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  1. I run a small furniture store in Arizona. We are changing our pay schedule to pay on delivered sales instead of written (which is the norm for our industry). So once a sale is delivered, the salesperson would get the commission on that sale. If one of my salespeople quits, am I legally required to continue paying them out on the delivered sales commissions?
  2. How can I be sure my co. gives me my time off that I accrued ? I think they are phasing me out by cutting my hours. If I'm let go can I get paid for the PTO hours I have accrued with them ? Any advice would be great! Thank you
  3. Recently my daughter in law got pulled over for speeding. She was going 23. It was on a road next to the high school. Which is also residential area. The signs posted say, 15mph when kids (or students) present. These are newer signs. Think the last couple of years. I know when my boys were young, the signs always said something to the effect of 15 mph during school hours. There was nothing about present on those signs. So everyone did 15 during 7:30 Am to 3:30 Pm. This cop sites her for speeding. Doing 23 in a 15 mph zone. I know in AZ in residential its 25mph. Yes it was next to the high school. But the sign says 15 when kids present. There were no kid/students present. It was after lunch. High school doesn't get recesses. Can she fight this? Do you think she could possibly beat it? She looking at 200.00 ticket or 180.00 driving school. Neither of which she has. I told her to fight it.
  4. If a boss ignores employees when they report abuse by another employee be held accountable for not taking action against the employee being the abusive one. If more info needed, I can provide.
  5. ok so I had a drug problem and I stole copper pipe from my work, I was fired obviously but my employer said if I paid him $1200 he would not press charges, it would be settled and no further issues would come of this. A couple weeks later he found out i had picked up some copper from one of our suppliers and kept it. He paid that supplier what was owed so now he owns the debt, but he is now threatening me again with prosecution unless I bring him another $1400. This could just keep going on, is this legal if we already had a verbal settlement agreement with a witness present in the room?
  6. I have accumulated approx $7,000 in tickets and fines over the past 20 years. I am now 42 years old, single parent with 3 children, ages 9, 11 and 13 and no way to get a job or take my kids to ball practice until I get this taken care of. Problem is, without a job = money I don't know how I will do this. Is it possible to have a state attorney assigned to help me?
  7. Hello everyone thank you for your time. I live in Arizona. I have a 4 year old. I am still legally married with father of my son, but been separated for 3 years and 7 months. At the beginning of separation dad would ask for our son and I won't deny my son to him. It only lasted 3 to 4 months. Then father stop asking for him. My email, fb, and location was the same and he new my parents number also and didn't receive any call from father. He would ask for him but would make excuses after why he didn't make or couldn't make it. Then he completely stop asking for him. In the period of 3 months and 7 months I only receive two money orders of $50.00 each. I would ask for help but he would only promise and wouldn't keep his promises I completely stop asking for help. He even promise the baby sister he would pay babysitting and would make excuses all the time at the end I end up paying it all 700 dollars that he never paid. While being together he would act weird he always thought someone was fallowing him and he once he said he saw a man trying to get and bagging on the window and door in the apartment where we lived and call the police, I was there and I never saw nothing or heard anything. I loved out the window and no one was there. Officer arrived and looked at the window and said there is no marks or hand prints or any signs that that window has been touch in months. But he swear he seen someone. He also told me that his video games would talk to him. I started noticing that he was a little off. He had mood swings too. And would get violent and controlling. He is a really perverted person his sick. He told me he would spy on his sisters showering and touch himself. His best friend also mention to me that he would spy on his ex gf outside her house and would touch himself. He would only date under age girls. I remember once on his phone I found he was watching human with animal porn. It was horrible and sicking. I've always notice something was off about him. His best friend from child hood also said he was not OK mentally stable. At this moment we are at the beginning of fighting custody and devoice. We already went to mediation and got into an agreement but I wanted supervise I felt pressured by mediator and father not to be supervise visitation so we agree two 3 day for 3 hours. I want him to be supervised I fear for my sons life since I know his mentally unstable. I know am not a Dr but you can tell his off. On mediation he mention he had ms/multiple sclerosis and I researched and it made sense why he acts the way he does. How will he take care of my son if his not mentally stable or even take care of himself. He doesn't have a job and still live with his parents. It's really frustrating. And his does things that are perverted. There are more perverted stories to many to say. His best friend is willing to be a witness for me because he wants to do the right thing he knows his not mentally OK. So his willing to be a witness which is great. Do you think I could get full cousdy with no visition. Or would it be more like supervise visitation.
