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    Are you working now? Are you living on your own? Did a court grant guardianship of your daughter to your parents or was this an informal agreement? Your parents have raised your daughter, and understandably they have a bond with her and they will almost certainly fight your efforts to get your daughter back. You will need to demonstrate that you are able to provide for your daughter by establishing that you have a stable work history and housing arrangements. If you are working, you will have to have a plan in place for her care while you are working. I'm not sure why you are even mentioning having another child when it appears you can hardly care for yourself, let alone two children. You do need to retain an attorney for assistance with this. Check with Legal Aid or your State Bar's Lawyer Referral program. They should have a program that would allow you to meet with an attorney one time for no fee or a very nominal fee.
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    I was going to say start with eeoc and review company handbook or procedures on reporting internally. I, too, find the tone of a couple remarks above unnecessary and belittling, and thank the attorney for the answer provided. Best Regards, Paralegal Dea
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    You may contact the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and file a complaint. You may see an attorney who litigates sexual harassment and illegal discrimination claims for advice and help. You did not say in what state you work but many states also have their own laws prohibiting sex and/or discrimination in the workplace and have a state agency that enforces those laws.
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    If they haven't in fact,changed their mind,and brought the felonies back,is there some reason why you think their going to do that? Was these three felonies dropped to misdemeanors as part of a plea agreement?
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    I don't know of any reason why the district attorney cannot have you indicted on the original charges if he be so advised. Moving the court to reduce the charges is not an acquital or determination of the validity of the original charges so double jeopardy does not apply. Ask your law school friend to provide you with some basis for his position and post it here so we can discuss it.
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    I assume the reference to "HR" means this happened in the context of your employment and that the person who told you to sign the document was your supervisor (or someone above your supervisor). Correct? Of course you can be told anything. I can't tell exactly what these people are actually saying, but this sounds like nothing more than office gossip that has at least some basis in fact. Whether it is or isn't slander is really neither here nor there unless it is causing you financial harm.
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    Could be slander. Might not be. Slander (defamation) is a complicated legal issue. A lot depends on exactly what was said and by whom and with what results. After your situation plays out you are free to consult an attorney.
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    Yes, you can be "told." And you can say "no." And they can fire you whether you sign it or not. Doesn't matter what the "whole office" is doing or not doing, though I have no idea why you even brought that up. Nor what this has to do with libel or slander.
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    Your step daughter is free to use transit services, have a friend drop off and pick her up, park a 20 minute walk away, or ride a bike/skateboard/roller skates. It might not seem fair that managers get free parking and employees do not, but if that is one benefit of being in management, so be it. Managers frequently get benefits not available to all.
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    $20 per day? $20 per month? Per year? I used to work in a building where I had to pay $80 per month to park in the underground garage at a different building such that I had a 10+ minute walk from the place I parked to the building where I worked. Some of my co-workers who had parking privileges in the building where we worked paid something like $120 per month So what? The analogy wouldn't be any different if there were only one nearby gas station. And, the lack of choice isn't the issue. While you may have a choice in deciding where you pay $3+ per gallon for gas, you don't have a choice about having to pay for gas. There's no free gas option, and I'm quite sure you'd still complain about this even if your stepdaughter had a choice of five different parking lots, all of which charged $20 per ___. Right? If she gets the fee waived, why are you even posting about this? First of all, who says anyone is profiting. How do you know that the revenues generated from the parking fees, less the property taxes, insurance and maintenance and other costs associated with operating a parking lot, result in a profit? Second, you are absolutely free to have this opinion. However, what if, instead of charging for parking, your stepdaughter's employer simply paid her a little less? And, of course, she is free to try and find other employment where this isn't an issue.
