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Hired salary but paid hourly

I got an offer letter and contract from my current employer. The offer letter states "The salary is $115,000 annually, paid monthly." I am currently working as contract to hire, and I have a ...
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In British Columbia can an employer punish employees for sharing wage/salary information with colleagues?

While sharing salary information is often discouraged by employers, in the province of British Columbia, Canada, are employers legally allowed to punish (e.g. fire, reprimand, etc.) an employee who ...
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The university issued a pay check less than its offer letter. What is one to do?

Suppose that an international grad student at one of the University of California campuses got an offer letter: Congratulations! On behalf of the Committee on Admissions and Awards and the Graduate ...
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Is there any limit on how much bonuses can be given before filing for bankruptcy in the United States?

I read on https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/26/investing/hertz-bankruptcy-executive-bonuses/index.html (mirror): Hertz paid out millions of dollars in bonuses to its executives just before its bankruptcy --...
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Will I get salary from the University for the served notice period?

I work with an Indian University. The notice period for resignation is three months as mentioned in the faculty handbook. Their rule also mentions, "Faculty wishing to be released earlier than ...
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The employer is refusing to pay the full salary

I did some freelance work for one India based organization. There is one contract signed by me accepting all their terms and conditions (it was printed on a plain A4 sheet of paper). From start till ...
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Germany - can my boss refuse to pay me the Christmas bonus in light of my resignation?

I'm working in Germany. My company usually gives a 13th salary to its employees, divided in 2 parts (one half in June, and the second in December). It's not technically a 13th salary, since it's not ...
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Legal meaning of as per and in accordance with

I am not legal expert and english is not my first language. I have to make some changes in a draft of legal document. I am not sure which sentence is correct. The situation is like "Mr. ABC visiting ...
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What are my options legally if NYC company is not paying salary?

UPDATE: I was just let go today, May 8. After being let go, 2-3 hours later I was asked to sign a general release. Obviously I declined. I told them I cannot sign a general release as I have a claim ...
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Can I destroy intellectual property (code) if I don't get paid, India?

My company is withholding salary for the last 6 months. The problem is a year and a half old. Can I destroy (delete) the code that I wrote with a backup but not making them know until I get my salary.
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Legality of current salary question: which state's law applies

Some US cities and states have made it illegal to ask about a candidate's current salary. https://www.businessinsider.com/places-where-salary-question-banned-us-2017-10 However, in each interview ...
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How hard is it to sue and win an employer wrongful termination or other suit

A person was hired for computer programming work. He was hired on salary. It was expected to be a full-time, 40 hours per week thing. The company has traditionally, when asking people to work a ...
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Can I be assigned hours after promised a week off?

I'm asking this for a friend who has been extremely sick over the past few days, and contacted her manager at her workplace, which assigns weekly schedules to each employee. The manager in question ...
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Paying salary back after leaving the company

A few days ago I received a pretty interesting letter from my ex employer. During my time there I made minus hours, caused by the project situation (I am a software developer). The letter says I ...
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Can a European bank mandate employees to have a deposit account into which salary is paid

Is this allowed under European law to mandate employees to open a local (i.e. same name) bank deposit account and claim salary will only be paid into that account internally? I suppose it must be ...
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Long haul truck driver was not paid for his job

A friend of mine had been working for transportation company (contingently company A) as a long haul truck driver in PA state before leaving it for another one (due to the poor working conditions in ...
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In the US, is it illegal to pay different employees different amounts for the same work?

My colleagues and I recently discovered that new hires for our position are being recruited with a salary that is 20% higher. Thus they are being paid more than us even though we have as much as 5 ...
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Can a Silicon Valley HQ'ed company request a previous salary for a Japan-based position?

I have recently become aware of a new California law (effective Janaury 2018) which prevents employers from requesting salary history to potential hiring candidates: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/...
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Can my employer expend more of my PTO than is necessary to meet 40 hours?

I am an exempt employee. A few weeks ago, I worked worked a lot of hours between Monday and Thursday due to a project deadline. I had already planned to take off the day on Friday and informed my ...
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Does failure to mention mean exemption in taxation

I've got some legal question, this might be just a semantic/language question. My colleagues and I have been arguing about this for some time now, because there's some level of ambiguity in the legal ...
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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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The Gender Pay Gap and the Equality Act 2010 (UK)

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/part/5/chapter/3/crossheading/sex-equality If the Equality Act 2010 Part 5 Chapter 3 protects employees from differences in wage based on gender for the ...
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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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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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Salary gaps in public sector (not due to discremination)

My relative works in the NHS as a data analyst. Her direct supervisor earns 3.5 time her salary (she knows that as the role has just been advertised and HR responded with the pay scale for the role). ...
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What are "system design specifications" as the California labor code refers to them?

In California employment law, there is a term called "system design specifications." Attorneys have told me to ask technical I.T. people what this means as there is no legal definition for it. An ...
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Can an prospective employer ask for information about your previous salary and base their offer on that?

Can a public-sector employer ask for information about a prospective employee's previous salary? Can they base their offer to the employee on that information? Can the offer be below the advertised ...
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If an employer overpays salary, how long do they have to take action to be rectify the mistake?

The BBC reported that army helicopter pilots were over paid, and that the Ministry of Defence is aiming to recoup the over payments. What surprised me is the length of time between over payment and ...
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As a salary employee can my pay be deducted for the hours I don't work?

As a salary employee (USA) can my pay be deducted for the hours I don't work? I started working for a company and month later my son was born. I worked the week after at home but put in less than ...
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Requiring salary information and medical history before job interview

Rakuten Japan is asking all candidates to fill out the following forms before their first interview, including, for instance, itemized salary information from your current or previous position (...
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Does an employer have to compensate travel time to mandatory training in the UK?

If an employer in the UK makes an employee go to mandatory training, does the employer have to compensate the employee for the travel time?
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Is it illegal to retaliate against employees for sharing salaries?

I read on EricaJoy's salary transparency experiment at Google: It's illegal to retaliate against employees for sharing salaries. Is that so, in the United States?
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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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My company handed me a letter today telling me I owe them money because they overpaid me. Do I legally have to pay them?

I work an hourly job. I got a letter today telling me that they overpaid me and I owe them money. My job pays minimum wage and I'm not sure how they "overpaid" me, their computers pay me per second ...