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Fired for refusing overtime? (Canadian Engineer)

So I'm in a bit of a tricky situation right now, and would like some advice. Here is the relevant background information: I am a salaried employee (engineer in training) based in Ontario, Canada. ...
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What happens if I accept work contracts in two EU countries at the same time?

I am going to accept a job in Dublin, Irealnd but I also have an opportunity of getting a work contract in the Czech Republic. The latter job would be mostly remote (it would require me to visit the ...
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Workplace law for dismissals and probation extensions

I posted a large amount of background info here. In short: I began working for a company in the UK on the 1st June this year. My 3 month probation was extended by one month. The notice to extend ...
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Is there a legal analogy of a publisher for physical things

Background Long and complex story short, we're essentially building a legal & software framework for self-organizing 'ad-hoc' organizations. It seems like some set of our issues could be solved ...
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Is it enforceable contract to withdraw private prosecution charges for payment?

Say Rob commits a crime against Bob. Frustrated that the police won't do anything, Bob follows the private prosecution path and files a charging document against Rob. Rob, seeing that things are ...
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How to challenge validity of housing inspections in regards to eviction

Jurisdiction is Western Australia. If a landlord is experiencing financial troubles, and is attempting to evict their tenants on false grounds, in order to increase his sale price or make finding a ...
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What does "While in the service of the company" mean?

I have been offered 5% of a company through a shareholder agreement form (which I have not signed) but am really worried about a clause which essentially states, Any IP discovered by me relating to ...
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How are online bidders held to their obligation to pay?

Say I'm holding an online auction. How can I make sure that if somebody bids on my good/service, he or she is legally obligated to pay?
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Online version of most up-to-date UCC?

Is there an online version of the most up to date Uniform Commercial Code? I'd prefer a free copy but would be happy with any electronic copy.
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In a rental, can a landlord remove a person from the lease and return their deposit?

In a rental home, the landlord had everyone sign the same lease agreement. Out of the original 5 tenants, one assigned their room and was returned their damage deposit from the landlord. Another ...
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Options when contracted services being performed without reasonable care or skill

In England, under the 2015 Consumer Rights Act, services have to be performed with reasonable care and skill. So what is a good, but legal, course of action when it becomes apparent during the supply ...
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Can verbal statements and advertising literature be considered in addition to a written contract during dispute?

I was wondering if there is precedent for aspects such as advertising literature and verbal statements being considered in a contract dispute, even if not included in writing? To give a specific ...
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Evidentiary presumptions of gratuitous labor from family caregivers, varying by state?

Quoting from Claims Against an Estate for Care Rendered to a Decedent: Many states have an evidentiary rebuttable presumption that services rendered to a family member are gratuitous in nature, so ...
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Can I use confidential information provided under an NDA for other work?

Let's say that ABC Inc provided me some confidential information (CI) for a potential contract that never went through. Now XYZ Inc has approached me and asked to work on this contract with them. ...
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Most cited contract law review article?

What is the most cited Legal review article about contract law on a federal level in the past ten years? "cited" in this sentence, refers to citations of the article in other published works (not ...
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What is the responsibility of a co-signer upon death of a tenant within the first lease cycle?

During the first lease cycle of a rental agreement, the tenant died. Is the co-signer responsible for damages to the apartment, or do the charges revert to the deceased tenant's family members?
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How do I get my car repaired when there was no formal contract?

A month ago we towed our car to a mechanic. Where we agreed that the engine needed replacing and it would take 4 days. All communication was done over the phone nothing in writing (yes this is wrong I ...
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Dispute began under previous contract, new contract signed, which applies?

Here is a simple scenario to explain my question: A contract is signed in January, this contains non-competes and IP clauses. A dispute begins around the non-compete and IP clauses in February. ...
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Tenant not vacating property(GERMANY)

-See below for German version- A tenant's fixed term rental contract has expired, yet on the first day after the expiration, when keys were supposed to be returned, the tenant has not made any ...
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How does "limitation of action" work?

In contract law, I've heard of "limitation of action". What is this and when is it enforceable? To my understanding, it's capping a time limit as to when a party to the contract can initiate ...
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Canada contract law on warranties

Father purchased a car at a dealership and they disclosed that the engine has been repaired. They offered a 3 month free repair warranty on the engine with the purchase of the vehicle. After the ...
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Is an error in a Rent Increase Notice binding?

