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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Government Contracts for Kentucky on
Q: My jobs time system requires us to clock out, and then approve our time. Would this be considered working off the clock?

I am working on a government contract in Kentucky. I work on the computer to perform my work and they use a time keeping system that requires us to clock in and out daily, as well as clock in and out for our two 15 minute breaks and 30 minute lunch. At the end of the night when we clock out we have... Read more »

Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert
answered on Jan 18, 2023

You should contact a Kentucky employment attorney to discuss your situation in further detail, because whether off-the-clock work is compensable is a very fact-specific analysis. In addition, federal law generally requires breaks of 20 minutes or less to be paid. If you are required to clock in and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Government Contracts on
Q: On the Island of St. Croix USVI can a person claim a property that is not in their name, or have a deed for?

Someone has been living on my property without my consent.

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jan 16, 2023

Adverse Possession is very real, and that appears to be happening here. Hire a VI attorney now to obtain back possession or you might lose the property. You may have to appear in Court.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Government Contracts for Florida on
Q: Is there case law in FL for a PTI, specifically concerning the SAO's requirements for the content of an apology letter?

I've been offered a PTI for a misd. and now the SAO wants specific info in the apology letter. Is there case law on this issue? The contract does not state the apology letter requires specific language. Does the "victim" influence how the apology is written?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Jan 7, 2023

No. Case law, or reported appellate court decisions, only results after an appeal. Why would anybody bother appealing something like this?

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Government Contracts for Florida on
Q: Is there case law in FL for a PTI, specifically concerning the SAO's requirements for the content of an apology letter?

I've been offered a PTI for a misd. and now the SAO wants specific info in the apology letter. Is there case law on this issue? The contract does not state the apology letter requires specific language. Does the "victim" influence how the apology is written?

Jonathan Blecher
Jonathan Blecher
answered on Jan 9, 2023

The state holds the cards and has "plenary power" over the conditions of any pretrial diversion agreement. Some jurisdictions require an admission of guilt (or acceptance of responsibility), but the conditions vary. Victims are permitted input regarding case dispositions, but the final... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law, Contracts and Government Contracts for Kentucky on
Q: If a construction company designs a state funded project, can that company also bid on the construction of that job?

Can a provatd contractor, who has been paid to design a state-funded project, submit a bid to build that same project when the it goes to bid? It seems like this may be a conflict of interest.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Dec 7, 2022

No. It is a conflict of interest.

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Government Contracts for Texas on
Q: In Texas, what are the powers of a security guard when hired to do security for a public neighborhood?

I am a security guard hired to do security for a neighborhood but I don’t know what are the do’s and don’t.

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Dec 3, 2022

The Texas Department of Public Safety regulates and licenses the private security industry in Texas. To become a licensed security guard in the state of Texas, you must first complete the Level II Training Course and Test. All commissioned and non-commissioned (armed and unarmed) security officers... Read more »

Q: How do you make a document a court of record?
David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward
answered on Nov 13, 2022

What kind of document? Where is it from? What language is it in?

You can usually record a document that qualifies for recordation with the county clerk, in your instance the county clerk for Oklahoma County, which is downtown. The clerks are prevented by law from giving you any legal...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Government Contracts for Florida on
Q: Signing documents while being on drugs

If I was on drugs and I told someone to sign documents for me because I wasn’t in the right state of mind; Is the contract voidable?

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on Oct 8, 2022

Probably not. But without looking at the documents and hearing more about it, I cannot say for sure.

2 Answers | Asked in Government Contracts and Consumer Law for New York on
Q: looking for a contingency lawyer in the state of new York trying to recoup a significant amount of cash
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 10, 2022

It could be difficult for attorneys here to reach out to you. This is geared more as a Q & A site than an attorney referral service. In addition to your own searches for attorneys online, you could try the tab above, "Find a Lawyer." Good luck

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Constitutional Law, Government Contracts and Military Law for California on
Q: How to serve the Defendant documents in a federal civil case?

Hi, I am the Plaintiff in a federal civil case. I do not have attorney yet. I have 3 simple questions.

1, After I serve the original complaint and summons, can I serve other documents to Defendant MYSELF? I mean, can I sign the Certificate of Service and proof the service myself?... Read more »

Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright
answered on Jul 22, 2022

1) yes, you can serve documents yourself after the Summons/Complaint are served by a process server (or someone other than yourself)

2) you must serve defendant's counsel with all papers in the case, not the defendant himself

3) service deadlines mean the documents must be...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Government Contracts for Virginia on
Q: A company is refusing to pay me over $9000 that I earned as an independent contractor. What are my options?

The company is a subcontractor under a Prime Contractor who provides medical disability exams for Veterans Affairs. The company claims that the Prime didn't pay them for those particular services, and therefore they are not obligated to pay me for those services either. They haven't... Read more »

Steven Krieger
Steven Krieger
answered on Jun 7, 2022

Yes, you have a few options: 1) send them a demand letter threatening a lawsuit if they don't pay you; or 2) pass on the letter and simply fie a lawsuit. Before doing either, I'd check to confirm that your agreement does not have any language in that conditions your payment on payment... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Government Contracts for Washington on
Q: Is it legal to film public employees doing or not doing there jobs.

