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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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Employer green card sponsorship after termination

This question is a follow-up of my previous question. So I've been told to leave the company yesterday. Now my question is regarding the Green Card application. So I've been sponsored for EB1-B ...
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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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What can I do about an employer witholding my final paycheck for “damages”?

So I accepted a 2nd job about 8 months ago as an elderly care taker for my landlord's parents. After a year their mental condition had deteriorated enough that I informed by landlord/employer that ...
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What does this final section regarding the “termination of the binding provisions” in this contract mean?

A company recently offered me a great position as the head of their IT Security division. The job being offered is contingent upon my signature signing a lengthy employment, NDA, Noncompete, ...
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Small claims court jurisdication over international employment agreement?

I am a US citizen originally residing in state S. I entered into an employment agreement with a company headquartered in country C1 (not the US), with physical offices in another country C2 and US (...
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Is litigation against one's employer protected?

Let's say we are in California and I have a dispute with my employer. My employer has, or so I believe that it has, breached our employment contract and caused me damages. I then talk to my employer ...
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Do employees have personal liability when working for a company that violates the GDPR?

I work for a company that doesn't take privacy laws very seriously. As far as I can tell, they're woefully unprepared for GDPR and don't seem to care very much. My tasks mainly consist of software ...
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Can a former employer deduct a “fee” when issuing a check for my new roll-over?

A former employer deducted a "fee" charge when I contacted him to get my 401 funds moved to my new employer's roll-over account. It was 1 year after I was dismissed from his employment. Is it legal ...
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Child Labor in Entertainment

Why is the entertainment industry exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act? I have no idea how to research this question. edit: I mean, I thought the constitution specifies that laws shall be equally ...
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Is it legal for a company to continue using my name and picture on their site, despite not being an employee anymore?

A few months ago I decided to leave a company whose CEO engaged in a lot of questionable practices. (1, 2) It has come to my attention that this CEO is using my name, title, picture and current ...
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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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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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Can I claim compensation for loss of earnings due to work accident in Australia?

I was working in a hair salon in Australia and fell backwards. I tore my rotator cuff and have slipped disc. I had surgery on shoulder when got back to UK. Can I claim for loss of earnings, etc.?
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Is it illegal for an employer to give a job applicant an unfair advantage in the selection process?

Diana was invited to pre-employment test for a job. But it appeared that that the content of test was the same as last year, and she knew that content because of her friend who passed the same test ...
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Can I use photos from my current job to promote my own business?

I am self employed but work for a company that does seawalls. I am the foreman and do all the work with the help of one or more of my boss' employees. Can I take a picture of the work I do for him ...
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Can my employer expend more of my PTO than is necessary to meet 40 hours?

I am an exempt employee. A few weeks ago, I worked worked a lot of hours between Monday and Thursday due to a project deadline. I had already planned to take off the day on Friday and informed my ...
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Termination of Employment before Joining date

I was offered a Job in Berlin by an Employer 2 months back. I signed the contract, offer letter. And with that I have received the Visa to Germany. And just before 14 days of the joining I receive a ...
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Employment (Colorado) hourly random scheduling

My employer likes to randomly change my schedule and only passively notify me on a secured website that im supposed to check 10x a day. Is this legal? Then of course i get a write up for missing a ...
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Previous Employer using my electronic Signature

My previous employer uses an electronic signature program to execute General Tenancy Agreements. I have since left the company in August. However, it has been made known to me that the company is ...
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Job Contract. Clarification Required for a Clause [closed]

There is a clause in my contract that i need some clarification about. Specifically i want to know if the above clause means that i can resign with a three month notice or not ?
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Labour Law - Minimum notice period to prevent breach of contract scenario

James is hired by company X in South Africa. The first and second year's he is given a fixed term contract (Period 1 year each). The third year he is offered permanent employment and remains at ...
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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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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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Is someone employed by a Channel Islands based company covered by UK employment laws?

My wife is employed by a company based and registered in Guernsey. The company is also registered at Companies House (in the UK). I know generally the Channel Islands adopt UK laws, so is she covered ...
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Understanding an undefined period of repayment in employment contract w/r/t education tuition reimbursement

I may be a position to end my employment before completing a mandatory employment period following receipt of tuition expenses. While reading through my employer's policies on the subject, I note how ...
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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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Who owns the intellectual property that I complete outside of work?

