We have worked with a few companies that have clearly broken contracts with us. The damages are not worth an expensive attorney or law firm. We want to hire an attorney to work with us on salary to go after these companies. Is it legal for us to do this?
As a general matter, companies do what you describe all the time. The position is sometimes designated as an in-house counsel. They advise officers on key decisions, they litigate cases (or depending on the size of the company, oversee cases farmed out to outside counsel), they check company...Read more »
I want to know which schools are the best and which schools are not as good as the rest, but still pretty good. Just want to know what schools to look at, and which ones not to spend my time reviewing them, so I can make the best decision possible when transferring from college. If possible to I... Read more »
This is way too broad an inquiry to be addressed in this forum. Talk to you college counselor; better yet, if you know an attorney, see if he or she will take time to talk about these subjects with you. Most will be willing to do so, I suspect, but the task of writing a comprehensive reply to your...Read more »
I told him I would redo the floor to his liking and give him 1000$ discount for the inconvience, he returned with a value of the work I performed of 7000.00 when the original contract was 13000, saying his guys could have done it and that’s all he is paying! He also stated he was box expecting a... Read more »
There are a few issues based on the facts presented. That being the case, I recommend you organize everything in your possession that is relevant to this matter, including the governing contract, and consult with an attorney individually to explore your options.
I signed an offer letter with a staffing agency to work as their account manager and the owner of the agency had multiple verbal agreements that he retracted after I signed the letter. I have evidences of witnesses, emails, calls and text proving this matter. Can I sue him for damages for... Read more »
You may be entitled to a remedy based on the facts provided, but the viability of recovering on such an action is dependent on specific facts that are not provided here, such as the details around the statements made, as well as the terms of the offer letter you reference. That being the case, I...Read more »
Can I some how own guns being a felon but only to protect myself being the business. Or would I have to file and ask a judge about it and give them my specific reasoning for why I want to be aloud to own them and take them safely with me after trained in concealed carry classes, that way any kind... Read more »
It could be difficult for an Illinois attorney to address your question without knowing more information. For instance, will working from home involve proprietary software and introduce issues with the usage of that software? Maybe a starting point could be to consult with an attorney in Illinois...Read more »
I work as an independent contractor (trivia host) for a small sole proprietorship trivia company that is changing to an established LLC, and changing ownership as well. The owner made a person a 10% shareholder of the company, and this person has nothing to do with me. His sole responsibilities... Read more »
It appears that an employees salary information was leaked to someone. This person whom found out does not need this information to do their job and is now targeting the other employee because they are making more money. Is there anything the employee whose salary was leaked can do?
Most larger Companies have a Policy and Procedure Manual. That being said, it is doubtful that leaking a salary would be in the Manual; however, if is in the Policy and Procedure Manual, you have your answer.
If the information leaked was accurate, and you have no damages, you have little...Read more »
We have two clients, in Florida, that have a partnership. One partner decided they wanted out of that partnership so they instigated a sale of their half of the partnership to the other partner. The framework was in place for the sale and then they decided they needed to file Chapter 7 Bankruptcy... Read more »
You should contact an attorney to review the lease and/or the facts about DQ's conduct that you are indicating are interfering with your business. You may have the ability to assert some type of civil claim in hopes of encouraging the mall to lease a location to your business, but again a thorough...Read more »
My manager has harassed me for months. She has retaliated against me by trying to have me written up when I report things to HR. Recently following a dispute she threw a gift card at me which hit me in the face in on front of the whole staff. I went to HR and our corporate and they told me she is... Read more »
Yes, it is possible you are entitled to a remedy from your previous employer, but the viability of your claims is a very fact specific determination. That being the case, I recommend organizing everything in your possession related to this matter, including proof that you reported these actions to...Read more »
You need affirmative consent to use their images for promotional purposes. Did you hav them sign a release? Were they provided affirmative notice that their pictures were taken and may be used for promotional purposes? An experienced attorney in the promotional space can help you develop the...Read more »
Would I be in violation of that non-solicitation agreement if she is the owner of the business that will directly compete with my current employer? I will definitely be working for this new company. The non-solicitation agreement expires after 2 years. Thank you!
Yes, it is highly likely. However, a definitive answer is dependent on the precise language of the non-solicitation agreement with your previous employer. That being the case, I recommend organizing the non-solicitation agreement and any other information you believe is relevant to this...Read more »
I had a commercial equipment lease for about $14k in equipment through my corporation but I signed off as a personal guarantee. My company closed and now they they are saying they are going to repo my equipment but i no longer have it. What’s the worst thing they can do?
It depends on the precise terms of the lease. That being the case, I highly recommend organizing the lease, as well as any other documents you have in your possession regarding this matter, and consult with an attorney individually, as you do not want a personal judgment against you for the full...Read more »
I have a couple of motorcycles that customers have left behind. One customer brought their motorcycle in to get repaired and after receiving the estimate failed to come back. The other customer's motorcycle was repaired and failed to come to pay. Both motorcycles have been sitting for many years at... Read more »
The answer to your question depends on specific facts that are not provided here, such as the terms of any contracts signed and the location of your dealership. That being the case, I recommend organizing everything you have in your possession regarding this matter, including the contracts,...Read more »
I'm a licensed psychologist in a group. I was told by the practice owner to either form my own LLC or to purchase a workers comp policy. I am clearly an independent contractor rather than an employee. Is this legal? Thanks.
As an independent contractor, do you have any employees? If not, the only person the policy will protect is you, and then only if you insist on a rider covering yourself. The situation sounds strange, but their insistence that you have a policy isn't illegal.
I work at a gas station. The canopy collapsed over the pumps. Now they are closed till it is cleaned and repaired. The wind is what blew it down. Should they still be paying me? Normally could go to unemployment, but they refused to put any of us on file and paid cash. Is there anything that can be... Read more »
Unless you have a contract with your employer specifically requiring them to pay you under these circumstances, they do not have to do so. Consider filing for unemployment benefits if you're going to be off work very long.
Yes, you can file an action to have the earnings from those customers go to you. You need to consult a business attorney who handles partnership and other business litigation dealing with who shares in the proceeds of a business.
If you have the business's computers you need to get their...Read more »
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