You have asked no question. If you are wondering if it is lawful for your employer to terminate you because you did not disclose that you were having flu-like symptoms until 6 days later after you got the test results, the answer is yes. In this pandemic, employers have the awesome responsibility...Read more »
I was fired after more than 15 years by a new director of the program I worked at for the last 7 of those years, bc I challenged her abusive authority. I originally wanted to sue for unlawful termination however I did not want my ex-co-workers affected. Now most I knew have left or been fired so...
No. HIPAA is a medical provider and insurer statute, not an employer statute. However there are laws that protect an employee's medical privacy. That said, in today's climate there is nothing unlawful about an employer knowing your status as infected or not with the virus. Anyway, the...Read more »
This is a question you should be asking your attorney. However the basic answer is you do not need a federal equivalent to these statutes. You can litigate California law in the federal court. Those two Civil Code sections have the same meaning and effect in federal court as they do in...Read more »
Through the use of the formal discovery process. If you are represented by an attorney, talk to the attorney about this. If you are not represented by an attorney, get one. You will be buried by experienced defense counsel and likely will lose because of that. Pro per litigants do not do well...Read more »
This question is not capable of a helpful answer without knowing far more. If you have an attorney this is a question best answered by him or her. If you do not have an attorney, you are making a big mistake. Legal procedure and substantive law in this area is complicated and fraught with...Read more »
I'm a musician who was planning to offer music related services online and at the same time work on my recordings and releases. Is it necessary for me to get a business license to work out of home as an independent contractor and if so what steps are required to be taken to get the license?... Read more »
Business licenses are usually issued by cities, and the requirements for getting one will depend on the particular city in which your business will be based. Therefore to find the steps necessary, call your City Hall.
If you are looking to open a business in California, then you must...Read more »
He asked me to seek other counsel but wanted me to be the one to dismiss him. I believed, at the time, my case would be more appealing to other attorneys if they left me rather then me leaving them, on a contingent case.
I have not been able to find an attorney since. Now, I think I may... Read more »
Disrespectful no. However, it is always a red flag for an attorney looking at a case when the client had a prior attorney who no longer wanted to work with the client because of a communication breakdown. No attorney wants to take on a case that will turn into a nightmare where the client and...Read more »
My job functions can and have been carried out successfully remotely. My employer says school districts are "exempt" from following the order to remote work if they are able to do so. Is this true? Can my employer require staff return to the office?
Yes. Employees can be required to return to the office now. If you have some kind of special medical issue that your doctor will certify that you need to remain working from home, then there might be the ability to procure a reasonable accommodation to work from home.
Employees have nothing to do with the California Minimum Tax. If you are an entity, LLC, Corp., LP, etc., that has applied for, and obtained qualification to do business in California, you are required to pay the Minimum tax of $800 per year, whether you have any employees or not, in California or...Read more »
Locate and consult with an experienced employment law attorney as soon as possible to explore your facts and determine your options. I would suggest you look either on this site, or go to www.cela.org, the home page for the California Employment Lawyers Association, an organization whose members...Read more »
Yes you can. In California you are considered to be an at will employee unless you have an agreement to the contrary about that status with your employer. The employer of an at will employee can terminate the employee at any time and for any reason or even no reason at all. Terminating you...Read more »
In California all employees are considered to be employed at will unless there is an agreement to the contrary about that status with the employer. The employer of an at will employee can terminate the employee at any time and for any reason or even for no reason...Read more »
I was hired by company to run Tournament events. The company wants to contract me to run tournamemt events. With work product created, I provided the company with this service. After creating an FBN and EIN for the sole purpose of getting paid for services I provided, I asked for payment by giving... Read more »
You are free to sue for your fees as an independent contractor, if that is what you were. Even as an independent contractor, if you created intellectual property during the course of those duties, that property would likely belong to the person who contracted with you to create it.
If you refuse an offer of full time employment you will likely not qualify for unemployment insurance benefits. Unless you can prove the reason for your refusal falls within the good cause requirements of the EDD, your action will likely be considered a voluntary quit. If you are not offered a...Read more »
Would clear my balance for being an employee, just as I witnessed they did with other employees because this was one of the benefits working there. After a year of working there, I discovered my manager was stealing from the company so I informed the owners and they fired her. I stopped working... Read more »
The employer Is based in California and I also based in California. They hire me to work in Colorado, giving me salary and perdiem. According to them the wages is reported in Colorado, but in my paystub the taxes deducted is for California. I file UI claim since June 2020, and no idea why I cant... Read more »
Appeal anyway. It costs you nothing other than time to do so and it is possible you will find a hearing officer sympathic to your plight. As to your question, if you did all of the work in Colorado the EDD is right. However, if you were paid as if you were in CA, then the employer likely...Read more »
You really have not disclosed sufficient information to allow for meaningful advice. Whether you were a minor at the time is of little relevance now. If the employer wants to take your deposition, the only thing you need to know is to tell the truth. To do that, you have to listen carefully to each...Read more »
I was told by counsel that they had 14 calendar days to release the funds which would be this Friday. They have requested another week for said release of funds. Meanwhile, I am without food, water and am about to lose everything I own and be homeless. Are there penalties to be applied for the... Read more »
A judgment requires you to take legal measures to collect unless there is an enforceable agreement where the defendant agrees to pay. The same is true with an arbitration award or an administrative award.
There is no penalty available to you at this stage. If you feel the defendant is...Read more »
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