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Need Website That Recommends Attorneys That Specialize In Estate Planning/Trusts For Gay Couples In Phoenix,Az
My Partner And I Are Looking Recommendations For Attorneys That Specialize In Wills/Trusts/Estate Planning For Gay Couples. Does The Phoenix, Az Or Arizona Glbt Community Have A Website With Such A Resource?
I recommend you check with your local LGBT Community Center on this as they should have a listing of LGBT or LGBT friendly attorneys who specialize in this action or contact the HRC.Org in your city.
You can also check the Gay&Lesbian Yellow pages for your area on line.
California Employment Law Question?
My Employer Converted Half Of Us From Salaried To Hourly. We Are Fairly Well Paid Computer Workers. The Employer Has Begun Docking Us If We Are Even 10 Seconds Late, Docking Us If We Leave A Minute Early, Making Us Use Sick Leave For Dental Appointments We Used To Go To During Lunch, Etc. However, This Same Employer Does Not Pay Us If We Start Work Early, Have To Stay Late, Or If We Attend Meetings During Our (Unpaid) Lunch Hour. There Is A Lot Of Pressure To Not Say Anything And Just &Quot;Be Glad We Have Jobs&Quot;. We Are In California. Is This Legal?
if you are hourly........................
when you are on the clock you are to be paid, however........
California does allow for a tardiness "penalty"..........
if you are more then a half hour late you are not paid for however long you are late but if you are late less then a half hour you can be penalized for a full 30 minutes.
see: California Labor Code 2928
your employer has the power and right to discipline you for poor performance for failing to complete your work within an assigned time frame............
but they still must pay you for that added time.
if you clock in early or stay late and you are an hourly employee then you must be paid for those hours.
as a computer technician you may be exempt from any overtime as hourly or salary if you met all the criteria as set forth by the department of labor.
this link will explain the exemption:
"Computer Employee Exemption
To qualify for the computer employee exemption, the following tests must be met:
• The employee must be compensated either on a salary or fee basis (as defined in the regulations) at a rate not less than $455 per week or, if compensated on an hourly basis, at a rate not less than $27.63 an hour;
• The employee must be employed as a computer systems analyst, computer programmer, software engineer or other similarly skilled worker in the computer field performing the duties described below;
• The employee’s primary duty must consist of:
1) The application of systems analysis techniques and procedures, including consulting with users, to determine hardware, software or system functional specifications;
2) The design, development, documentation, analysis, creation, testing or modification of computer systems or programs, including prototypes, based on and related to user or system design specifications;
3) The design, documentation, testing, creation or modification of computer programs related to machine operating systems; or
4) A combination of the aforementioned duties, the performance of which requires the same level of skills."
the use of sick time is a policy decision and not regulated by law
breaks can only be unpaid if no work takes place and the break must be at least 30 minutes. California strictly regulates breaks and rest periods and provides for punitive penalties if the employer fails to follow the laws.
California law on meal breaks:
California law on rest periods:
if you are in a "salary exempt" position then many of these laws are different.
contact the California Industrial Welfare Commission for more help at: IWC@dir.ca.gov
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?
Sure, personal injury law is big down here, so follow the link below to a directory and map of such lawyers here in Sarasota and Bradenton...
Can A Lawyer Give Me Advice?
I Moved Into A Subsidiazed Apartment On January 2009. At The Time That I Submitted The Application I Was Pregnant With Twins My Daughter And I Were On The Lease To A One Bedroom Apartment. I Was Also On The Waiting List For A Two Bedroom Elsewhere (At Another Apartment Complex) In May 2009 The 2 Bedroom Became Available And I Accepted The Offer. All Of My Information That I Submitted To These 2 Apartments Were True (Place Of Employment And Income) The One Bedroom Apartment Was Too Small To House Myself And My 3 Children So I Wanted To Break The Lease But I Was Told That Even If I Do I Would Still Have To Pay The Rent Until They Found A New Occupant (This Is A Subsidized Unit So I Was Getting Assistance From Hud) Now My 2 Bedroom Apartment Is Teling Me That Hud Will Not Assist Me With The Rent Because They Are Still Helping Me With The 1 Bedroom In Which I Don'T Need. I Just Don'T Want To Break The Lease And Continue To Pay In That Case I Should Keep The 1 Bedroom Instead Of Paying For A Space I No Longer Lease. Will Hud Still Assist Me With This 2 Bedroom If I Terminate My Lease For The 1 Br Unit. This Is Not Fraud I Provided Them With The Correct Information
THE best way to find a lawyer is by word of mouth. Ask your: family, friends, coworkers, anyone you might know in the same situation, etc.
Call your local (usually county) bar association. Ask for names of attorneys that handle apartment leases/real estate contracts. (If money is a BIG problem, you could also ask for the phone number of your local LegalAid office. - the attorneys at LegalAid are "real" attorneys, but sometimes in the field of Law, how much you are willing to pay does affect the quality you get.)
When you call the law office(s), insist on speaking with the Lawyer. Do not tell all the little details of your matter to the Secretary - save the details for the Attorney. When you get the Lawyer on the phone line, ask him/her:
-Do they give FREE, initial consultations? (most do, but not all - you have to ask, don't assume)
- How much do they charge?
- Could you make payments on your account?
-Can they help you? OR Refer you to someone who can help you?
(This is based on my knowledge, information, belief, and life experiences. This was intended as personal opinion, and not intended to be used as legal advice. Seeking advice over the Internet is not a good idea - the field of Law is too complex for that. Please be careful and do your research.)
Will The U.S.Patent Office Or Patent Lawyers Are Located Inside City Hall Buildings?''?
Which Is The Court Building?'And If So Do They Offer Free Consultation Regarding On Problem About Invention Cases Such As Disclosure,Or Do Anyone Had Knowledge And Referred The Right Agency That Can Handle This Kind Of Commitment Or Agreement?''
most federal courts have a patent office, but the best help is to find and call a patent lawyer and ask if they have a pamphlet on patent laws and good advice on patent agreements, also any law library will help with that information.