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2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Virginia on
Q: My tenants lease expired last year in Virginia, so now month to month. I wish to sell the house and have given her a 45

Day vacate notice so I can renovate to eventually sell. Is this legal with current COVID guidelines?

Steven Krieger
Steven Krieger
answered on Aug 21, 2021

Selling is not a basis to evict, but the expiration of the lease is a valid basis to evict in VA. If you decide to hire a lawyer to assist with the eviction, I'm sure anyone who responds would be happy to help. Good luck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for California on
Q: Employer claims they do not have to pay me for hours I worked, my manager always approved my time card. Do they owe me?

During covid my hours and wage were adjusted, I was told verbally that my hours had been restored and proceeded to work a 40 hour week. My manager approved my time card for 7 months. The time tracking system sent me emails that said you are a full time employee and must submit for a 40 hour week.... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
answered on Aug 19, 2021

If you are an hourly employee you must be paid for all time you spend working for the employer. That is true regardless of what the employer tells you about what hours you are to work. While you can be disciplined and even terminated for working more hours than your employer instructed you to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Indiana on
Q: I contracted covid-19 December 2020 and have had continued complications from the virus. Am I eligible for worker's com?

I contracted the virus at work, kroger. I am still having complications from the virus and unable to work. I was advised I might be eligible for worker's comp.

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Aug 19, 2021

Probably not. You are neither a healthcare worker nor a first responder. Hundreds of thousands of people have contracted this virus which is to say that the likelihood of PROVING your exposure to be work-related is very low. Moreover, Workers' Compensation has express exceptions within the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: Our landlord just told us he will not renew due to wanting to sell we can find another rental due to the high demand

People are moving here so when we apply for homes there’s already several apps on one home can we qualify under cdc extension

Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
answered on Aug 17, 2021

No. Your landlord is never required to renew your lease, and doesn't need a reason to not renew. Consequently, your tenancy will end at the end of the lease, and you must leave. A non-renewal is not an eviction, so Covid rules are completely irrelevant.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Alabama on
Q: Can a company require covid restrictions at one location only when they own companies across 21 states?

They are only requiring corporate people to go home if unvaccinated. They do not require this for the entire company. If they fire someone would it be legal?

Nelson Craig Johnson
Nelson Craig Johnson
answered on Aug 16, 2021

In general Alabama is a right to work state and a person can be fired for almost any reason. It is also likely fine for them to institute this policy for Alabama only. The limitation would be if you are protected under the ADA to avoid receiving the vaccination due to some pre-existing health... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Florida on
Q: Is my employer required to pay me for my quarantine?

I'm unvaccinated and was exposed to Covid by a coworker at work. My job is requiring me to quarantine without pay for a minimum of 7 days. Are they allowed to withhold pay from me since I was exposed at work?

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on Aug 15, 2021

By "making you quarantine" your employer is being responsible and doing what the law requires them to do to protect ALL their employees.

Regarding paying you: If you are a salaried employee or have a written employment agreement that speaks to this issue than your employer will...
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2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: So, from what I've read, the tenant has no legal right to contest an 'eviction' notice regardless of nature.

I currently rent through an LLC, have been in this home for 10+ years. Spoke with the property manager who claims I was not on a yearly lease and that my month to month was no longer going to be honored. Please bear in mind I did know I was on a month to month. I am not behind on rent even through... Read more »

Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
answered on Aug 14, 2021

A landlord can terminate a month-to month tenancy with 15 days notice (the notice must be a valid written notice delivered according to the requirements of the Lease or statute). Termination of a tenancy is not an eviction, so none of the COVID rules, regulations or pronouncements from on high have... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Florida on
Q: Can my boss force me to wear a mask at work that says "Not Vaccinated" on it?
Jay P. Lechner Esq.
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Jay P. Lechner Esq.
answered on Aug 12, 2021

No. Information about an employee’s COVID-19 vaccination status is considered confidential medical information under the ADA. Additionally, under Florida law, every employer who provides health insurance benefits "shall maintain the confidentiality of information relating to the medical... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Florida on
Q: After a job closes down after it’s spread of Covid and everyone were told not to come but without proof of negative test

And I was never scheduled after

So my question is can a job fire you for not showing up after telling you not to come w/o proof

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on Aug 12, 2021

Yes. Why? Because Florida is an “at will” state, which means private employers are free to hire, promote, demote, suspend, reinstate, fire and rehire employees for any reason at any time, i.e., “at will.” The only thing employers cannot do is make any of these adverse employment decisions... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination for California on
Q: Medical freedom is a right! Mandated covid injections & testing should not be required by employers. NOchoice NOvoice!

Who can I talk to about obtaining legal counsel to defend my medical freedom against my employer?

Do I have a case???

What type of attorney do I need ?

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
answered on Aug 12, 2021

You do have a choice, and that is not to work for that employer. Employers have the right to determine the safety rules to assure the ongoing safety of all employees. Employers can require that all employees be vaccinated against Covid19, just the same as when we were all vaccinated as children... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Consumer Law and Insurance Bad Faith for Georgia on
Q: I was in an accident, the police officer could not determine who was at fault (although it was evident).

I took this to small claims court to prove that I was not at fault and won my case. This accident happened in 2019 and I was diagnosed with cancer a month afterwards.

