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Is it Illegal for a Debt Collection Agency to Collect on an Individual for a Worker's Compensation Claim?

If someone were to have a worker's compensation claim in Texas that had been approved but unpaid, can the medical provider legally file a claim against the injured? More specifically, the employer ...
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Was I fired before my resignation date?

I submitted my letter of resignation and two-week notice today, and within minutes all my company access was revoked (security privileges, domain access, email access, dropbox, etc.). We work entirely ...
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record a meeting?

I am a professor, and I'd like to record our department meetings (audio and video). We have someone taking minutes at the meeting, but recently there have been disagreements about what was really said,...
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Reporting exzessive requested and unrequested overtime during Furlough

At least half of our current staff is on furlough(Kurzarbeit). I am living in Germany and our employer is requesting exzessive amounts of overtime while we are only allowed to work 20-50% of our usual ...
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Job interview presentation about patented work by previous employer

In the interview process of some tech companies there is a time slot allocated for a presentation to the members of the team, which is expected to be about a topic you have directly worked on. Some ...
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Quitting Job on the first day? What would be my last day? (Germany)

I wish to cancel my new work agreement that I already signed. On 01.02.2019 (First day at the job) Notice of termination: one month to the end of the month (during the probationary period) Which ...
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Expiration for confidential technical knowledge

While working at previous employers I have been exposed to confidential technical information. As usual, this is covered in the confidentiality agreement that I signed. The agreement puts no ...
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Short-time work for professional football players

In Germany, a lot of people are currently doing "short-time work" right now which is partly compensated by the state or state-controlled insurances. I heard that some employees of professional ...
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I’m being asked to come back into work despite government guideline to stay at home- What are my rights?

I work in an administrative role at the NHS. Since the lock down measures started in the UK, I have been working from home. As demand on the NHS has been increasing substantially, management asked ...
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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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Are Employers Obliged to let you Return to Work Early from Unpaid Leave?

I have been an employee at the company for over 5-year and I had requested time off work (4-months) to do sabbatical with some travelling. It was granted by my line manager. The request was made in ...
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No reimbursement for job interview travel expenses

I have already asked on the workplace about how to ask for reimbursement that was agreed on before a job interview. I'm gonna briefly summarize here what has happened so far. After applying for a job ...
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Exploratory: discrimination against character trait

What is the rationale for the scope of what EEOC prohibits discrimination against? More precisely, I have been fired for a trait of character (pessimism) that seems to me to be as much an integral &...
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Covertly Recording Conversations At Work If Policy of No Expectation of Privacy?

My work has a policy that when using company property, there is no expectation of privacy. Does this amount to blanket consent? This is in the state of California so unsure if this policy conflicts ...
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Pregnancy discrimination. Wife asked (but not forced) to quit job. What further actions can we take? [closed]

Not long after my wife informed her Lead she was pregnant, the Lead sat her down and encouraged her to consider quitting in order to be with the family. We plan to go to the HR department about this ...
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Not getting paid for work done?

I worked in Colorado, USA for a startup. On a Monday morning we were informed that our investor decided not to continue investing in our company and so our payroll from that last Friday was paid for/...
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Can a US firm legally hire someone as intern after they have graduated from school/university and aren't enrolled in any school/university?

Can a firm US based in the United States legally hire someone as intern after they have graduated from school/university and aren't enrolled in any school/university anymore? If state-dependent, I ...
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Contract issue (Austria/EU Law) backdating start date of work

I would appreciate some advice with respect to my situation. I was offered a job in Austria (I'm from the UK) back in the summer of 2019. The job was conditional on finishing my Masters Degree in the ...
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Can my boss promise a job to someone before posting it?

I work in California. I'm due for a promotion for a supervisory role. Before the more senior employees were considered and one was promoted. I got word that my manager promised the job to my coworker ...
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Can i sue my work for false promises

I got hired on at performance to go work at exon in beaumont and they sent to classes 4 days in a row out of state i had to drive everyday from Louisiana. They said that i had the job at exon then ...
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My former employer is threatening to sue me

I live in Kampala, Uganda and for the past eight months, I was doing software development for a local company since late February this year. Last month I resigned from my position and my employer ...
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What are my working hours rights as an exempt employee

My new boss wants to use the following paragraph in my contract to insist that I be in the office 9 - 6 Mon - Fri, be on call 24/7, and go into the office out of hours regularly (including weekends): ...
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Did not receive yearly bonus, despite being employed at the company during the bonus period

At my last place we had a bonus scheme based on performance. If you met all of your targets for the year the bonus was 5% of your base salary. If you exceeded all of your targets for the year the ...
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What are the limits of religious freedom in the workplace?

Federally in the US, only race, sex, and religion are protected classes, i.e. it's illegal to make employment decisions (hiring/firing/salary/promotion/etc.) on the basis of a worker's race, sex, or ...
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Can an employee be sued for gross negligence by reusing personal passwords at work?

