Kristina M. Bergsten's answer If she calls the police, the police might investigate it, either by talking to the two employees or by contacting you for questioning. If they do contact you, you do not have to speak to the police. It would be best if you got an attorney before talking to the police. Whether or not charges are pressed will depend on their investigation. If the police do not think there is enough evidence to turn over to the DA's office for prosecution, they might simply take the complaint and do nothing...
Adam Kielich's answer In Colorado you can either file a lawsuit or file a wage claim with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. Which is the better option for you is impossible to say without knowing more facts about your situation. You should talk to an employment attorney in Colorado. In some cases you can recover attorney's fees on unpaid wage claims.
Adam Kielich's answer An employer can change an employee from an hourly basis to a salary basis so long as either the method of payment satisfies the minimum wage and overtime requirements for a non-exempt employee or if the employee is exempt from those requirements. Without more details it is difficult to say whether a change to your pay method was lawful. You should talk to an employment lawyer in Colorado.
Adam Kielich's answer It is unlawful for a business to discriminate against applicants over the age of forty on the basis of the applicant's age. An employer may be liable to an applicant refused a job on the basis of age if the employer employs more than the minimum threshold under federal and state law. Your mother should talk to an employment lawyer in Colorado about what happened.
Juliet Piccone's answer You will have to sue the whoever gave your cat away and the person they gave it to but there are a lot of details that will affect whether you will be successful. I'd suggest you schedule a consultation.
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer Based on your facts, you likely have a case. Of course, you really need to contact an employment lawyer directly to review all the specifics of your case (this will also create a confidential and attorney-client protected conversation--which Justia's Q&A does not provide).
Some attorneys may charge for the detailed review, but it appears that you have a legitimate claim (with an actual probability of success), so you can legitimately look for lawyers that provide free consultations. Do...
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer Talk to an employment lawyer about the specifics of your case. Be warned, you will have an uphill battle counter your prior statement that the injury did not occur at work. There is case law that does protect employees who are forced to not report an injury in the workplace for fear of discipline/dismissal by the employer, but these cases are restricted to clearly documented threats by the employer. Also be aware that worker's compensation claims usually expire 2 years from injury.
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer The terms of the contract itself should control the effect of a sale on the parties. The general rule is that the change in ownership does not modify the obligations of either party. In other words, the contract is likely still in effect. If you want to be sure, you will need to hire a lawyer to review the contact.
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer Generally,employers (current or past) are not allowed to "raid" individual retirement plans. However, calculation errors or limited other causes may allow withdrawal. Usually notice is required. A lot depends on the employment and 401K contract. For specific review you will need to pay an attorney to review all the documents and advice on the best course of actions.
V. Jonas Urba's answer You should ask a Colorado attorney that question. Have you traveled to Canada lately? Customs can go through anything, everything, whatever they want. They can read all your correspondence. If customs agents can do that don't you think police will do that even if you were already an officer, already on the job, and using your own private phone? For example, you may have sent a text while driving, a civilian saw you texting at, for example 3:15 PM and called your supervisor, and now your...
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer Colorado does not have special maternity laws, but there are federal protections via the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). With some very narrow exceptions, a person requesting leave (which generally must be granted) is required to have their same or similar job at the end of the leave. FLMA does not require payment during the leave, but that is not your issue.
Contact an employment law attorney to review your case, but my read based on your facts is that a violation of the FMLA has...
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer Justia's Q&A cannot provide legal advice or review the contract because this would create an attorney-client relationship. You will need to contact (and likely pay) an attorney directly. The attorney can review the contract and provide you with the guidance.
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer This is a direct legal question. Justa's Q&A is not intended to provide specific legal opinions or advice because this would create an attorney-client relationship. You will need to contact an employment law attorney directly.
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer Sexual harassment is contingent on upon you receiving the harassment. That is, sexual harassment does not generally occur when others are harassed. There are a few common law holdovers that allow emotional distress to related parties (which is also contingent on physical harm to a related party), but most of these exceptions have been limited or eliminated with Colorado's tort reform laws.
The rules for independent contractors are slightly different that those of regular salaried employees, so requesting medical documentation is arguably showing signs of "control" over an employee (employers cannot "control" an independent contractor). The CO Dept. of Labor takes a strict view on this matter. It is your call, but be aware you are swimming in dangerous...
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