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Illegal worker definition

A visitor to the UK stays with a UK citizen, offers cleaning services in exchange for room & board. Would a work visa be required for this? Thank you
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Not getting refund on my credit card from a student accomodation

I am a Spanish post-grad who is doing an internship at a company in Dublin. I booked an accommodation with a student accommodation agency located in Dublin. They asked for a full year deposit even ...
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What compensation could a UK property buyer get if the seller pulls out after exchange of contracts?

Imagine a chain free buyer has transferred a 10% deposit and contracts have been exchanged on a property he/she would like to buy. If he/she pulls out, this deposit would be forfeited. In the ...
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What is the copyright status of game screenshots?

Game art is under copyright of the designer or their company. When I play the game and take a screenshot, whose is the copyright? Mine, because I played the game to that point and created the ...
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Can an extra-terrestrial be legally adopted?

Background: My client has disclosed to me that he is an extra-terrestrial entity who arrived from another planet some time after 1900. He was sent to Earth in a rocket by his (now dead) parents, then ...
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Can police trick you into a confession by pretending to be a lawyer?

I have always been fascinated by the statement that in the United States, police are allowed to lie to you about whatever they want in order to get a confession. This statement is usually made to ...
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If a resolution to a dispute may involve breaking a previous contract, what should be signed to agree not to take legal action?

Disclaimer: I'm not looking for legal advice. This is a bit of a follow up to this question. I had signed a lease that automatically switches to month to month but the landlord had admitted he made a ...
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Under California law, where are all the unmarked crosswalks located?

As I understand, "unmarked crosswalk" refers to any area implicitly defined by the law as a crosswalk. For example, an unmarked crosswalk usually exists where one road meets another. CVC 21949-21971 ...
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Does my temp agency have to provide me a accessible chair or ramp?

I work for a temp agency and they don't really have anything to do with the day to day operations of the client they sent me to. I have some problems with mobility and I asked my boss at 'the client ...
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European consumer protection law for virtual goods?

I've purchased vanity content on two occasions on the game 'League of Legends' - April 6th and April 10th. I have now decided that I want my money returned (a combination of lack of friends any longer ...
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Is it illegal to record boss verbal assault in New York

Is it illegal for an individual to record a boss yelling and using profanity at him?
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What if I'm convicted for defamation that turns out to be true?

Suppose someone sues me for defamation and I'm pronounced guilty, and I serve time in prison. Then after my sentence is complete it is discovered that the defamatory statement I made was true? Am I ...
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Is it legal to use textures from another game, but not provide those with the new game installer?

The situation is there is some very old bugged mmorpg game that left without any improve since 2008. I doing remake of this game (with different name), but I am programmer, not graphics designer. I ...
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Applicability of Fair Housing Act to cooperative housing

In Fair Housing Council v. Roommate.com, the 9th circuit held that the Fair Housing Act did not apply to the selection of roommates. The gist, if I read correctly, is that FHA was not intended to ...
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Does the Fair Housing Act protect more privileged groups

A legal professional friend of mine recently told me that when a cooperative housing organization is considering whether to offer a lease to an applicant, it is OK for those deciding to make ...
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Under FERPA, is a professor forbidden from publishing a gradebook that includes school-issued student IDs?

I have a college professor who publishes a gradebook where I can find my grade simply by looking up my student ID #, which I do not believe I can change. Until recently, I was able to look at the ...
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Who is responsible for the actions of an AI (artificial intelligence) agent?

say i have a software that has AI(artificial intelligence) incorporated into it locally, and the user gives the software some permissions. if the software has caused some problems (developed a hack to ...
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Can I be sued for defamation for a text message I sent?

Here's a funny situation I've just found myself in. Over the past year I've been trying to disclose to a U.S. based organization details of the foreign organization they are supporting that indicate ...
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Used car, private sale - seller risk?

My brother once sold a used motorcycle. Years later, it turned out the buyer had never registered/titled it, and my brother was responsible for the abandoned vehicle costs. I now want to sell an ...
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Labor law - Paid vacations

I currently work in Portugal, and in this country, every full-time employee has 22 paid vacation days by law. The labor laws on this country also state that, of those 22 days, at least 10 of them must ...
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How can I enforce a judgement against an LLC owned by minors in PA?

How can I sue an LLC owned by minors in PA, after a court order to pay has been ignored? I sued an LLC I was renting a house from because I did not receive my security deposit back when I moved. I ...
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Is it unlawful and or against the rules for a lawyer to criticize a judge and or a judge's decision?

I've heard of a sentiment that a licensed lawyer should remain respectful of the court in order to promote faith in the justice system. Is there a law or a rule against criticizing judges in and or ...
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Is “forum-shopping” possible?

Forum-shopping is commonly defined as a case when a person who takes the initiative of bringing a court action may be tempted to choose his court on the basis of the law applied there. Basically the ...
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Giving free tax advice to a friend. Can this get me in trouble?

Let's assume I am helping a very close friend of mine who owns a small family restaurant. She has 2 people working for her and she treats them as independent contractors. Under current conditions I am ...
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In Canada, is there an individual cause of action against a perjurer or police?

Consider the situation where a person commits perjury by falsely asserting a material fact in court that goes against your case.1 In Canada, could you sue the perjurer? Suppose you lost your job, ...
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Can my employer take money from my wages?

