I resigned from my job at UCSD after 11 years, last day was 10/7. I am being told I will not get my final paycheck until 10/27 which will include my PTO payout. I thought the law was they have to pay you out immediately. I called HR and was told they don’t follow that rule, is that legal? If... Read more »
As you might imagine, the answer will rest in any written agreements ... any written email, text communications ... and/or other currently missing information ... the next step is for you to schedule a free initial video call or telephone call ... for further discussion ...
As my colleague has stated, it would depend on what the contract that you signed actually says. Generally there's a clause or two about who takes responsibility for the project being put on hold, or how to handle the contract if something happens, (like the "head guy dying"). If...Read more »
Once a corporation is duly incorporated, who owns the corporation if no shares of stock have been issued, and can ownership change simply by issuing the majority of shares to and officer (say CEO) of the corporation without that officer having to pay for them?
You could change the ownership of the corporation by issuing shares to an officer of the corporation. To do so, I recommend that you have a stock purchase agreement, a Board consent authorizing the issuance of the shares and submit a 25102(f) securities filing for the issuance of the shares.
Dear Unpaid Subcontractor: Your options for getting paid are two-fold: (A) a breach of contract claim against the General Contractor and/or (B) a mechanic's lien processing against the Homeowner. Clearly, you are not "required" to pursue the Homeowner (as intimated by the GC)...Read more »
A client five years ago not only breached a contract by refusing to pay a significant portion of invoices, but also failed to honor several terms such as patenting the work himself without credit or consideration, was destructive to several professional relationships, caused distress, and more.... Read more »
This was a startup company. The president was a very difficult scheming person to deal with. He paid the majority of my invoices to him early but later on in the relationship did not, and when I ceased work irately criticized me. He claimed he did not have the money to pay me but paid patent... Read more »
You say it's 5 years later. in California, you have 4 years to enforce (i.e. sue on) a breach of written contract. Since you did not sue him within the statute of limitations, you have no legal way to collect. So if he's offering to pay you, take the money and run. You can spend money...Read more »
This person has paid about 40% of multiple other invoices over multiple years of off and on consulting from 2016-2019. His payments became less frequent and consistent. He repeatedly promises to pay then does not. This debt is under a contract and is now about two years old. I have attempted... Read more »
You need to decide, right now, if this justifies the expense of hiring a lawyer. Time is your enemy. The longer you wait you might lose the right to sue. Go see a lawyer or 2 and see what you will need to spend, and discuss whether a judgment in your favor will be collectable.
Hello, I am planning to found my own consulting firm. I am helping startups in the US and EU with public policy, grant strategy, fundraising and business partnerships. Should it be a LLC or sole proprietor? Which one will be better for tax-wise?
The answer depends upon three initial focus points:  your exposure to liability ...  your desired management structure and  how you would like to see ownership and succession. The next step for you would be to schedule at least two free initial calls with attorneys of your choice ... by...Read more »
Some herbs are toxic and labeled not for human consumption, however, I’ve discovered that clients are actually consuming them. I’ve labeled them as deadly toxic. The herbs in question are belladonna and sacred datura.
There are many reasons why you would need to serve a Statement of Damages. It's not easy to answer your question in this forum without more information but I suggest that if one is required then you might as well serve it without the complaint.
I am a website designer normally employed full time but since Covid I have been considering starting my own business. I would offers website design, graphic design, logo design and creation, marketing and social media management as well as ongoing site maintenance and management. Before I fully... Read more »
Once you market yourself to the world, you are in business and should have a business license. Check the websites of your city and your county to learn the requirements that apply to your jurisdiction. If you are working out of your home, your city and/or county may require a home-based business...Read more »
I found some protections for members of legislative bodies in the Gov code (Chapter 9. Meetings [54952.2], but those pertain to public entities and our HOA is a private nonprofit corporation.... Read more »
The 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects the freedom of speech. It is also protected by the California Constitution in Article 1, section 2 which states: "SEC. 2. (a) Every person may freely speak, write and publish his or her sentiments on all subjects, being responsible for the...Read more »
That name should be OK because it is distinguishable from the other company's name. Just having the same word in a company's name (farcries) is normally not enough to cause the Secretary of State to reject someone's Articles. The name needs to be different enough that a person on the...Read more »
I don't know of any specific law saying that is the case. However, the more likely scenario is that there is a term in the contract you signed when you rented the space. Read your contract or, if you need assistance doing so, hire an attorney in your area to read and interpret the contract for...Read more »
You would be best served hiring a law firm that has both intellectual property attorneys and business attorneys. If your business involves entertainment, then you may need an entertainment lawyer as well. But most business questions can be answered by a business attorney. Best wishes.
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