I'm currently employed for a company as a software engineer. In my own time separate from my employment I write software. The software I write on my own has nothing remotely to do with my employment. ...
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Can a company forbid an employee to exercise his common law right to self defence?

If a company has a "no violence" policy could that override a person's common law right to self defence?
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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 ...
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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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Is it legal for an employer to ask a potential hire about his foreign citizenships?

During the job interview process, is it legal for an employer to ask an applicant what foreign citizenship(s) he holds, if any? In other words, citizenship that is not necessarily relevant to the job (...
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Can I decline an offer I have already signed?

I received an offer letter for a job and they want me to give them a response very soon. I'm still waiting to hear back from other offers. If I sign the offer letter but later on I receive another ...
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Can an employer force an employee to donate to a charity?

Can an employer force an employee to donate to a charity and is it legal that they know how much an employee contributes? This is in the U.S. with a large global corporation.
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Employer Paying Less Than Agreed

I'm an undergraduate in the U.S., and a few weeks after starting my tutoring job this year at my university, my employer changed the manner in which I am being paid. I signed a form that states "ALL ...
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Should an employee be made to pay for mandatory training in the uk?

I work for an agency in the uk and the zero hour contract staff are charged for yearly mandatory training by the company. Other agencies appear to not ask for payment for the training or take payment ...
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What to do if a Company terminates your contract before 1 week of joining date?

Working in Malaysia I got a job offer from one of the famous MNCs 1 month ago under another Company's payroll. I got the offer letter and all the documentation is complete. I resigned from my current ...
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Does this section of my NDA state that my company could take legal action against me if I were compelled to testify against them?

My companies NDA has this line Individuals shall not, directly or indirectly, disseminate, make available, disclose, or use any reason other than performance of their job with the Company, any ...
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Paying back relocation money and resignation

A year ago I started working at a well known company and it turned out to be a lot worse than expected, so I'd like to leave ASAP since I already made plans for the future. As part of employment I was ...
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exemptions of federal employment for Schedule A disabled applicants

If you are permanently disabled, and a job posting by the federal government (Army, Veterans Affairs, etc...) requires you to be a member (Army = registered with a recruiter prior to age 36; VA = ...
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Employer forcing everyone to sign new contract which significantly affects working hours

My employer has recently undergone a number of changes internally, involving the move to different premises (with the argument about the new building being larger, however will accommodate roughly the ...
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Which country's employment law is applied in 100% remote work

The work done is 100% remote in all cases, and the employee does not care at all where the employee does his/her work. For examples sake we can assume that the work in question is programming, ...
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Are NFL athletes employees of their teams?

Are NFL athletes employees of their teams, or are they contractors? Are their civil protections similar to a normal person working an office job?
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Concerned about the copyright assignment agreement I signed

I started a new job and signed a copyright agreement. Basically it says "we own everything you make", and then (the last paragraph says) except a few conditions. The part I'm concerned about is ... ...
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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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Question regarding offer letter

I got an offer from a company(US Based) that seems like a wonderful opportunity. However, there's some wording in it that I've never seen in an offer letter before, so I'm looking for some ...
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Confidentiality in employer/employee relations - defaults in US law?

I may soon be employed by a US company (I've never worked for one before). My question regards confidentiality of information in the employer-employee relations, by default (= by law/legal precedent), ...
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Employer drug testing as an immigrant USA

This question is for an acquaintance. He is on an H1-B visa and was wondering what would happen if someone applied for a job which requires a drug test and if they fail, what the consequences are. I ...
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Legal issues working multiple part-time tech jobs at the same time - CA, United States

I have had multiple companies/entities (universities, tech companies, defense contractors, etc.) request me to work for them at the same time. Common sense would tell me to not bill multiple groups ...
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What are the implications of a company being “not in good standing?”

I got a job offer from a company, and looked them up online at the registrar and their status is "not in good standing." Should this be a factor in deciding whether to work for them?