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    The property was located in Scotland, and UK tax law imposes capital gains tax on the sale of most property, though the gain from some sales of your primary home are not taxed. As this was not your primary home, it would be subject to the tax. Under UK tax, you get a tax free allowance of £11,300, which means that only your gain in excess of that is subject to tax. You may deduct from the gain your purchase cost of the property, costs you paid for improvements to the property, and certain costs of sale, like solictor’s fees, etc. You cannot deduct the annual property taxes, rates, and repairs from the gain. Some of that might have been deductible from UK income tax in the year the cost was incurred had you paid it (and I don't know if it was), but even if that had been the case you don’t get to deduct things that you do not pay for. You may want to consult a UK tax professional to get the proper gain computation as I do not know all the details that go into it, I just know the fundamental aspects of it. The U.S. has a world wide tax system in which U.S. citizens and permanent residents are taxed on their income no matter where in the world the income comes from. Thus, you will be taxed in the U.S. on the gain, too. The U.S. does not allow a tax free allowance like the UK does but otherwise the rules are similar. Your capital gain is computed by subtracting from the gross sales price your adjusted basis and certain costs of the sale. The adjusted basis is the price you paid to buy the property increased by the cost of any improvements (but not repairs) to the property and decreased by any depreciation that you took or could have taken on the property. Your brother was, I assume living in the home and paying those costs in exchange for living there. Under U.S. tax law, that would generally be regarded as rental arrangement with those costs he paid treated as rent paid to you. That rent should have been included in income each year, but you would also deduct against that the costs of the rental, including depreciation. This would likely mean that you had no income from the rental each year as the costs plus depreciation in this case would almost certainly equal or exceed the rent, but the depreciation you should have taken would still be deducted from the basis even if you did not report the rental arrangement, thus increasing your gain. The rules for basis are discussed in detail in IRS publication 551. IRS publication 544 discusses the sale of property. IRS publication 527 discusses rental residential property. Those publications will not directly address the issue of your brother’s payments of your annual property costs being treated as rent, but the case law (court decisions) and IRS administrative rulings do make it clear that this is how the arrangement gets treated. Now, you will not end up paying double tax (i.e. tax to both the U.S. and UK) on the sale of the home. In this situation you will be eligible to claim a foreign tax credit on your U.S. return for the tax you had to pay to the UK for the capital gain on the house. The effect of the foreign tax credit is that in the end you basically end up just paying the higher of the two taxes on the sale. As the U.S. capital gains rates are pretty low, that means that the foreign tax credit might completely offset the U.S. tax on the gain. But you have to report the gain and then claim the foreign tax credit to get there. Information on the foreign tax credit is found in IRS publication 514. Note that the U.S. and UK do have an income tax treaty but in this situation the treaty is of little help. The treaty says that gains on real property are taxable to the country in which the real property is located, but the U.S. reserves the right in all its tax treaties to tax its own citizens notwithstanding the treaty, so the U.S. still taxes you on this despite the treaty. That’s the reason why you will need to report the gain and take the foreign tax credit to deal with this.
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    Our family has a cabin that's been used for generations in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Apparently there was a illegal marijuana grow across the stream but well hidden from us and the public, we had no knowledge or association with this illegal grow. One day in August while entering the entryway to the cabin we saw several Ca Fish & Game and County Sheriffs leaving our cabin site. Upon arriving to our cabin we noticed two doors smashed down, glass and debris everywhere and our new pitched sleeping tent slashed. One of the sheriffs returned to our cabin site because he knew we had seen them leaving the area and wanted to address the issue of our destroyed property. We were told that they raided the illegal pot grow that was across the stream, that one of the caught suspects had stated that another suspect had ran off in the direction of our cabin. The sheriff went on to tell us that they had made a mistake by damaging our property, handed us a detective's business card with handwritten extra contact information and told us to contact their office to file a report of damage & get restitution. On this same day we noticed the sheriffs/fish & games vehicles filled with the cuttings of the illegal marijuana grove driving by. We asked how they were the disposing of it and we were assured that they had proper disposal methods. So we contacted the sheriff's office to obtain their forms to file a claim, this took numerous calls and messages before finally getting the proper paperwork. We filled out their forms, enclosed estimates for repairs & tent replacement. We waited several weeks with no reply, finally we made contact with the Sheriffs Office, we were told that they had a time frame where they could approve or deny our claim. We informed them that we do have photo images of them playing "Rambo" on our cabin and tent, that they never & refused to show us their original search warrant, that we had seen their "proper" disposal" of the illegal marijuana which entails them just dumping it off the nearest shallow ravine. We also informed them that we had witnessed many teenagers and youth easily salvaging the marijuana clippings over the next few weeks, this contraband most likely making it's way into Butte County. We waited about 45 days for a reply and restitution from County Sheriffs office and their Board of Supervisors unfortunately they denied our claim. We are shocked and angry, our cabin has no doors has glass & debris everywhere, has attracted bears and other wildlife into our cabin and has made it unsafe for our grandchildren to continue the legacy of weekend visits to our cabin. Is there any legal steps we can pursue? Is it possible to get restitution? How does this country get away with their "Rambo" tactics then sweep their mistake under the carpet? We are considering publicly exposing their mistakes, we do have photos and witnesses.
