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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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Are pre-employment drug screening results not obtainable by the patient?

Can an individual require access to his pre-employment drug screening results in the United States? I am mostly interested in California and Massachusetts.
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Right to privacy at place of work

In the United States, is one's workplace generally considered to be a place where an employee can assume a relative level of privacy from hidden surveillance? For example, suppose that I had a ...
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Could an employee be fired as they are about to quit in order to pay them severance?

In series finale of The Office, Jim and Pam are about to quit their jobs in Scranton to move to Philadelphia. As they are about to quit, their manager, Dwight, fires them, and tells them that they ...
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Will I have to pay for training if resigned before probation?

I am based in UK. About 4 months ago I started a job that turned out to be different to what I expected. Responsibilities are below my qualifications and ambition; I was basically sold dreams during ...
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Volunteer work while on F1 visa in the USA

Can an F1 international student in the United States who is employed 20 hours per week as a teaching assistant or research assistant perform some volunteering work that potentially grant him/her some ...
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Is it legal for an employer to charge an employee for lost equipment?

I work for a hospital in Alberta, Canada. As part of our job, we're required to use a walkie-talkie-like device called a Vocera Badge. Over the course of the last few years that we've been using them,...
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Employee Lie Detector

Someone has been stealing from my girlfriend's workplace, not her, and they're forcing everyone there to undergo a lie detector test or lose their jobs. Is this even legal since they don't actually ...
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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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Does “so as to” limit the application of a permission, or define it as a possible use case

I have been asked to sign an employment agreement which includes The Employee irrevocably appoints the Employer as the Employee’s lawful and authorised attorney to sign a document or do any thing ...
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Am I obligated to sign contracts and fill out paperwork post termination?

I was asked to resign from a startup then sometime down the line the company asked me sign the following documents Terms of Resignation Employee Invention Assignment and Confidentiality Agreement ...
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Does a contractual notice period apply to internal transfers?

I work for a UK company. My contractual notice period is one month. Recently I've successfully applied for an internal post at a higher salary. My understanding is that I will start work in the new ...
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The legal length of one month

Referring specifically to employment contracts in England, I've seen contracts that specify "one month of notice" to be given before termination of the contract. This does not specify whether this ...
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In Australia, do laws prevent an employer stipulating the financial institution which your pay must be deposited into?

This rumour keeps coming up time and time again, (probably because I've worked in financial services where this may be more commonplace - I no longer do) but every now and then, I'll hear someone ...
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Remotely (off-premises) recording my girlfriend's office via a WebRTC webcam chat service

My girlfriend A suspects her office is being searched for confidential information on a regular basis by a former colleague X who moved to a different department. I am not going to act on this, so ...
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What entitlements for paternity leave in a small company in California?

Many small companies California that have no paternity policy and are less than 50 people? What paid, or unpaid paternity leave entitlements do employees generally have (under federal and California ...
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What legal standing do non-compete clauses have in employment contracts?

Almost every job I have ever held has a non-compete clause, lasting for up to a year after I leave a particular organisation, prohibiting me form delivering similar services on behalf of a competitor. ...