Questions tagged [employment]

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Does the “Family First Coronavirus Response Act” cover federal employees?

Apparently, a new coronavirus related paid family leave law takes effect on 04/01/2020. I understand that, among commercial companies, it applies only to those under 500 employees (because, of course, ...
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Meaning of “restraint of trade” contract terms?

In a consulting contract is a section on "Restraint of Trade." I've included the entire section for reference but the parts I don't understand are in bold. 12 RESTRAINT OF TRADE 12.1 ...
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Can I sue an employer for not providing the active employment I was promised?

I've been in mediations with Alorica, a call center here in my city, for some time now. I was offered employment on two campaigns, one of which was a week long, and I accepted those offers. My ...
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Is this non-compete contract valid?

I worked for Russian IT bodyshop company A. I've got a good proposal from one of its Italian clients B recently to relocate and work directly for them. But there is one problem: B says they have a ...
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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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Is it reasonable for me to ask for the removal of a contract clause that says all the patents I produce go to the company? [migrated]

I was recently offered a funded masters program in the field of mathematical modelling and computer coding. I was given a contract to sign which I subsequently declined because I was unhappy with a ...
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Recruitment / Employment Law on agency introduction dispute

I have been working with this client for 3 years and recruited a number of permanent staff for them (recently there has been changes in their management). A month ago I submitted a candidate cv to the ...
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Ask ex-employee / colleague for data removal that relates to company [closed]

I am not sure if this is off-topic but I would like to send a kind of formal email to one of my ex-colleagues to ask for data removal that relates to the company I am in still. I remember that I ...
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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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legal term explanation required

According to below mentioned clause ,Am I allowed to join other IT company in the practice Computer Software House or not "To refrain from directly or indirectly competing with the Employer ...
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I want to terminate my contract as an independent contractor [closed]

I'm in the US, California, and I entered into an independent contractor agreement while I was in college with this rich kid (trust fund kid) who was paying a low wage for my background to have me ...
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Am I owed this profit-sharing benefit after quitting?

This is in California. I quit a job over a year ago and finally, just recently, got the last profit-sharing benefit. But when I saw the amount, it looks like I got 3-5% of my wages for the eligible ...
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Is there any US labor law which needs to be heeded by call centers staffed exclusively abroad? [closed]

It has now become a staple of everyday life in America that many of the call center which we reach when we call large corporations are staffed by individuals abroad. What is the legal basis for ...
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How to employ people from another country where they live abroad? [closed]

I'm setting up a tech startup but I want to employ people from anywhere in the world. My base would be the UK, but as my startup requires web engineers which are a rare commodity on today's market, ...
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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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Contract/Full-time employment [closed]

For the last 2 years, I've been working as a paralegal on a contract (not full-time) base in a small law firm but recently my supervisor suggested hiring me as a full-time employee. The thing is, I'm ...
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Can carelessness and lack of consistency in the hiring process be considered a form of discrimination?

I applied for a position as an independent contractor with a well-known tutoring company. Using their platform would have been an excellent opportunity for me. Unfortunately, my application was ...
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How to freelance in Germany while studying, I'm on contract [migrated]

My master's program starts next October, I'll be living on a student visa. In my spare time I'm freelancing on reddit, and I got an official contract with a client, but as I know, in Germany I cannot ...
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US Federal agency says a vaccine can be required. What does this mean?

The EEOC, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a US Federal agency, is reported as saying that employers can require people to take vaccines. What does required mean? Can employers fire people ...
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Is asking HR department about self-organised interest group a sufficient reason to warrant a drug test?

Using a throwaway account as I do not want to get into trouble. Background to cannabis Medical cannabis is legal in the UK since 2018 63% of Londoners supports legalisation for adult recreational ...
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Could the freedom to choose an Operating System be a legally enforceable basic human right?

Many employers demand that you use Microsoft's Windows or Apple's macOS if you want to work remotely from home even if they are not technical requirements. As a result this essentially amounts to ...

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