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    So I have a friend who's husband has cheated and gotten another girl pregnant. She called the dr one day and gave the girls name and birth date and asked what time her apt was. The office gave the info but she didn't ask for anything other than the appointment time. But now she is being told she broke a law and he is threatening to have her arrested. Did she really break a law or is he just trying to bully her into not going after alimony for the cheating? Could she really do a year in jail and lose custody of her child because of this? I'm really worried for her
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    Hot pursuit/Fresh Pursuit.I wasn't saying,and am not saying,they didn't have a right to chase the suspect,but obviously,while in hot pursuit,they lost sight of him,and didn't know whether he entered the cabin,or possibly ran past the cabin much further away,so they had nothing to confirm their belief that he had in fact gone into the cabin,and they had as much reason to suspect that he had ran as far as he could in hopes of getting away.
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    Well,maybe CA police procedure is different than my jurisdiction,but here in Georgia,in this particular situation,where they already had the evidence of the crime,if the police suspected that a suspect had fled into a "dwelling," they would have set up a perimeter around it,preventing escape,and sought a Magistrate/Judge,to issue a warrant.It's a very highly effective procedure that protects law enforcement from being accused of violating a suspects rights against illegal search and seizures. Now I understand the "exigent circumstance exception,"but Where were the exigent circumstances in this case where they already had the evidence,which couldn't be destroyed,and probably enough officers to prevent the suspect's escape til they got a warrant? The exigent circumstance issue,doesn't even begin to answer,what it was that made them them they had "probable cause" to begin with to bust in the cabin.I mean as it turns out,there was no one inside there,so they couldn't have seen anyone go in,and couldn't have heard anyone inside either.All they had,is the other suspect,stating that "the other guy ran in the direction of the cabin,so,it appears they were acting on no more than a "mere suspicion,"and nothing else. From what I see here,all the Officers involved just done what was convenient over what was legally permissible,and their gross egregious conduct in destroying the OP property is the best example of what kind of law enforcement officers these people really are.
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    Hey dude,if the damage total is $5,000 as you claim,the small filling fee which you will get back in the judgement is well worth you pursuing this matter to the fullest,and as far as the warrant goes,if it exist at all,(I seriously doubt it exist,)they will want to present it to the judge to support their case,but have you tried to call the clerk office in this county to see if they have it? Another thing you should really consider.In pursuing legal action against this county,you may help prevent this from happening to someone else.
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    The filing fee for small claims court is minimal. I would suggest you invite a reporter to the hearing. Other than your time, the filing fee and service of process fee would be all you would be at risk. As a former small claims court judge in California, I could not care less where the sheriff's office was located relative to the courthouse. Just be sure you meet the filing deadline.
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    Most likely,there never was a "warranr" to produce in the first place,so when the OP ask them to show the original warrant,they couldn't. Also,according to the OP's account of events,they most definitely would have needed to obtain a warrant,and I'm not sure,they would have gotten one based on one of the suspect's telling the police about another suspect running in the direction of the cabin,but they had not actually seen the other suspect enter the cabin,and depending on the size of the area,he could have ran in any direction to escape. I totally agree with you,on the fact that all involved should be sued for every dollar they can get.
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    Tell your Mom that when food spoils it releases pathogens (bacteria, molds, toxins, and other whatnot) into the air around it, contaminating everything inside the refrigerator, perishable or not, in ever-increasing concentrations until it's cleaned out. At room temperature or warmer, the inside of the fridge becomes a virtual Petri dish of nasty. Even meds that are hermetically sealed (such as pills in individual foil packets) would have to be thoroughly decontaminated before they could be safely opened and consumed. The elderly, and folks not in the peak of health to begin with, are particularly vulnerable to diseases these pathogens may carry. The staff, whether she realizes it or not, did her a big favor and may even have saved her life.
