When I own a business (e.g. bakery, coffeeshop etc.) am I LEGALLY allowed to deny service to people of a specific ethnicity (e.g. african-american), sexuality, gender etc. and/or deny them employment? I mean after all it is MY business and I can decide, whom I offer my service or who can enter my... Read more »
Selling my cookie I invented in stores without paying me. They also didn’t let me name it and are asking customers online to compete in naming the cookie and winner gets creator rights on the cookie. I was basically thrown to the side after I made them a delicious cookie they liked and they... Read more »
I made a mistake on a spreadsheet which caused pricing to be off by a few percent. I submitted the pricing sheet to the company. The company uploaded into their system and then approved all Purchase Orders from customers with the mistaken pricing (I did not approve any PO's). The company is... Read more »
This is something that an employment law attorney should advise on, but your question remains open for three weeks. Small Claims Court is a court of limited jurisdiction, in terms of money caps and the scope of matters handled. It is often for straightforward disputes involving money damages up to...Read more »
In New York, a trade secret has three parts: (1) information (2) economic value from not being generally known by others, and (3) reasonable efforts have been taken to protect the trade secret. In New York, courts look at six factors to determine if information should be considered a trade secret:...Read more »
If you were an independent contractor as opposed to an employee, the work for hire doctrine wouldn’t apply absent a signed writing to that effect executed by both parties to the contract. However, whether you would be considered an “employee” for the purposes of copyright law is not as simple...Read more »
I am a known for being a hard-worker and respected in the industry as at top energy service professional. Working over 70 hrs in a week. Sometimes my boss wants us to work more. One time i had to decline because i was too worn out. After i declined i became a target for my boss. He made my job... Read more »
Generally, no. Employees in New York State are presumed to be “at-will,” meaning that the employment relationship can be terminated at any time for any reason, by either the employee or the employer, unless there is a law or contractual agreement to the contrary.
It depends on the exact wording of your contract, if any, and/or any verbal agreements they can prove. An evaluation can only be based on a detailed confidential legal review of your particular situation.
Hello and thank-you for this service... I have a question about employment law... Does employer's liability insurance cover injuries or incidents that might occur when employee's arrive at work before or after their scheduled work hours? I'm asking because there's a few... Read more »
This is something you may want to sit down and discuss with your insurance broker. In terms of employer's coverage, if you mean insurance for workplace accidents, that would be your workers' comp policy. That covers injuries arising in the course of employment. You may also have a policy...Read more »
That depends. Under U.S. Supreme Court precedent you do have some expectation of privacy at your place of employment, though not to the same degree as in your home. You can also waive these rights to varying degrees if you agreed to any terms of service when logging in to your work computer system...Read more »
The contract had a Termination clause that explicitly noted that it ended on a specific date last year. Under the contract IP I created during the period of the agreement would belong to the company. The contract also guarantees a profit share as part of the compensation. The contract is governed... Read more »
If the contract expired but you are still performing services, there maybe an argument that this is a contract agreed to by the conduct of the parties. The problem is that account to the Statute of Frauds can enforce the terms of this non-written agreement if you ask more than $500.
I'm sorry your question went unnoticed under the Civil Rights and Constitutional Law headings for four weeks. One option is to repost under the Employment Law category. Some questions do go unanswered. If still no response, another option is to look into the cost of a brief consult with an...Read more »
I started Monday I worked Monday and Tuesday total of 16hours and they didn't send me my w-2 or paperwork until last night today I decided the job was too much on my body so I quit do they still have to pay me for the hours I put in even though I didn't get to fill out the paperwork?
There was a private business vaccine mandate on 27th December 2021. My company forced me to use my remaining sick, and vacation days. Then when they were all depleted. They fired me January 10th 2022. Today they announced that The Supreme Court rescinded the mandate effective November 1st, 2022.
This seems to be the question about employment law. Whether the decision to fire you is legal depends on many aspects including, whether you had a contract in writing specifically saying you should be fired for cause.
You quite possibly have a disability discrimination case, depending upon how "reasonable" your request to work from home was. Probably more important, however, is the fact that you haven't been paid OT in 3 years. If you are a nonexempt employee, and are therefore entitled to...Read more »
New York law requires employers to provide most employees a thirty-minute meal break when working more than six hours a day. See https://dol.ny.gov/day-rest-and-meal-periods. Since you state that you are working no more than six hours a day (and if you are not occasionally working over six hours a...Read more »
I’m remaining in F1 status (student visa-nonimmigration), I have far- relative lives in New York, he is owning a restaurant. I live with him and his family. I volunteer to help him with his restaurant during my free time just about 2-3 hours per week. No income received, no salary, no tips, no... Read more »
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