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Is there any law that prevents organizations from outsourcing?

With the recent Covid-19 situation and everything, organizations have realized that remote jobs are indeed a viable option. So, hypothetically the organization could say let's just outsource ...
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Can a non UK resident, residing in UK not paying employees abroad, be prosecuted? [closed]

Is there a provising in UK law to prosecute a person residing in the UK, but not being a resident for forcing their employees to work abroad with pay and having to pay business expenses using personal ...
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Would the ADA allow a teacher with comorbidities relevant to COVID-19 to insist on teaching remotely in Fall 2020?

I am a professor at a large state university which has announced it will teach classes on campus this fall, and I am diabetic. I am very concerned about whether my university can provide an ...
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Accepting two offers from two EU countries

I had an offer from a Spanish company last month and I accepted it. And because I am a non EU I need Visa process to be completed before I can join I am waiting for some documents here in my country ...
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Is an employer rule mandating face coverings on their grounds enforceable even when employee is off work?

My employer (a private college in the US state of Maine) has a new rule mandating face coverings for employees, including in outdoor settings on their campus. The campus is open to the public to enjoy ...
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Do these terms contradict each other for who owns work created by contractor?

These two sentences are literally side by side and seem to be saying opposite things. All deliverables and associated documents...developed by Contractor during the term of this Agreement shall ...
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What constitutes voluntary termination of employment?

I have a clause in my contract that reads as follows: "If you voluntarily terminate your employment prior to 12 months following your hire date, your bonus will be due immediately" If I give my two ...
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UK - WFH from EU country

I have been wfh part-time and sharing childcare responsibilities since the beginning of lockdown. I am an EU citizen working in the UK and have asked my employer for the possibility to wfh from my ...
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Will E&O and GL insurance protect an employee against losses arising from his employer's indemnification demands?

This question assumes that an employee has a contract with his employer to indemnify them if there is a loss to the employer's client. I called an insurance agent, and he did not know if such ...
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Job interview according to the laws of Washington State, USA

According to the laws of Washington State, USA; 1) Is it legal for a person to be asked their preferred pronouns during an candidate job interview? 2) Is it legal for a company to ask anything that ...
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Is it legal to ask in an interview “ ”Do you need any special accommodations?" [duplicate]

I've just read a question on a sister site here, and a comment to one of the answers say: Are people asking you that ("Do you need any special accommodations") in interviews? IANAL, but that seems ...
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In legalese, is there legal a difference between “we would like to hire you” and “we want to hire you”?

I was selected to for a job, but haven't signed nor seen the contract yet. The "you've been accepted" message was written in conditional format, "we would like to hire you" instead of "we want to..."/...
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Is it legally possible for a foreign PhD student in Sweden to startup a company beside his/her studies?

I'm a full-time PhD candidate in my 3rd year in Sweden with a doctoral residence permit. I have two solid start-up ideas, one is related to the topic of my PhD studies. Considering that I'm working ...
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How do I prove unauthorized use of my signature?

I was recently terminated for allegedly violating the company attendance policy (claiming I did not contact my manager at least 30 minutes prior to start of my shift, which is a false accusation, but ...
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Can an employer apply one-off pay cuts via forced contributions?

Are US employers allowed to unilaterally cut the pay for an employee, specific team or all employees through a one-off measure? Are forced contributions to charity, pay reductions during an economic ...
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Furlough/partial-unemployment and demand by employer to perform different role than hired for

An acquaintance is employed for a role in housekeeping and is currently on furlough but receiving benefits and unemployment plus federal supplement. Employer called today and demanded they come back ...
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When can I use the emergency sick leave provided by HR 6201?

H.R. 6201 provides 80 hours of emergency sick leave for certain eligible purposes. Assuming a person works for an eligible employer and wishes to use this emergency sick leave for an eligible purpose, ...
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Can an employer charge employee/contractor a processing fee for payment?

I had worked for a company (whether as an employee or contractor is disputed). They would e-transfer me payments and take a small amount off to cover the cost of e-transfer. I told them I never agreed ...
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Is it legal to instruct an employee not to put contract concerns in writing?

TL;DR My COO sent me a contract that would amend an existing employment term (salary). I raised concerns regarding the terms of the contact. COO explicitly told me you don't need to put it in writing....
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In the UK, what is the difference between the Job Retention Scheme and furloughing?

I live in the UK, and work on weekends for probably the UK's biggest fashion retailer. I recently got an email from them asking me to consent to the terms of a new contract. In it, I noticed this ...
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How to Handle Employer Breaching Employment Contract

I work as a W2 employee for a medium size company. The contract specifies my salary for each year of the term, along with many provisions to protect the company such as a 1 year non-compete, IP ...
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Intellectual property when leaving the employment

Company's time, company's laptop, company's idea submitted to the internal innovation platform. It was rejected by the corporate immune system: We are to inform you that your idea has been Backlogged....
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Does the “Family First Coronavirus Response Act” cover federal employees?

Apparently, a new coronavirus related paid family leave law takes effect on 04/01/2020. I understand that, among commercial companies, it applies only to those under 500 employees (because, of course, ...
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Is asking HR department about self-organised interest group a sufficient reason to warrant a drug test?