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    Here's a way to convince your Mom. Have her refill her refrigerator with the same kind of stuff that got thrown away and then have her unplug the refrigerator for the same amount of time that the power was out. Or, you can just add my opinion as a retired claims adjuster who has paid many claims for spoiled food that resulted from power surges that damaged refrigerators. Doesn't take more than a day or two for the food to spoil.
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    No. The facility was not guilty of either negligence or an intentional interference with her property rights. There is a doctrine of necessity involved that would also absolve the facility of blame.
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    What open to the public means is that the area is not a private road, not that the area happened to be closed for the night. If you drive and commit any traffic offense in a public park you are guilty of that offense regardless of whether the park is open at that time or not. So that argument is not a winner. You may have a defense here. Oregon law requires that the vehicle be in motion while you are under the influence in order to be guilty of a DUI offense. State v. Minow, 246 Or. App. 179, 184–85, 265 P.3d 54, 57 (2011). But Oregon case law also says that the officer does not have to see you driving the car for you to be guilty so long as the circumstances involved would lead one to conclude you had likely driven the car while under the influence. The state has to prove that you were driving as an element of its case. It will likely try to argue that you must have been drinking prior to your drive to the park as the circumstances suggest that. You’d argue that the state cannot make that case beyond a reasonable doubt since there were empty alcohol containers there supporting your argument you only started drinking after you arrived at the park. I suggest you get an attorney experienced in DUI defense to help you with that. The attorney will know how to best present that argument.
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    Hi, I was terminated from the biggest retail company in the world 2 months ago. I was put on a documented coaching first. The documented coaching was filled with inaccurate dates of conversations (I was off) and the claims are not supported by details. All that being said, I have many people that are willing to provide affidavits around the inaccuracies. Also, I have tons of emails, screenshots, etc that disprove the claims in the DC. During the DC process, I was being rated on misinformation they chose to support their claims. HERE IS MORE critical information. My immediate manager has bullied me and created a hostile work environment for my entire time with them. Over the years, I had escalated to his boss, sharing my anxiety, stress and departed soon around how he was treating me. I’ve documented throughout the years moments in which I express my anxiety and stress. At no Point did His boss partner me with employee relations or put me on a different team or send him or I to a different store. Our manager kept us working together and allowed my anxiety, Stress and depression to grow. Last year during a time when he was really bulying me, I partnered with a counselor in order to overcome some of my anxiety and pain. After several visits with my counselor and answering many questions, he suggested I partner with EEOC. I did not, and hoped things would get better. My performance and my teams performance has always been great and has lead the market in many areas. However the environment they kept me working in was not conducive to supporting me and providing a harassment free environment to grow. This year when they started the documented coaching I felt the anxiety stress and depression reaching new heights. This led me to partner with my doctor, a psychiatrist, my counselor, and the need for antidepressant medications this year. Prior to my experience over the last couple years I have never had any signs of anxiety stress or depression or the need for medications. My counselor again reminding me of what he told me a year prior around partnering with EEOC for protection. However this continued treatment warranted me to seek additional help which led to a leave of absence for several weeks. When I returned a couple weeks later we finish the documented coaching and they said I was not meeting expectations and said I was terminated. However I have documentation over the 2 1/2 years that show the high performance of myself and my immediate team that cannot be disputed, I have a timetable of dates that show that I have reached out to express my concerns around my anxiety and stress and the bullying behavior from my immediate boss, and I have given the company the benefit of the doubt in order to improve my working environment and protect my rights to not be harassed or bullied and they have gone unanswered. I also have proof that they were picking winners and losers utilizing nepotism and bias to hurt some and benefit others. In fact, my supervisor has broken company policy multiple times one of which he created a false document which should have led to his immediate termination, but he was protected for his continued bullying of me. Here are are the highlights: - harassed and bullied for years with proof. - Documented coaching can be disproven by me, others and supportive documentation. - during the documented coaching I was given false reasons as to why I was not achieving expectations. All of this can be disproven by other senior managers other managers other leads and other employees that will support all of my claims and disprove their claims. I know now I have a lot of information, but feel I have an all the evidence needed to show I was being harassed, my request for support around the harassment went unanswered and my continued treatment was hostile, based on biases and misinformation. I have so many people that are willing to support my facts. Thanks.
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    As for the $90 charge, that's about the going rate if you had to call Roto Rooter (or some such) to unclog your drain.
