At what rate should I compensate a casual employee who will be occasionally driving to my office? [more inside]
In late July my wife bought a bra from a national retail chain. She wore it one day and was left with a painful large welt/wound on both sides that made it uncomfortable to wear any bra for three weeks. When she explained what happened to the store, they put her in touch with their corporate offices. The welt/wound has mostly healed, although some red areas are still visible and there is some mild throbbing and more-than-occasional itching. She saw a dermatologist who said that there may be some permanent discoloration. The corporate rep indicated that they'd pay for the doctor's visit, although there really wasn't any out-of-pocket cost because the visit was covered by my insurance. Beyond this, can she expect some kind of compensation for the pain, inconvenience and continued problems? What's the best way to go about asking the company? Do we need a lawyer? How do we find one?
I've been asked by a university professor to present three separate lectures to a group of graduate students on a relatively arcane -- but not overly complicated -- topic. Each lecture will probably last about an 1.5 hours, not including travel time to and from the campus. The professor mentioned that he has funds available to compensate me for these lectures, but won't give any indication of budget. He's asked me to provide a proposal outlining fees. I haven't done this before, so I don't know whether it's fair to ask for my normal hourly billing rate -- which I'm assuming is probably high. On the other hand, I don't want to do this for free. So my question is... What compensation is reasonable to ask for as a first-time guest lecturer? (Oh yeah: This is an elite private Midwestern University. They aint going broke.)
My boss has me doing work for another organization that he is the head of and refuses to provide me compensation. How should I proceed? [more inside]
How do countries compensate each other for international mail? [more inside]
What kind of profit-sharing/performance incentive structure should I push for? [more inside]
Compensation for a help in non-commercial translation job? [more inside]
I was recently offered an entry-level job at small marketing firm. What is the going rate for salary and benefits? [more inside]
I'm being asked to travel to a 3-hour meeting as part of a freelance project I'm working on. How much time should I be compensated for? [more inside]
What do I charge? [more inside]
Does childhood trans-orbital ice-pick lobotomy patient Howard Dully have a case for compensation based on malpractice in California? [more inside]
Please refer me to someone who will help my parents write a rebuttal letter to a workmans comp denial letter
My parents asked for my help in writing a rebuttal letter (due by April 17th) to a denial of service claim against workmans comp, but I am not qualified to write the letter. My parents will go ahead and do this on their own, but I want them to seek the advice of a professional. Please help me find one. [more inside]
Hi all, My suit was wrecked by an improperly installed door at a recently constructed office building - how much compensation is fair in your opinion? [more inside]
Do I have grounds to seek compensation from my employer for business-related damages to my property?
[ Employer Compensation Filter ] Do I have grounds to seek compensation from my employer for damage to my car incurred during business use? [more inside]
I need some ammo to fight an oft heard political argument [more inside]
What are the benefits and headaches of owning equity in a private company? [more inside]
Was hit by a truck whilst riding on my bike at night. Didn't have my light on. There is talk of compensation/suing. Need some advice...(slightly long story) [more inside]
I know there are a bunch of lawyers in this community. I wonder if any of you are on "alternate tracks" or "alternative schedules". Or, if you are some other kind of professional who typically bills by the hour, if you can help me come up with a proposal. [more inside]
I’m going to be very busy for a month or so and unable to create content for my blog. As an experiment I’d like to put an ad on Craigslist and try to hire someone to write two or three 150-1500 word articles about home machining and metalworking for me. What would be a fair price to pay that will generate some interest but not bust my bank account? [more inside]
I am making a 4 hour drive to exchange my iPhone 4 AGAIN. This will be my 3rd time replacing it. Am I entitled to some form of compensation, and if so how should I get it? [more inside]
WV EmploymentFilter: Asking for a friend. Can a WV employer legally require you to wait 12 weeks before receiving your first pay check? [more inside]
My salary just doubled. How can I make the most of it? [more inside]
Will my parents be able to get any compensation due to a neighbour's oil leak? [more inside]
A publicist wants to use my vehicle for a promotion. How can I best make sure my interests are protected? [more inside]
My work now offers bonuses if our performance meets certain (fairly high) standards. I'm concerned this will hurt more than it helps. Are my fears unfounded? [more inside]
What examples can I cite to convince my employer to continue reimbursing my 3rd party health care? [more inside]
What metrics are sales professionals guided by? [more inside]
Is it legal in the states of Massachusetts or California for a company to require its non-exempt employees to basically be on call 24/7 with no compensation? Details inside. [more inside]
Is $50 off of my next month's rent ($395 monthly) a fair rent voucher to compensate for a flooded bedroom, loss of the use of that room and sleeping on my futon for a week? I've had to do the same for 2-3 days twice in the past couple months too due to moisture and water seeping into the foundation of this basement apartment.
