Changing Employee Classification

My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: Georgia I have a second question involving a subordinate of mine. It boils down to: are you allowed to change an employee's classification back and forth between exempt and non-exempt? The industry standard for the position is exempt, if that makes a difference. I am the direct manager of "Jane". Jane was hired as a salaried, exempt employee at $60,000/year. Two weeks ago, she was low on work and sent out an email asking if anybo...
Tags: Law, Employment and Labor

Gift Appropriateness

I went with a friend that was a girl. My friend said that since we were going to a birthday party. That she would feel uncomfortable going without having a gift. My friend picked out a pair of earrings for $10 and a necklace for $35. It was a mom and pop store so they said the earrings were free. So the total was $35. My friend took the gift out of her purse and gave it to the birthday girl. She said it was $50 and that I bought it for her. She was really happy and hugged me twice. Once from t...
Tags: Law, Employment and Labor

I'm on Child Support but I'm the Active Parent

My question involves a child custody case from the State of: Missouri So a couple of days ago I received an email from payroll telling me that my check will be garnished for child support. Now, the reason this came a huge shock to me is because my daughter's father hasn't been in her life for almost 3 years now.... Matter a fact, if he walked up to her she wouldn't even know who he is. He' s a homeless, panhandling (I've seen this with my own eyes btw) paranoid schizophrenic (which is the rea...
Tags: Law, Child Custody, Support And Visitation

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This Week Has Been A Long Year — See Also

TRUMP LOSES AGAIN IN COURT: But the dissent tells you how the Republicans plan to save him. WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL SLAMMED BY FORMER CLASSMATES: This usually only happens to Jones Day lawyers, but Pat Cipollone comes from Chicago Law by way of Kirkland. HERE'S SOME MORE DUNKING ON CIPOLLONE: Noted liberal cuck... Ilya Somin, can't even defend the guy. GET WHILE THE GETTING IS GOOD: Biglaw firm founder retires amid misconduct investigation. IN SPORTS NEWS: I do wonder if China will let us play b...
Tags: Law, White House, China, Chicago, Kirkland, Ilya Somin, See Also, Pat Cipollone

Now available on Oyez: This week’s oral argument audio aligned with the transcripts

Oyez has posted the aligned audio and transcripts from this week’s oral arguments at the Supreme Court. The court heard argument this week in: Kahler v. Kansas Peter v. NantKwest, Inc. Ramos v. Louisiana Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC The post Now available on Oyez: This week’s oral argument audio aligned with the transcripts appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Law, Merits Cases

5 Small Business Startup Insurance Policies That Entrepreneurs Should Buy

Plaintiff lawyers are getting better at their job. In 2018, plaintiffs won 79% of the wage and hour cases against HR departments. That’s up 11 percent from previous years. “But!” you say, “I don’t have any employees yet.” Lawyers aren’t just interested in wage disputation. You could get hit from any angle from clients suing for damages to copyright cases. And lawsuits aren’t the only reason you would need insurance. Here are a few types of insurance you might need as an entrepreneur. 1. General ...
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WALL Is Back On Hold

Federal judge blocks Trump's WALL, this time on national emergency grounds.
Tags: Politics, Law, Courts, Wall, Trump

Neal Katyal Summed That Up Nicely

Neomi Rao's dissent is, in a word, 'nuts.'
Tags: Law, Courts, Neal Katyal, Tweet Of The Day, Neomi Rao

This Biglaw Firm Does Pretty Well By Women

Women have a great opportunity to get ahead here.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Trivia Question of the Day, The Jabot

Challenging an Amendment in California As Unconstitutional. Procedures Needed

Hello everyone, I'm trying to find out exactly what needs to be done in order to challenge an amendment that was passed by the voters but is completely unconstitutional. What is the step by step procedure for this. I'm considering filing it myself, without a lawyer. Any help would be appreciated.
Tags: Law, California, Banter

New on LGBT issues and the law: religious tax exemptions, Title VII coverage

On Thursday evening, “at a CNN candidate forum on gay rights, CNN’s Don Lemon asked Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke: ‘religious institutions like colleges, churches, charities. Should they lose their tax-exempt status if they oppose same-sex marriage?’ O’Rourke answered ‘Yes’.” But O’Rourke’s dead wrong as a matter of politics, policy, and law, as I explain Friday post at Cato. I call his proposal “illiberal, anti-pluralist, inflammatory — and unconstitutional under current Supreme Court prec...
Tags: Taxes, Law, Uncategorized, Sexual Orientation, WO writings, Discrimination Law

3 Reasons Not To Trust Personal Reviews [Sponsored]

Current and former employees make for unreliable reviewers because firms vary wildly from office to office, and from practice to practice.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Sponsored Content, Michael Allen, Lateral Link

Florida Rental

My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Florida I am renting a house, before moving in, landlord promised that trees around yard would be cleaned up(severely overgrown). Within first month, winds from a storm knocked down part of the fence around backyard(I have dogs). I sent pics to landlord and advised when happened. Landlord said they would fix. Landlord then said they wouldn't replace without talking to people who owned adjacent property to damaged fence because in landlo...
Tags: Florida, Landlord, Law, Landlord-Tenant Law, Florida Rental

Argument preview: Justices to consider life-without-parole sentences for juveniles in D.C. sniper case

