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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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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 a micro-sized company fire an employee without the major fault of the employee in Germany?

This company has 4 employees. I have a one-year contract & worked more than 6 months. In my contract, It is written it is possible to cancel the contract but this is against German employee ...
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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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Are there any legal requirements for benefits given to employees who work for more than 15 hours per week?

My dad just discovered that, at his secondary place of work (a job that he only does to make some extra money, not one that we need for anything), he is disallowed from working in excess of 15 hours ...
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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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Can our landlord terminate our lease upon my wife leaving their company?

Background: My wife works at a home building company that also manages investment properties. We recently moved into one of their communities. One of the reasons we chose to do this is because she ...
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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?
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What did I agree to in this Non-Compete/Non-Solicitation? [closed]

What did I agree to in my job offer agreement? I'm currently looking at jobs within the same business sector as my current employer's Client, but not looking for direct employment with the Client. ...
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Do any laws exist which protect a mother without shorterm disability from losing her job due to leave for pregnancy complications?

My wife is pregnant and also in the process of switching her work status from "benefited" to "non-benefited" (she's a nurse). We use my benefits only (for the most part), and the pay bump is about $13,...
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Can I refuse to upload my personal ID and picture into a website that my boss wants me to book a reservation in?

Can I refuse to upload my personal ID and picture into a website that my boss wants me to book a reservation in? I just started this job a few months ago and my boss wants me to secure AirBnB and ...
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Does this Job Posting Violate Any Laws Enforced By The EEOC? (U.S.)

Below is a picture from a job posting. They specifically state "No felonies". Does this violate any laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission? Are felons part of a protected class?
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How is discrimination by an employer litigated in the United Stats?

Assume that the complainant has sufficient proof of racial discrimination in their workplace, and wishes to have it investigated. What is the regular course of action in such case in the United ...
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Employer tuition assistance clawback upon resignation [closed]

Location: California, USA My friend is resigning as an employee of a large corporation. During his time there, he used the company's tuition assistance benefit program which covered the cost of ...
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Drug-testing on background

What sort of circumstances would allow a company or lab to put a positive pre-employment drug test on your background or send it to a consumer report agency? I'm curious about the consequences of ...
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Company hasn't paid me in weeks. Retaliation Concerns of contacting labor board?

Apparently my company is not doing well financially, and they could not pay me for quite a bit of time now. I would like to let the labor board know so that I can get paid, but I'm worried that the ...
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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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Are real estate agents outside salespeople?

Suppose someone is a real estate agent. After a year, they've closed no sales. Their employer claims to pay them entirely on commission. This makes their effective income for an entire calendar year $...
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Assignment of all Intellectual Property on an Employment Contract

I recently got an offer from a company and my contract includes the following. (I have not signed it yet) It's a soft. dev job and I do a lot of hobby coding. And company is aware of that. You ...
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“due process” hearing concerning returning to work after medical leave [closed]

My wife works at a local university as an accountant. Or perhaps I should say "worked" ... she suffered a brain injury in late December. She has recovered physically for the most part, but still has ...
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Is it legal to take employee original marksheets as a job security in India?

My company is asking me to submit original marksheet as collateral. I don't want to submit it because I heard somewhere that it is illegal. Is there a law regarding submission of original ...
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Can an employer legally require a female employee to wear a bra? (USA)

There seems to be some discussion of this elsewhere on the web, but it's scant on citations to actual regulations or cases. To narrow the scope, let's say that the female employee dresses so that the ...
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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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In technology contractor employment law what does “lump sum” mean?

I have a contract that says contractor will be paid X for providing services, is that per pay period, per month, or for the term of the gig?
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Job offer withdrawal because of non-compete

My problem is the following: I have signed a contract with a company in the UK with an effective start date which has to be defined. Now my previous company has claimed they can enforce a non-compete ...
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What legal consequences could an employee face who sabotages a company website?

A disgruntled employee who left our company a few weeks ago linked an external file that edits the DOM of our website for people who are not logged in and not on our IP Address (which prevented us ...
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Marijuana use by an employee, if it is completely legal in the particular country/state

First of all, I am not a lawyer, I do plan to become one however, and therefore I am very eager do some "thought experiments" in regards to law. Also I am from Latvia and I am familiar with how the ...
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Tools of the trade, software implications

My understanding of the general legal principle of "tools of the trade" is that tools which are necessary for the exercise of a profession are the inviolate property of the tradesman and cannot be ...
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What constitutes gross misconduct for teachers in the UK?

I recently heard of a story where an employee at a primary school in England was put on paid suspension. The reason given for this suspension was that she attended a peaceful demonstration against ...