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Most leases have a provision allowing a landlord to make entry without notice in an emergency, but the better course of action, as noted in a comment by @BlueDogRanch, is to call the police and ask them to make a "welfare check." You would ordinarily be permitted to cooperate with police by unlocking doors in furtherance of their welfare check. The police ...


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Maybe, Hence the Lawsuits In the absence of clear statute law these all circle around tort law. For the scooter companies, trespass to chattels, and for the affected landowners (who hire the removalists) trespass to land and nuisance seem applicable. In essence, I can’t take your stuff (trespass to chattels) but you can’t leave your stuff on my property (...


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Unless you are a salaried worker, all hours worked must be paid, and that could include paying overtime if the actual hours that you work is over 40 hrs. a week. You may file a complaint with the US Dept. of Labor, and the boss may not fire you for complaining. Your state DoL may have even stiffer rules and penalties.


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As I suspect you knew when you asked, she can't pay you less than the statutory minimum wage. She's also likely to lose on time you spend cleaning up after close. At least in California (you should always mention a jurisdiction), these are work hours. Your state Labor Board, whatever it is called, would be a good first stop.


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Walker (Texas DMV) v. Sons of Confederate Veterans holds that Texas’s specialty license plate designs constitute government speech, and thus Texas was entitled to refuse to issue plates featuring SCV’s proposed design... When government speaks, it is not barred by the Free Speech Clause from determining the content ...


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Yes, this impound yard could be found to be breaking the law, but it may not come to that. This has only worked for him so far because this is a novel area of law, where very little in the way of precedent has been laid down. This type of imaginative law-bending is very typical of people in the impound and scrap business. But the other party is no ...


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On the one hand, there are statutes that prohibit the delivery of instructions which distort or circumvent the official/intended use or safety of a device. For a somewhat related example of this, see MCL 750.540c(1)(3). On the other hand, the company/manufacturer is unlikely to prevail under contract law no matter how clearly and conspicuously its EULA ...


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In the US, if you're an hourly employee, ALL work time must be paid. This includes time, if any, that you work without explicit authorization (of course, you can be fired if you work unauthorized hours, but you must still be paid for them). In addition, you are not allowed to "volunteer" to work unpaid time. This last provision is to prevent employers ...


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Vanity plates are always issued at the discretion of the the DMV of any state; that option is written into each states' law. Plates can be denied due to obscenity, references to crimes or drugs, or anything the DMV decides is distracting or offensive to drivers or the public. See https://www.google.com/search?&q=DMV+denied+vanity+plates The DMV has ...


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I think that the language In consideration of permission to use, ... Recreational Sports Department ... arising from, but not limited to, participation in activities, classes, observation, and use of facilities, premises, or equipment. would be read as limiting the waiver to cases in some way connected with the RSF. Even so limited it is rather ...


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The ability to bargain for clauses that are more favorable varies with the type of landlord. Termination clauses are no different in this regard. If the landlord refuses to negotiate/modify early termination clauses, the tenant's subsequent decision to enter the lease evidences that he knowingly and willfully agreed to those terms. The tenant is not allowed ...


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This summary from UrbanAgLaw.org (formerly run by the Sustainable Economies Law Center, but no longer updated) gives a summary of the US federal laws: Traditionally, the FDA has been concerned primarily with fruits & vegetables that travel in interstate commerce (i.e., fruits and vegetables that are sold and/or transported across state lines); however,...


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