An employee is using some easy guessable reused passwords well known to Have I Been Pwned. OUCH. Something bad happens. Can an employee be sued? Option A: An organization does not have password ...
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Do I have a case against my employer? [closed]

In March 2018, the financial advisor I worked with, trapped me in my cubicle and asked me if a lump in his groin area made his pants fit tighter. While pressing his pants down to show me the lump, he ...
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Is employer responsible for tree damage to car parked in their lot (New Jersey, USA)?

During high winds a tree branch fell on my car while parked at my workplace. The cops were called, but the responding officer said that it was private property and my employer's responsibility. He ...
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Taking Leads from a Company I quit

If Im a 1099 (independent contractor) at a cash advance firm and I left (quit). Can I take the leads I sorted through and became "my list" and take those leads and start my own merchant cash advance ...
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Is it legal for restaurants to not pay their courier the tips we pay them?

Is it legal for restaurants to not pay their courier the tips we pay them? I used SkipTheDishes and paid 15% in tip and the driver told me that the tip is given to the restaurant and not to him, which ...
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Looking for any case that connects an assault and the signing of arbitration agreements, possible duress

Heading off the obvious response; I have already tried multiple search engines. There is so much "noise" from unrelated cases that I can't find what I'm looking for with a simple web search. I'm ...
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If I have body smell and get bullying in workplace, so it made me have depression, can I sue? [closed]

If I have body smell and get bullying in workplace, so it made me have depression, can I sue? Location: California Time: Bully period over 2 years Current status: fried by the company said under ...
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Is this a violation of workplace law?

At my workplace, we can get paid for a maximum of 15 hours per week (they refuse to pay us anything beyond that), however, they indirectly expect us to work more than that (by giving us tasks, and ...
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Compulsory voluntary work to meet performance review objectives

My UK employer has teamed up with a large well-known charity, and over the last few years undertaking voluntary work for this charity has become a core part of our performance objectives. If we don't ...
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Can a company instruct employees to not call police?

As a manager, I received this email from my store manager that came from the district manager. Team, you cannot call the police without my approval, if I am not available it would fall to (Blank) or ...
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UK - NHSP refuse to pay for mandatory training

Background NHSP (NHS Professionals) is a job agency which offers zero-hours contracts for NHS workers. In many trusts, this is the only way to be employed without having a fixed contract. I am a ...
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In Texas, Can I sue if I was misled or lied to about the job I would be working

I recently was recruited for a contract software engineering role with a bank. The recruiter on several occasions through emails and phone messages emphasized this was a software engineering role. ...
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Can I refuse to integrate google/Facebook trackers on a website?

I work as front end developer for a company in Germany and regularly get asked to implement trackers in the products. In my opinion it is immoral to sell out your users to tech giants (and probably to ...
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Could I apply for a job at Hooters with the intent of suing for a settlement when they don't hire me?

The highest ranked answer to a previous question states that BFOQ exceptions (probably) would not be a sufficient argument for allowing Hooters to discriminate against a protected group. In fact the ...
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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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If work must be paid in Canada, when/how is volunteer work allowed?

This is a bit of a follow up to Is it legal to work without pay - Canada? When is it legal to do something and not get paid (in Canada)? Where I live volunteer work is common (ranging from helping at ...
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Why the german “Agentur für Arbeit” would oficially support companys acting against german law?

In the comments1 to this answer: Badly designed reimbursement form. What does that say about the company? I had yesterday an discussion where another user claimed by §670 BGB companys are in Germany ...
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Is it illegal to infringe copyright if your boss or your client ordered you to do it?

The first possible scenario is this: suppose you work in a company, and you need to install some software for a client. The software needs to be purchased, but the boss tells you to just download it ...
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Do I have the right to get a copy of the source code I wrote during an internship? (Germany)

I did an internship in a small software company in Germany and wrote mainly two programs, one which is just an example to learn the language which has no monetary value and another one which could be ...
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Is it legal to terminate employee after them not signing an optional contract?

I asked this question a few days ago at Workplace.SE community. The contract stated what I mentioned in the linked question, plus that in twenty years his salary would be around 50-something ...
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Can a design freelancer be sued for “potential earnings lost” by a client?

I am a freelance graphic designer working part time We didn’t have a signed contract for any work (my mistake- I only work through friends and family referrals part time). I was making a new ...
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UK Law - Working Contracts

Without going into specifics too much. I work on a contract that obviously sets out a specific job description for me and a set amount of hours. However, my team leader is sending me to cover people ...
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Can I take a picture of my company server room and post it on Facebook?

Is there a law that prohibits the taking of photos of a company server room and posting it as a status in Facebook? Every component is exposed but... no software ID, usernames or passwords even IP ...
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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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Connecticut Distance Based Non-Compete Clause [closed]

In the state of Connecticut, what are reasonable conditions for the distance a worker must not compete within as per a contract put into place when employment begins. Do things become different ...
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Employee intimidation

A relative of mine has worked at a small company for the past 10 years as a senior design engineer. The MD (and owner) of the company asked him to go and spend the day with another employee filling ...