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I have a spiritual community and retreat center. most

I have a spiritual community and retreat center. most residents pay to live and eat here and work a few hours in community. some cant pay but work more hours, and some get room and board and also receive a stipend. I have 3 people I need to terminate. It is difficult for 2 reasons: 1. they are residents and can't just move on 15 minutes notice! 2. they are not employees OR contractors! They live here and contribute to the viability of the over all community. I need to terminate the relationship with 2, maybe 3 of them and want to do it tomorrow. I would like to give them a month's stipend and help with moving expenses if they need it. I want to ensure corporate confidentiality as they have access to donor and client database, etc. and avoid any employee claims after their departure. To be kind and help avoid embarassment, I sent a letter to everyone yesterday saying we had to cut our expenses and this will mean eliminating non-essential roles. I now think I made a mistake trying to be kind. Because I now realize a lay-off of sorts is very different from firing for cause (and they deserve to be for various reasons, primarily from inability to carry out duties, lazy, poor management conduct, lifestyle inconsistent with the spiritual vision of the community). How should I proceed? I could implement some cost saving measures this month and fire them next month separately. But, I really need to get the toxic, slack energy out of the community as soon as possible. This is very difficult for me because I have compassion for them as the spiritual director and their teacher, but I also have a responsibility to our supporters who make this center possible to be diligent in management. And, I know it is past time to let them go. Please do not post this question on your public page for privacy. Our center is well known.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: NCJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: one has been here 3 months, one 5 months one 8 months. One used drugs and had a seizure. he is sick now. One quit a job to move here. One shared confidential financial information with a "friend" of hers who had lived here and has a complaint in mediation. thanks.

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INFOLAWYER

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Any patent lawyers around? To encase my shoes, Not yet. I

Hi. Any patent lawyers around?JA: What's the invention's purpose?Customer: To encase my shoesJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Not yet.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I just wanna know if it's wise to have someone prototype it before I request a provisional patent. Should I have to prototyper sign a confidentiality agreement?

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Legal Eagle

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I have signed Non-Compete when i was with job title Senior

HiJA: Hello. What is your issue regarding?Customer: i have signed Non-Compete when i was with job title Senior System Engineer, now i am promoted to Technology Analyst and i didn't sign any non-compete policy. Is the old non-compete i signed can be enforcedJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: ArizonaJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: i am working at Infosys Limited as a full-time employeeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: i currently have a offer from another company to work with the same client and project.. I read in non-compete related laws that non-compete is not valid if one got promoted or salary revised or any change in employment terms so wanted to know does it holds true in my case

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Is this confidential and protected by attorney client pro,

Hello, is this confidential and protected by attorney client proJA: We keep all your personally identifiable information confidential and even have people that double check to make sure something doesn't slip through. Your question goes out to the Lawyer's and then gets published with the answer to help others with similar problems.Customer: let's say my friend simply reached out to a craigslist add wondering if they were selling xanax. Would that be reportable?JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: He is in NJJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Nope. Just that I xcpect full confidentiality

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Zoey, JD

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If I suspect that someone is a pedophile and I report him to

If I suspect that someone is a pedophile and I report him to the FBI, could I be sued for slander if the FBI finds no evidence to back up my suspicions?I know this person very well, and over the years all the little pieces have finally caused me to suspect that this is the case . . .

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Ely

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I need advice about a fraud email. Check it out. TO, NAME :-

