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  1. When you are brought in on an H1B there are specific rules governing the work you may do as it relates to the work as described in the application for the visa. I can't tell from what you posted if there is enough of a difference between what you thought you were going to do and what was in the visa petition to know if it was a violation or not. Either way, it does not provide YOU an avenue to sue. If they hired you thinking the work would materialize and it never did, then they actually did the correct thing by letting you go rather than continue to allow you to work outside the parameters of the visa.
  2. ElleMD

    Green card issuance

    So your grandparents are US citizens and filed for your parents to receive a green card? It still isn't clear but this may help https://www.uscis.gov/policymanual/HTML/PolicyManual-Volume7-PartA-Chapter7.html
  3. ElleMD

    Bankruptcy of Ponzi

    What you are asking is beyond the scope of a message board. Your affected relatives apparently have legal counsel and I would suggest they direct any and all questions to the lawyers they are already paying to guide them.
  4. ElleMD

    Green card issuance

    I'm not following what you mean here. What do you mean, "got the call"? Who "got the call"? If you already applied, your application would be processed according to your age at the time it is processed. Are you a derivative applicant? https://www.uscis.gov/greencard/family-preference
  5. ElleMD

    Child custody

    You have provided absolutely no details at all so it is impossible to suggest anything other than to consult with a lawyer.
  6. There are some exceptions for international non-profits "hiring" volunteers overseas. I've been out of that particular game too long to have kept up with the latest changes on those rules. http://www.naceweb.org/public-policy-and-legal/legal-issues/legal-issues-international-students-and-unpaid-internships/ http://ecnl.org/dindocuments/481_Belarus volunteering paper 2014.pdf If they are never setting foot in this country and working entirely in another, you also have to make sure you are following the laws of the country where the work will be taking place (and where the intern is hired if that is different). If you are looking to hire in the UK, that leads me to believe you have some tie to the UK. If you have contacts with a university there, it *might* be worth looking into partnering with them to offer your work for credit. At the very least a university should be able to guide you on the particulars of hiring their students as interns and may even assist with facilitating that process. Keep in mind that third country nationals studying in the UK present a whole different set of challenges.
  7. ElleMD

    Permanent Custody

    If choices made by the mother put the children at risk, then yes, the children can be removed from custody. Even if those choices are not drug, alcohol, tobacco, or direct abuse related.
  8. ElleMD

    Evil step father

    Sounds like this is his house that you inherited a share of (potentially) through your mother. Whatever happens with it, has limited legal effect on you. Worst case is when he dies, and you are left with the house, it won't have much value. It doesn't sound like a super valuable property now. That is hardly jeopardizing everything you have worked for. There are limits on what the courts can and will do and using them as revenge against a senior citizen to render him homeless so you can make a few thousand more on the sale of a property is over the line. The government has a vested interest in not increasing the homeless population. Plan B should be to ignore this dude and continue living your life separate and apart from him.
  9. ElleMD

    Dispute Legal Fees During a Divorce

    I'm not sure why your parents are paying for this but ultimately, it doesn't matter. You either have to pay to keep finding whatever assets you are sure are there, or give up. Those are your choices. It is not your attorney's fault your ex is being uncooperative and hiding funds and assets. At this point it sounds like your attorney is being up front and telling you cutting your losses might be your best bet. I'm not you, nor your attorney, but at some point the costs outweigh the benefits. You might be at that point. Your share of whatever is out there may not be worth the cost it will take to find it and then litigate this. If you signed on the dotted line for those loans, it was willing in the eyes of the court. What you thought would happen and how you thought he would act don't change that. If you are claiming he forged your name to loans, that is different and you really need to be talking to the police. If you didn't like it but went along with it thinking it would be ok because you were married and you "loved" him, they are still yours. Some lessons we all learn the hard way. It sucks, but the law does not let you rewrite history. If both names were on the debts, they would be joint. If during the marriage you agreed to put them in only your name and assume sole responsibility for them (which is what putting them only in your name does), legally he can't be held responsible for them in divorce.
  10. ElleMD

    Investigating County Has No Investigation?

    No entity is going to turn over video to anyone who asks for it so they can go on a fishing expedition to see if maybe something happened. The reasons for this should be obvious. Lots of them. Even if she had bruising from someone at the jail, that does not mean they were criminally responsible for her death or even liable in any way. Was any force that might have been used excessive? No matter what happened, you have nothing more than speculation that whatever "it" was led to the aneurysm. It isn't clear anyone at the jail even knew she had one and was at risk- or even that she did. If she did know, did she communicate that to anyone and then and only then did someone either intentionally injure her or neglect her symptoms knowing it wasn't just an upset tummy and a headache? Do you have any idea what she was doing in the 48 hours leading up to her arrest? "These bruises are incumbent of someone who lives a transient lifestyle" does not sounds like recent blunt force trauma. I get it. If anything happened to my sister I'd be screaming for answers too and would be looking for someone or something to blame. That does not automatically translate into having a legal right or remedy to what you are seeking.
  11. ElleMD

