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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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The article "The Posse Comitatus Act..." analyzes the legal restrictions on use of military power arising from that act. Following US v. McArthur, 419 F. Supp. 186, where the act played a role in trials related to Wounded Knee, it was found and subsequently supported in various ruling that the use which is prohibited by the posse comitatus statute ...


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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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"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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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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It means what it literally says, that safety and effectiveness have not been established in certain contexts. The rationale behind saying this is §201.57 of 21 CFR 201, a regulation that mandates giving warnings. It is permitted to use a device or prescribe a substance where it is not yet proven that it is effective or safe for that usage, but you must not ...


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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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May you contact his probation officer? Yes, the First Amendment protects your right to contact the government to complain about your grievances, even if the government cannot or will not resolve them. Should you contact his probation officer? You should ask a lawyer. It sounds like you and your mother may have assaulted the guy, so inviting law enforcement ...


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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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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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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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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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Was the store in the right here to try to refuse the sale? The refusal to sell the bicycle is within the store's freedom of contract. Despite the supervisor's/lawyer's reference to human rights, being overweight is not among the protected classes listed in Canadian [anti-discrimination] Human Rights Act. Some jurisdictions in Canada consider obesity as a ...


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Unlikely, but specific facts may change this. The fact a vehicle gets the approval of the NHTSA and/or other safety regulatory bodies will probably mean that it already passed a certain level of safety testing, and any reasons for a recall will only surface after orders of magnitude greater sample and/or testing time. Therefore, the probability of causing ...


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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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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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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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English law answer: The relevant legislation here includes disabilities protections under the Equality Act, and workplace health and safety regulations. It would be possible for something health related to fall under the Human Rights Act but this woulf depend on the circumstances. It really depends on the circumstances, since this is a case of when you may ...


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Yes they can. They are within their rights to require people not to pose a significant risk of harm to others. In fact they have a positive duty to uphold the right to health and safety of all employees, including that person themselves.


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