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Need Help With Employment Law.?
...My Mother In Law Works As The Manager Of A Well Known Charity Shop. It Has Been Her Life For The Last 7 Years. Her Heart And Soul Went Into It With Her, Often Working, More Hours Than Getting Paid For. Her Area Manager Has Been Replaced, And Her New One Obviously Has Something Against Her. The Expectations Put On To Her Was, Quite Frankly, Ridiculous. She Kept Piling On Pressure To My Mother In Law And In The End She Had To Go On Sick With Depression As Her Husband Had Just Been Made Redundant.
She Had A Holiday Coming Up And Had Been Told That She Was To Employ A Deputy Manager As Her Old One Had Left Before She Can Go. This Is, In My Eyes, The Responsibility Of The Area Manager. However, Before Her Holiday Was Due She Was Too Tired And Depressed To Carry On With Working, So The Doctor Signed Her Off Sick. While She Has Been On Sick, The Area Manager Has Employed A Deputy Manager For The Shop. The Deputy Manager Has Fired 5 Of The Regular Volunteers, With No Apparent Reason Apart From This One In Particular - 'She Didn'T Suit The Image We Are Aiming For.' This Is A Charity Shop That Is Designed To Help Elderly Folk. Why Do They Need An Image?
It Is My Mother In Laws Hard Work, Determination And Overall Love For Her Staff And Shop That Has Made It Such A Nice Place To Work For Everybody Involved. It Has Been Destroyed In A Month. This Is Really Affecting Her Health And We, As A Family Have Real Concerns About This As She Had A Severe Heart Attack A Few Years Ago Due To A Similar Problem With Higher Management. She'S At Her Wits End Wondering What She Can Do About It But Can'T See A Way Out Of This. Is There Any Advice I Could Get, About Whether Or Not Her Staff Can Be Fired While She'S Not There?
I am going through somewhat of a problem with my employer, have worked for this company over 15yrs, have followed their guide lines and company procedures from day one, Seems my Store is continuously hiring younger employees, and the older employees are left behind , we are told there isn't hours to give us , so we have been cut down to two days a week and put into a serving station of two table and are told that we can get productivity in sales, but others are put into better larger stations, and we as a rule since there is not that much activity we deliver the other employees food orders and do continuously running side-work to make our shift run smooth, while the others do not have time to take to preform these duties, I am told since I have poor productivity that is why my hours are cut so low , Ok I do my server duties as requested, but I do not have tables to make the productivity, I have contacted the corporate office several times and nothing has been done, I had to file for unemployment and food stamps to survive, and I to feel health stress coming on because I know I am doing my job and they do not see this or for some reason do not want to. I have been pushed into searching for employment for additional income, and told by my current employer to go ahead and they will work my few hours around this, but I am concerned that this is their escape from paying unemployment. They say I am a valued employee and an asset to the company.I am now outsourcing for help.
If your mother lives in certain states that the has the"at will law" then a company can fire employees for no particular reason and I feel this is unfair.
I suggest she contact equal employment opportunity commission and see what they can do to help her and advise her. I am so lost myself and I do feel the need she is wanting.
What Is The Average Spousal Support
Married 25 Years, Moved To Tiny Town For Spouse's Job, Worked Always But A Variety Of Part-Time Jobs, Often Simultaneously And None Really In My Area, Paid To Educate Myself To A Ph.D. By Myself But No Job Market Here, Raised 3 Kids, Was Emotionally And Sexually Abandoned...No Fault State. The Only Area Of Dispute In Divorce Is The Amount...Despite Debiliating Depression He Does Not Think He Owes Me Anything, Or Certainly Not More Than A Few Hundred A Month. We Could Settle This Cheaply If We Could Reach A Fair Cmpromise But He Won't Discuss.
It depends on where you live and what your husband makes. Based on my experience, it's cheaper for you to do without spousal support than have a big legal battle, and cheaper for him to give you some spousal support to avoid a big legal battle. If I could go back in time, I'd offer my ex-wife a few hundred a month for a few years and have someone draw up the agreement. In hindsight, I might have spent $10K to save $30K in legal fees.
Where I live, it's really a coin toss in court whether you get any spousal support, and if you do it is likely to be rehabilitative support meant to help you train for a job/go back to school if you've been a housewife for 10 or 20 years. Given that you have a Ph.D., you obviously don't need to go back to school, and I'd guess a judge would not look favorably on your request. Though if you have to relocate to get a job, perhaps you'd have a shot at some temporary support in the interim.
Your husband has NO incentive to settle with you if you're asking for something like $1000/month for the rest of your life. Courts will mostly not grant it, and it's cheaper for him to go to court than risk those hundreds of thousands of dollars. Please ask your attorney what is customary and likely to happen in your locale, but be aware that he/she has a vested interest in making you expect more than you can actually get, if you're paying by the hour.
