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How can I legally avoid recruiting a specific nationality/ethnicity?

Suppose I have a tech company and I don't want to recruit people of a specific nationality (say, Hungarian) or ethnicity (say, East Indian). Is there any legal way to do that?
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Can English accent be part of discrimination?

Suppose, a tech company in the USA uses AI software to test if a candidate has a certain accent (e.g. standard American accent, Southern British accent, etc.). The candidate has to attain a certain ...
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Whose perception of time matters for legal requirements to pay wages?

If an employee, as a part of their job, travels at relativistic speeds (perhaps for space travel or scientific purposes), causing the amount of time they perceive to meaningfully desynchronize with ...
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can compensation disclosure to other employees be a basis for dismissal in quebec?

Can sharing or discussing you compensation with your colleagues be a reason for being fired or be a basis for any other decision by the employer? I know there are rules in Ontario against this but I ...
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Mandating belief in an unsupported empirical claim under UK employment law

Is the following scenario proscribed by UK law: An employer mandates that all employees complete an online learning activity. This includes an educational document followed by a multiple choice quiz ...
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UK: perverting the course of justice and employment tribunals

Suppose a person in the UK takes his/her employer to an Employment Tribunal. Some time after, the person finds that the employer fabricated evidence that was important to the outcome of the case. Can ...
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i just got hired [closed]

S, I just got hired to work remotely as a customer service rep. but I live in another country. the company is giving me the company equipment, such as a desktop computer and etc. I travel back to my ...
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Working from Home in EU

Is there anything in EU (or German) law or directives to encourage or even mandate working from home, outside of a pandemic? Are there plans to do so? Background: I plan to move to a neighbor EU ...
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Is it legal to blanket prohibit outside employment?

I live in Texas. Our labor laws are some of the worst. However, even here I think a blanket clause from a startup that prohibits outside employment sounds fishy. Researching this I found the Texas ...
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In a concurrent employment case in Germany, is it allowed to take residual leave in one job but not in the second job?

I am planning a job change in Germany. Termination of my current job contract is only possible at the end of December 2022 at the earliest. However, I would like to start my new job (in a completely ...
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employee contract methods for working in multiple countries

What are legal methods of writing an employee contract so that an employee of one company can work in multiple coutries? Eg one week in country A, one week in country B, one week in country C, etc.
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Do employees in training require identification?

I got hired at a new job recently at a local business and I asked them when I needed to give them my SSN, and they said they didn't need it until after the first week of paid training. I asked them if ...
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What (if any) crime is it to keep using a tool owned by a company after you no longer work there?

This question is partially based on a question on workplace but to make it more easily answerable I will specify some of the circumstances more. Suppose an employee is issued a computer to use for his ...
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What are the requirements for terminating an employee?

Does it matter whether employer is company or individual? Must certain amount of notice be given? What other requirements are there that must be followed? Can notice be dispensed if the task is of an ...
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When can an employer dock one's pay in the UK?

I'm not sure if it matters whether the employer is a private individual or a company and whether the parameters are then different, but assume that the employee is not doing a very good job, snoozing ...
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Which country's laws apply to a company in country A hiring remote workers in country B?

If a company in a country A does remote hiring of employees in a country B, laws of which of these two countries have to be considered? context: in some countries hiring employees has very strict laws ...
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Accepting severance for rescinded offer while on H-1B Visa

I recently got a job offer from Coinbase. But the job offer got rescinded by Coinbase due to their hiring freeze. As part of their hiring freeze, Coinbase is offering a severance for people whose ...
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In Florida, is there a law which causes restaurants refuse to hire minors, or to forbid minors to operate some equipment?

The 2021 Florida Statues state, (2) No minor under 18 years of age, whether such person’s disabilities of nonage have been removed, shall be employed or permitted or suffered to work in any of the ...
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Is there any protection regarding social media accounts and background checks?

Suppose Alice was applying for a new role. As part of a background check she is asked for usernames for any social media she uses. She gives details of her public Twitter and LinkedIn accounts (...
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Are individuals who identify as non-human animals members of a protected class?

This question is inspired by the following question over on Academia.SE: Should students' nonhuman identity be taken seriously in classroom settings? The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ...
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Are there really US federal laws involving immigration that result in fake job interviews?

On this page someone answered the question “Do employers waste time interviewing people?” with the following: yes often it is to conform to federal guidelines - so they are directed to higher the CEO’...
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May a UK academic employer ask the latest pay slip of my current Canadian job?

As a postdoc in a Canadian institution, I have been offered a lecturer position in UK. In the offer email I have received, one clause reads as follows: Please could you provide evidence of your ...
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Part time staff being paid less than full time staff but part time staff doing more work - Legal (UK)?

My wife is a teacher at a private school in the UK. After having children she went part time. She's since asked to go full time but has been refused on the basis that they don't have a need for her to ...
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Can company's code of conduct influence what employees are doing outside of working hours if it doesn't create a conflict of interest?

In many companies nowadays we can find the following paragraph in their code of conduct: Employees must, however, avoid acquiring any business interest or participating in any other activity outside ...
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Does an employee have any responsibility to protect company assets?

I work in a store. A customer made a purchase. But had another bottle in his hand that he didn't put on the counter for me to scan. I asked if he had already paid for it. He tried to pick a fight ...
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US Expat with Work/Bank/401k in the US, is that legal?