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    I'm guessing the law you were looking at was this--- Utah Code 57-22-4. Owner's duties. (1) To protect the physical health and safety of the ordinary renter, an owner: … (b) shall: … (ii) maintain electrical systems, plumbing, heating, and hot and cold water; But you would also need to take account of this-- Utah Code 57-22-3. Duties of owners and renters -- Generally. … (3) This chapter does not apply to breakage, malfunctions, or other conditions which do not materially affect the physical health or safety of the ordinary renter. (4) Any duty in this act may be allocated to a different party by explicit written agreement signed by the parties. ============================== As a result, I agree with pg1067's conclusion. The answer to your question turns on what the lease says on the subject, and on what caused the clog and how bad the clog was.
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    Please cite the specific law that you read that says this. Depends on the the terms of your lease and, possibly, reason for the clog. Many residential leases expressly provide that the tenant is responsible for any plumbing expense resulting from clogged drains. Read some of these search results -- https://www.google.com/search?q=residential+lease+provision+about+drain+clog&rlz=1C1GGRV_enUS751US751&oq=residential+lease+provision+about+drain+clog&aqs=chrome..69i57.9711j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 -- and then read your lease and tell us if it says anything relevant and what the reason was for your clog.
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    I'm sure you can do lots of things, including explaining the situation to the two utilities and anyone else who asks. Whether that will result in any of the added fees being removed is anyone's guess. Obviously, you'll still have to pay the bills.
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    Why do you think you need to slap a label on this? I don't know what county you're in, but if this form is any indication, all you need to do is describe what happened.
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    i was asked to move in with an ex girlfriend to help her take care of the house and her elderly mother the labor was iexchanged for my rent do i have renters rights ive been here 6 months and i have a ca id in this address shouldnt she have top give me notice
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    You're still going to need testimony from a medical person--one that treated your mother. The medical records are hearsay and someone will have to testify that was a witness to the representations by the person who authorized the termination of life-support.
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    Why in the world would you sue the business owner who accepted the checks? If anyone is liable, it would be the alleged forger. Anyway, only the executor or administrator of your mother's estate can file such a suit. Did you qualify as executor or administrator of your mother's estate? Finally, it may very well be that the statute of limitations will bar any suit against the alleged forger.
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    Legalwriterone:I'm just curious,since I don't know a lot about civil matters,but won't they first have to appeal the 'denial," or otherwise exhaust all "Administrative Remedies,"before filing suit with the courts?
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    If the child is "watching" classes on a computer, the teachers are taking a break while another is teaching. In an e-class, it is unlikely the classes are happening in real time though. It seems unusual that these classes have to be taken at these exact times and half the reason such online schools exist is for the flexibility of taking instruction whenever is convenient. It also seems unlikely that a student in any high school, would have only rigorous academic classes and for 6 hours a day, when traditional high school, doesn't operate that way, but your mileage may vary.
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    I was informed today by my lawyer that it would be in my best interest to wait since it had not yet been a year with the custody arrangement in place. He informed me that the burden to piece this together would not be worth it at this moment. I can't accept this as a final answer, while my daughter continues to be neglected in her father's care. This is why I have branched out to this forum to seek answers or ideas of ways to keep moving forward in my pursuit to get physical custody of my daughter.
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    I am looking for answers/suggestions. To what extent is something considered neglect? Has anyone gone through something similar to my situation? If I can compile enough fragments maybe I'll have enough that I'll have a picture of what my daughter is subjected, and can bring that to my lawyer and ultimately to the court.
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    I suppose I set the parent bar too high. Because he provides running water and garments whether they fit or not doesn't mean he is fit to care for her, the simple fact is he isn't parenting. Parenting takes time and effort, you can not put yourself on cruise control and expect to get it right. I have noticed changes in her personality, and had suggested to him that we take her to see someone to talk to, to express her feeling about the separation. He was adamant that we not, that it would somehow ruin her. She sleeps in his bed still, but has no issues sleeping in her own bed when she is with me. He has showered with her in the bathroom because she feels unsafe at her father's house. My main concern is for her safety and well being. Unfortunately, the burden of proving she isn't receiving the attention and care she needs is going to take a significant amount of time, while I pursue this avenue, she suffers.