In The Philippines, Can They Charge You For Driving While In The Influence Of Alcohol If You Just Had A Bottle Of Beer?
To begin with, how do law enforcers determine if drivers are driving over the legal limit here? How many cities and municipalities equip their traffic enforcers with breathalyzers, for instance?
In a country where the most popular Filipino athlete endorses its most popular beer, the drunk-driving offense of Mel Gibson seems less controversial than his vitriolic, anti-Semitic outburst at law-enforcement officials who accosted him.
But the United States government takes drunk driving very seriously. Gibson is, in fact, facing criminal charges for driving under the influence of alcohol and having an open container of liquor in his car.
Driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) is considered a crime in every state in the US. Just to clarify though, driving after consuming alcohol is not necessarily illegal unless the person’s ability to drive is impaired, as defined by law. Driving while having an open container of liquor inside the vehicle is, however, an outright violation in certain jurisdictions, obviously in Malibu, where Gibson was arrested.
Gibson was caught speeding, and so, regardless of whether there was an open container of liquor in his car or not, he had to be tested as mandated by US laws. In the US, if the police see you driving erratically or violating traffic laws, they can automatically submit you to various tests, which determine the amount of alcohol in your blood. A blood-alcohol test by means of a "breathalyzer" and/or urine sample is expressed in terms of milligrams of alcohol per milliliters of blood, or as a percentage. (10 mg/100 ml = 0.01 g/100 g = 0.01%). I think most, if not all, US states have an illegal limit of .08%. I believe Gibson was determined to have .12 percent of alcohol in his blood.
Here in the Philippines, there are also drunk-driving ordinances in most cities, with penalties that include fines, suspension of one’s driving license and jail terms. But, as we all know, enforcement is not as strict as it is in the US.
To begin with, how do law enforcers determine if drivers are driving over the legal limit here? How many cities and municipalities equip their traffic enforcers with breathalyzers, for instance? Are they capable of conducting blood tests to determine if the driver is over the statutory amount? Or do they just rely on smelling drivers, judging their conduct, language (slurred speech, e.g.) and motor movements to determine if they are indeed drunk?
Foreigners often make comments that drunk-driving laws here are a joke. It’s also a culture thing, they say. Filipinos take pride in being able to hold their liquor. They say it seems to be a macho thing for most Filipino males to be able to drink and drive, mocking the popular admonition, "Don’t drink and drive."
Technically, there’s not even a national law against drunk driving. If I recall correctly, Senate President Manny Villar introduced a bill for the purpose when he was still chairman of the Senate finance committee. Under his bill, Villar proposed that persons found guilty for the first time of drunk driving must face a suspension of their driver’s license for one year and be made to pay a fine of P1,000. On the second offense, a fine of P5,000 and a five-year suspension of the driver’s license will be imposed. I don’t recall the bill having gone past the committee level though.
In Makati, Jejomar Binay wants to be stricter not only against drunk driving but also "drugged driving." Last year the Makati City Council passed an ordinance imposing a fine of P2,500 or imprisonment—or both—on persons who drive their vehicles while under the influence of drugs or liquor.
The city government acquired testing kits to be used in checking the blood-alcohol level of intoxicated or drugged drivers. Suspected drivers can also be taken to the Ospital ng Makati, which now conducts testing on a 24-hour basis. So Makati traffic officers don’t need to rely only on physical manifestations of being intoxicated or drugged, which might not be able to hold up in court when cases are filed against those caught red-handed. Just like in the US, the testing is mandatory if you are caught violating traffic or driving errantly.
In Makati, drivers who register a .13-percent blood alcohol level are considered unfit to drive and will be charged according to the drunk-driving ordinance. Interestingly, Gibson would not have been legally drunk in Makati. (Maybe, Filipinos really have a high tolerance for alcohol, otherwise how do you explain the more lenient standards for blood alcohol tests?)
Has the city ordinance encouraged more people in Makati to drink moderately and more responsibly? Obviously, it hasn’t put a stop to drunk driving altogether. That might be an impossible task. But even making a dent on the drunk-driving culture would take time, relentless enforcement coupled with a serious information drive.
Binay directed the Makati Police Department, the city’s Department of Public Safety and the barangays to strictly enforce the ordinance, particularly in the vicinity of Makati’s bars and entertainment establishments. Bar owners were asked to inform their clients about the ordinance against drunk driving, and its corresponding penalties.
Apparently, the advisories failed to reach former Pangasinan congressman Ranjit Shahani, who figured in a car accident in Makati some time ago. Ranjit was allegedly drunk when he rammed another car head-on. Worse, he could only present an expired student’s license (way back in 1992) to the responding officers.