In the fall of 2002, John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo terrorized the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Dubbed the “D.C. snipers,” Muhammad and Malvo randomly shot and killed 12 people and badly injured six more. Muhammad was sentenced to death and executed in 2009, while Malvo – who was only 17 at the time of the shootings – was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Next week the Supreme Court will hear oral argument on whether a pair of decisions from 2012 and ...
Tags: Featured, Law, Merits Cases

Saudi Aramco Still Not Worth $2 Trillion, No Matter How Much Crown Prince Wants It To Be

Certain bankers might wish to avoid entering any Saudi diplomatic posts for the time being.
Tags: Law, Finance

Repair and Maintenance: Upstairs Drain Pipe Located in Downstairs Wall in Condo Burst, Which Owner Pays

My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Texas Upstairs unit in 2 story condo, has a catch all drain pipe, where all drains feed into one line thru branches and joints into one and then flows down thru downstairs unit wall. Downstairs tenant heard water running/leaking behind a wall. He located the area opened up a small hole in the drywall, and discovered a joint to the pipe had burst and water was indeed flowing into his wall, and that this drain line/pipe was coming down fro...
Tags: Law, Landlord-Tenant Law, Texas Upstairs

The Uncertainty Gap And Law Jobs For Humans

On November 15 in NYC, we're bringing you a way to bridge your employment uncertainty with Law Jobs for Humans.
Tags: Law, Evolve the Law

Trump Appointee Lays Out Whackadoodle, Undemocratic Dissent… That Will Be Coming To A Supreme Court Majority Near You

Dwarf-tossing apologist Neomi Rao makes bad argument that will probably be adopted by craven Supreme Court.
Tags: Politics, Taxes, Supreme Court, Law, Courts, Donald Trump, Neomi Rao, Mazars

Liens and Encumbrances: Lien Expiration

My question involves real estate located in the State of: GA In 2011, I filed Chapter 7 BK in the state of GA. At the time, I had a 1st & 2nd mortgage with the same lender. I chose to reaffirm the first mortgage but the second was included in the BK. Since that time, I have maintained the payments on the 1st with no delinquencies. The lender has not and could not, under the BK laws, tried to collect on the second mortgage. The term of the 2nd was for 15 years and would have reached maturi...
Tags: Law, Real Estate Ownership And Title

Chapter 7: Second Mortgage Included in Chp 7 Bankruptcy

My question involves bankruptcy in the state of: GA In 2011, I filed Chapter 7 BK in the state of GA. At the time, I had a 1st & 2nd mortgage with the same lender. I chose to reaffirm the first mortgage but the second was included in the BK. Since that time, I have maintained the payments on the 1st with no delinquencies. The lender has not and could not, under the BK laws, tried to collect on the second mortgage. The term of the 2nd was for 15 years and would have reached maturity date in...
Tags: Law, Bankruptcy Law

Founder Of Am Law 200 Biglaw Firm Retired Amid Misconduct Probe

He allegedly retired rather than participate in the misconduct investigation.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, The Jabot, Buckley Sandler, Andy Sandler, Benjamin Klubes

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Project planning offers significant opportunity for profit maximization and substantial revenue growth.
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White & Case Names New Partner Class

New partners offer a glimpse of where firms are going.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, White & Case

"Grab a beer (or whatever) with Warren!"

An ad that came up in my sidebar just now:What do you think? Do you like that black-and-white image with the only color in the beer bottle? Is the profile image with the sassy hand on the hip good? Seems like she's at some sort of beer-drinking party, giving you a sense of what it might be like to go to this beer-drinking party you might win an invitation to. But I feel excluded because she's looking at someone taller than she is, and she's 5'8", 3 inches taller than I am (and I'm exactly averag...
Tags: Law, Advertising, Elizabeth Warren, Beer, Trump's Access Hollywood remarks

The “Meat on the Bones”: Attorney General Xavier Becerra Releases CCPA Implementing Regulations

Ryan Blaney and Christina Kroll On October 10, 2019, the California Attorney General, Xavier Becerra, announced at a press conference that his office has released proposed implementing regulations for the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). The text of the proposed regulations is available here. As background, the CCPA is a California privacy law that seeks to give California consumers the rights to know about and control the personal information that businesses collect about them. For a d...
Tags: Law, California, Regulations, CCPA, Data Privacy Laws, Privacy Law, California Attorney General, California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”

White House Counsel’s Top Law School Classmates Accuse Him Of ‘Distort[ing] The Law And The Constitution’

They say he's 'flout[ing] the traditions of rigor and intellectual honesty that [they] learned together.'
Tags: Law, Government, White House, Law Schools, University of Chicago Law School, Impeachment, Pat Cipollone

"Needless to say, those are not his pronouns. Cuomo, a well-known face for the TV network, is a cisgender man who has indicated he goes by he, him and his."

Teo Armus soberly explains in "‘Really not a great look’: Chris Cuomo apologizes for pronoun gaffe at LGBTQ candidate town hall" (WaPo).Watch Cuomo make the gaffe of finding humor in the Era of That's Not Funny: KAMALA HARRIS: My pronouns are she, her and hers.CHRIS CUOMO: Mine, too.HARRIS: Alright. — Dan Diamond (@ddiamond) October 11, 2019 It was the LGBTQ town hall with Kamala Harris last night in Los Angeles. Compare it to that other event last night — Trump's ral...
Tags: Law, Transgender, Homosexuality, Kamala Harris, Chris Cuomo, Era of That's Not Funny

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