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MASS Employment Filter: Know your Rights!

My, under 10 employee company just hired a new receptionist in Massachusetts. She has been with us for 2 weeks, week two was out for 2.5 days with the flu. Today starts week 4, and she just informed the president that she is pregnant. Do we have any recourse?
posted by jrc on Dec 2, 2013 - 18 answers

Is it legal for a job to not allow employees to take breaks?

I work in a house that has been designated as a group home for 5 disabled adults. The program/company is funded for by the state. I am an hourly employee who works a full 40 hours (plus up to 10-15 hours of overtime @ time and a half many weeks). My checks include deductions in all the proper taxes and stuff that any job would withdraw from. It's a full on legit job. [more inside]
posted by TwilightKid on May 9, 2013 - 37 answers

Need an employments right lawyer STAT

A friend works overseas for a US-based defence contractor. He's been involved in a somewhat work-related incident in his country of work and his employer is, long story short, refusing to advise him, maybe even turning against him. Lots of details we don't want to put on the internet. Need to find a good attorney in the US that has specialization in working with employment rights, particularly in international situations for US based entities (not sure if the defence contractor part is relevant or not). If state matters, pick Texas.
posted by anonymous on Feb 7, 2013 - 4 answers

A stand against estate agents?

UK Estate Agents - worth taking a stand? [more inside]
posted by Marzipan on Nov 15, 2012 - 9 answers

Do I also have the right to interview several lawyers?

Don't talk to the police is convincing and sound advice. Getting a lawyer to represent you so that the police don't trick you into a conviction is a great idea. However, when someone is unexpectedly taken into police custody, how they find a suitable attorney on the spot to defend them? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Aug 28, 2012 - 22 answers

How to become a civil liberties crusader

Public interest law transition-filter: I am a lawyer in a private-sector transactional practice. I would like to be a public interest lawyer doing litigation or policy in national security, civil liberties, surveillance or drug liberalization. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 9, 2012 - 12 answers

Justice of the peace in elementary school?

I just found out my 8 year old stepson has to talk to a justice of the peace about an incident that took place about a month ago. I am uncertain what his rights are in this situation. The incident was that coins rolled onto the floor. My stepson and another child ran after it. My stepson pushed the other kid so he could get to it first, and the kid bruised his eye. They were and are still friends. My stepson was suspended for three days. My question is: does he have to talk to the justice of the peace and can I or his mother be present? This is in Michigan.
posted by jkafka on Jan 5, 2012 - 21 answers

Is this legal?

Has someone violated my rights? [more inside]
posted by defmute on Oct 24, 2011 - 14 answers

Does The Uk Recognize US state-level Same Sex Marriages

I'm a dude going to marry a dude in New York State. Said dude I am going to marry is a resident alien from the UK. Will the UK recognize the marriage? Does he become an American Citizen by marrying him? Does that counteract his UK citizenship? What are my rights, here?
posted by The Whelk on Jul 20, 2011 - 27 answers

Okay, no upskirt shots, got it. What else?

What are the photography laws in South Korea? [more inside]
posted by Knigel on Jul 20, 2011 - 4 answers

"I would prefer not to produce my ID, thanks."

Do you have personal experience or anecdotes of what happened when a police officer requested an ID from you and you refused? [more inside]
posted by Mr. Justice on Dec 9, 2010 - 15 answers

landlord trying to replace carpets that don't need replacing

my landlord is trying to make me pay for replacing the carpets when they do not warrant a replacement, and she will not stick to a verbally (and textually) agreed upon date of moving out early (which was her idea so that her new owner could move in asap) unless we agree to replacing the carpets. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by focus on Feb 4, 2009 - 8 answers

Severe damp in rented house: What are our legal rights?

We rent a shared house in London. There are damp issues in a downstairs room which are known about by the landlord. We have just noticed a severe case of black mould infesting an upstairs wall. What are our legal rights as tenants? [more inside]
posted by bollockovnikov on Jan 11, 2009 - 4 answers

You have the right to remain anonymous?

Does the right to remain silent include the right to not to reveal your name? [more inside]
posted by roofus on Dec 23, 2008 - 16 answers

How do I blow the whistle without getting involved?

I stumbled on a phpMyAdmin page for a database of personal info along with credit card numbers, hosted by a multinational corporation. I deleted some records. How do I report it without being accused of hacking? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 3, 2008 - 23 answers

Help me smoke the smokers.

NYC-Renters-filter. How do I make my management company make the ass-hat neighbors upstairs stop using our patio as an ash-tray. [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Sep 16, 2008 - 6 answers

Blood Test: Legal in Canada?

In Canada is it legal to require a blood test for (A) employment; (B) group insurance eligibility? [more inside]
posted by five fresh fish on Jan 10, 2008 - 15 answers

Looking for First Hand Info

Applied to law school, looking to do work in human rights or civil liberties - but my info base is low. Just need more first hand information. Would love to hear about attorneys who love what they do - or if you know an lawyer who loves what they do. What kind of law? What does their/your work entail? Or sites that can give me further information. Thank you!!
posted by paris2000 on Jan 3, 2008 - 20 answers

What are my rights when being pulled over by the police for no reason?

What are my rights when being pulled over by the police for no reason? [more inside]
posted by hcastro on Oct 30, 2007 - 47 answers

I want my clothes!

Landlord authorized the removal of my suitcases from front porch with no notification - possibilities for reimbursement? [more inside]
posted by youarenothere on Jun 9, 2007 - 17 answers

What are my rights?

What are my rights as a Canadian citizen living in Ontario in respect to police officers? Such as my rights to refuse search and following their orders, etc. [more inside]
posted by KathyK on Nov 22, 2005 - 9 answers

What's so great about the U.S. constitution?

What's so great about the U.S. constitution? From a political science perspective, a legal perspective, a historical perspective? Non-USians without a written constitution especially invited to reply.
posted by insideout on Dec 4, 2004 - 33 answers

What can happen if I hijack a wireless connection?

Ethical considerations aside, are there any issues I should be concerned with if I were to use my neighbor's wireless internet without his explicit permission? Say, my computer getting hacked, my passwords being intercepted, my email being read, my browsing history being revealed, etc etc.
posted by TheIrreverend on Sep 2, 2004 - 10 answers

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