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Are there any special requirements for UK employer for processing its employees data in another country?

Some background to this question. I'm asking as an employee wondering if a company that hired me can keep my details anywhere in the world, if I have any say in that and to see what special ...
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Can you get sued for talking badly about a co-worker at work?

Can you get sued for talking badly about a co-worker at work? If you talk to your CEO and mention that the tech lead he hired is terrible and doesn't know what he's talking about, can you get sued for ...
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Can I make use of intellectual property if my employer does not make use of it?

I have recently made an invention (software) at work and my employer is deliberating wether or not to file a patent. There are several pros and cons to filing a patent and it is unclear what the final ...
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In the state of Michigan, can an employer be legally liable if an intoxicated employee hits and kills someone driving into work?

Under the doctrine of "respondeat superior", can an employer in Michigan be legally liable if an (intoxicated) non-salary employee hits and kills a person on their way to work? Would the ...
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As a paid-hourly employee, am I subject to wages over the maximum hours set forth by a contract?

I work in MA. I am currently paid hourly. My current contract states Number of work hours per week: 40 hrs however, the employer and I have an understanding that I may work more hours. The employer ...
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Can you be sued for getting COVID-19?

A contractor that we do a lot of work for has recently told all subcontractors that if an employee of any subcontractor gets COVID and gives it to any other worker on the job site they will be sued. ...
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Can an employer ask an employee about personal health matters (HIPAA) and COBRA decision in public?

Hypothetical Scenario (in the US): Susan's employer, MoneySavers, offers COBRA to employees who separate from the company. Susan has given her two weeks' notice (she has quit her job) and will soon ...
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Does a California employer have to provide drinking water within a certain distance from your work area?

Does your employer have to provide drinking water within a certain distance from your work area? I work in a different building from the nearest drinking fountain
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In Europe, can I refuse to use Gsuite / Office365 at work?

See above. In a country where GDPR applies (Italy in my case), do I have the right to refuse giving consent to Google and Microsoft to store my personal data, if this account is for work use? Or, in ...
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New employer asking permission to run a background check

I received a job offer (for a software engineer position at a small, remotely distributed company), verbally agreed to it on the phone, signed the offer, and then received a copy with the manager's ...
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Employer forgot to take taxes out of severance; now demanding it back or legal action. Can I just settle it with IRS?

I was laid off back in March due to COVID. My employer messed up and delayed our severance payments, so instead, they offered to cancel the original checks and send us all wire payments. When we got ...
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Can my former employer come after me for developing software after I left them?

I worked with a company (Company A) in the US as a developer for two years that utilized third party API's. I recently left that company to work elsewhere (new company (Company B) is a completely ...
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Employer very sporadic with paydays, not sure what to do

My girlfriend works for a large chain restaurant, of which I believe she works for a franchise location. I found it very weird that they down right refused her request to set up direct deposit, but ...
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The employer is refusing to pay the full salary

I did some freelance work for one India based organization. There is one contract signed by me accepting all their terms and conditions (it was printed on a plain A4 sheet of paper). From start till ...
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Employer Terminated employee during covid-19 crises

From the past six months, I was working for a tech company as an Independent Contractor in the province of Ontario. The contract states that "At the end of the ninety-day probationary period, the ...
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employer lying about not selling the company

the employer i work for has stated they are not selling the dealership but there are very strong rumors and someone that works for another dealer that stated they are buying our dealership. the ...
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Signed off job as a freelancer, now wants more work

This is my first question on the Law Stack Exchange so hopefully this is the right place for it. To play out the scenario this is what's happened.. I used to work for a company that need the odd job ...
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Employer ask me to work at a different location with very little notice (less than 30 days)

My employer just release a news that company will move to another state (30 miles away) and the move date is Mid-February. The employer doesn't plan to have any compensation for employee's commute ...
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Reasonable Accommodation confusion

I was looking at the following case study, and was not sure if it fell under the category of "Reasonable Accommodation" which is what I was thinking of how it could be approached: "An amusement park ...
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Advertise how many employees you have on a low budget

Say (in order to seem like a more established company) someone wants to advertise "We have over 100+ employees!".(but wants to avoid false advertising!) But the company has a budget of only $1000 a ...
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Can the racial/ethnic makeup of a company be used in a discrimination case?

Suppose a company is made up 100 employees, and that 75 of them are from the same ethnic background or race, say Jewish, or black. The company is in an industry that has nothing to do with that race, ...
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Can an employer be required to provide an escort from office to vehicle?

Follow up question to Can an employer be forced to allow an employee to bring a gun to work (Washington State)? It appears that an employer can limit employee concealed carry. (It would also seem ...
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What an employer can legally ask to monitor about user activity

I work for a Belgian company as systems engineer, and I'm asked by the HR department to give them logs of a specific user's activity. This is about a concern they have when it comes to this user's ...
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Can an employer reprimand an employee for posting negative reviews on social media?

If an employee posts on social media that a company is bad to work for, can they get fired or reprimanded for it? What if they gave specific examples, like how the employer reduced their wage without ...
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Employer wants to know who isn't contributing to charity

My employer is asking every employee to donate to a specific charity via an online form. This seems reasonable. However, they are also requesting that those who don't contribute will still fill in the ...
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What are the requirements for an ALE employer notifying employees about open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act?