I live and work in Ireland. The hotel I work for recently had to pay for an item a guest left in the room because the cleaner deemed it rubbish and threw it in the bin. Now my employer is asking ...
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Why may the German government decide if Jan Böhmermann will be prosecuted?

According to the German ZEIT ONLINE article Bundesregierung prüft Strafbegehren der Türkei, Turkey requested that Germany prosecutes the German citizen Jan Böhmermann over a poem, and now German ...
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Getting a conservatorship in Ohio (United States)

My mom had a stroke a few months ago and I need to file for conservatorship as I understand it. She is not mentally capable to making decisions at this point nor taking care of herself; she is ...
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Who owns the intellectual property of a contractor employed by another company?

Suppose the following hypothetical situation occurring within the United States of America. Startup Sam wishes to contract Contractor Bob to invent a widget. Startup Sam and Contractor Bob agree, and ...
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Exposed to toxic chemical, but little symptoms - workers compensation or personal injury claim?

I've been exposed to a toxic chemical 5 days a week for 2+ years at work because I was improperly trained and told it was safe to use without gloves. I was trained directly by the owner of the ...
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Minimum dimensions for a hotel room in the UK

Are there any laws in England which dictate the minimum size a hotel room has to be so it can be rented out? I can only find information on renting of homes etc..
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Acts passed in the UK affecting criminal justice under Blair

What is the best repository for researching acts that were passed in the UK under a certain government that affected a specific area of legislature? Is it necessary to trawl through all acts passed ...
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Are tweets or Instagram posts copyrighted?

There are accounts on Twitter and Instagram that make money by posting sponsored content. Let's say another account does the same thing, but it just copies the tweets/posts from the more popular ...
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Do I still have to include data owner in privacy policy if I do not collect any data?

I have an iPhone app and need to write a privacy policy for it (Apple requires it for this type of apps). I know that privacy policy should include data owner's contact information (name, address), ...
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Is it legal for an Austrian doctor to advertise real estate?

This question is about Austrian law. Imagine there is a real estate agent, who helps people buy and sell properties. Many of his elderly clients sell the property they have, with that money buy a ...
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When do terms end when the statute specifies only that the official “shall” be chosen or elected each year/biennially etc?

I've got two officials I'm using as examples in particular. One is the Attorney General of the State of Maine. According to the Maine Constitution: The Attorney General shall be chosen biennially ...
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Do Indonesians have laws that govern investment?

A friend of mine was offered an investment by an insurance agent. We basically understood that we can arrange that the insurance ia "small" and the rest is for real investment. Even though he is not ...
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Autorité vs Haute Autorité

In France, we have so called Autorités Administratives Indépendantes which have various kind of names. Is there a difference in the law between Autorité (for example Autorité de sûreté nucléaire) and ...
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What is the legality of the “pre-order” sales of products?

In most states there are laws that make it illegal to "sell" something something that you do not have, because it is considered a form of fraud. Nevertheless, the phenomenon has arisen recently of "...
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Is it legal to own lockpicks in Pennsylvania?

I am interested in learning about lockpicking as a hobby. I have heard from others that intent to use the picks for something otherwise illegal is what can actually get you into trouble, but I have ...
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When and how is the advocacy of violence illegal?

Today I saw a t-shirt reading "Kill a liberal, save a taxpayer." Also I have heard that the right to free speech does not extend to the right to shout "fire!" in a public theater. But if I did choose ...
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Could a federal criminal defendant sue the Senate on 6th amendment grounds?

Specifically, I'm talking about the part of the 6th amendment that guarantees the right to a speedy trial. I've read quite a bit about the long vacancies in federal judge positions due to the senate ...
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Would the government have to prove that the information was unintelligible for them to use the “Compliance with Court Orders Act of 2016”?

The U.S. congress has a draft for a bill that would require companies to fetch information from a device when requested by a court. A consequence of this is that many types of security technology ...
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Would open source programs that use encryption be illegal under this draft of the “Compliance with Court Orders Act of 2016”

The U.S. congress has a draft for a bill that would require companies to fetch information from a device when requested by a court. A consequence of this is that many types of security technology ...
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Does 4th Amendment to the US Constitution apply to city inspections of private residence?

My city is conducting its once-every-5-years housing inspection. Inspections are outside-only, but they encompass quite a lot- roof, walls, yard, electrical, foundation, door locks & hinges- a ...
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Why does the 7th amendment not apply in traffic cases?

In my city (Lansing, Michigan), and apparently in many other cities, you are not allowed trial by jury for traffic violations. This seems to be in direct contradiction to the 7th amendment. Is there ...
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Can the details of Estate-ownership be Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege?

Title says it all. I am curious about whether properties (physical as well as "virtual estates" i.e. domain-names) in the name of one's lawyer would be a viable alternative to "proxy services" who, ...
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Noncompete, nonsolicit, nondisclose agreement company that was sold. But wait, there's more

This all happens in Minnesota. Employee E worked for company A and had standard noncompete agreement. Agreement has an assignment clause assigning rights to any successor. Company B buys most ...
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Can I take actions to mitigate an anticipated breach of contract and then sue to recover their costs

Disclaimer: I’m not looking for legal advice. I’m in a month to month lease. I checked, and where I live the landlord cannot end a month to month lease without going through the full eviction process ...
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Product name: legal laws about patent rights

I would like to start an English newspaper in Denmark. I'm not very creative with names. I would like to use a derivative name of big English newspapers. But I don't know if it's legal. So I saw that ...

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