  8. I am paternal grandmother and have been to court in 08 and was granted visitation rights to my two grandchildren whom at the time were 3 & 4 years old. My grandchildren are now 11 and 12. THE boy who is 11 has asked maternal grandmother if he could come and live with me maternal grandmother got very upset and told him that he would be out of her will and would never see her again if he was to go and live with his paternal grandmother. When I picked up my grandson he promised made me promise that I would not say anything to his maternal grandmother what he was about to tell me and that was what she said about the will and that he would never see her again he was very upset. What I'm asking is at what age in Phoenix Arizona is a child able to decide or tell the courts that he liked to live with the paternal grandmother? The maternal GMA has guardianship and also has taken on two other children to entertain my grandchildren she said because she didn't have enough time. The maternal grandmother believes that it is not her job to be on top of my grandson and his school work. HE is doing very poorly and has since beginning of the year. HE did have a tragedy happened to where mentally traumatized him an has had coucling. The maternal grandmother is very controlling and wants everything her way. I like to know a way to explain to her that I have so much time and that we were supposed to be doing this together raising them that he would benefit if he was over here because I'm able to be on top of him with his school work and get him to do his work where she has not been able to.
  9. I have a friend who moved in with some friends about a year and a half ago. She has been paying rent which also help go towards the utilities. The friends who owned the home (landlords) have been pregnant and are due in a few weeks. They originally asked my friend to stay after the baby was born. Just a few days ago they decided they didn't want that anymore and gave her three weeks to move out. Then the other day they decided she needed to be out by this weekend and she can leave her stuff until the end of the three weeks they originally gave. They are now asking her to repair everything by the end of the week and giving her a list of things that need to be repaired. My friend's dog and their dog shared a kennel for when they were out of the house and the trim in the landlord's room got either scratched or chewed to where there's a 2inx0.5in chunk missing. They are telling her that she needs to pay for a contractor to come and replace the entire trim (when they don't even know which dog destroyed it). They are also saying she needs to replace the curtains that one of their dogs chewed on. Now my friend is stuck on her friend's couch until she figures out what to do. What rights does my friend have in this situation? I feel like the landlords are being extremely unreasonable.
  10. So my current landlord has repeatedly violated the Landlord Tenant Act and my lease, and their newest act was to have the maintenance man outside my apartment with his boombox blasting so loudly that he "couldn't hear" me ask him to turn it down, although he certainly did hear my much more softly voiced call to the office to complain about someone loitering in the parking lot.Management has stated that they want me out of the complex (yes, I have an email saying so), and today's action just seems like harassment to "encourage" me to move. Unfortunately, I have a not-yet-healed broken leg, and cannot rent a U-haul to move just yet, nor do I have the finances to do so. Plus, two months ago, I was assaulted by a neighbor at 3 am when I asked him to shut down his riotous party, and management is refusing to provide me with the information I need to get an Order of Protection, as is the Police Department, who didn't even assign a detective until I called the Mayor's office. I have a long list of exchanged emails between myself and management regarding their failure to live up to their legal obligations, as well as the mass emails they send out to all the residents, plus the police report number. I haven't gotten the report itself, because it shows shoddy police work and a lack of investigation, so is next to useless for me. My question is, do I have enough to sue the landlord for past rents paid, so I can have the money to get out of this cesspool? I just want out of here, and on my fixed income, that's the only way it's going to happen anytime soon. Please, can someone help me, short of my having to go to court? Thanks! Chellae
  11. This guy I work for has a writ of possession he owns a bunch of properties...has us squatting at the place where he has a writ of possession and has not paid taxes on it yet. He gave us a paper for Squatters rights to keep to show anyone that would show up to show we know what Squatters rights are.We have painted property not him we have cleaned up yard and made it look like someone is now living in property .He replaced the window turned on electric in his name and water. He said to tell people if anyone asked that we are Squatter roommates.We pay the power bill.He however has not paid the water yet. He wants us to pay for renters insurance of property and then handed us a lease and non refundable security deposit and we want to know if this is legal.He I thought in writ of possession would have to be sqautting here and had wanted us to say we were roommates.But he's not staying here but has us in here so he can obtain property and has back taxes he owes on other property.Is this legal?To rent us property he not fully possessed as his?We are not sure what to do in situation n feel used n that he might be screwing us over n we don't want to get in trouble.Please help...Thanks so much!
