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  • Is it illegal to pay your child for doing a regular job by cash-in-hand?

    I know it sounds a bit weird but hear me out. I'm doing ICT A level and we're on the topic of the Heath and Safety at Work Act 1974 and obviously there's something in there to do with making sure employee's have the appropriate insurance etc. The insurance is to make sure they are covered, should an accident happen, then there's tax involved when paying employee's too. I was wondering (since in the eyes of the law it doesn't matter whether you're family or not) that if you had a son, and say you gave him some pocket money for doing some daily jobs, it would technically count as a job. Could you get fined for paying him cash-in-hand instead of doing it formally? I know there's probably something to do with the number of hours, but let's say we ignore that. Could you? (There's no real purpose behind the question, I'm just curious)

  • Bankruptcy question! concerning job.?

    My boss (Store Owner) is potentially declaring bankruptcy, all the employee's are saying different things about it, but if it does happen, do I just lose my job and that is the end of it? We are a locally owned store, 3 employee's, the owner and 1 payroll woman. A newer employee is talking about chapter 11 or something which would entitle us to some form of severance for lack of a better word, does anyone have any insight? This is happening in Nova Scotia Canada

  • Can a company legally get away with this?

    The company I work has an really unreasonable set of rules in our employee handbook. It came to light last week that it is not enforced unilaterally across the company either. The front office area does not follow the "demerit system" for attendance while the data processing and call center areas have fired several employees over the past several months for reaching the "maximum" points allowed for calling in sick or being late for work. There is no grace period for being late...including things out of your control such being in a car accident. They even gave one of the employees a demerit for leaving work early...she had a heart attack at work and was transported to the hospital by ambulance. My employer states that the line "manager's discretion" saves their butt but I don't believe it does. Is what they are doing legal?

  • Bankruptcy filing in arizona paralegal vs. attorney?

    Curious if anyone has an experience that may persuade me one way or another based on positve or negative experiences. A paralegal is like half the cost and lets face it if I am considering bankruptcy I have less money to hire/spend. On one hand I believe a paralegal to be just as competent as an attorney and most do the lion's share of work in law firms and then the attorneys comb over their work and sign off. But does an attorney offer any more protection than a paralegal, for instance from a trustee and their digging or at charge off or have more guarantees in a bankruptcy. Or is a bunch of hype.

  • Canadian Employment Suit Legal Help?? Please..?

    I was terminated this January from my car rental company where I was a Branch Manager for 2 years and 7 months. General Manager came exactly at closing time and handed me a letter that I was terminated with absolutely no reason. I was a great manager with no write-ups of any kind, made them millions over my period of employment, and had no complaints whatsoever from my employees or clients. The company also made false statements about me stealing from them, with absolutely no proof which I added to the suit as personality damage and bad faith termination. They only paid me for 2 weeks after the termination (which is legally mandatory). I sued the employer shortly after for 7 months of wages plus another $10,000 for mental distress due to damage to my personality and bad faith termination plus legal fees. In June we had our first negotiation session, where the employer and their lawyer walked out on 5 minutes after they came because the employer was acting childish and did not want to negotiate. Even her lawyer said that he could not have her come down to earth with a reasonable offer. 3 days ago the employer filed for bankruptcy, and we have our pre-trial next week. My lawyer said that at this point there is no reason to continue the suit and that we should drop it and cancel the pre-trial. I called their trustee and they just sent me a creditor's package because now I am one of their creditors. Does anyone with experience in Canadian Employment and Bankruptcy law know how this could end up?? Should I really drop the suit or continue with it?? This company by the way was a Limited Liability Corporation or a Ltd. Also, I know that the owners had sold some of the vehicles at extreme discounts to their friends and family, and themselves. Please help me get an idea. Thanks to anyone who answers.

  • How is being a PARALEGAL,work &atmosphere wise?

    I am thinking of becoming a paralegal &taking it in school next month,when classes start hows the pay, I live in So. fla online it looks like I should make about $30,000 when I finish school &how is it working for lawyers all the time,I heard you get slaved alot &long hours anything else I should look out for?