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    Well, she has to live somewhere. If his name is on the mortgage he is still obligated to pay whether he lives there or not. As part of the divorce, he can ask the house be sold, but if it in in foreclosure, that complicates things and means the mortgage hasn't been paid in quite some time. Perhaps if he were paying half the mortgage and child support the house would not be in foreclosure.
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    Of course. We're you thinking that your employer might have the legal ability to force you to work against your will? That's pretty much the definition of slavery. Keep in mind, however, that your employer may legally fire you for refusing to work overtime.
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    My primary employer as taken away overtime as a form of punishmhment. I am getting a second job. I do not desire to do overtime for my primary employer again. Am I able to refuse mandatory overtime when they ask me to work it again due to having a second job?
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    Are you able to refuse it? Yes.You have a mouth and a voice, presumably. Are you able to refuse it and run no risks of disciplinary action up to and including losing your first job? No. If your employer says you work overtime, then you work overtime. If they want to allow you to say no and do nothing about your refusal, that's fine. But if they want to fire you for refusing, there's nothing in the law that's going to prevent them. Qualifier; there are two (and only two) states where there is a limit to the amount of overtime you can be required to work. You still, even in those states, can be required to work overtime up to those limits, but you are protected if you refuse to work more than the limit. However, since you did not include your state, I can't say if these protections apply to you.
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    Wow, judge much? My ex started screwing prostitutes from Craigslist 6 months into the marriage when I was pregnant with my first son in a high risk pregnancy that I was told that both me and my son would not survive. After years of his infedelity and lies I agreed to an open marriage in attempt to make the lies stop. I wanted to leave but was too afraid because of his, control, manipulation, threats and abuse which became worse when he became addicted to cocaine. I was with one person in the open marriage. He was there for me when my ex was making my life hell. He put me back together when my ex tore me apart. My ex was not involved with any of his children's lives anymore. He was never home and when he was he was either coming down so he would sleep for 24-36 hours straight or be a nightmare to be around. The guy I had an "affair" with was there my entire pregnancy and ours son's childhood. I didn't let him establish paternity because my husband at the time threatened to take both my kids and I would never see them again if I did. The day I finally got the courage to make an appointment with a lawyer he found out and kept my children and I imprissioned in the house for 6 hours. The first time we went to court he locked my children and I out of the house with nothing. He took the car seats out of my car in the court parking lot so I couldn't pick up my kids and tried to run off with them. You know nothing about my life and the things I survived. This was just scratching the surface I would have to write a book to cover all of it. I came on here looking for help. So screw you and your judgement
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    I am not sure what state legalhelp 2014 is in but I can tell you that in OK its is possible to just go file for guardianship and get it. I know of numerous cases including my own. All based on lies, bribery and in my case, the grandmothers friendship with the judge. None of my case makes sense to anyone. They had no proof of any of the allegations. And yet my adopted mother has had 2 of my children since Oct and the other 2 since Jan. My 2yr old daughter doesn't even know us anymore. My husband saw them in the store and she shied away like she didn't know who he was. She was a total Daddys girl before this. We have had numerous people tell police, judge, attorney and dhs that all the allegations are lies. Definitely frustrating. Innocent until proven guilty is a joke. They have no proof, we have lots of witnesses and records to support our case and all we can get is 30 min time blocks in court to try to do the findings hearings. Meanwhile I am missing out on my childrens lives.
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    Your post indicates no reason why the law you mentioned shouldn't apply to you. Of course, it may be that an exception does exist, so I suggest you research the Minnesota sales tax laws to see if, in fact, they apply to you. For what it's worth, I doubt that most folks who do this sort of thing (dog walkers, folks who give in-home music lessons, gardeners, etc.) charge, collect, or pay sales tax, and I doubt that the state cares enough to go after such folks (hence "adjusterjack's" "take your chances" comment). Of course it is. You're selling a service to the general public in exchange for money. How do you figure that's not "a business venture." That you don't have a "business name" doesn't make any difference.
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    Please don't post in all caps. As posed, I'm not sure what you expect folks to say to your question. As another poster says, in the abstract, you "can" do just about anything. What you ought to do/how you ought to handle it isn't something a stranger could even begin to formulate meaningful feedback for without any relevant info. If the SSA is declaring retroactively that you weren't disabled as of X date, then you naturally need to establish they are wrong. If you know they overpaid you but hope to convince them that they aren't entitled to repayment, I'd seek local counsel about what mechanisms might be available.