Criminal charges are brought by the state, the District Attorney makes the decisions, so it isn't up to you whether they continue prosecuting the case. However, that doesn't mean there is nothing you can do, but you need to talk to an attorney very quickly.
We don't have enough information to answer your question directly. You can talk to the employer and ask them why they didn't give you the bonus everyone else got. You can ask them why you weren't hired back given your seniority. What you should probably do is write down a timeline...Read more »
It sounds like you have a wage claim that the Department of Labor would be interested in. Generally, if you go the administrative route, there is value in having a lawyer help you prepare your charge. If it is clear and well organized and tailored to highlight just the facts relevant to the laws...Read more »
In addition to my current workload they added another territory in another state to manage. They didn't ask me if I was okay with this nor did they adjust my pay. My original offer letter was for only one state not two. This will take additional time away from my family again without a new... Read more »
Your employer can change the terms and conditions of your work whenever they want, unless you have a contract in place saying they can't. For example, an employer can offer you work in Tulsa as a printer and then later transfer you to Oklahoma City to work as a baker and then fire you if you...Read more »
A non-exempt employee is required to attend training in another state. The training will consist of 34 hours over 5 days (regular work days). If travel time exceeds 6 hours, will the employee receive compensation for that time? If so, should it be figured as straight time or overtime?... Read more »
Ordinarily, a non-exempt employee must be paid while traveling out of their home city for a work related purpose if such travel occurs during their normally scheduled work time. There are exceptions: you might be entitled to pay during non-scheduled hours. You should discuss the situation with...Read more »
Summary judgment can be very simple or very complicated. The more complicated it is, the longer it will take for a judge to rule on it. Also, it depends on how busy the court is where the motion for summary judgment is pending. We don't have enough information to give a more concrete answer.
You would have to sue the person in civil court for the tort of battery or negligence, depending on the circumstances. If you win the case, you would then have to actually collect on the judgment. If the other person has no money, no decent job, and no valuable assets, you might not ever see any...Read more »
Yes, you can change your mind. Here are details: Whether the state can re-file charges depends on whether the constitutional protection against double jeopardy applies and whether the criminal charge has "expired" under the statute of limitations. Ordinarily, the Constitution protects a...Read more »
A "furlough" is typically a temporary leave. An employee on temporary leave is entitled to whatever the PTO policy allows. Also, there can be complicating factors, particularly if the furlough is for less than one week (e.g., 1 day per week for 3 months) and the employee is paid on a...Read more »
Legal aid should be able to assist you unless you do not qualify for their services. If legal aid cannot help you, check with non-profit organizations that facilitate adoption such as Catholic Charities of Oklahoma City or Heritage Family Services in Tulsa.
If your landlord sells the property you are renting, you are still bound by the lease and the new owner is responsible for the landlord's obligations on the lease. There are some details about required written notification. See Title 41, section 119(C) of the Oklahoma statutes.
Title 41, section 118(A)(2) of the Oklahoma statutes requires landlords to "Make all repairs and do whatever is necessary to put and keep the tenant's dwelling unit and premises in a fit and habitable condition." Sub-paragraph (3) specifies that landlords must " Maintain in...Read more »
We do not have enough information to answer your question. There are special "child" labor laws from the federal government, and they depend on the type of job. For example, there are different provisions for agricultural work, kitchen work and amusement park work. Oklahoma also has...Read more »
We don't have enough information to provide a detailed answer. There are many situations in which running water would not be required but drinking water probably must be available, even if it is just bottled or in a thermos. There could be city or county health code issues requiring running...Read more »
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