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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for New Hampshire on
Q: Do I owe my sign on bonus back to my company if I give my notice prior to one year but am still employed by them after?

Actual wording" in the event you voluntarily terminate your employment within twelve (12) months of your start date, you agree to repay the signing bonus in full upon your last day of employment. Does that mean when I give notice? or when I leave? At the end of my two weeks would be after my 1 year.

Seth Meyerson
Seth Meyerson answered on Nov 1, 2020

Seems a bit grey. Take back your notice. And work a couple of weeks into the new year.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for New Hampshire on
Q: I am setting up a payment plan with my kid's orthodontist. Is it legal for them to ask me if I rent or own a home?
Ana Maria Del Valle-Aguilera
Ana Maria Del Valle-Aguilera answered on Sep 9, 2020

That is a very common question in credit applications. You will also be asked the amount of your monthly rent or mortgage payment and how many years you have lived at your current address. If you rent, the monthly expense will not show in your credit report which is usually obtained as part of... Read more »

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Q: Home was foreclosed on in 2010. Bank is making us pay payments and we ran out of $. They want us to sign forbearance

We were supposed to receive investment $ this month but haven't because of virus. We both signed up for SS because we are 64 years old. We may get money next month, but not sure with the virus situation. If we explain our situation to them, can they still take us to court hoping we may get... Read more »

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Apr 9, 2020

will depend. ask them for the grace period that was enacted recently.

it may be one to three months. you would have to pay and get back on schedule after that.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for New Hampshire on
Q: Small business question here, located in New Hampshire.

My partner and I are starting a rally company, an exotic auto enthusiast adventure. We came up with the name Apex Rally, and come up with a great logo. We fell in love with it and could really see the company coming to life in our minds. We just discovered a company in a different state (New York),... Read more »

Robyn T. Williams
Robyn T. Williams answered on Feb 18, 2020

The answer to your question involves a bit more than name comparison. At least trade channels, zone of natural expansion, and use of the senior mark should also be considered. If you are starting a business, it is a good idea to engage an IP attorney to complete a clearance search for the name and... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Business Law, Intellectual Property and Trademark for New Hampshire on
Q: Why is a law firm able to appropriate a trademarked name, “Better Call Saul,” with “Better Phone Stone” slogan?

It’s a question for my business law paper. The firm’s ripped off slogan is service marked; even though the entities are non-competing, they are making commercial profits from it nonetheless from another’s trademarked name. Why is this legal?

Griffin Klema
Griffin Klema answered on Mar 18, 2019

It sounds like you need to do your homework instead of seeking advice from a professional lawyer :) Here's a hint: look at the DuPont factors to determine whether two marks cause confusion in the marketplace. Good luck!

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Business Law and Contracts for New Hampshire on
Q: Can a contracting company require independent sub-contractors to pay for inspections of personally owned work equipment?

Husband is an independent contractor under contract for Contracting Cable Co A that contracts work from Contracting Cable Co B that contracts work from Major Cable Co C. Contracting Cable Co B is requiring an inspection of independent contractors personally owned work ladders and requiring said... Read more »

Joseph D Garrison
Joseph D Garrison answered on Apr 1, 2017

If it is in the contract then they can require it.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Traffic Tickets for New Hampshire on
Q: Good day, I would like to know what laws surround regaining ones vehicle mechanic liscence after it has been revoked.

Good day

Basically I would like to know what laws in New Hampshire surround regaining ones car mechanic license after it has been revoked due to unpaid tickets.

Thank you

Thomas J Leonard III
Thomas J Leonard III answered on May 16, 2016

I'd recommend calling the NH DMV and just asking them. There are likely administrative regulations which lay out the rules for that process.

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