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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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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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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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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 ...
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non-compete clause in Canada

I have a following clause in my employment contract that I signed when the company hired me: "For a period of ONE (1) year after the end of employment, the Employee shall not control, consult to, or ...
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Equity compensation for a foreign worker

Can an employee working from India get equity compensation from the employer who is registered in the USA? The employee does not hold a work visa in the USA and the employer does not have a registered ...
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Missing attachment in work contract. Should I sign anyway?

Here's my situation: I have received a great job offer from a reputable tech company. Everything looks standard, but a document I am supposed to read and understand before signing is missing. I ...
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Is stating preference for women or people of color on Twitter for a job listing discrimination?

Something I've seen become more common is for folks working at a company to promote a job listing on Twitter, etc. and to say something along the lines of "I'd love to see more women/people of color ...
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Am I experiencing an anti-trust violation?

Google, Apple et al were fined $430 million dollars recently for, among other things, agreeing not to poach each other's employees. One illegal thing that happened: an internal recruiter was fired for ...
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My employer has declined my annual leave request a week before my holiday - is this legal?

A couple of months ago I requested 5 days annual leave, and gave my employer the dates. The employer did not acknowledge the request, but sent an automated e-mail a week before the leave was due to ...
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Do online work in the US if you're not a permanent resident

Is doing online work (making websites, programming, graphics, writing etc) in the US illegal if you're not a permanent resident and you are on a tourist visa? Could you do it and get paid on a non-...
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When must a document be kept confidential?

I applied for a job and received an offer. The offer letter and employee contract state Please note that the details of your compensation are to remain strictly confidential. and Employee ...
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Is it illegal to lie in an interview?

Strange question. I had been contacted by a recruiter for a job. Tomorrow is my final round interview. I had been getting a strange feeling and today the recruiter basically told me that when I work ...
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How long does employer have to pay after job is done?

I had worked 2 weeks for at an event through a temp staffing agency. The last day of work was April 2nd. A week latter I submitted my invoice. I still haven’t gotten paid. How long does an employer ...
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Time off in Lieu after training?

I'm trying to interpret my contact and work out whether I'm entitled to time off in lieu if required to attend training. I normally have a fixed set of working hours per day. It states that I may be ...
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As a dependent of a G4 visa holder, can I work in the USA past the age of 23?

My mother works on an international organization and holds a G4 visa. I, as her son/dependent, received a G4 visa as well. Currently I have an Employment Authorization Card (EAC) which allows me to ...
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What does the “submitting” I9 form?

I'm a graduate student at a US university and I work as a Graduate assistant in the department. It's been around one year I have been working. I'm also an International student who can only work on-...
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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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Will New York City's new law prohibiting questions about salary history protect residents who are applying for jobs outside the city?

As the title. I read through the law but I am not clear on whether it covers residents of the city, companies that employ workers in the city, members of either group, etc. That is, is it a limit ...
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Exceptions to vicarious liability

I know that the employer of an independent contractor cannot be held liable for negligence of the contractor under vicarious liability, but are there any other such situations where the employer would ...
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Can I be recorded at work without my consent in the UK

My colleague and I suspect that our employers are secretly recording us whilst at work. They have asked questions and passed comments on matters that they would otherwise have no way of knowing we had ...
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Is a company required to supply sufficient car parking spots for its employees?

Is a company required to supply sufficient car parking spaces for its employees? There are not enough parking spaces at my office, causing some employees to park at the neighbour's lot, who have now ...
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Can a Recruitment Officer be sued for working for another company of the same industry as his former one?

Setting: Republic of the Philippines (however, international views are also welcome). Let's consider my friend as an example, and let's refer to his former employer as "Old Company" and his new ...
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Is an attorney who hasn't agreed to represent me yet required to keep our discussions confidential?

I'm looking for an employment attorney and most seem to want the discuss the case, to see whether or not I have a case, before agreeing to represent me. Does this mean that any information I give them ...
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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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Is it legal for a company to require signed permission from one's current employer before applying?

If a person is employed at Company A, is it legal for Company B to require a signed document of permission from Company A before applying? This would obviously put the applicant in the uncomfortable ...
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Possible for employees to get retention bonuses after being forced out of the company?

The small startup company (~6 employees) I worked for was recently acquired by a larger, but still mid-sized company (~200 employees). As part of the acquisition deal, they offered us substantial 3-...
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Can an employer force an employee to have a social media account and put their current employment information on the profile?

A person I know recently received some new rules from their employer regarding expected social media behavior, which they need to sign. Before signing, I started reading it, and the last point ...
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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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Must I pay new employee for reading the safety manual?

I live in California. Soon I will hire a household employee to cook meals for me in my home. Per California OSHA law the employee must be given and read a kitchen safety manual. Must I pay the ...
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What happens to my employment contract when my employer is acquired?

This is the point mentioned in my agreement regarding acquisitions, but I cannot understand this clearly. Does this mean I'll be forced to continue my agreement with acquired company, or can I relieve ...
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Does Title VII prevent employers from diversifying their workplace by refusing to hire people who aren't of a specific ethnic minority?

Can a private university announce that they are going to hire two new employees for a teaching department and require that they are of a certain ethnicity? I know of an educational institution that ...
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Can an employer dictate when an employee can take annual leave?

My employer is trying enforce new rules about how we use our annual leave. Among other points they require the following are the ones of concern: 50% of annual leave must be booked (planned, bot ...
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Does USA contract work outside the USA for non-residents?

I work as a software engineer (independent contractor) in Ukraine. Outsourcing companies here often provide two contracts to sign: one is a legal local contract with Ukrainian company and another one ...
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Is there liability for accidental deaths of astronauts?

I read about the death of an astronaut in an exploding rocket; I don't know if it was recent or not. Would the developers of this shuttle have been subject to any legal action, or would it be ignored ...