I'm a US citizen living in Europe for the last couple of years. I work remotely for a US company, receive salary in a US bank, 401k, pay full federal/state taxes - all as if I'm in the US. My employer ...
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Asking for compensation for a broken job offer in CA

I have a family member who had a steady full-time office job in Los Angeles. He wanted a change of pace, so he reached out and got recruited by a well-known transportation company who offered him a ...
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A departing director wants to convert his directors loan and owed salary into shares. How do we value the shares, and what are we obliged to pay?

We are raising investment with individual shares valued at £5. A founder & director is leaving the company and claiming owed salary and directors' loans need to be paid or converted to shares. We ...
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Gaslighting on verbal agreements... who is legally "right"?

Gaslighting on verbal agreements... who is legally "right"? Suppose that a party A agrees to hire party B for a job, and at the moment party B seems like the most viable candidate available, ...
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Employer ran credit check without my consent

I’ve just started a new job as a cleaner and recieved an email from them regarding the credit check they carried out. I was never told this was going to happen or why they would need to. Does anyone ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of a token salary?

I am writing an employment contract for a voluntary position at a charity and am wondering whether we should pay the individual £1 per year to demonstrate that they are a paid employee. What would be ...
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What is the legal term for a conviction that the individual has completed the punishment for?

I am writing an employment contract and want to explain that, we run criminal record checks on everyone. if an individual has finished the punishment for their crime then that's ok as long as they ...
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Employer reduced working hours to 25%

I am employed in a startup that financially struggles and has decided to merge with another startup. As a result I have been informed that my working hours (as well as salary) will be reduced to 25% (...
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statute of limitations on injuries in the workplace in israel?

A year ago I got hit by a metal bar on my leg. I didn't tell anyone because I have a speech problem and heavy shyness. It hurt me the first day and later the doctor told me it was not broken and gave ...
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Colorado Injury Attorneys

Why we need to hire a personal injury attorneys to cover a personal injury losses? How they are beneficial to cover injury losses?
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How many days of vacations am I entitled to?

I started on August 19 2020 and vacations are added on May, so between August 19 2020 and May 1 2021, I had around 9 days of vacation, but then HR tells me between May 1 2021 and May 2022, I can only ...
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Possible legal repercussions for ignoring reasonable accommodation requests

A candidate requests certain accommodations for the job interview, for instance to perform interaction with the interviewer in written. (Speaking is not an essential requirement for the job in ...
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What intellectual property rights are being surrendered with this contract?

Alice has worked for an quango/academic organisation “The Establishment”, which is part of a larger “Wider Establishment” for some years. She was recently made redundant on pretty good terms and ...
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Union fees were deducted but was never told there was a union

I ask this question just out of curiosity. Please advise if it's a better fit for workplace or some other site. I was hired to work at a store. I quit after having worked 2 hours. Part of the reason I ...
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Medical marijuana patient protection from drug test: actual effectiveness of the law?

I'm under the impression that in Pennsylvania, medical marijuana users are protected from employer discrimination: No employer may discharge, threaten, refuse to hire or otherwise discriminate or ...
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Should I work more than the mentioned working days in my job contract?

I am working in German company and my job contract states following: Der Arbeitnehmer erhält für die unter vorstehend Ziff. II. näher bezeichnete Tätigkeit ein Bruttogehalt in Höhe von X Euro bei 21 ...
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How enforceable (and which parties) does my No Compete Cover?

I have a question about the validity of a no-compete with the company that I work for. Basically, COMPANY B is a US-based company with an office in the UK, where I am based (although the role is ...
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I was offered a job, but the contract concerns me

I have been offered a job, but while looking over the contract I found a paragraph that concerns me. I don't want to lose the right to any software that I write or develop outside of the company that ...
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Redundancy and replacement with agency workers

My understanding of redundancy is that it should occur only if the role is no longer required. You cannot make someone redundant and employ someone else to do the exact same role. This seems to be ...
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What legislation applies to paid focus groups? Do labour laws?

There is a group on Facebook that connects people with local paid focus groups. Usually there are screening questions that are asked over Facebook messenger. Some examples of such screening questions ...
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Can employers in Canada provide different Health benefits based on family or marital status?

My employer offers a health benefits plan where the amount that can be claimed towards the benefits plan is higher for employees who have a spouse, and even higher for employees with children. I am ...
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If an employer owns any work you produce whilst employed, do you have to be un-employed before you can begin a startup?

I've always liked the idea of owning a start-up company, during my employment history I've encountered problems and developed solutions I think could be developed into an actual product. I'm concerned ...
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Is Ikea required by Russian law to pay employees for the next 3 months, despite suspending all operations (sales, production) in Russia?

Ikea announced they'll still be paying their 15,000 Russian employees their salaries for the next 3 months, even though they've suspended all operations in Russia, sales and production (17 stores and ...
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What's to stop me from declaring my work place a church to justify discriminatory hireing practices?

There are exemptions for religious institutions when it comes to hiring. They are allowed to refuse to hire someone due to their religion, sex, and presumably most other categories of people usually ...
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Can a racist business owner legally get away with saying he only wants to hire people that 'look white'?

This is a belated follow up to an earlier question where I asked how one can get away with hiring actors of an appropriate race when BFOQ (Bona Fide Occupational Qualifications) exceptions do not ...
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