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What is the legal lunch break time?

A:  Depends on what state you live in. Most states is 30 minutes. My state, KY is 2-10 minutes breaks, per 8 hours and 1- 30 minute lunch, that has to be given before 4-1/2 hours into the day. Check with your state labor board on the internet. According to my old manager, in georgia, they don''t have to allow any lunch break at all. it depends on your employer.. 30 mins Your states law may differ. Federal law does not require lunch or coffee breaks. However, when employers do offer short breaks (usually lasting about 5 to 20 minutes), federal law considers the breaks work-time that must be paid. Unauthorized extensions of authorized work...

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"My client is guilty" defense (ROFL)

A:  Oh yeah, the conviction should be reversed - it was never an actual plea agreement. Plus, this is about the definition of ineffective counsel. Counsel can say nothing and may or may not be considered to be ineffective. Counsel can put on no defense and will not necessarily be considered to be ineffective (after all, the burden of proof is on the prosecution and not the defense). But to actively say, "Hey, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I, too, think the defendant is a creep....<etc.>" is more than a little over the top. Re: "My client is guilty" defense (ROFL) Debra_law wrote: I think the U.S. Supreme Court will affirm the reversal of Mr. Nixon''s conviction, what do you think? Looks like they won''t: Quote:...

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I can''t seem to get rid of this tenant!!!!

A:  A prime example of why a it is not always a good idea to insist on lengthy leases. If this a 1 year lease you just might end up playing these games for another 8 months. If it were a Month to month or a short lease term like 3-6 months you would be very close to no renewal of her lease. Unfortunatly for you; the law may not address a pattern of abuse and each and every incident stands alone. This means the brink of eviction every month until you can terminate her lease. Is there anything in the lease besides non-payment of rent you can try to nail her on such as destruction or abuse to property? My own personal opinion about the elapsed time since the notice was given is that you waited way to long. I am not sure about MD but in CO I...

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Is Neighbor''s Generator a Nuisance?

A:  "Firstly, would Washington courts be inclined to consider this a nuisance?" Have no idea. You're going to have to talk with a local real estate attorney. "Secondly, if I do pursue a private nuisance injunction, he will most likely be given the opportunity to mitigate the noise if the remedy isn't too costly." Perhaps. "The problem is, the generator's manufacturer does not allow any muffling modifications without voiding the warranty...." So how long is the warranty? "A quiet generator would cost him around $2500. I have offered to buy the jerk a quiet generator but he refuses (yes, he seems to enjoy being a nuisance)." Have you done this in writing? A court would consider that as going above and beyond. If you...

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What is considered reasonable and beyond wear and tear?

A:  Reasonable wear and tear is a term often found in leases to limit the tenant''s responsibility to repair or repaint the premises upon leaving. In general, the longer the time of tenancy, the more wear and tear can be expected. Litigation dealing with reasonable wear and tear between landlord and tenant occurs most often when there is a deposit for any damages ''beyond reasonable wear and tear.'' Reasonable wear and tear is generally defined as unavoidable deterioration in the dwelling and its fixtures resulting from normal use. For example, carpet wear due to normal traffic is wear and tear, while a cigarette burn is avoidable and constitutes damages. What amounts to reasonable wear and tear must be judged bearing in mind the purposes for which the premises were...

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a lawsuit, which will set the precedent--Q

A:  In New York, there was legislation passed to inhibit SLAPP suits, after developers started using them against environmental and community groups opposed to projects. I don''t recall the details, but it had to do with the party bringing the suit having to pay legal costs of the other side. It ahs been effective. New York Statutes Contents (October 22, 1995). Materials on New York include sections 70-a and 76-a, Civil Rights Code; and N.Y. Civ. Prac. L. & R. 3211(g) and 3212(h). McKinney''s Consolidated laws of New York Annotated Civil Rights law Chapter 6 of the Consolidated laws Article 7 -- Miscellaneous Rights and Immunities s 70-a. Actions involving public petition and participation; recovery of damages...

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Appealing Suspension - Availability of Evidence

A:  Laymans take: How long is the suspension? Has it taken place yet ? Will it be on record? You sit down with a defense attorney and discuss the meaning of exculpatory evidence and stop talking with the school adminstrators! Also double jeprody (sp) I can see room for bad judgement on all sides--depends on what you want to do. I can see view that some students are more equal than others--all sides likley to so claim about other side as getting special breaks. If every wise or stupid comment was taken to the extreme out local school would not be able to field a football or basketball team! I was of impression that sexual harrassment needed to be directed at somebody---to merely be in audience and not to be the intended party may not rise to sexual harrassment just...

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My sister adopted a baby.. but the birthmother wants the baby back?

A:  In the UK a mother can''t consent to surrender until her baby is six weeks old and it takes about 5 - 6 months in all to finalize the adoption. From what I understand from your question it is too late to reverse the adoption unless the mother can prove it was a coerced/forced adoption. It''s not common for this to happen but it has. The only way the mother can get her child back is if your sister allowed her to adopt the child. Assuming this happened in the UK and it was a private adoption then Lisa could get Jessica back as private adoption is illegal in the UK She needs to get a lawyer, as long as Jessica is taken care of by your sister, the birth mother more than likely does not have a chance. Would most definitely talk with a

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erned time off is it leagal? Missouri Missouri

A:  For example: they work 48 hours one week and 32 hours the next week, can I put the first 8 hours in an "erned time off to use" and then use it for the 2nd week or at a later date and not pay overtime? Absolutely not. Employers MUST pay OT to non-exempt employees based on the number of hours worked in each fixed 7-day pay period. It doesn''t matter if the employee is requesting this or not - it''s still unlawful under federal wage and hour laws. What if they have vacation left but just dont want to use it for that day off and they would just rather make it up to me later and work more hours another week? Same answer as above. To me it seems fair because I''m allowing them to do what...

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Landlord Will Not Let Me Out of Lease (deployment)--Q

A:  This is too easy. First of all as a retired Army JAG Colonel, stay safe, and thank you for your service. You can ask your company commander for a letter or your 1SG. If you have time, JAG will provide you with one. Finally, a copy of your orders will usually suffice for some landlords. Good luck, and God bless. Originally Posted by army judge This is too easy. First of all as a retired Army JAG Colonel, stay safe, and thank you for your service. You can ask your company commander for a letter or your 1SG. If you have time, JAG will provide you with one. Finally, a copy of your orders will usually suffice for some landlords. Good luck, and God bless. Much appreciated. Unfortunately I''m a contractor so we don''t have access...