Please help me figure out how much I should get paid now that I am going from full-time to part-time. [more inside]
If an employee makes $9.50 an hour, how much is his employer out of pocket, per hour, once you add in Social Security, Medicare, worker's comp, etc.? Please assume the employee has no benefits and no retirement contributions. This is just hourly wage + other mandatory payments.
How Can I, Early in the Process, Make Sure a Potential Employer and I Aren't Way Too Far Apart in the Potential Salary for a Position?
Does formal, or politely euphemistic, language exist by which, early on in the job-hunt process, you can make sure you and a potential employer aren't considering salary ranges that are half a planet apart? [more inside]
I have a product idea for a regional restaurant franchise that I think would do really well. How do I go about making my dream of untold wealth a reality? [more inside]
I'm looking for salary guidelines for a job outside my field that I'm interested in -- coordinating events and marketing for an indie bookstore. [more inside]
P/T rookie real estate agent in NYC: is 25% of 3% fair? [more inside]
My parked car got hit by a truck. Then, before I could get it fixed, it got hit by another truck. How do I handle two claims at once? [more inside]
If I get laid off, will I be compensated for my outstanding vacation time? [more inside]
Hourly bonus programs- anyone have experience / advice? [more inside]
My employer gives me extra vacation hours instead of actual pay for overtime. Is this legal in California? [more inside]
Car accident insurance filter: Insurance company refuses to provide for rental car before sending me the money. What to do? [more inside]
Are retainer fees common outside of the field of law? How do they differ in other professions? [more inside]
There will be no raises this year - so be it. But I'd like to try negotiating for tuition reimbursement in leiu of a raise. Can you give any advice on conducting this conversation with my boss? [more inside]
Interviewing at new employer... how to determine salary and compensation requirements? [more inside]
Rewarding a good deed - We accidentally left something sentimentally and monetarily valuable in a pastry/bread store. A week later they returned it to us. What is a fairly inexpensive reward/gift that all the employees could enjoy? [more inside]
How much should an unknown band charge an acquaintance to use one of their songs in a podcast? Podcast is highly targeted and may initially be heard by 80-100 people.
We're in the middle of having a new kitchen installed. As part of the remodel we knocked down a couple of walls. The house has hardwood floors throughout yet the contractor did not put anything down to protect the floor(!!) when they did the demolition. No surprise then that there are scratches and a couple of gouges on the floor. We're not happy. How to approach this? What rights do we have? [more inside]
I'm an engineer/inventor who is in salary negotiations with a non-profit and I hold the patent for a mission critical technology. I have some questions about how to secure the best offer. [more inside]
Help me convince company execs that it's time to bump entry level starting pay. [more inside]
Am I entitled to back pay for a year of working Sundays in Rhode Island and not receiving time and a half wages? [more inside]
Airline Woes: When should airline passengers expect compensation in the form of tickets or otherwise from an airline?
Airline Woes: When should airline passengers expect compensation in the form of tickets or otherwise from an airline? [more inside]