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Is there a law regarding employers and comp time?

A:  as you are considered a professional you are an exempt employee in the US, they can work you 100 hours a week without any additional compensation, if they offer comp time that is a benefit the employer offers and as it is not required by any law they can offer as much or as little as the wish, contrary to some the other answers you received there is no federal law that governs comp time,vacation time, etc, all this info is available from the FSLA I hoipe not. It is not the role of government to substitute for standing up for yourself and negotiating the terms of work. It may be a function of unions, ect, but not government. That is known is Socialism and unfortunately as people want more and...

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Criminal record descrimination in Wisconsin

A:  a) WAAAY too long. If you want responses, I strongly suggest you repost with just the pertinent facts. b) You should never give specific company or individuals' names on a public bulletin board. Among other reasons, it's completely unnecessary. Your very lengthy post is pretty confusing, but I gather that you were denied employment due to prior criminal convictions. You stated.... "and prior to their “offer of the position conditional to a background check" If the job offer was conditional on your "passing" a background check, it would appear that you didn't meet the standards. I can understand your disappointment, but what exactly makes you think that they should be required to hire...

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Help, need a good lawyer

A:  Sadly "not your fault" doesn't matter. They don't care. There is a nice law that say's even in OWCP screws up they don't have to suffer the consequences. I owe them in excess of $85,000 due to a miscalculation and oversight for 3 years on their part. Since I cannot pay the money back, they stopped all payments to me until the money is paid back. So, I get Zero, absolutely Zilch in compensation. They pay my medical bills and medications but I no longer get a check each month. Attorney or not they will get the money they want from you if they feel it was an overpayment even if it was their mistake. Good Luck, and God Bless Hopefully after you read my take on OWCP you will get a OWCP qualified attorney on day 1 of your claim and pass...

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Incompetent Insurance Reps & My Rights?

A:  I am really not sure what you are expecting. First off, you as the insured have a responsiblity to read your auto policy to make sure everything is correct, such as the comphensive insurance being included. When policies change from state to state, since the laws differ in each and every state, the coverages are hardly ever the same. Also YOU are not the only client this agency has so you must bear some of the responsiblity as the agency can''t personally monifter each and every policy. You were able to claim the comprehensive lose, therefore you should owe the money for the coverage you were provided with! I am also curious about how long from the time of the...

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unpatentable idea but still want to go forward

A:  There are many ways to discourage others from selling knock-offs of your product.   A well-known and respected trademark and brand name is one.  If you product is considered the best in the business it can command a higher price or more shelf space than a lesser-known brand that may be technically equal or better than yours. You?ve been making the product for a few years.  If you have developed low-cost methods of distribution or manufacture, that might be your competitive advantage.  Do you have an especially good sales and distribution system?  Perhaps a proprietary customer or supplier list?  Any and all of these things can make it more difficult for someone to compete with you. It is unlikely that your attorney would be interested in spending his or her...

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I am a law graduate how i can find a job in usa?

A:  You are a law graduate from where?............not enough info............. There aren''t enough jobs here in USA for law graduates from the USA. Suggestion: DON''T come to USA for a job in the field of law. You should have a degree in the law of the land where you want to seek employment in or practice the law.(Eg.Indian law degree in India and US law degree from US etc and ofcourse residential status ability)...

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Is there a general law on how long employers can look at backgrounds?

A:  whatever you uncover is at your discretion, there are some states that have 7 year rule for general employment, but certain professions are not restricted by any law and go back as long as they like no laws for anything on checking your past - obviously, something that happened a long time ago will not count against you as much as something more recent giving any links would be useless if there were laws, because each state would have their own laws a background check that is provided by a purveyor (outside service provider) is covered by the Fair Credit Reporting Act just as ALL consumer reports are. under FCRA a...

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In what courts are employment/labor law cases most often tried?

A:  If your a Pre-law student in college would you know? Since you would study many past cases, you should know where it would be classified into. Not to be rude or anything, A range of federal land state cases including civil rights (race, ethnic origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation in some states, marital status in some states), wage and hour, disability compensation, workers'' compensation. A lot though are with the National Labor Relations Board, an administrative process. There is usually quite a bit of labor law as well (which is evolving each year)....

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What exactly is the law that states a business has to give you an application?

A:  Their is no such law. The only law that is close to what your saying is that you have a right to go to a business and ask for a applications if they are hiring. They can''t say oh no we can''t give you it cuz your not our type. Or flat out no. Even if lets say your a highschool student and applying for a engineering job. Even though the highschool kid has no college degrees in engineering the business can''t refuse to give him an application for the job. By law you can''t refuse someone even unqualified to apply for a open job at a business. It is called the equal employment opportunity act. I am not sure if it''s a

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If you sent a lawyer a copy of a section of law in the mail, could they charge you legal fees for reading it?

A:  In a word, yes. He spent time on your file, so he billed for it. lawyers will bill for ALL time spent managing a file. To begin with, your ''sense'' that he should ''already know the law'' is off-base. The law is always changing, in little bits, and any attorney must spend much of his time keeping up with the latest decisions to make sure that an argument he is making or a decision he is citing as precedent has not been modified in some way. Failure to do this is malpractice, and yes, lawyers can get sued for malpractice just like doctors . Your best bet might be to drop him a letter simply reminding him of the provisions of the law you are referencing, and ask to be...