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Questions tagged [employment]

For questions that are about, or that arise as a result of, workplaces or the performance of work-related duties.

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UK: Is it legal to secretly audio record a meeting or a phone call? Is it possible to use such recording in court?

In the United Kingdom: Is it legal to secretly audio record a meeting (in an office) or a phone call while being a participant? Is it possible to use such recording as an evidence in court or ...
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US laws of firing an employee

This is a follow-up from my previous question. Following my discussion with HR about the ethical violation of my manager and some colleagues, I was suddenly fired without any prior notice from my ...
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Is my bond (employee contract) legal in India?

I live in India and I have signed a contract of one year with my employer. But now I want to leave my company. However when I sent my resignation email they told me to take legal actions on me. ...
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Who owns the code when my employer wants something similar to my existing open source project?

I have a similar situation to this question. My employer hired me knowing that I work on some open source projects, but for a long time, showed no interest in my open source projects. Now they want ...
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Are U.S. employers subject to Canadian employment law if they hire a Canadian to work remotely?

Hypothetical Facts U.S. company ("A") hires Canadian worker ("B") to work as an unpaid intern. B never physically leaves Canada and does all her work by telephone, computer and internet. A has a ...
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Is it legal to work without pay - Canada?

I have heard it can be illegal to work without pay. Under what circumstances is this true? I could see why it would be illegal for certain things (like a police officer not getting paid), but what ...
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Employer refuses to release 401K

My wife has been employed at a Fortune 50 company for 10 years and was laid off in March 2017. When we asked about the 401K we were told that our address is not correct and the 401K plan manager ...
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Can an employer require employees be Christian?

One of the "essential duties and requirements" for this job posting on Stack Overflow is: Maintains a personal, active relationship with Jesus Christ and is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ ...
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What recourse does an ex-employee have when commission/wages are being withheld by employer?

I recently left a position while still owed commissions for a deal that closed after my departure. My activities, duties, etc. on this deal were completed. I simply needed to wait for the other ...
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Can an employer withhold pay for a fire drill?

Moved from WorkplaceSE. Recently there was a routine fire drill in an office building. As with most fire drills, it took about half an hour for the fire drill to complete and for everyone to get ...
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What can a father do to become the primary caregiver?

My girlfriend and I live in Indiana. Someday, we would like to get married and have a baby. And God could surprise us with a baby anytime before marriage too. Ideally, I would like to split parenting ...
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Risks of Working for Medical Marijuana Company

Some states allow marijuana for medical use and recreational use, although it is still illegal federally. Is there any risk at going to work for one of these companies? If so is there a difference ...
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What types of recourse do I have against people who contact my employers about thing I have of Facebook?

I made a factual statement about mathematics on Facebook. A group of people took exception to what I said and decided that they would contact my employer because they thought it made me unfit to be a ...
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Mandatory participation in workplace holiday potluck

NOTE - this is strictly hypothetical and I am not asking for legal advice. In the case that I ever do need real legal advice I'll find a real lawyer and pay them for it. Suppose my employer decides ...
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No break clause in academic contract

I came across a mention of a "no break clause" in academic contracts, i.e. a clause in working contract by which an academic is liable to a penalty if they terminate their contract before the end of a ...
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Can an employer withhold a relocation repayment from an employee's last paycheck?

My current employer paid me $2500 to relocate to Tempe AZ from Chicago, roughly a year and a few months ago. I'm leaving, though I have an agreement as part of that relocation that if I leave / quit /...
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Pay for unused vacation: Can India employer refuse to encash leaves?

I work for a small tech company (9 employees) in India. My appointment letter states that I get 2 days of leave for every month of service rendered. I have accumulated 20.5 days of unused leave over ...
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Employer did not accept resignation in Germany

I'm currently working for a company in Germany and the notice period is two weeks. I sent my resignation via E-mail. They told me after 3 days that they did not accept it because I need to send it ...
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May I legally work in a restaurant with typhoid if the employer knows?

I contracted Typhoid while visiting family in Central America for a funeral. I work minimal wage at a restaurant/arcade preparing food, and cannot afford to miss work. My boss will not allow me paid ...
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Are NBA players ,who sign 10 day short term contracts, classified as employees or independent contractors?

Question When in the NBA, a player with a two-way contract will accrue a day of service and make money consistent with an NBA rookie minimum... Those are the words that struck me to ask: ...
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How do rules of conduct apply when acting in a pro hac vice role in another state?

A lawyer's client sent me a mild threat via text message. I have contacted the attorney on 4 separate occasions requesting an explanation/response from the attorney. They have not responded. Are there ...
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Does this district bylaw prohibit staff talking with the press about the school buildings themselves?

Does this district bylaw prohibit staff from discussing the building itself with the press, or prohibit staff from providing the press with photos or videos of the building itself? (that is, with no ...
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Vague clause in employment contract

I work in a full time permanent role but have recently started working in another part time (evenings/weekends) role as a contractor. Both are in the same field (software development) and both ...
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When can an employer sue?

I've seen some pretty intense contracts employees must sign before starting work for a company. Some have very vague statements like "agree to abide by our code of ethics". My question is when can a ...
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Can my work force me to pay for their compulsory in-house training?

My contract with work states if I leave within 18 months I must pay for the mandatory training they sent me on of £1800. I am already qualified in my field and this course was just to learn their way ...
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How to publish a book having TIER4?

I have read the documents stating which types of work are available for the students, studying in the UK and having TIER4 visa. These state that you can't be self employed. Another site suggests that ...