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May a UK academic employer ask the latest pay slip of my current Canadian job?

As a postdoc in a Canadian institution, I have been offered a lecturer position in UK. In the offer email I have received, one clause reads as follows: Please could you provide evidence of your ...
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Part time staff being paid less than full time staff but part time staff doing more work - Legal (UK)?

My wife is a teacher at a private school in the UK. After having children she went part time. She's since asked to go full time but has been refused on the basis that they don't have a need for her to ...
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Employer ran credit check without my consent

I’ve just started a new job as a cleaner and recieved an email from them regarding the credit check they carried out. I was never told this was going to happen or why they would need to. Does anyone ...
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Can company's code of conduct influence what employees are doing outside of working hours if it doesn't create a conflict of interest?

In many companies nowadays we can find the following paragraph in their code of conduct: Employees must, however, avoid acquiring any business interest or participating in any other activity outside ...
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Does an employee have any responsibility to protect company assets?

I work in a store. A customer made a purchase. But had another bottle in his hand that he didn't put on the counter for me to scan. I asked if he had already paid for it. He tried to pick a fight ...
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Asking for compensation for a broken job offer in CA

I have a family member who had a steady full-time office job in Los Angeles. He wanted a change of pace, so he reached out and got recruited by a well-known transportation company who offered him a ...
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US Expat with Work/Bank/401k in the US, is that legal?

I'm a US citizen living in Europe for the last couple of years. I work remotely for a US company, receive salary in a US bank, 401k, pay full federal/state taxes - all as if I'm in the US. My employer ...
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A departing director wants to convert his directors loan and owed salary into shares. How do we value the shares, and what are we obliged to pay?

We are raising investment with individual shares valued at £5. A founder & director is leaving the company and claiming owed salary and directors' loans need to be paid or converted to shares. We ...
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Gaslighting on verbal agreements... who is legally "right"?

Gaslighting on verbal agreements... who is legally "right"? Suppose that a party A agrees to hire party B for a job, and at the moment party B seems like the most viable candidate available, ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of a token salary?

I am writing an employment contract for a voluntary position at a charity and am wondering whether we should pay the individual £1 per year to demonstrate that they are a paid employee. What would be ...
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What is the legal term for a conviction that the individual has completed the punishment for?

I am writing an employment contract and want to explain that, we run criminal record checks on everyone. if an individual has finished the punishment for their crime then that's ok as long as they ...
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Employer reduced working hours to 25%

I am employed in a startup that financially struggles and has decided to merge with another startup. As a result I have been informed that my working hours (as well as salary) will be reduced to 25% (...
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statute of limitations on injuries in the workplace in israel?

A year ago I got hit by a metal bar on my leg. I didn't tell anyone because I have a speech problem and heavy shyness. It hurt me the first day and later the doctor told me it was not broken and gave ...
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Spanish Court ruling on working remotely

Recently, some Spanish consulates have been telling applicants for a "non-lucrative" visa that their income cannot be from any job, not even telecommuting for a non-Spanish company. Someone posted in ...
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Possible legal repercussions for ignoring reasonable accommodation requests

A candidate requests certain accommodations for the job interview, for instance to perform interaction with the interviewer in written. (Speaking is not an essential requirement for the job in ...
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Colorado Injury Attorneys

Why we need to hire a personal injury attorneys to cover a personal injury losses? How they are beneficial to cover injury losses?
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What intellectual property rights are being surrendered with this contract?

Alice has worked for an quango/academic organisation “The Establishment”, which is part of a larger “Wider Establishment” for some years. She was recently made redundant on pretty good terms and ...
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Union fees were deducted but was never told there was a union

I ask this question just out of curiosity. Please advise if it's a better fit for workplace or some other site. I was hired to work at a store. I quit after having worked 2 hours. Part of the reason I ...
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Should I work more than the mentioned working days in my job contract?

I am working in German company and my job contract states following: Der Arbeitnehmer erhält für die unter vorstehend Ziff. II. näher bezeichnete Tätigkeit ein Bruttogehalt in Höhe von X Euro bei 21 ...
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Medical marijuana patient protection from drug test: actual effectiveness of the law?

I'm under the impression that in Pennsylvania, medical marijuana users are protected from employer discrimination: No employer may discharge, threaten, refuse to hire or otherwise discriminate or ...
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How enforceable (and which parties) does my No Compete Cover?

I have a question about the validity of a no-compete with the company that I work for. Basically, COMPANY B is a US-based company with an office in the UK, where I am based (although the role is ...
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I was offered a job, but the contract concerns me

I have been offered a job, but while looking over the contract I found a paragraph that concerns me. I don't want to lose the right to any software that I write or develop outside of the company that ...
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Redundancy and replacement with agency workers

My understanding of redundancy is that it should occur only if the role is no longer required. You cannot make someone redundant and employ someone else to do the exact same role. This seems to be ...
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Can employer legally stop paying time & 1/2 to exempt employee after stating in the offer that they would do so?

Late July I got a job as a computer programmer on a 6 month contract with the agency that recruited me (although I actually work for another company). The job is W-2, paid hourly, but as I'm a ...
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What legislation applies to paid focus groups? Do labour laws?

There is a group on Facebook that connects people with local paid focus groups. Usually there are screening questions that are asked over Facebook messenger. Some examples of such screening questions ...
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If an employer owns any work you produce whilst employed, do you have to be un-employed before you can begin a startup?

