On Tuesday I drove across country to start a new role in the Bay Area. Prior to this I was working on a year-long contract which wasn't renewed. During the interview process I was looking for a full time role, but was convinced that this was a good opportunity, particularly to get my foot in the door back in the Bay Area where I'm originally from and still have family. During the interview I was asked specifically what type of contracting I would be open to and said that I was only interested in W2ing to a new role rather than becoming an independent contractor and billing, and I stated that I wasn't interested in 1099ing. The rate I provided reflected this as well. Turns out I've been onboarded as a 1099 and the rate that I was looking for as a W2. [more inside] posted by anonymous at 6:23 AM - 8 answers
I worked for an year and an half, and am under California SSI. They want to meet me for a review. Problem: I'm in DC, I'm not receiving SSI. More details inside. [more inside] posted by dubious_dude at 9:10 PM - 9 answers
Can you please explain to me what a county recorder does? What are some things normal staff people do in a county recorder office? What would a normal day be like for Joe County Recorder? [more inside] posted by rabu at 6:56 PM - 6 answers
Is there a commonly used term for the practice of a creditor (particularly a landlord) applying a payment to several separate outstanding balances in such a way as to create artificial shortfalls in the balances and thus allow the charging of additional late fees? [more inside] posted by enn at 2:41 PM - 9 answers
I was a vendor at local farmer's market last summer. I got screwed in terms of the fee. I paid what I thought was fair but they want it all. Snowflakes inside. [more inside] posted by Kitteh at 7:24 AM - 13 answers
Spurred by the MtGox implosion thread and by a TV episode in which "real", presumably USD funds in US banks were stolen by an evildoer who illegally transferred the money elsewhere, I am wondering: What protections do US dollars in FDIC-insured US banks have against fraudulent electronic transfers? Would a victim of such a theft be likely to see all, some, or none of the stolen money reimbursed by an insurance policy? posted by jepler at 6:18 PM - 4 answers
I've got an unusual set of circumstances involving student loan debt... could really use the advice of a lawyer. Anyone know a good student loan lawyer in the greater PHX metro area? posted by ph00dz at 8:57 AM - 1 answers
Because of the way nonprofits work, it seems most legal aid organizations receive their grant funding only for successfully defended cases - which means that some of them seem to cherrypick which cases they accept, sorting for the most winnable rather than those in the most need. Are there any that don't do this? How do I find places for people with bad or unwinnable cases, but who still need legal help? [more inside] posted by corb at 7:47 AM - 14 answers
Theoretically, say you are a small business/non-profit and you mailed off ~150 1099 forms to the IRS last week (deadline was 2/28). Say you came into work this morning and the 1096 summary form that is supposed to accompany the 1099s was found to have fallen out of the envelope and onto the floor before sealing. How would one go about resolving this? posted by mandymanwasregistered at 9:40 AM - 2 answers
Beyond affinity with Crimea's Russian-speaking majority, what does Russia stand to gain, strategically speaking, from control in the region? Succinct explanation or links to good explanatory articles are much appreciated. [more inside] posted by killdevil at 8:58 AM - 20 answers
I'm looking for some in depth analysis of the Ukraine protest movement. Specifically, the degree to which the nationalist right wing are involved and where they fit into the new government. [more inside] posted by MuffinMan at 7:02 AM - 4 answers
BDSM filter: A friend in Northern England wants to use a private home full of kinky equipment to do stuff like rope workshops, hire for small private parties, a venue for munches, and couples hire. What's the most that is possible within the law, without requiring a license? I'm aware of groups such as bdsm and the law on fetlife but am having trouble sifting signal from noise. [more inside] posted by Mistress at 5:13 AM - 5 answers
I have been told that publicly funded Universities in the UK are bound by certain requirements when they want to hire for a position: for instance, that the job be advertised for a certain amount of time, and the competition be open and on the merits of the candidates. What *exactly* are these requirements, and where can I read about them? I'm thinking specifically of Lecturer-type posts, if that makes any difference. posted by Philosopher Dirtbike at 5:27 AM - 5 answers
There were a few years when I did not pay state or federal taxes. I'm not sure exactly which years, but probably 2001-04 is the window of time I'm looking at. I put it off until the last minute, then got overwhelmed by the paperwork and the forms and just gave up. I didn't make much money any of those years. I'm not even sure I owed taxes - in most cases I probably was due for a (tiny) refund.
For the past several years I have worked on becoming more financially responsible and have regularly paid my taxes on time. I tend to forget about those years but when I do think about them I'm concerned. I'm just not sure what steps to take to resolve this. I'm not even sure which years I did not file. [more inside] posted by anonymous at 10:04 AM - 26 answers
Is there an up-to-date podcast (rss) of Supreme Court Oral Arguments? This podcast stopped in 2010. Is there one that's still going? If not, can web services like Yahoo Pipes help me make one? I want to listen with the Downcast app on iOS and OSX. [more inside] posted by cmchap at 8:52 AM - 2 answers
You have a contract with Company A, which goes bankrupt. Company B buys the assets and continues operating under the original contract with you. Assuming that Company B did not simply acquire the contract in the bankruptcy, what is the term for what happened? Did Company B adopt the contract? Assume it? Ratify it? Thanks! posted by AAAAAThatsFiveAs at 7:03 PM - 8 answers
I own a Lake Superior property that has an artesian well. I'd like to sell the incredibly pure water from it. How could I do this in a way that wouldn't create environmental damage?
I need to generate some profit from my property in order to afford to own it. I have fallen on hard times and can't even afford the taxes anymore.
The water flows from the aquifer into a cistern continuously. In the warmer months, I have a pump that brings the water into a 100 yr old farmhouse on the property. posted by Kazimirovna at 4:36 PM - 11 answers
5 years ago, I married Mr. Librarypt. Then we moved. For our anniversary we want to go to the courthouse and get married in the state we're currently living in, Maryland. Is this legal in Maryland? I don't want to get fined or go to jail for trying to do a romantic thing. The google isn't helping me. Thanks! posted by Librarypt at 12:51 PM - 20 answers