from them. That would be extremely unlikely when you look at the science. Even the CDC has said in the last few months all the cleaning we did wasn't needed, as the odds of transmission that way are extremely remote. That is, by the time you stayed... Read more »
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