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I am a registered nurse in Texas and am currently employed

I am a registered nurse in Texas and am currently employed as a director of nursing in a skilled nursing and rehab center. I am new and am implementing changes which people do not like (being held accountable for their work/disciplinary action etc). this weekend I arrived to work to find an adult sex toy which looks like a vagina on my desk with scissors from my desk stabbed into the opening and they positioned other items from my office around it. I have also received information about a male employee who is my assistant talking negatively about me and multiple other issues with him which just came to my attention that day. I recently counseled several of his (my assistants) friends, nurses and aides who I have heard have boyfriends/husbands with prison and gang affiliations. These people I am finding are all friends and have what would be considered inappropriate manager/employee relationships. I reported it to my administrator, they called the local police who have refused to investigate because I have not yet been physically harmed. There are no cameras in the facility and there is no security. I have let them know I fear for my safety because of the employees and their connections and the "message" left on my desk. I have previously been physically attacked (at another job with this same issue) and had my car vandalized several times. I let my employer know about these issues, I am having severe anxiety/panic attacks about going back to this environment. What is my recourse if they are unable to create a safe environment?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TexasJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: A report was made with the San Antonio police department and I reported to my administrator and the corporate human resources department.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I am hoping they are able to resolve this situation, but if they are not I want to know what my options are. Does this fall under workers compensation or are they required to find me alternate placement? Thank you

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Will Trump administration do anything for all the illegal

Will Trump administration do anything for all the illegal immigrants that are here in the country? I ve seen so far that they are removing the ones that have gotten deportation orders. If i can have your thoughts on this please.Thank you

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I fell at work on ice and tore my rotator cuff last year.

I fell at work on ice and tore my rotator cuff last year. I've been out almost a full year trying to go back to work but my surgery wasn't done correct because the insurance wouldn't approve the property procedure. I finally got back to work but can't do my normal job and I took a substantial pay cut. My lawyer is looking to settle l, with the understanding that I have a small tear still and that I have a loss of wages my Dr rated me at 30% my question. Is what should I be expecting for a settlement and is it worth it.

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My son was injured by police officers while training as a

My son was injured by police officers while training as a cadet and suffered a brain injury. He was given workers comp while he was being treated, however, this injury has impaired his STM and has caused him to be released from two different police officer positions. Can he sue for damages?JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?Customer: Texas. This happened in January, 2016, he resigned from the Galveston Police Department where he was being trained. He was hired on at University of St. Thomas in Dec. 8, 2016 and was released on Feb, 8, 2017 when the Chief was made aware that he has a brain injury that could be a liability to the Department.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Not yet. This is my next step. My son did not want to sue initially because he did not want to lose his job. His father and I deferred to his wishes but now it seems to have detrimental effect to any further employment in this type of field.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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My son who is a Correction Officer at Riker's Island, in New

My son who is a Correction Officer at Riker's Island, in New York got electrocuted while on his tour and was taken by ambulance to Mt. Siani Hospital in New York City. He said I should seed legal advice is I can sue New York City for negligence on his part because I'm his care taker?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New York.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: It was reported that he was taken out due to the faulty wiring in the jail cell were he works.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: He was told that it was fault of the maintenance not hooking up the wires the right way.

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Im a small business owner that was using a subcontractor for

Im a small business owner that was using a subcontractor for some brick work. This sub had an individual get hurt on the job. Can this come back to bite me?

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Thanks. I was hired in 2008 as a mattress salesman as a

Thanks I am Greg. I was hired in 2008 as a mattress salesman as a independant contractor per owner. I have been there 9 yrs can I get ths irs to re-classified me as an employee.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: AZJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: as what do you meanJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: yes ask him if I have a civil rights case if my boss illegally taped me twice. He probally is curious how i do so many sales.

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My attorney failed to include the evidence I provided that

My attorney failed to include the evidence I provided that supports my claim of being supervised and given a job title of Manager.If you look at my trial brief, I can clearly understand why the judge ruled the way he did, because there is no evidence. The attorney speaks about it in his brief, but he did not attach any evidence.Questions:Can I file a claim in federal district court?Can I appeal based on this excerpt from the DLSE website?:Even where there is an absence of control over work details, an employer-employee relationship will be found if (1) the principal retains pervasivecontrol over the operation as a whole, (2) the worker's duties are an integral part of the operation, and (3) the nature of the work makes detailedcontrol unnecessary. (Yellow Cab Cooperative v. Workers Compensation Appeals Board (1991) 226 Cal.App.3d 1288)

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I own a small business with 10 employees. I pay many 9.00 an

Hello. I own a small business with 10 employees. I pay many 9.00 an hour, some 10.00 and hour and some 11.00 an hour. Now that the minimum wage went up do I actually have to pay my 9.00 and 10.00 employees 10.50.JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: new yorkJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: only 1 employee at 10.00 an hour is legally reported. The rest are not by there choiceJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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