What is the procedure for getting a contract approved and signed?
The procedure for getting a contract approved and signed is outlined on the Contracts page of this website.
Can the General Counsel help me with personal legal questions?
No. The General Counsel's role is explained in detail on the Services page of this website. Information for locating a personal attorney is also included in the section entitled Finding an Attorney.
What are the rights and responsibilities of employers and individuals
with disabilities regarding reasonable accommodation and undue hardship?
The U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission has an excellent article on this subject. Click on this link to review it: Enforcement Guidance: Reasonable Accommodation and Undue Hardship Under the Americans with Disabilities Act
What happens when you're sued?
This topic is covered at length in the article "What Happens When You're Sued?" by the General Counsel.
How do I apply for a copyright?
The procedure for applying for a copyright can be found in the links on this site's Copyrights page. The forms necessary for applying for a copyright are also available on that page through the U.S. Copyright Office link.
What happens if I drive my own vehicle for University related
You are entitled to full state mileage reimbursement, but your own liability insurance would provide coverage for accidents. See the 2000/2001 Employee Vehicle Use Guidelines for more information.
Who can hold a raffle?
Generally, only non-profit entities with 501(c) designation are permitted to conduct raffles, however, qualified student organizations are permitted to conduct raffles on campus. For more information on the "do's" and "don'ts" of raffles, visit our "Raffles" page.
Someone has had an accident. What do I do?
Document the incident in accordance with the Accident Report Checklist. Do not promise to pay medical bills. Automobile accidents should be reported to UPD through appropriate procedure.
How do I request mailing labels or lists?
The procedure for requesting mailing labels or lists is outlined in a memo from the General Counsel. (In PDF format, you must use Adobe Acrobat Reader to view.)
How can I determine whether an individual is an employee or
The amount of control exercised over the individual by the employer determines whether that individual should be considered an employee. If the employer has the right to direct and control the way the individual works regarding the details of when, where, and how the work is to be done, as well as the final result, that individual is considered an employee. The IRS 20 Questions can be used to help determine whether they employer's control is sufficient to consider the individual an employee.