I need advice about a fraud email. Check it out.TO,NAME :- THERESA LEONARDSSN :- 78640344LOAN COMPANY :- Advance Cash Pay Day LoanLOAN DATE :- 5/21/2013LOAN AMOUNT :- $350DUE AMOUNT :- $1,825SETTLEMENT AMOUNT :- $1,225.00LAW SUIT FILE NO. 17#1027This legal proceedings issued on you docket #: 3616 with one of Advance cash pay day loan company in order to notify you that after making calls to you on your phone number we were not able to get hold of you. So the accounts department of cash advance has decided to mark this case as a flat refusal and press legal charges against you.Already we have sent you several notification but you failed to respond on time. Now it's high time, if you failed to respond in next 24 hours we will register this case in court. Consider this as a final warning and we will be emailing/ fax this issue to your current employer to make sure they take strict action against you. Your salary and all your wages confiscated.The opportunity to take care of this voluntary is quickly coming to an end . We would hate for you to lose the option of resolving this before it goes to the next step which is a lawsuit against you. If you want to stop it now you must take immediate action.We will be forced to proceed legally against you and once it is proceed the creditor has entire rights to inform your employer and your references regarding this issue and lawsuit will be the next step which will be amounting to $6526.65 and will be totally levied upon you and that would be excluding your attorney charges.If you take care of this out of court then we will release the clearance certificate from the court and we will make sure that no one will contact you in future.Kindly let us know your clear intention by today onwards so we can hold the case file else we will submit the paper work to your local county sheriff department and you will be served by court summons at your door step.Note: this notice is provided to you on behalf of cash advance incorporation and its parent company, and their respective family of companies including cash advance, its parent company, cash America international inc., and all of their respective subsidiaries and affiliates, (hereafter collectively referred to as ''cash advance related companies," "we," " our," or "us"). The cash advance related companies include, but are not limited to: ***** ***** cash America international, inc., and all of their respective subsidiaries and affiliates, including those that operate under the trade name cash advance, 100 dayloan, net loan USA, fax free cash, payday one, sonic cash money tree, egg loans, check cash loan, quickly payday, personal cash advance,Rapid cash, sonic payday, speedy cash, fast cash, cash net USA, my cash now, national payday, paycheck today, payday ok, cash central loans, cash net 500, cash net USA, allied cash, superPawn, check into cash, check smart, cash America net, cash America, cash America pawn, cash land, super pawn, cash America payday advance, or any company-owner Mr. Payroll locations."You" or "your" means you as a participant in or as user of the products and/or services offered by cash advance related company.We may report information about your account to credit bureaus, late payments, missed payments , or other defaults on your account may be reflected in your credit report.Do revert back if you want to get rid of these legal consequences and make a payment arrangement today or we would be proceeding legally against you.To resolve this issue contact us during the working hours Monday to Friday 09:00 am to 05:00 pm est by reply back to this e-mail us back in order to get in touch with the representative.Note: This Case Is Under Investigation With Major Credit Bureaus.YOURS SINCERELYNEW YORK LEGAL GROUP OF ATTORNEYSr. ATTORNEY ERIC HOLDERACS Inc © 2016 |Terms of Use| Careers|Complaints|Privacy Policy----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Confidentiality Statement & Notice: This email is covered by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 U.S.C. 2510-2521 and intended only for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed. Any review, re transmission, dissemination to unauthorized persons or other use of the original message and any attachments is strictly prohibited. If you received this electronic transmission in error, please reply to the above-referenced sender about the error and permanently delete this message. Thank you for your co-operation.

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REGARDING AN EXAMINATION BEFORE TRIAL DEPOSITION THAT IS

REGARDING AN EXAMINATION BEFORE TRIAL DEPOSITION THAT ISSIGNED BY THE NOTARY REPUBLIC, WHO WAS THE REPORTER ANDSIGNED THE CERTIFICATE, THAT STATES THAT THE EXAMINATIONIS A TRUE RECORD OF THE TESTIMONY GIVEN BY THE WITNESS.QUESTION : I NOTICE THAT THE COPY THAT I HAVE DOES NOT HAVETHE SIGNATURE OF THE WITNESS ONLY THE CERTIFICATE OF THENOTARY REPORTER,AND AS STATED ABOVE THAT IT IS SIGNED BYNOTARY PUBLIC WHO IS ALSO THE REPORTER. WHAT IS THE STATUS ?IS THERE A PROBLEM IN USING THIS EXAMINATION, SINCE IT IS NOT SIGNEDBY THE WITNESS ?

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Maverick

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Recently sold a 5 star, successful flower business. When

Recently sold a 5 star, successful flower business. When sold they verbally agreed and assured us they would keep the same upscale design standard in the business I held to for 30 years. Now the new owners want to change the design and everything we agreed to. I have 2 questions:JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location. Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: 1) What can I say to the customers re the business sold. CaliforniaJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: 2) Since I am gone now from the business I have become aware that they do not wish to let customers know that the business sold, telling people they are the managers and I am still the owner. Would there any liability on my part? Should I do something about this.

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Barrister

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Last October I was involved in an accident during very heavy

Hello,Last October I was involved in an accident during very heavy highway traffic. Another driver jumped into my lane, without signaling, and proceeded to slam on his breaks, resulting in me running into him. I physically had to remove myself from my vehicle and walk to his car to tell him to pull over, as he was then causing more traffic. It was then that I noticed very minor damages to his vehicle. After finally getting him to pull over to the side of the highway, I then walked back to his vehicle to offer him my information. He refused. I even offered him cash money, which he also refused. He got out of his car once to check for damages, where I again continuously offered him my information, although the damages to his car very minor. He proceeded back to his vehicle, where he then turned his hazard lights off and turned his turning signal on. I assumed he was leaving the scene, so I pulled off. I was unaware of any police being called and unaware of this being considered a "hit-and-run".Fast-forward to today where I appeared in court. The prosecutor suggested that I speak with a lawyer about my next step. He said if I plead guilty, I am facing a suspended license with no work or school permit. This concerns me as I am a full-time student and worker. What are my options involving this case and what steps should I take next? Should I obtain a lawyer or just plead guilty? Is there any way I can obtain a restricting license?Thank you

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