I have just received a letter and email from my landlord stating that the rent will be increased in accordance with Residential Tenancies Act 1997. Increased rent will be $600.00 per month, an ...
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Call I legally receive mail addressed to my roommate that requires a signature?

Say if I share a room or a house and I receive a mail which may need signature because my roommate is out. Is it regarded to be illegal? (the US)
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I agree to the terms and conditions on this website

In the US we have the concept of a digital signature being anything that two parties agree to being a "signature". We are just now internationalizing our website and I'm wondering just how valid our "...
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Is this cancellation policy legal?

I reserved a motorhome in Iceland. On the invoice the cancellation policy was listed. I didn't pay the invoice and then cancelled the reservation 2 months prior to the starting date. I cancelled ...
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If the government obtains property through a tax lien, does the homeowner's association contract make it through?

If a person owns (100%) a property and is subject to a homeowner's association (HA) contract, but defaults on taxes, after which the property is sold via a tax lien sale, does the HA contract become ...
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What is the meaning of "full force" in a contract?

What is the meaning of "full force"? Here is an example of it used bellow. Does it still have the same meaning if "full force" is removed? The unenforceability of any provisions of this Lease will ...
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What is the origin of rule that expensive necessities are necessities for minors with proper socioeconomic status?

I have been searching in several US contract law textbooks and on the web and I am unable to find the answer to this question. As background, I understand minors (those under 18) generally have full ...
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As a Developer how should my contract be worded to protect against hacking

I am a web developer and have a contract for client based projects that has been improved over years and many projects. However after reading it this month I think that upgrading the section that ...
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Ensuring Promised Equity is well secured when joining a start up

I am currently working for a start up and we have been talking about an equity deal, where I would be compensated with some percentage of the company plus salary. I want to ensure everything is ...
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Terminating a freelance contract before completion

What are the potential legal ramifications of ceasing work on a web development contract which had no voluntary early termination clause, but which I believe the Client to be in breach of? The ...
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What is the point of authority to sign clauses in contracts?

Example from https://www.lawinsider.com/clause/authority-to-sign Authority to Sign. Each of the persons signing below on behalf of any party hereby represents and warrants that s/he or it is signing ...
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When a contract includes a software EULA by reference, does the contract need to explicitly limit additional terms in the EULA?

The question Common Practices around Incorporating License Agreements by Reference about the software developer insisting that the contract include the line: If any of our current or future software, ...
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"Reliable" Funds - Has anybody encountered this term before and in what context?

Sources of your funds are legal and reliable, and you trade digital assets such as BTC out of my willingness. You guarantee that this Huobi account is for your own use only, and you will not engage in ...
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can I sign an unlimited contract with a company in Vancouver, BC,and continue working remotely for a foreign firm as a contractor?

I'm an Indian national working in NZ as a contractor at the moment. I've been offered an "unlimited contract" by a Vancouver, BC, Canada based firm which I've signed. The work permit is on ...
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Question about items left after a home sale

So I did a bit of research that anything that is stated in the contract are to be left to the buyer and that fixtures are also left to the buyer regardless of it being in the contract. My question is ...
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Can someone use an alias in a covenant not to sue that refers to the signing person?

Take the following scenario: a party wants a company to sign a covenant not to sue where they agree not to sue me The company doesn't know the party's name (yet) the party does not want the company ...
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In UK law, are any business banking contracts considered unfair and therefore unlawful?

The bank we use for our business banking charged us US$1,300 recently. We incurred the charge by mistakenly initiating two identical transfers on online banking between accounts which have two ...
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Can a company in the Netherlands which has an American parent company hire an Iranian?

Because of the US sanctions, there are many limitations and restrictions on some countries, and these sanctions also affected the people of those countries. Supposae that a person, A, was going to ...
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If I receive a new contract from the same employer, can I be furloughed?

I have been working for a company since July 2019. First it was an 8 week fixed term contract (a paid summer internship). Following immediately from that (excluding a weekend) I was on a zero hours ...
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blocking exchanges in a 401-k

My company is changing my 401k from Fidelity to Principal in the process I am not allowed to make an exchange for 30 days is this legal