  12. I was recently laid off from my job on January 9th 2018. I started on salary on January 1st 2017 with a number of PTO days. Upon termination of other employees, they received their unused PTO's in a check. My employer is refusing to give me my PTOs from 2018 stating that I "hadn't worked a full day in her presence" in the new year before being given notice of termination. I had actually gotten paid once already in the first week of January, and worked one full day not in her presence and a half day in her presence. Is it valid for her to refuse to give me what I am owed?
  13. I purchased an air coupler for my air hose at Lowe's. The next day on the jobsite I hooked up the air hose with the new coupler to my nail gun. I finished with my nail gun secured it to my ladder to disconnect my air hose. When I disconnected the nail gun from the air hose with the new coupler the seal was bad so the hose starting whipping around causing me to loose balance. I knocked my nail gun off my ladder. The nail gun hit the concrete witch broke a few parts on my new gun. Would lowes or the manufacturer of the coupler be responsible for replacement of my nail gun. It is used every day at work so I am without a nail gun.
  14. Have a question. My husband has fifty fifty with his ex wife she is trying to go after full decision making and full parent time. Can he give up his rights to his sister without getting permission from the mother. Or does he need her consent?
  15. SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY'. Forgive me if this is not right. I live in AZ I am just recovering from a brain bleed. That was September first 2017.I had a stent put in my head or a coil its called & a drain tube that ends up in my gut. I was told that its going be a long recovery& I can't work. Everything I have read on the SSD sight is so confusing. Do I get a lawyer before I file a came ? It seems like my case is so new that a lawyer will not take the case because its so new& I can't pay for one. Please help. Thank you for your time in this mater.
  16. My husband and I had to do some jail time he was charged for dui and later they charged me with reckless endangerment because I left my children with my husband their father. Instead of cps taking my kids I called on my mother and her husband to come take care of our children during all that bull. While incarcerated my mother takes my children out of state files for guardianship in Arizona I was served court papers while in jail. I had no other choice at that time no legal advice. No way of getting any advice in the time frame given by Arizona courts. After being released from jail after 6 months in Utah we were ordered to probation unable to leave the state. We finished probation and as released sold our home and property and moved out to Arizona we have only been able to see our kids 4 times in the 2yrs. Guardians have denied us any contact or visitations with our mail presents card letters all sent back. A protective order for my mother and my children had been filed and dropped by the judge. My mother and her husband have caused us to loss our jobs has gotten us evicted from the campground we were staying at. And now they are trying for child support. Which I have no problem with if we had been able to have visitations family counseling contact, anyou sort of rebuilding our family and healing healthy together as a family. If their asking for support can we ask for visitations. First off it is our responsibility to raise and support our child as parents No one else but we've been denied that as well. What do we do? We want our children back and we feel like we have been alienated from all of our family in fear of my mother denying them any contact with our kids. Please help court hearing I Feb 22.2018
  17. I am pro per [no attorney will take case] and suspect malfeasance. Happend to be in a probate setting. FUDCIARY DUTY QUESTION: FACTS: Living testator-mother (TM) is 102 years old, physically disabled, frail, with sound long-term memory and functioning but short-term memory difficulties. She meets with her attorney, her daughter (D) and her son-in-law (SIL). The attorney feels / worries that "due to the disproportionate resources" of D and SIL -- they could attack any changes in the trust. The meeting has been held to explore these issues between TM / D & / SIL TM initially and multiple times states that she seeks to improve the condition for her dependent son. But, over an hour long meeting with pressures on her by D, that cause SIL to describe the meeting as cruel to TM ... D & SIL have stated to others that the Trust distribution is already insufficient to the son's needs [and that they may (or may not) choose to help him after death (instead of letting the living TM) D & SIL do not tell TM that unknown to her but known to them, her estate has lost 50% of its net present value since her last amendment to the trust. [So the cruel decision TM is facing is uninformed]. QUESTION: Did strong and trusted D and strong and trusted SIL [because SIL is trusted manager of half of TM's estate] vis-à-vis fragile and aged TM --- have a fiduciary duty to inform TM of the facts relevant and necessary to TM's decision?.
