I did not use all vacation time in 2019-2020. I asked to use all of my time from 2020-2021 to take care of wife and newborn. My supervisor says I need to deduct 24 hours I used in November 2020. I assert that I should not have been forced to use all my vacation time from the previous year during... Read more »
Vacation pay, once earned, cannot be taken from you. However, an employer may have a policy that caps vacation pay at a certain amount so that the employee does not earn more vacation pay until there is room under the cap to accrue more.
Your post is a bit unclear about what your employer...Read more »
I am sorry but your employer had no legal duty to bring you back to work after you were let go. Unless you can prove you were not brought back because you are a member of a protected class of people, you really have no recourse other than to start looking for other work.
The agreement states that work equipment should be returned. The company made arrangements with Fedex to collect the equipment from my residence. Fedex have not shown up to collect the equipment on multiple occasions. The company are now trying to strongarm me into take care of returning their... Read more »
Contract interpretation will determine who is in the right here. Therefore the precise words of the contract will be important. You need to take your agreement to an attorney who can be allowed to read the language of the agreement and give you specific advice you can rely upon.
I work in California and was just terminated by my employer because they found something on my background check that they did not like. Also, just in case it makes a difference, I am still in my probationary period. I know California law says that I am entitled to my final paycheck at the time of... Read more »
Your employer is wrong. There is no exception to the law for those terminated for problems with their background. You will likely be entitled to Waiting Time Penalties equal to one day of pay for each day you are made to wait for the final paycheck, up to a total of 30 additional days of pay....Read more »
My mother died years ago. All she had was a bank account that I took control of. No house of her own or valuables. She had no other children but me. Late last year, I received a letter in the mail from a company called OCWEN that she has unclaimed property in the value of $1273. I contact them... Read more »
Oftentimes when this issue comes up as you have described, the company is located outside of California and is not aware of our small estate laws. Having counsel represent you with the company can generally resolves this lack of understanding by the company.
Her brother died, he was 75 and had no dependents. Mom is the next of Kin. She receives her deceased spouses SS Retirement benefits that started when she retired at 62. She was left to take care/close out his banking and found out he had a 401K and an IRA. She is a beneficiary on one and had to... Read more »
It depends a great deal on what kind of benefits she is receiving. If she truly is receiving Social Security survivor RETIREMENT benefits, then the inheritance will not impact her benefits eligibility at all. If she is receiving something else, like SSI, the inheritance would impact her benefits...Read more »
Case has been documentarily qualified for over a year and the beneficiary is currently visiting in the US. Other than submitting I-485, are there any other steps that need to be taken? Will there be a long delay if we switch? Any reason not to switch since there is a large backlog of consular... Read more »
Switching from consular processing to Adjustment of Status is technically doable and easy but whether it should be done is a very fact sensitive analysis that should be done with an attorney because of the risk of potentially being denied Adjustment of Status. I recommend you at least do a...Read more »
I work at a school and have had multiple comments made to me by students. I have reported it all to my supervisor, and her supervisor as well. The students had no consequences. The counselor came in a did a presentation for a few students talking about what sexual harassment is. I met with both... Read more »
You can contact the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) or the Federal government's Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) and file a claim for sexual harassment. Here's the link to the DFEH: https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/ and here's the link to the EEOC:...Read more »
You can take a whole army with you, but don't be surprised that they limit the attendance. Two might work, or even three, but when you get more than that the size of the interview room becomes an issue. Be prepared when they ask you why you need so many lawyers to advise you.
Make a cash offer. Open escrow with a title company if the offer is accepted. Ask the title company to prepare a quitclaim deed from the family member transferring the title to you. Ask the family member to sign the deed and deposit the deed into escrow. Deposit the cash into escrow. The title...Read more »
2 days ago my brother told me that our dad died last March. I live in Missouri and my brother was in prison at the time.The coroner told me that our dad's mom made arrangements for everything. My father told me that there were things he was wanted me to have (pictures and a car). I'm the... Read more »
In California, the decedent’s children are the intestate heirs of the decedent and not the decedent’s parents. If dad died testate (with a Will), the beneficiaries under that Will are entitled to his property. Demand to know why your dad’s mom thinks she’s entitled to the property. If...Read more »
Father-in-law is Bill. His 1st wife is Mary. They had a trust that owned 20 rental homes. Beneficiaries were 3 kids. About a year after Mary died, Bill remarried. Ten yrs later, Bill and second wife Joyce created a trust. At that time, 10 rentals were put in a "B" trust (Mary's... Read more »
We both want to be able to remain in the home, make improvements, or sell if the other passes away. He wants to ensure his children to receive his share of the proceeds if the house is sold after his death. We may get married and have more children in the future. What is the best ownership... Read more »
Joint tenancy would mean that when A dies, B gets it all. B may not remember or want to give assets to the children of A. B might just meet a new person after the funeral and forget A completely! It happens, and poor A's kids get left out in the cold....Read more »
The neighbors put up bright lights on the front door, gates etc and the glare is coming into our kitchen and front bedrooms. We tried to talk to them and requested to use softer lights or direct back toward their house but they refused to talk. We went to the city, but the code does not have any... Read more »
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