I had to request several contingencies due to radiation, chemotherapy, physical therapy and recovery time. During this time... Read more »

Titus Thomas Nichols
Titus Thomas Nichols PRO label
answered on Aug 11, 2021

They're going to try and scare you into accepting a lower amount of money by threatening to appeal.

You need an Attorney who will represent you in the appeal. Otherwise they will appeal the case a demand a jury trial.

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4 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination for California on
Q: I believe I have a discrimination case against my prior employer of 11 years. In the time I worked for them I was

continually praised for my work by all of the personal. Last Aug I was laid of due to Covid-19. I wasnt called back when things opened up, and I have learned that a man had been hired to do my job and has been doing it since I was laid off. Do I have a case?

Maya L. Serkova
Maya L. Serkova
answered on Aug 10, 2021

What you have described may be discrimination; however, not all discriminations are unlawful. Specifically, only discrimination due to your membership in the protected class of people or because you engaged in protected activity are legally actionable. You have not mentioned any facts that... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Florida on
Q: Can my employer require proof of COVID Vaccine in Florida if I have a medical condition?
Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Aug 9, 2021

Yes. However, if you have a diagnosed disability which a physician says makes you medically ineligible for the vaccine, and you are fired for not being vaccinated, you may have a potential disability discrimination claim, as well as a potential unemployment compensation claim. From what I've... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Alabama on
Q: Can the ER ask someone with a high fever to sit in a car with no air conditioning in a parking lot that is 100°f
Nelson Craig Johnson
Nelson Craig Johnson
answered on Aug 9, 2021

Short answer is yes, should they is another question entirely. Many of the norms we typically associate with hospital protocols have been altered by COVID-19. If you suffered an injury as a result of that situation it may be worth contacting an attorney for a private consultation.

Medical...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Appeals / Appellate Law for Michigan on
Q: My 26 year old son has been incarcerated 7 + years his minimun was served 9-2020. We need a tough appeletic Attorney

Hes been flopped twice but has no additional incidents or any violent crimes. I am in Muskegon, MI he is in Baraga Correctional Facility we filed mandamus and need excellent representation

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Aug 8, 2021

Has he completed all his programming? And when and what were his prior incidents? Is he in for a sex offense? It would not be unusual at all for someone in on a CSC to be flopped twice, due to apparently no fault of his own. Additionally, with COVID, a lot of programming just hasn't been... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Michigan on
Q: Do I have any recourse against my employer for firing me for not getting the covid vaccine?

I have a medical condition that should be a contraindication to the vaccine; however, my employer disregards this and any other medical condition in their mandate of the vaccine. Should I resign or let them fire me? And do I have any recourse against them for it?

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Aug 8, 2021

You are in relatively uncharted waters. You may have an interesting case. But your biggest concern now should be what you are going to do to make ends meet between now and whenever your case gets resolved, which could be years.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Michigan on
Q: How can i help with hurrying up my daughter case in court what papers can i file for a case evaluation.

She has been in a mental health facility 2 yrs now and i know its been too long. The place is not helping her at all actually she has gotten worse since being there. With alot of different meds they have had her on. I told them shes became immune to them an they should do a wash. Meaning get them... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Aug 8, 2021

There is nothing you can do to move the case forward faster. You can, perhaps, help her attorney do so. Her attorney is the only person the court will accept filings from. The Forensic Center is probably not inclined to take directives from you or the attorney.

Keep in mind that under...
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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Virginia on
Q: Landlord is not renewing the lease because she wants to offer to new tenants. Is this ok during Covid?

Our lease is up at the end of August. Over the past 3 months we have been paying the rent a little later in the month because I lost my job due to Covid and have not received my unemployment benefits. We are never more than a month behind in rent. We have 3 school aged children and the landlord... Read more »

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof
answered on Aug 8, 2021

In Virginia, there is currently no prohibition for a landlord offering a residential rental property to a different tenant at the end of the lease term. The current prohibition is for an eviction of the current tenant.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for New York on
Q: I got covid in January at work a coworker was sick and told management but they didn’t inform us I’m still sick.Help

Management didn’t inform the workers and I got sick . I’m still suffering from fatigue, headaches , hair thinning, teeth cracking and joint weakness I haven’t been able to get back to work fully I work once every two weeks because I get exhausted in the stores and can’t keep up. If I... Read more »

V. Jonas Urba
V. Jonas Urba
answered on Aug 6, 2021

Consult with a workers compensation lawyer immediately. Although it may be difficult to pinpoint where you contracted COVID, a skilled workers compensation lawyer might be able to tie it to your workplace. Good luck. Alternatively, if you have disabling conditions, ask your doctor about... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for California on
Q: Dad tested positive for COVID. My daughter is negative. We are 50/50. He wont negotiate his time. What can I do?

We are one week on/off. He wants to pick her up even though his whole household tested positive. She is negative and I don’t want her to get sick. I told him I would give him back his time or use vacation days while I have her till his family gets a negative Covid test. He won’t have any of it... Read more »

Paramprit Bindra
Paramprit Bindra
answered on Aug 5, 2021

1. Try talking to the father again.

2. You may file a Request for Temporary Emergency (EX Parte) Orders and ask that no visitation to Father.

3. Depending on which county you live in you may consider filing a good cause report, but usually filing one requires immediate threat of...
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