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Can ''em deaf and hard of hearing can go to court?

A:  Your physical impairments do not disqualify you for jury duty. If you wish to be excused, the judge will probably excuse you. If you make it past voir dire (the questioning of the jury panel), the Court will provide an interpreter at the expense of the parties (in my state). I''ve never been selected for a jury, probably because I''m a lawyer, but I think it could be a fascinating experience and would love to serve. I''d like to experience how 12 or 6 people make a decision if the case is difficult. The group dynamics really interest me. EDIT: Your additional details do not really change my answer EXCEPT, bring a handwritten note to the...

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Can jobs forget to pay employees consitantly? Is it legally right?

A:  That is 100 percent illegal. Ask them for the pay before you start any kind of action against them. Then you can show that the willfully kept your money from you. Keep notes of everything that was said when you ask for your money. Those notes can be used in court if you find that you need to go there. Many employers do not pay you for jury duty; that''s why you get a stipend. As far as bereavement days, unless your office specifically offers them, you should have taken them as sick or vacation days in order to be compensated. They never ''forget'' to pay you. Check your employee handbook or talk to your HR person about whether or not you are compensated for those days. Then do some research into your state laws....

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The car was repoed why do I have a warrant for my arrest?

A:  Clearly, something is missing here! If the car was recovered by the lender, who filed (what I assume to be) auto theft charges against you in Montana? What EXACTLY were the charges filed against you and by whom? The warrant was issued by the CEO of the Credit Union in October of 1994. It was for Grand Theft Auto. My home sold in March of 1994 and by June of 1994 I was in California for almost 6 months. I returned to Arizona and july 4, 1995 the cas gone. I have all the paper work from the credit union about the car being repoed. It took me 3 months to get my file from them. I never should have been extradited nor arrested. I feel this is a civil matter. My lawyer has submitted the papers for this to be dismissed. As well as the respons from the DA''s office. Yet it...

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For people who are in america?

A:  No they don''t force people into it unless they use the draft, but that is very unlikely. Also, try working on your English a bit more, correct English would be ''Do they force people in America to join it?'' All voluntary. It is designed to get better qualified people into the military who can be all they can be. You need to have a high school diploma. Oh .. and by the way. If you want to vote for a president here in the U.S., while in the service, forget it. Obama will disregard any attempt for military to do so. He''s just that kinda guy, you know. No they do not. You can join to get into college for free but you have to serve a certain amount of time but other than that you get to choose if you want to or not....

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Employer Hardship for Employee jury Summons? Arizona

A:  You can certainly try. Of course, the judge is not required to do this. Curious what you would do if this employee were hit by a bus or became very ill. You really need a back up plan. Your employee can ask for a postponement, I have had to do that myself during a busy season at work. As ElleMD said though, you might want to have a backup plan in place... You can try it some Judges are strict about it,I knew a guy who owned his own architecture firm he had one partner. The judge refused to give him a pass. JoeC Arizona employers must allow leave for jury duty and may not penalize employees serving jury duty. Employers aren''t required to pay for time off for jury...

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Do I need to provide workmen's comp?

A:  I usually see threads that people post in signatures and stuff, and I was wondering, how do they do that? Do they just go in the off topic section and post what they want and lock it? The IRS looks at a number of factors when determining whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor. The agency is more likely to classify as an independent contractor a worker who: * can earn a profit or suffer a loss from the activity * furnishes the tools and materials needed to do the work * is paid by the job * works for more than one firm at a time * invests in equipment and facilities * pays his or her own business and traveling expenses * hires and pays assistants, and * sets his or her own working hours. On the other hand, the IRS is more likely to classify as...

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debt collection - how can I get them to stop calling on a debt this isn't mine?

A:  There are lots of ways to find phone numbers -- your cell phone is in a database somewhere. You should have received an initial letter from this company explaining your rights under the law. You need to get the name and address of the collection agency. Send a letter certified mail return receipt requested. You need say "I dispute this debt" and "cease and desist all contact". If you have any correspondence from them, attach a copy to your letter. Otherwise, be sure to give your name, address and whatever phone number they have called so they won''t have an excuse to say they could not figure out what debt you were referring to. In most cases, this will stop the calls. If it does not, your only recourse is to sue for violation of the FDCPA --a...

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Illegal aliens DO NOT GET food stamps and a bunch of other government benefits?

A:  I live in Las Vegas, and I know an undocumented female that was issued a drivers lisence, just because the issuer felt sorry for her or was to lazy to do his job. This happens in many cases, such as food stamps and the WIC program. (brother works for WIC) So it is you who needs to educate yourself before making statements you know nothing about. How do they pay taxes without a tax identification number? The only way for them to do that is to steal someone else''s identity (usually a fellow hispanic) and that is identity theft. They don''t pay taxes and get to use public transportation and public services that taxes help crate and manage. Face it, they still cost Americans money. Illegals from all countries get government benefits by using phony documents or by their legal children applying...

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After I quit, can they withold payment on expenses?

A:  Given the facts, as you state them, the company is liable to you for the payment. It sounds like they are not denying that, they are stalling. (By the way, if you did take this to court, you would have to prove the facts. If they deny telling you what they did, then the issue would be proving it, which may not be easy.) One thing you should consider is having a lawyer write them a letter demanding payment. Sometimes that gets these things moving. Thank you for the info. I''ll try to contact an attorney asap. Am I bound to find a CA attorney, or will a NJ one suffice? I was told by a law student that even if the company was based in CA, as long as they did business in NJ I''m ok contacting a NJ lawyer. Also, if...

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if you have been on comp for a long number of years

A:  By: athyrio - Consumer If I have been on comp for a long while and all of a sudden after ordering another 2nd opinion doc visit, if this doc says I can work limited amount of hours daily, do they have the right to order me to drive miles and miles to do so and what are my rights after that... ***************************** Unless your agency has a rule that defines a mileage limit for limited duty job offers, the answer becomes yes and no. None of the regulations specify a mileage limit. However, depending on the agency and individual circumstances there can be a ''pseudo mileage'' limit. See the following: 5 CFR Part 353, Section 353.301 (d) http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/get-cfr.cgi?TITLE=5&PART=353&SECTION=301&YEAR=2000&TYPE=TEXT Which in...