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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Civil Litigation for Missouri on

Q: What can I do if my job schedules me as a"customer service manager" and I get paid as a cashier?

The pay is$2 more, I've been doing this for 9 months now, I was interviewed for the actual position but haven't heard back yet, I just find this situation very unfair

Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on May 18, 2019

290.100. Any railway, mining, express, telegraph, manufacturing or other company or corporation doing business in this state, and desiring to reduce the wages of its employees, or any of them, shall give to the employees to be affected thereby thirty days' notice thereof. Such notice may be given... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Trademark for Missouri on

Q: Hey I want to start a brand with a brand name Amélie. How can I tell if that name is already taken?

I’m starting a hair extension business but in the future I want multiple business under the brand name (ex. Fenty by Rihanna). I need advice on trademarking the name and llc.

Ahaji Kirk Amos answered on Apr 15, 2019

I would recommend that you have a trademark attorney like myself conduct a trademark search for you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Missouri on

Q: As a Unit Owner, how can I force Board compliance of MO 448.3-108 when the Board and Management Company refuses

to provide unit owners with items on the meeting agendas (or meeting agendas) at all, stating that they do not have to.

Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Apr 14, 2019

I don't know what legal basis they are providing for not following the statute. If what they are doing violates the statute, you can file suit to obtain compliance but that will be a costly endeavor.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Real Estate Law for Missouri on

Q: I was wondering if i needed a license to wholesale homes in the state of misouri?

Jennifer Sheila Kornblum answered on Apr 1, 2019

You do not need a license to purchase and sell homes that you own in Missouri.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Missouri on

Q: Is it illegal for a business to not have a begining and ending balance when paying installments?

This is on a mattress. They think they can repo it at your at will without documentation to enter home. They want payment but will not except check but want currency. I remember when I bought the mattress the sales person wanted to know if I wanted used or new. I thought that was odd because I... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Nov 28, 2018

If the contract shows the amount due and the installment amount and any interest, then I'm not sure you've been wronged. Whether the business may break into your residence to nab the mattress is a separate issue.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Business Law for Missouri on

Q: stolen business identity

I own a small business and advertise with a well know advertising company. My ex logged into my business profile without my knowledge and changed name, address and phone number to a (same type) business he recently started. He had all my info including reviews merged to his new business claiming he... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Aug 31, 2018

Here’s the Missouri computer tampering statute. https://law.justia.com/codes/missouri/2016/title-xxxviii/chapter-569/section-569.095/

There’s also a federal one. You may only have a subpoena issued if the lawsuit has been filed. Also, depending on the location of the business you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Communications Law for Missouri on

Q: Can you record a conversation you are a part of without anyone else knowing?

Two parties working in a business capacity, when it is revealed at the end that one party recorded without knowledge or consent of the other? Does the “one person” rule apply to the person doing the recording or does it imply knowledge by another party to the conversation?

Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Apr 4, 2018

In Missouri, if two people are on a call, either one can record without the other’s consent.

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Business Formation, Business Law and Contracts for Missouri on

Q: I have discussed this issue prior to receiving the settlement offer. Am I unable to accept due to this clause?

Confidentiality. Customer hereby represents and warrants that Customer has not and will not disclose the financial terms of this Agreement to anyone other than, legal counsel and/or a financial advisor. However, Customer warrants if Customer discloses the terms of this Agreement to legal counsel,... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Apr 3, 2018

The agreement refers to keeping its terms confidential. I don't see how your discussing your situation with someone prior to receiving the agreement could be a breach of the agreement. The last sentence you wrote, however, ends with "Custom" so I don't know what is missing. If you have concerns... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation, Contracts, Real Estate Law and Banking for Missouri on

Q: Can a lien be filed on real property for non-payment of an unsecured promissory note?

I loaned a start up business some money and obtained an unsecured promissory note because there were no assets. There have been no payments made on the note and the company now has assets, namely real property, Can a lien be filed against the real estate or any other assets the company now owns?

Jennifer Sheila Kornblum answered on Apr 3, 2018

Unfortunately, an unsecured promissory note cannot justify a lien on the real property. However, if you file an action and get a judgment for the amount of money owed on the promissory note, the judgment can be filed against the real property if the name on your judgment and the name of the owner... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts and Consumer Law for Missouri on

Q: can you sue a company for a representative giving wrong information when it comes to the cost of a bill?

The client was quoted a cost of ~$150 when the bill got changed it was ~$195. The company offered a $25 credit but could not match the cost that there representative quoted initially. Client has this in writing.

Kevin Webb answered on Nov 23, 2017

Missouri law provides, in the Merchandising Practices Act, that if someone suffers damage because of deception, that person is entitled to relief. Now, just because the law says you're entitled to it, doesn't mean you get it. That's where a smart attorney comes in. Now, what you're describing... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Gov & Administrative Law, Business Law and Business Formation for Missouri on

Q: I'm tring to open a business and I'm tring to figure out what's taxable and what's not and if it is what's the tax

Matthew M Montoya answered on Sep 26, 2016

Tax law is certainly complex and depends entirely on your factual situation. It's commendable that you're inquiring about your tax obligations at such an early stage. Getting these systems down will greatly benefit you in the long run.

The IRS publishes small business guides that...
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