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Is it legal for an employer to fire an atwill employee b/c i won't take on a higher position w/o higher pay?

A:  I don''t think it''s illegal. If this is a large company, then you may have some recourse. Personally I would not quit. If you get fired, they will have to pay you unemployment. With that said, I would get a free consultation with a lawyer or contact the EEOC for the state in which you live. Good Luck, http://aac.ebusinesswiz.com Sounds like the proverbial rock & hard place. Unfortunately, it is legal. Do you like the job? Do you have benefits? How''s the job market where you are? Can you take the job and start looking elsewhere? Try not to quit as that eliminates unemployment. Try negotiating with your boss, go for a raise after 90 days. It could be that they will take it rather than have to hire and train someone new. Good Luck If you are an "at...

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I have a decent paying job and go to school, but my credit is really shot. Where do begin the recovery process?

A:  Generally speaking, credit scoring models make no differentiation between a voluntary and involuntary repossession of a vehicle; any repossession is considered as a strongly derogatory item on a consumerÂ’s credit file. For most consumers, the repossession of a vehicle would cause a sharp decline the consumerÂ’s credit score; however, since your credit score has already fallen to around 450, it is unlikely that your it will fall much further. Because of the credit problems you are already experiencing, the impact of surrendering your vehicle should probably not be your primary concern. Rather, you should focus on resolving your debts, which should then lead to an increase in your credit rating over time. To read more about credit, credit reports, and credit scoring,...

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Should you always patent a new invention? What is the cost? How is the patent fees determined

A:  t is not uncommon to spend nearly $10,000 to obtain a patent.  Before going through the time consuming andexpensive process of obtaining a patent for a product, you should consider thefollowing questions: Is therealready a patent that exists?How profitablewill your invention be?Whatalternatives are available to obtaining a patent?Once you obtain a patent,after a period of 18 months, your ideas will be made public and others may copyor improve upon your idea or product.  Apatent provides protection for the invention to the owner of the patent forgenerally 20 years. The United States patent...

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Do the prosecutor contact the misdeameanor accuser a head

A:  Ask your atty. What makes you think the charges will be dropped? If you've been charged you have or will get a court date for an arraignment. If the charges have been dropped you will most likely find out when you go to court that day. If not, you will have to enter a plea of guilty or not guilty. The fact that the prosecutor have talked to the accuser or not doesn't make a difference. If you have retained an attorney, he will tell you if the case gets dismissed. Otherwise, when you go to a hearing they will either tell you then, or your hearing will have been vacated because of a dismissal. Call the clerk's office to ask them. Note that prosecutors are paid to prosecute, not dismiss.  They can continue the prosecution regardless of what the...

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People who put me down from what I want?

A:  I am a paralegal and I had similar dreams until I actually started working in a law office. People are being serious when they say law school is a VERY bad idea right now. Even if your family can pay the debt, the field is over saturated with attorneys all looking for jobs. If you don''t believe me, read these articles: This is what the area of law looks like right now. Thousands of bright-eyed bushy tailed youth graduating with college and resorting to fighting over peon work at the law library. People aren''t telling you this to deter your faith in what you want to do. They tell you this because IT IS THE TRUTH. If you are still naive enough to pursue the law, then maybe you should research your schooling a bit more. Your math is all wrong. If you transfer your associate''s

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Design patent Infringement Scenario.... Monster case or not? (Long)

A:  Quote from: Bluedot on 09-09-08 at 11:54 pm Thanks Isaac... But let''s assume that the patent is valid and that the only difference between the patented design and the alleged infringing hanger is the logo placed on the surface. You could use any example... you are Canon and you have design patents on all your ink cartriges and the design patents do not include the Canon logo, or ghosting where the logo might be.   A competitor copies your ink cartidge design exacly and places their logo on it. So now the question is... does mearly personalizing a patented design with a logo absolve a copiest of patent infringement?  Quote...

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My car (in my private driveway) is abandonded? Help

A:  If it can been seen from the street, it needs to be property registered in most jurisdictions. The state isn''t ruining your life. You aren''t entitled to break the law. Register it, put it in a garage, or get rid of it. Can i register the car even with a suspended license? and also would a shed in my fenced in backyard be ok? registering it as non-operable should be sufficient. since you are not operating it. a shed where the car is not in plain sight would be effective. however, you need to find out IF anything can be done before the 8 days are up....

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Out of State Custody/Abusive Relationship

A:  Dads rights may be less than clear if paternity has not been determined by courts . I think your daughter would be a heck of a lot smarter to review her options with skilled IL counsel and not set foot in PA . Even if it meansy laying low for 6 month s to re establish IL residency. For one thing IL may be a far better state long term as to leverage for the kid come time to go to college than is PA!  And were I in her shoes I'd want to have IL for jurisdictional purposes.   I'd get some seriously  divorce/family law counsel THIS WEEK and stop talking to the dude in PA! Other posts suggest women seem able to get protection from abuse orders in new state to obfuscate whatever rights dad may think he has--don't overlook same! She's going to have to get a...

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Married partners in trouble

A:  "So, how can I protect myself?" Er, talk with a divorce attorney? "Is there some way he can screw me over financially?" Not sure what you mean if the business owes a lot more than it owns-makes. You don't say who owns what share of the business on paper and how the business is structured. It may be that he can sell without you, yes. If he never or you never personally guaranteed debts, then the business entity owes the money. A divorce attorney should be able to give you some advice. "It was my understanding that a corporation made the officers personally liable for any debts as opposed to an llc." Incorrect as a general rule. "Can one partner unilaterally sell or dissolve the business without the other's consent or knowledge?" Again,...

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Car hit/run in secure hospital pkg lot- who pays deductible?

A:  You are - absent a court order requiring someone else to pay it. You would have to sue the hospital and show that they are somehow responsible, which is unlikely. "But I know as a homeowner I'm responsible for accidents on my property." That's not true at all. You are responsible for accidents on your property if your negligence results in the accident. There is a big, big difference. "I understand that the hospital isn't being negligent here, but if their camera is of no use in ID'ing who actually did hit my car, and they require me to park there, why am I not being made whole?" None of that makes any difference. The person who hit your car is responsible for the damage. Period. Could have just as easily happened in a mall parking lot, grocery...