Is it legal to film government employees working or not working? For instance, a park employee sitting in the truck for hours, a utilities employee at Starbucks for hours.

Brad S Kane
Brad S Kane
answered on Jun 2, 2022

Yes, you can take video of public employees in public spaces as long as you are not trespassing to do so. Please note that you cannot record audio without all parties consent, unless they are in a situation where there is no reasonable expectation of privacy.

1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts for New Jersey on
Q: I NEED A FEW ANSWERS TO REAL ESTATE QUESTIONS ! THANK YOU!.. IF A PERSON IS A MINOR CAN HE HAVVE A LEGAL GUARDIAN SIGN?

YES I HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS ..ABOUT REAL ESTATE.. DOES A BROKER ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS IN A TRANSACTION OR IS CASH ALLOWED?

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer
answered on Apr 6, 2022

I strongly suggest that you seek a consultation with an experienced civil litigation/real estate attorney. There are too many unknown factors to provide a meaningful answer.

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith, Consumer Law, Personal Injury and Government Contracts on
Q: Are statues tolled if an insurance company is liable for a injured 3rd party & fails to inform them?

If you discover an insurance company failed to inform you they accepted fault for your injuries, will CMS consider that insurer the primary payer for Medical expenses related to those injuries if youre still being treated when you become a medicare beneficiary?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 23, 2022

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. In general nationwide, claimants are usually held responsible for exploring the sources of insurance for their injuries - that's one of the primary roles of an attorney - to immediately identify applicable... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Sexual Harassment, Civil Litigation and Government Contracts for California on
Q: Are there circumstances that would allow a victim of child sexual assault to file a lawsuit after signing a release and

receiving payment in a out of court compensation program the defendant setup to cutoff potential lawsuits that were likely to be filed because of pending legislation that would revive statutes of limitations for past actions that were known to exist but barred because complaints were not filed in... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
answered on Feb 17, 2022

Likely not, but you need to have a personal injury attorney who specializes in sexual assault of minor cases look at the circumstances of the release. There are situations where releases can be set aside, but they are rare and narrow.

Good luck to you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts, Banking, Business Formation and Business Law for California on
Q: I received an email from " Jerome Powell " saying the federal reserve bank has millions o dollars in my name . There

Supposedly their is a large fund from the imf that belongs to me , it's been going on for 4 yrs now . What are the chances it's real ? I have acct numbers docket numbers but where can I validate them

Julie King
Julie King
answered on Dec 27, 2021

It's almost certainly SPAM, but a lawyer would need to look at the actual email to tell one way or the other. Look at the email address from which it came. Does it end with .gov or .com? All government addresses should end with .gov. Also, if they ask you for your social security number or... Read more »

Q: Hello, I need to write an acknowledgement to the state of Maryland courts. I am not contesting to the charges

Of second degree assault against my finance. We both have one charge each against each other and didn't want to press charges but state automatically picked it up. I need to make sure I am writing the correct document that I need to have notarized and gives you the state's attorney

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
answered on Dec 25, 2021

Stop. Do not do whatever it is you are thinking of doing. Hire a criminal defense attorney before you do something truly foolish and irreversibly ruin your record and damage your career and prospects.

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1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts, Contracts and Employment Law for Maryland on
Q: I have 2 questions actually about 2 different incidents. First I was fired from Old Federal Tool Company because i had

because i had court for myself one day for personal matters and then the following week I had to go to court because I was summoned as a Witness and the court document said I could be arrested if I did not show . I had no choice and showed my employer all paperwork beforehand and he was okay with... Read more »

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
answered on Dec 13, 2021

You are an employee at will, meaning you can be fired at any time for any reason other than for a Constitutionally protected reason (your race, religion, sex, etc.).

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Federal Crimes, Government Contracts and Wrongful Death for Florida on
Q: What is the best way to find/establish a lawful team to sue a prison for negligence, wrongful death, & other violations?

Prison Location: North Carolina

My Location: Florida

Relation to deceased: Daughter

Date of Death: 10/18/2020

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Dec 12, 2021

So sorry to hear about your daughter. Since this happened in North Carolina, you must search for an attorney in that state. Look for attorneys handling civil rights. Options: (A) Click on the Justia find-a-lawyer tab up top; (B) Search the National Lawyers Guild site at... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Government Contracts for Maryland on
Q: I was working a contract position and after a year I was to move on to the long term contract -fortune 500 company.

I completed everything and filled out the offer letter. I was supposed to start and then they decided to go a different way with no warning at all. Can they do that even after I filled out an offer letter and ALL employment documentation?

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
answered on Dec 7, 2021

Until you have a signed and binding contract, you have nothing to sue upon. Therefore, if you have paperwork that you believe makes a binding contract, then take it to an employment lawyer to review. It is not possible to guess what agreement exists, if any, between you and the company.... Read more »

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