  • The legal environment of today?

    The Legal Environment of Today? Three months ago, Janet Hart’s husband of twenty years died of cancer. Although he had medical insurance, he left Janet with outstanding medical bills of more than $50,000. Janet earns $1,700 per month. In addition, since her husband’s death she receives $1,500 in Social Security benefits and $1,100 per month in life insurance proceeds which leave her with a monthly income of $4,300. After she pays the monthly mortgage payment of $1,500 and the monthly amounts due on her other debts, Ms. Hart barely has enough left over to buy groceries for her family (she has two teenage daughters at home). Ms. Hart decides to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, hoping for a fresh start. Under the bankruptcy code after the 2005 act, what must Janet do prior to filing a petition for relief under chapter 7? How much time does Janet have after filing the bankruptcy petition to submit the required schedules? What happens if Janet does not meet the deadline?

  • Can bankruptcy hurt employment opportunities?

    I have a friend who filed chapter 7, and is a phenominal systems engineer. He was offered a nice position at a financial firm. Before they ran a background check, he informed him of the bankruptcy he filed a year ago. Reason for filing is because he was layed off from work for a year. He went through lots of hard times, but is bouncing back. So now the company turned him down and said he's not eligible for employment according to their HR department. Can they do that to him?

  • Please help with my legal question?

    i live in pa and have been sued by a creditor. if i were to file chapter 7 bankruptcy could the judgment against me be discharged or is it too late?

  • Does anyone work as a Insurance Fraud Investigator?

    I was wondering if there was anyone out there who works as an Insurance Fraud Investigator? I am seeing that this career looks great, but the only downside I seen was that it said this job can be dangerous? Is this true? If anyone does this for a living, can you give me specific details about what you do for your job? Thanks everyone!

  • Best course of action?

    I am 14 years old and will be attending 9th grade next year. I'd really like to help save lives so I've developed an idea for a device that will lessen the death rate of car accidents. The problem is there is no way I can develop it on my own and seeking help from professionals will most likely result in the idea being stolen. If anyone has expertise in law, could you please suggest what I should do to eventually get car companies to install this in their vehicles? Thank you for your time.

  • Can a bankruptcy on my credit prohibit me from becoming a paralegal?

    Due to a failed business and mounting debt, my wife and I just filed for bankruptcy. After considering many career choices in a bad economy, I have decided to pursue a paralegal certificate at a local community college. I already have a master's degree but my fear is that I won't be able to find a paralegal job because of the bankruptcy. Any advice?

  • Is being a lawyer worth it in the end?

    I'm 30, and love the law. However, my main goal in life is to have a family and provide for them the best I can. Is it worth it being a lawyer, or should I focus on another area if I want to also be a family man?

  • On the job injury employer responsibility question for a story?

    I wonder if this is correct according to the law. I wrote this in my book so it's a fictional situation. This boss has one of those miniature putting greens in his office. He gets upset at something and hits the ball too hard. It flies onto the stairs in the office building and a woman working for him slips on it and falls as it rolls under her foot, hurting her leg. Would the boss's insurance that cover on the job accidents for employees cover this because technically it had nothing to do with actual job itself and the boss simply did something stupid. This takes place in North Carolina if that's of consequence.

  • Labor law? Can they force resignation due to an injury in the state of California?

