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Can an employer be required to provide an escort from office to vehicle? No, at least, not on the theory articulated in the question. I can imagine some circumstances where it is conceivable that there might be a duty arising from some other source, like an OSHA regulation applied to a firing range business, or an express contract with the employee (...


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Call the non-emergency line of the Red Hook Police Department and explain the situation and ask for a welfare check: 732-530-2700. Police | Red Bank Borough, NJ. To report elder abuse, take a look at Department of Human Services | Adult Protective Services (APS) and then contact the Monmouth County division: Family and Children Services of Monmouth County ...


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Washington's building codes can be found at https://apps.des.wa.gov/sbcc/Page.aspx?nid=14. They have adopted the 2015 International Fire Code (IFC) (with amendments that aren't relevant here). IFC Chapter 10 discussess "Means of Egress". (Sorry for the slightly messed up formatting.) A Costco store seems to be a Group M building under Section 202. The ...


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How to store consent According to the ICO, you need to store the following: Who consented the name of the individual, or other identifier (eg, online user name, session ID). When they consented a copy of a dated document, or online records that include a timestamp; or, for oral consent, a note of the time and date which was made at the time of the ...


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"Hit and run" isn't a precise legal term, but there are laws against what many people call "hit and run" in California. §20002 of the Vehicle code covers property damage without injury, and violation of the section is a misdemeanor possibly resulting in up to 6 months in prison and a $1000 fine. If you cause property damage either while driving or because it ...


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There are no small sexual assaults Indecent assault/sexual assault/sexual touching Different jurisdictions have different definitions but, wherever you are, the behavior you describe is a criminal offense and the appropriate course of action is to report it to both your employer and the police. The fact that the perpetrator is under the professional care ...


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Important story, but BoingBoing also doubts the BBC's wording. It could be an attempted summary of a previous story on BBC Newsnight on 18 July: Lord Porter of Spalding, a former bricklayer, alleged corporations were running tests on the safety of their high-rise building materials but refusing to share the results. Releasing the results could allow ...


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I would let the hotel know about it. If the injury requires a hospital visit that resulted in costs then, I would contact your travel (and/or personal) insurances and ask them how to deal with it. The main question you have to ask yourself, is it worth it to spend the time and effort (which equals money in the end) to try to "gain" something from the hotel ...


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Games can be protected by patent. You get some protection through copyright, but only on things like artwork and the precise text of the rules; someone could copy the ideas of the game with different artwork and not violate your copyright. You would need a patent in each country you want to protect it in. In general patents are expensive and complicated. ...


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From a legal perspective, I think the ruling is reductio ad absurdum correct. California voters passed Proposition 65. Consequently, CA Health and Safety Code 25249.6 says "No person in the course of doing business shall knowingly and intentionally expose any individual to a chemical known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity without first ...


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They are, at the least, required to maintain emergency lighting to comply with OSHA regulations. According to 29 CFR 1910.37(b)(1), Each exit route must be adequately lighted so that an employee with normal vision can see along the exit route. State law may also apply. Wisconsin has a law which requires that a place of employment be safe for both ...


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The law itself wouldn't specify what origin of code can be retrieved and then executed. The terms of service of Google would be what would restrict you from doing this or not, including what consequences you would have if Google discovered this. I can say that as a developer, I have created assemblies in C#, sent them to a server and my application ...


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Regulation of public safety is generally reserved to the states, with the federal government having an interest only if a state line is crossed or if it involves a federal property. You mention it was BART in San Francisco, so the primary regulator is California. Not being expert on California, I'm not sure how much power has been delegated to county or ...


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We cannot competently advise you about the safety of your product. Nor can we give you specific legal advice, that is, we can't promise you that you won't get sued if the product blows up and someone gets maimed. You would have to get tailored advice from a paid attorney for that (who would have to study the specifics of your situation). On general grounds, ...


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There are many websites today which scrape and aggregate data. Are these laws protecting US citizens and/or New York state residents which ensure that, upon request, the information must be removed? No. Fictitious scenario: Whoami.tld posts addresses, phone numbers, family members, etc-etc. Am I entitled to have said company remove that ...


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The method you use to store the information doesn't matter, as long as it is secure. You can store all the textual information you want in a txt file (for example in tab-separated fields), but why not use a database management system to manage this data? For example storing it in a MYSQL database table, which can then be queried and modified much more easily....


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My first thought was that you might be violating Michigan's seat belt law. However, the law actually appears to be fairly lax. For example, one section says: (5) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (3)(b), each operator of a motor vehicle transporting a child 4 years of age or older but less than 16 years of age in a motor vehicle shall secure ...


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The Issaquah code does not appear to have any special requirements on emergency exits, so county codes would be operative. The relevant King county code is that: 16.10.100 Obstructing exits – General. Security methods shall not create a hazard to life by obstructing any means of egress or any opening which is classified as an emergency exiting ...


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I'll give you the situation in Washington, which is probably similar to the situation elsewhere. RCW 68.50.130 say that you have to follow the law in disposing of a body. To perform a cremation, you need a license. The regulations established by the Department of Licensing say that cremations take place in a crematory, and the facility must be licensed. We ...


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Ideas cannot be protected by either patents or copyright. If you have a great idea for a game, and I hear of it, I can use that great idea myself. What you want to do if you hire a software developer: Before you hire them, you don't tell anything about your idea that could let them copy it. If you have to tell them, then you make them sign an NDA (a Non ...


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"Legal requirement" can and in this case simply means "it's what is required in order for us to be reasonably able to offer you this service", noting that it would be unreasonable for such a dangerous business to operate, when one moron slipping and suing them could put them out of business. It's a little surprising that you've never had to sign a waiver ...


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The relevant law is the Occupiers Liability Act - unless you are employing people (which may be the case if you are contracting work e.g. the gardening) "health and safety" law is not applicable. [T]he occupier extend a "common duty of care" to all lawful visitors, although it keeps the low duty of care towards unlawful visitors such as trespassers. This ...


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You can hire an attorney to sue them for damages. The basis for that suit would be negligence, that is, they had a duty of care to you, but they failed to act in a reasonable manner to prevent the harm. A prominent question in such a case would be whether the damage was a foreseeable outcome (if not, there is no negligence), or one-time while foreseeable (if ...


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There is probably not a law in Utah that prohibits the use of cleaning chemicals that are harmful to dogs without advanced notice. This would be particularly true if the landlord generally prohibits pets but your emotional support animal is an exception to that general rule. If you let your landlord know that the chemicals are harmful to your dog and that ...


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The delay is presumably for theft prevention; and also to prevent fire alarms from going off when someone simply and honestly mistakes a fire exit for a real exit in an non-emergency sense. The building safety and fire codes that allow such a delay will be very localized at the city/county/state level; you may be better off asking at that Costco, asking ...


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