Using a throwaway account as I do not want to get into trouble. Background to cannabis Medical cannabis is legal in the UK since 2018 63% of Londoners supports legalisation for adult recreational ...
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Is there a time limit on claiming loss of earnings for Jury Duty?

Short version Are there limits on how long after serving on jury duty I can make a loss of earnings claim? Background I was serving on a jury from 17th to 21st of February this year. During that ...
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Implications of Failing N95 Fit Test During COVID-19 Pandemic?

I am a Registered Nurse and have documented evidence in my NY hospital that I failed the N95 fit test for years. What are my rights surrounding this and the COVID-19 epidemic? I have a NIOSH compliant ...
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Can a worker capable of performing job functions from home be terminated for avoiding office due to COVID–19?

There's a popular thread on Twitter in light of COVID–19 that brings attention to all the workplaces where people could work from home (due to being tech/knowledge workers), but, for one reason or ...
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Can a person be fired for not agreeing to a contract at work?

I have seen contracts (relating to employment) which contain terms like "by accepting this position you agree to sign an NDA that you will be provided on your first day of work". To my understanding ...
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Voluntary redundancy

When you are offered voluntary redundancy, do they have to tell you who else have been made offers to as well? Or can they do it on targeted basis? Does this depend on the number of affected ...
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In the UK what does “during your employment” mean

I just got a contract of employment for a new job and it has a clause that starts like this: all Intellectual Property generated by you during your employment will be owned by the Group. When it ...
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Dismissal versus redundancy from a consulting / outsourcing role

A family member works for a large consulting / outsourcing company and has been permanently employed by them for many years, working for multiple different clients over this time. When one client ...
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Hired for something else been pushed to anything but doing that

I work in New Jersey. This company hired me to be a tool & Die apprentice. I am the only female tool and die maker. it is supposed to be an apprenticeship where I spent a little bit of time in the ...
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Is firing for unionizing legal? (The Office, S2E15)

In Season 2, Episode 15 ("Boys and Girls") of The Office (U.S. series), the warehouse workers in the Pennsylvania branch of the New York-based company begin deciding to unionize. Vice ...
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Does an E2 visa allow someone to work in the US unrestricted

I have an E2 Visa for the USA, this has a named company on it. What I’m unclear about is - does this allow me to work in the US for anyone? Or does it restrict me specifically to that company.
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When does liability and actions defer to the corporation

This question arises from the following question: WorkPlace_Refusal If you are requested by an executive to perform a task that you believe is illegal, the executive assures you that it is legal, ...
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Paid Family Leave in New York State

If I take FMLA and use sick time and vacation time during my leave, would I still be able to receive any monies from NYS thru its Paid Family Leave? Or since I am being paid, I would not be eligible ...
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Paid sick leave for full-time employee in DC

According to the District of Columbia’s Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act, both full- and part-time employees to be paid sick and safe leave for use under certain circumstances. I'm working as a ...
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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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Cosmetology salon workers status in California from 2020?

I have been reading at various sources that beauty salon workers that have independent contractor status would be reclassified as employees starting from 2020 throughout the California. Presumably ...
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Is it legal to preferentially hire female nurses & doctors because female patients are less comfortable with men seeing them naked?

Sort of a follow-up to Is it legal to preferentially hire men instead of women because women can get pregnant? The idea is, women tend to be less comfortable with men seeing them naked than men are ...
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Can I sue employer/manager for false promises for a raise?

My manager verbally told me I was getting a raise (12/10/10) On payday, Friday afternoon, he asked me to call him again. He advised I would not be getting the 10% pay increase at this time. When ...
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Is it legal to preferentially hire men instead of women because women can get pregnant?

Let's say Alice & Bob apply for a job, and both of them are equally good. The company they're applying to decides they'll hire Bob because Alice can potentially get pregnant, which means they'll ...
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What must I do when hiring a personal assistant in Connecticut?

I recently hired someone to work with me on personal tasks, such as listing some of my personal items for sale online. We both live in Connecticut. We work together in person in Connecticut for 1 hour ...
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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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Am I legally responsible for being a developer of a code, if my customer uses it illegally?

I am from an Europe country, I work online and get orders on freelancer websites. Few months ago, I had a customer hiring me to do some Bitcoin-related coding, I'm one of their developers for 6-7 ...
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I was kicked out during the orientation

I was offered a full time job that i did not take and i refused it and I requested for a part time. I called and i asked since the director didn’t reply to my email or message and i was told that the ...
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Can a contractor have scheduled work canclled for no reason?

I work as a contractor for a company. A (small) dispute arose over an invoice I submitted. Out of retaliation the company cancelled my scheduled shifts. Are they allowed to do that? This is in Canada. ...
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Altering an employment contract prior to signing

So in this SE question the op has had verbal agreement of renumeration during the interview, however the offer letter and contract, state that pay info will be provided after starting with the company....
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Is the vice-president an employee for the purpose of 5 CFR §2635.502?

It's been suggested on politcs.SE (but the question was closed as off-topic there) that a US vice-president needs to comply with 5 CFR §2635.502 which sets stricter standards for conflicts of interest ...
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Do I have a claim for false promises by employer?

I am employed by the United States Postal Service. I interviewed for a promotion. Prior to accepting the promotion I negotiated a Salary increase of 10%. When the promotion was processed I only ...

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