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]
How much should I pay an amateur photographer per photo for use on a website? The website is for a small nonprofit if that makes a difference.
Interesting profit-sharing schemes or payment incentives for programmers? What can my boss give me to make me work more efficiently? [more inside]
My fiancée is only 24 years old, but she has osteoarthritis (see this previous question). As a result, she has a lot of pain, particularly in her back, but she is just generally sore all over. We suspect that her job (customer service in busy cafe with a lot of heavy manual work thrown in behind the scenes in the kitchen and store rooms) may have exacerbated her condition because before she started there, she never felt the sort of pain she feels now after just two years of working there. We're thinking maybe we should get a personal injury lawyer and see if we have a case. Do the medical and legal minds of the hive think we do, too? [more inside]
During construction on the common area of the town home complex I live in, workers may have damaged my water main, possibly causing damage to the interior of my home. They are trying to determine the damage now. Do I need a lawyer? [more inside]
Please help me figure out how much to charge for two potential jobs! (Both are database related) [more inside]
I am a US citizen and resident, contracting with a European organization for a freelance project that won't be over until near the end of the year (we're still
fighting over discussing the actual due date, but that's another issue). I requested a certain fee in US$. They agreed to that fee, but they want to pay it in Euros, based on today's exchange rate. Is this common practice? [more inside]
Jaded Combatants:-What price the health of our civil servants, army, police, and emergency personnel? [more inside]
Can I claim compensation for a hotel room from UPS? We have been forced to stay an extra night (at full cost) because UPS has not delivered a very important document. [more inside]
This fellow is interested in getting together a push to have Iraqis compensated along the lines established by the UNCC. Ideas, suggestions? How to proceed?
I need a strategy and workplan to get funds to rebuild a hiking trail destroyed by a major dam failure. [more inside]
Changed from an exempt to a non-exempt employee; what gives? [more inside]
Cost of living comparison. Is there any way to compare salaries and standard of living between USA, UK, and France? If I relocate between these, how much should I ask for to attempt to maintain a standard of living? [more inside]
A friend of mine has a question about how (and how much) people in so-called third world and developing countries get paid when their images are used in American ad campaigns. [more inside]
I've been recruited to help start a company. Help me write my own ticket. [more inside]