    Sorry this is kind of long but i'm confused, please help with advise thanks I have question about a labor laws in CA I am at a new job just under 3 months. I got in a car accident but felt fine for a few days and then yesterday I was in bad pain so I went to the dr before work. They said they needed to get out my old ex rays to see the change. I said I had to work so could I come back on my lunch. At work I asked my supervisor what time would be best for her for me to take my lunch because I wanted to go to a dr and they needed to know what time to expect me. She said early would be better for her, I said ok. On my way to lunch I said ok I am going to my appointment. She said ok well I just need to let you know that I already checked with HR and if the dr says you need more than 3 days of we have to let you go. I said wow that is crazy I hope I dont need days off but I have to make sure I take care of myself. Well I went and the dr said it was worse than he thought and wanted me to see another Dr out of town and take off about a week, I called work and told the news. boss said well can you just bring in your resignation letter now? I said well I can't really drive right now(thy gave me some meds and told me to go rest my back). They said well please bring the dr note with your resignation by 530, I said can you just lay me off so I can at least get unemployment? She said no because this is not a lay off. I said I love my job I dont want to quit. She said well if you resign then you are can be re hired. I said if they lay me off I could be rehired. She said no this will be better for you because I checked you can get disability. I was like Ok what ever. The dr said only a week. I called some numbers in town to find out what to do but no one was available to talk to me today, to see if this is legal it sounds like they are trying to force me to quit so they dont have to pay for anything. Do you know if this is legal? Why would they want me to quit so fast I am good at my job I use to manage a department like mine but we went out of business so I took a pay cut and a lower position doing something I have a lot of experience in and I get along with all the staff members any advice would be appreciated

  • Go to a lawyer or Insurance company?

    My brother was in a car accident involving a pedestrian in May of 2008. She was Jaywalking on the street close to the designated crossing area. My brother his her when he was taking a left turn and she was jaywalking. She had minor injuries. He went to court but the lawyer ruled on my brother's favour because she did not show up to the court. Now my brother and mom got served papers for because he is under my mom's insurance. We are not sure what to do next. Should we go talk to the our insurance company or find a lawyer first? We can't afford a lawyer so how do we get legal aid? Is it a bad idea to talk to our insurance company before talking to the lawyer? Because I hear stories about how insurance company try to get out of this. I will appreciate any help. Thank You.

  • Workmans Comp settlement?

    I am currently out of work on Workmans Comp due to an injury that happened. I was working on a hydraulic press bowing a blade and one of the blocks kicked out and mashed the end of my thumb off. The presses have no safety guards which is OSHA guideline to have. I am on the safety team and this was suppose to be fixed but wasnt. Also there was a piece of metal welded to the press table which caused the accident because the block mashed my thumb against it. I have been out of work for 2 months and the orthopedic doctor has sent me to a occupational therapist. Ive been 3 times and she says i have neck damage because i jerked when it happened. My hand still goes numb and i cant pick anything up using my thumb because its just now healed over with new skin and its so tender. I have a lawyer and was wondering about a settlement amount. They knew about the press and didnt fix it. The guards were suppose to be on the presses. Now i have lost the end of my thumb and will never get it back. I have a lot of therapy to go through with my hand and neck. Anyone have any ideas on a settlement amount?

  • Role of credit history in employment applications?

    I realize it may vary for different occupations. To what extent may it be used or considered?

  • Considering Law School?

    Im strongly considering becoming an attorney can anyone tell me where I start, what kind of classes, any advice?? Is it possible to go only a couple days a week without it taking forever. I have 6 children and a part time job. This career choice just feels right, Im even having dreams about it and when Ive had my own attorney fighting for me for custody and also 2 auto accidents, it was such a rush and I wanted to be on the attorney end. Any advice,opinions, knowledge greatly appreciated. Just please dont tell me I cant...I know I can. Thanks.

  • Is This Legal After You File Bankruptcy?

    3 1/2 yrs. ago I filed bankruptcy chapter 7. I was going under from medical bills. Everything was discharged. I recently went to go back to college because of the economy. The college I had attended was one of the creditors that I filed bankruptcy against for $750. It was discharged, like I stated, &none of my creditors ever showed up at the bankruptcy hearing. Now the college told me they won't release my transcripts unless I pay off the $750. I told them &showed them my bankruptcy papers &discharge letter. They said that doesn't matter they want their money. I thought that that is one of the wonderful things about our country that we can, when very hard times come, make use of this law. Shouldn't that $750 since it was discharged be as if it had not existed? I have paid a high price for having filed bankruptcy &should not have to continue to be treated like dirt. How can they take a Federal Law like Bankruptcy Chapter 7 &then put their own spin on it? It isn't like I just didn't want to pay them back then. What should I do &what can be done? Thank you for you time.