  18. I am pro per [no attorney will take case] and suspect malfeasance. Happened to be in a probate setting. Of me, Trustee / Respondent, Petitioner states, "cannot contest the validity of the trust (A.R.S. 14-10604)" 14-10604 states, in principal part, "A person may commence judicial proceedings to contest the validity of a Trust"...'(1) year after the death ...'(4) months after the death if..." FACTS: I did not commence a legal action or wish to nor was required to. I did not contest the validity of the Trust. I did defend that 1) ambiguity between the elements had developed and had been sustained through Fraud (generally 3-year statute of limitations in Arizona). 1) I did not commence a judicial proceeding 2) I did assert fraud as my reason for withholding irreversible distributions until that matter could b e resolved -- hopefully between the parties outside of Court; but now by arbitration since petitioner elected to "commence legal action".. IS ARS 14-10604 binding upon me? Does it block me from asserting the defense of ambiguity as the fruits of fraud -- as a defense in the action?. Does this allow the fraud to be completed and profited from (because I, ARS 14-10604, cannot raise the issue of fraud?
  19. I'm trying to find the rule for yavapai county arizona allowing me to file a request for an extension to file my response to a divorce petition. Petition was filed in yavapai county arizona superior court however i reside in illinois. I've been on the self help and azlaw websites for hours. I cannot find the rule.
  20. I own several rental properties and have tenants in one of them who have consistently ignored their obligation to keep the carport area free of clutter. They have been formally reminded on numerous occasions of this rule and they would comply for a little while only to go back to storing items in the carport area and creating an eyesore. I had had enough of this and decided to take a different approach to the problem. I sent them an email stating that this was their final warning and that I would be removing anything they had in the carport besides their vehicle and disposing of it. I also stated that I would be charging them a minimum disposal fee of $80.00 per incident. The next day I saw that they had not complied with my request and I ended up removing several items from the carport including a broken dishwasher, a moving dolly and a floor jack. They apparently didn't notice these items were gone until the next day at which point they called me and angrily accused me of having stole those items from them and actually threatened to press charges against me for theft. Do they have any legal ground for this and could I actually be charged with theft?
  21. I am pro per [no attorney will take case] and suspect malfeasance. Happend to be in a probate setting. STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS QUESTION: After 1 year (timing) opposing counsel (OC) initiated a petition to remove Trustee. In that petition OC cited, say, Trust Amendment 3 (A3) paragraphs 2 & 3 requiring Trustee to (timely) perform acts not yet performed.. At a related hearing to suspend Trustee until the remove petition was resolved, part of Trustee's defense was that there had arisen ambiguities (conflicts) between A3 2 & 3 and A3 6,7,&12 -- and that A3 ambiguity was reinforced by ambiguity between A3 and Amendment 4 paragraph 9. Trustee argued that these ambiguities had to be resolved (he had attempted this with the parties before litigation was commenced by OC) and adjudicated before A3 2 & 3 could be properly executed -- Trustee suggested court ordered arbitration as mutual remedy. In dispositive motion for Summary Judgment by OC, OC Claimed [A.R.S. 14-10604(A) Attached at end] created a STATUTE OF LIMITATION that prohibited Contesting validity of the Trust. [Thus that the issue of ambiguity was mooted and could not be referenced by Trustee or considered in hearings or at trial]. Clearly Trustee could not BRING ACTION after Statute of limitations. Trustee had sought to avoid court and thus preserve assets for all beneficiaries. [But, OC chose litigation]. As a defense and request for recognition by the Court of the ambiguity and receive Court-ordered resolution of these factual issues brought to the court through OC initiated litigation. Even though Trustee can noi longer bring an action on Trust Validity -- 1) Can he properly, still raise the defense in hearings or at trial? 2) Can the Court consider and remedy the problem with the Trust once it has come to his attention? LAW A.R.S 14-10604. Limitation on actions contesting validity or revocable trust; distribution of trust property A. A person may commence a judicial proceeding to contest the validity of a trust that was revocable at the settlor's death within the earlier of: 1. One year after the settlor's death. 2. Four months after the trustee sent the person a copy of the trust instrument and a notice informing the person of the trust's existence, of the trustee's name and address and of the time allowed for commencing a proceeding. 1-215. Definitions In the statutes and laws of this state, unless the context otherwise requires: 1. "Action" includes any matter or proceeding in a court, civil or criminal.
