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?
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...View 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?
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.
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... View More
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...View More
In addition to the copyright, once you are using the trademark in commerce (or what to pay in essence for a reservation to use the mark), then you can register a trademark as well. That just protects the name, while the copyright protects the words to the story.
There are quite a few websites online that have "Royalty free/Copyright free" Images for you to use for commercial purposes with your business. I'm looking to use some of the images for a small business that will produce stickers, Tshirts, Greeting cards etc. Although these websites... View More
The problem with websites like that are that often times the images are uploaded by users and they just say they are copyright free. I would suggest going with a more reputible source that licenses them so you potentially have recourse if someone claim copyright infringment against you.
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?
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... View More
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.... View More
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.
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...View 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... View More
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...View More
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?
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... View More
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... View More
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... View 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... View More
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.
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