    Dispute Legal Fees During a Divorce

    Your argument seems to be that your attorney subpoenaed records to make sure your ex wasn't hiding assets (an extremely common and routine inquiry in a divorce case) and this ended up being expensive because he was uncooperative. At the end of the day, he was not hiding assets and your attorney is recommending you accept a settlement offer. You don't want to pay the cost of litigating this further. It isn't clear what fees you are seeking to recover. If you agreed to the debts and put them in your name only, there is limited recourse now. Divorce is not about settling old scores or undoing unwise decisions with the benefit of hindsight. At the time, you agreed to put the debt in your name and therefore agreed to be "solely" responsible for it. The court is not going to undue that. Nor is it going to adjudicate how "fairly" you two handled your finances while married. There are any number of ways a married couple may choose to structure their finances. How a couple spends and saves during their marriage is for them to work out. Divorce isn't a chance to get a redo on those choices. It is to take the existing assets and debts of the marriage at the time of the divorce and divide them equitably according to the laws and guidelines of your state. What was personal property, debt, and asset before, during, and after the marriage remains so.
  12. ElleMD

    Evil step father

    It is still not clear how you own this house. You keep saying 50% owner, but there are many ways your name could be on it. If the deed is literally, Carl and Ginger, that is different than if you inherited it but there is a life estate or some other mechanism. The fact that you can't get insurance on it but he can leads me to believe you are not equal joint owners. If he is elderly and living there, your chances of getting a judge to order it sold are low. It isn't clear why you want to do this. I mean you have been connected to this dude for 40 years. The law doesn't care that he isn't a good person. Forcing the sale and leaving him homeless because he is too poor to maintain the house to your standards is not going to fly in court. Neither is holding him to his request to sell when he couldn't afford to replace the hot water heater.
  13. I'm not a doctor. The MD refers to the state where I am from and partial initials. I actually work in risk management and legal compliance in the public education sector (and have worked in other industries as well), and have for many years. This is a topic near and dear. I have also been the administrator of self-funded insurance plans for WC and health, and on the board for self-insurance pools for WC and liability. I've hired LEOs, including those retired from other jurisdictions. Basically, what I am telling you is I could go on ALL day about this topic. There are a few here who know me personally and can vouch for this. I'm going to take a stab that this is blowing up now due to the situation in Lee County? Some of your questions above are rather unclear. Self-insure for what? WC? Liability? Property? Health? Life? Do you mean to treat them as independent contractors rather than employees (not legal) and make them carry their own liability and WC insurance? That is a non-starter. You hire them, they are your employees just like any other and WILL be covered on any and all of your policies. Expect your costs (premiums, reserves) to escalate significantly if you have armed employees. Like, a whole lot. Your life insurance is going to go through the roof. For everyone. You also need to look closely at what your liability policies cover and make sure they don't exclude weapon related incidents or security related situations. You are also going to want to make sure you have coverage that specifically includes protection in the event of those kinds of claims. Someone tripping and falling on the sidewalk outside Local Elementary is not even in the same ballpark as what you face with Local Elementary Employee shooting someone or a kid getting hold of Retired Officer Jones' gun during a fight. If you haven't spoken to your TPA, you need to do so. You also need to make sure if these are YOUR employees (and they are), they have been thoroughly background checked, fit for duty, and have current and ongoing weapons training. Do you have a facility for that? Who is going to train them? Responding to an incident in a school is a specialized skill set and requires specialized training by active law enforcement. I've been part of the planning team for such drills with multiple schools and LEAs. Hitting the local target range on the weekends is not gonna cut it. Do you have a way to reliably evaluate the fitness for duty of one of these employees once hired? Many retire because they can no longer safely perform the duties of a LEO, not to mention once no longer on active duty, haven't kept up their skills. Your district also needs to have VERY clear policies and guidelines for how they are to intervene in any given situation. The way an officer breaks up a fight between kids and the way an educator does so are night and day. Trust me. You will need to be crystal clear when lethal force is acceptable (which better be different than an officer on the streets). SROs get special training for a very good reason. As for hiring a retiree, as both are public sector, you will need to investigate the effect working for you might have on their pension and any other retiree benefits like health and life insurance. The local unions will almost assuredly have a very strong opinion on this as well. Count on it. There is also the public relations angle. You are going to have kids who are scared. Parents who are scared. Expect a whole lot of external scrutiny (good and bad) once/if it goes through.
  14. ElleMD

    Time off

    Showing up at the court house randomly is not the way to go. You aren't the client and your husband not his only client. When he is there, he is not going to drop everything and look into your husband's situation. Schedule a time to speak with him, though it isn't clear why you need to do so. Are there conditions that have not actually been met? Or do you just want someone to reassure you that what was agreed upon will be upheld?
  15. And frankly, they are right to be concerned. Maybe not for the "right" reasons, but from a risk management and liability standpoint, it is not something to consider lightly.