This, along with many other similar incidents, only highlights the need for a strongly enforced drunk-driving law that would lead to fewer alcohol-related accidents and fatalities.
One beer wouldn't register much on the breathalyzer. They won't charge you with DUI. Unless, of course, kung napag-tripan ka lang. (you caught their ire or trip)
Does Anyone Have Any Advice On Where To Find A Good Personal Injury Attorney In The Bradenton/Sarasota Area?
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Need Legal Advice For Kids Safety??!!!?
The Ex And I Split Up Over 8 Years Ago. We Have A Biological Child Together That Is Now 10 Yrs Old And A Child That Is Not Biologically His But We Both Agreed To Put My Ex On The Birth Certificate, So Legally We Have 2 Children Together. Ages Are 10 And 8 Yrs Old. In The Beginning 4-5 Yrs Of Our Seperation(We Were Not Married) I Did Everything In My Ability For Him To Keep Visitation And Contact With The Kids. We Communicated Well, Kids Spent Every Other Weekend And Holidays And Summer Vacation Time With Him As Well As Phone Calls Back And Forth. The Excuses From My Ex Started Coming More And More Frequent After 5 Years. Then Visitations Stopped. His Visits To See The Kids Were Months At A Time, Phone Calls Died Down To Maybe Once A Month And Then Even Less. The Past 2 Years My Kids Have Seen Him Only 4 Times And Maybe 10 Phone Calls To Speak To The Kids. With This Past Year Holding Two Of The Visits And Only 3 Phone Calls Asking About Them And Asking To Speak To Them. On Father'S Day Weekend My Fiance' (Who Is The Biological Father Of Our 8 Year Old) And I Paid For The Entire Visit From My Ex, Just So The Children Could See Him. We Paid For His Gas To Drive Here And Back, Paid For Food, Activities That The Kids Wanted To Do With Him Etc. The Next Time The Kids Saw Him, Was When I Scheduled The Kids To Stay At Their Paternal Grandparents Home For Two Weeks Just Before School Started This Year.
We Received Court Papers From My Ex About A Month Ago Now, Stating That He Wants Sole Custody Of The Kids. Their Is No Reason Why But From What We Understand This Is Standard When Requesting A Visitation Order Being Placed Within The Courts. We Are Currently Trying To Make Him Happy With Visitation. We Agreed To Christmas Visitation, The One Phone Call A Week That He Requested And The Every Other Weekends...Which Is All That He Was Asking For. Here Lies The Issue...Visitation Was Designated To Be Done At The Grandparents Home(He Removed The Children From There During Chirstmas Visitation And Took Them Else Where), He Has Not Made His Designated Day And Time Phone Call To Speak To The Kids, He Has Called The Kids' School And Had Them Pulled Out Of Their Classes To Speak To Them Over The Phone(Which I Am Very Upset About!!), He Chose To Not Have His Weekend Visitation Because One Of The Children Were Not Able To Go(Which Was The Very First Visitation Weekend Since The Court Papers Arrived).
What Can We Do To Protect Our Kids?? Is There Anything That We Can Legally Do That Would Keep Him Away From Them?? Can We Have His Rights Removed And If So, On What Grounds?? We Really Need Some Advice Here!!
Follow your lawyers advice, and completely ignore what I say.
The kids are not being hurt. So this guy comes into their lives for awhile, and eventually he'll get bored with the kids and it'll go back to him almost never visiting the kids. That doesn't hurt the kids.
I understand your point, that the kids are being set up for a disappointment. But I don't think that's a big deal. The kids have a father. So this guy isn't really their father, he's just a guy they see once in awhile. And I'm guessing the kids like to see him, because he gets to play the fun dad. He probably takes them somewhere fun and plays games with them. And that's fine. I really don't think it hurts the kids at all.
He has no chance of getting custody, so don't even worry about that. Even if he could prove that you used a whip on your children, he still couldn't get custody.
I don't think there's any real problem here. Talk to the kids and let them know what's going on. Kids are capable of understanding a lot of things.
I do understand why your upset about him calling the kids at school. That's close to being abusive on his part. But that's really the only thing that's a problem.
What Shifts Do U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement Officers Work? Are They On Duty 24 Hours A Day?
It depends on where they are working and what they are tasked with. Officers in high recreation areas tend to work longer shifts in the summer months (say 10-12 hours). As with any public servant involved in the law they can be called upon 24-7. I think most work a pretty standard 40 hour week though.
There is a great book out called "The Forest Service & the Greatest Good: A Centennial History", by James G. Lewis. It's the companion book to the documentary "The Greatest Good". If you are really interested in working for the Forest Service I'd suggest getting both. The first link below should help you'll find both the book and the DVD -- that and it's just a really cool site.
I still find it odd that the Forest Service is part of the USDA.