  22. Or employer tells naturalized citizen that he's going to hire American first
  23. I am pro per [no attorney will take case] and suspect malfeasance. Happend to be in a probate setting. The suspicion comes from what I have heard and relied upon in my actions / based my actions upon. I don't care about whether what I heard is true -- just that I performed in prudent reliance on it. Can I admit what I heard to indicate, true or false, that in reliance on the hearing I performed prudently?
  24. I'll try to make this short and sweet to get to the point. I came from outta state via plane to see friends for 2 wks in Arizona , next day a bunch of cops busted in all doors.w with a search warrant . he got arrested I didn't .He resides in Maricopa but Scottsdale are the ones who busted the door ??? He was charged with possession. of dangerous Drug , paraphanelia , possession of handgun on.prohibited possession due to prior Drug conviction . Was given a bond above 4000$ and it was posted for him a few days later and he bailed out. The messed up bit is it was my gun that a friend brought over for me earlier that day and left at his place for me to pick up . He has a prior Drug conviction ,and is a felon but is not prohibited from being around guns , just owning them . I am supposed to fly out the morning of his court date and dont think I can afford to extend my ticket . I am happy to come back for court , so a few questions please which I hope I get some help here . . . I was wondering if i gave a notarized statement about the gun from all parties aware of the transaction if i can get the gun released back to me ?And most important , Will i get charged with something over the gun , and what may that be ? Even tho I didn't know about the drugs or about him accepting responsibility for it trying to protect me sense he considered himself already in trouble ? Why would Scottsdale be here with 30 cops , the entire street literally lined with under cover cops vehicles , when it isn't there jurisdiction here ? Seems someone snitched him out and they got arrested in Scottsdale & agreed to snitch in order to save his own ass . And if that is the case he has a right to know this person so his character can be called up right ??? They seized both his vehicles , but that was before they dropped the money laundering concealed proceeds charge . One of which he had already sold to someone else the week prior to this happening .Can he get them back now , doesn't seem to be any justifications to them taking or keeping them . There was nothing Drug related on either vehicle . Why if the search warrant was approved to get any drugs or paraphanelia , monies involved did they leave paraphanelia , large amount and all types in plane site directly on top of his bedroom dresser ? They made me leave I thought when I got back they were trying to set me up to arrest me . Just didnt make any sense at all .Thank you so much ua adcanxe for any assistance offered to help clear some of this up for me .
  25. On 26 Nov 1997 I fell 32 feet off a roof that I was working on. I broke my back in two places (Crushed L2 and broke L4 in half) and exploded both Calcaneus. Since that time I have under gone numerous (thirty six, five on back the rest between both feet) surgeries. At this time I am facing having my left leg amputated below the knee as there is no other option left to make my foot and ankle a viable unit. I brought the subject of amputation up two years ago when my doctor suggested a full fusion of the left ankle that has since failed. Prior to the fusion Workmans Compensation wanted an IME. That doctor suggested amputation at that time. I am receiving Workmans Compensation benefits at this time and have not worked since the accident. My question is this. Will I receive / should I expect, an lump sum pay out for the loss of my limb? Any information would be appreciated.