My understanding is that employers can choose when to offer open enrollment and for how long. However, my question is whether an employer is required to notify their employees about their open ...
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ability to eat bacon as a job requirement

Let's say, I'm starting my own company and consider to hire some people. May I or may I not put the ability to eat bacon as a job requirement for every employee? If I did so, how many lawsuits would I ...
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Subsidies for low paid / free workers in some EU countries

I have heard that that in some EU countries such as Ireland, an employer can receive a €10,000 per year subsidy for simply employing a person who has been unemployed for a certain length of time. ...
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Can holiday pay be lower than the current National Minimum Wage?

If one works irregular hours in the UK one can calculate the holiday pay by calculating the average hourly pay over the last 12 weeks of work. I quit my job (I worked 4 days a week, 8 hours a day) at ...
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Want to sue my former employer for wage theft; or settle

I have not been paid wages for April 2019 and was abruptly laid off on May 8. I want to sue the company. They are moving money out of the U.S., telling employees we'll be paid soon, and seemingly ...
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Ask ex-employee / colleague for data removal that relates to company [closed]

I am not sure if this is off-topic but I would like to send a kind of formal email to one of my ex-colleagues to ask for data removal that relates to the company I am in still. I remember that I ...
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Is an employer allowed to inspect office drawers and cabinets in Australia?

My employer (in New South Wales, Australia) conducts frequent office inspections. Although they used to only look at fire and electrical hazards, the health and safety team (made of employees that ...
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Private phone call recorded by company phone in UK

I work for a Company in the UK, and routinely recording conversations between customers and myself providing that they (the customer) give consent. A private phone call on my personal mobile phone ...
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Employer Added Wife to Insurance, Now They Retroactively Voided Her Coverage

My employer "accidentally" included my wife in my health insurance plan. (They are now saying that they don't cover spouses). They retroactively voided the plan without informing us. We thought she ...
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Six months probationary period

I have read and understand 6 months probationary period rule, that employee exceeds 6 months of probationary period shall be regularized otherwise informed by the employer to not continue. Now the ...
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trespassing to personal property? [duplicate]

Let say I went into a store and bought something. When I was walking out an employee or the manager stop me and ask to look inside my bag because they assume I was stealing. Before, I could even ...
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Can an employee take an employer to court over false promises and breach of contract?

What if something like this happened: An employer IN WRITING stated that an employee would begin receiving compensation on my start date. That did not happen. Time after time, the employer would ...
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Government employer obligations for refusal to hire based on allegiations

The Kavanaugh hearings have brought up an interesting point. What are the legal obligations of a government employer, when it comes to handling allegations against a prospective employee? I would ...
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Employee intimidation

A relative of mine has worked at a small company for the past 10 years as a senior design engineer. The MD (and owner) of the company asked him to go and spend the day with another employee filling ...
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What does proportionate exactly mean here?

In an offer letter offered to me by an organization it states that: If the trainee leaves the service of the corporation before expiry of the bond period, he shall pay damages to the corporation ...
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Can I terminate an employee for qualifying for a job through a "degree mill?"

We have recently put together an HR unit, which reviewed all our employees and found that one has an unsatisfactory qualification (BA in Public Relations from an unaccredited college). HR suggested ...
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Hiring someone for one time event, employee or contractor?

If a person who would normally be classified as an employee is hired for a single one day event, would this allow classification as an independent contractor? For example, say a company that does not ...
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Can a Union CBA circumvent Right to Work?

if an employer is in a Right to Work state, Can a union create a contract with an employer that requires the employer only keep union employees on payroll?
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Can an employer pay less in benefits to employees on a 'Family' healthcare plan than employees on an 'Individual' healthcare plan?

I work at a community college in California. About a decade ago, my union negotiated for the district to pay 100% of all healthcare premiums for single employees, and a fixed dollar amount towards the ...
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Can an existing employer force use of personal vehicle?

If an employee refuses to use their own car for business purposes (although it was never mentioned before commencement of employment and is not mentioned in the employment contract), is it possible to ...
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How do overpaid repayments work from employee to employer in regards to taxes?

I get paid hourly 20 dollars an hour. In 1 week I earned roughly $1025.00. However for some reason my company paid be twice in one week so I saw 1025.00*2 hit my bank. This obviously was in error and ...
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Employer took bond and blank dated cheque. Is this legal in India?

Suppose someone in India accepts a job with a software company, selected from on-campus placement. The company did not disclose the agreement to be signed before the first day of employment, when ...
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Can an employer request an I9 form be completed PRIOR to job offer?

I asked a question over on the Workplace Stack Exchange after being asked to bring either a passport, birth certificate, or naturalization document with me to a job interview. From what I gathered ...
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Employer Requires Employees to pay Cash Gift to Owners

Every year an Alabama based small business requires every employee (except for the daughter of one of the owners, apparently) to pay a $30 cash gift that is split between the two owners. In theory, ...
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Want to learn more about arbitration - recommend books?

I don't know very much about how this works in practice in, say, the United States. Roughly, my understanding is that there are party-appointed arbitrators and list-appointed arbitrators. But I don't ...