I've always liked the idea of owning a start-up company, during my employment history I've encountered problems and developed solutions I think could be developed into an actual product. I'm concerned ...
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If Party X tells Party Y something untrue about Party Z, if Party Y repeats it is this defamation (if it's obviously false)?

I had a short term job that I was fired from. I was told that someone tripped and was injured on something I left laying around, which in fact I didn't do. As "proof" my manager showed me ...
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Can employers in Canada provide different Health benefits based on family or marital status?

My employer offers a health benefits plan where the amount that can be claimed towards the benefits plan is higher for employees who have a spouse, and even higher for employees with children. I am ...
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Is Ikea required by Russian law to pay employees for the next 3 months, despite suspending all operations (sales, production) in Russia?

Ikea announced they'll still be paying their 15,000 Russian employees their salaries for the next 3 months, even though they've suspended all operations in Russia, sales and production (17 stores and ...
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What's to stop me from declaring my work place a church to justify discriminatory hireing practices?

There are exemptions for religious institutions when it comes to hiring. They are allowed to refuse to hire someone due to their religion, sex, and presumably most other categories of people usually ...
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Can a racist business owner legally get away with saying he only wants to hire people that 'look white'?

This is a belated follow up to an earlier question where I asked how one can get away with hiring actors of an appropriate race when BFOQ (Bona Fide Occupational Qualifications) exceptions do not ...
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Is it Illegal for me to refuse to hire a white child actor because the already selected parent is black and the child isn't adopted?

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 reads: "It shall be an unlawful employment practice for an employer—(1) to fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual, or otherwise ...
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Do all the statements an employer makes about a workplace have no effect when signing a contract with an integration clause?

Take the following term in an employment agreement for example: This Agreement constitutes the entire Agreement of the parties with respect to its subject matter and supersedes all other Agreements ...
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Can employer ask about medical information such as vaccines (not specifically COVID19)?

Regarding employers asking for proof of COVID19 vaccination, my friend argued this is illegal because they aren't allowed to ask for other medical information (such as vaccination against Hepatitis C) ...
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Whistle-blower protection - evidence obtained illegally?

If a company is surreptitiously operating a discriminatory hiring policy, and evidence from the HR system is leaked to prove it (i.e. records of the ethnic origin and gender of those promoted and ...
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Is there any legal action I can take after my company discouraged me from calling 911 after a workplace injury?

I fell at work causing me to have 6 compound femur fractures. I begged my boss to call 911 because my leg was broken . They laughed at me saying there's no way it was broken and that I was ...
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Is consideration for services different than compensation?

The Company shall pay [X] Japanese yen per month (excluding applicable taxes) to the Service Provider as consideration for the performance of the Services (hereinafter referred to as the "...
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Is an individual liable for administrative costs when backing out of an employment contract accepted via email?

A non-EU citizen accepted an offer of employment in writing via email for a company based in the Netherlands. They sent their passport and other documentation to the company to begin the process of ...
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(UK) Employment law - reduction in hours, no change of contract, claiming back earnings

A 17 year old employee in full-time education is contracted to 20 hours per week of shifts at a large UK company. However, after only 2 months, their team leader tells them informally that they can ...
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Legal status of employment benefits that are not specifically mentioned in an employment contract

What is the status of employment benefits, where the details of these benefits are given via a "benefits guide" (and "offer letter") prior to signing the contract, but where these ...
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Can lack of dual citizenship be a job qualification in Canada?

Some organizations in Canada have an official preference for hiring Canadian citizens, and say so in job announcements. If one is a Canadian citizen but also a U.S. citizen, does that mean one would ...
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Are projects produced as pre-conditions for employment interviews sole work or work-for-hire?

It is a somewhat common practice to ask prospective software development employees to produce small-size projects which perform according to certain specifications. If the spec is not a run-of-the-...
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Intellectual property with hiring minor as software engineer

I'm currently running a startup in California, and I'm looking to hire a few minors as paid software engineering interns. Since minors are unable to sign contracts, will I run into any issues with ...
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Is a non-poaching clause enforceable if the employee resigns first?

I worked for a company called Widgets Inc. There, I hired Bob, who turned out to be a great employee. Since I have left, Bob has become unhappy at Widgets Inc and is going to resign, he asked me if I ...
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In British Columbia can an employer punish employees for sharing wage/salary information with colleagues?

While sharing salary information is often discouraged by employers, in the province of British Columbia, Canada, are employers legally allowed to punish (e.g. fire, reprimand, etc.) an employee who ...
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Employer underpaid and overpaid me

So my old employer contacted me recently and said they had accidentally paid me for the month after I had left. I checked my accounts and this is true - they paid me for the full month rather than ...
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Salary cut-off date

I started a new job on 6 Dec. The employment contract says: "payable monthly in arrears, in equal instalments by direct bank transfer on or around the last day of each month, minus any statutory ...
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"This policy" words (in Mozilla Community Participation Guidelines) with no specific policy mentioned right before. What does it refer to?

Mozilla Community Participation Guidelines: Version 3.1 – Updated January 16, 2020 Modifications to these Guidelines Mozilla may amend the guidelines from time to time and may also vary the ...
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What can a person legally publicly share about his previous employer?

I am writing a blog and often use some examples from my past (previous companies where I was working). All of the examples are trivial (no financial info, no customer info, no know-how, and so on). ...
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US tax law for working remotely abroad

I'm working in an American tech company in Illinois. Recently I traveled abroad and am working remotely for 3 months (I'm a green card holder). Are there any tax laws in this case? Shall I report it?

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