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Can I terminate an employee for qualifying for a job through a "degree mill?"

You don't have enough information. What you have is a feeling. And feelings are a lousy reason to engage in a legal action. Now, you have a very strong feeling, and that makes it seem to you like ...
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Can I terminate an employee for qualifying for a job through a "degree mill?"

Higher education degrees are not federally regulated, and are only weakly regulated at the state level, so if a person has a degree from an institution which is not accredited by a recognized ...
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In the US, why are companies giving big "let go" package to people they want to let go?

There are really about three tiers of employees for these purposes. Also, the reasons are a mix of legal and business considerations. At the bottom, severance payments can be made in lieu of ...
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Do companies have the legal right to reduce your salary?

Can the company just reduce everyone in the companies salary by 30%? Employers with at will employees can reduce the salaries of all at will employees prospectively, simply by telling employees that ...
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In Europe, can I refuse to use Gsuite / Office365 at work?

You probably can't refuse to use such services. The relationship between you and these services is very different when you interact with them as a consumer, versus when these services are provided on ...
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Can I terminate an employee for qualifying for a job through a "degree mill?"

Can I terminate an employee for qualifying for a job through a “degree mill?” Yes, you can. Do outsiders (myself, the employee, or a court) have to accept your explanation of your reason? No, ...
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Can I terminate an employee for qualifying for a job through a "degree mill?"

Let me describe example situation: She went to the store and picked up some merchandise She walked to the checkout and produced a Monopoly banknote The clerk gladly accepted the Monopoly money and ...
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Can I terminate an employee for qualifying for a job through a "degree mill?"

Invest in the employee and get them properly qualified If you have someone that is already functioning well on the job, doing their tasks as specified by the contract, and the only thing missing is a ...
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Do weekend days count as part of a vacation?

Since this is a board about law, the legal answer is that New Jersey does not regulate vacation pay: In New Jersey, employers are not required to provide employees with vacation benefits, either paid ...
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Do weekend days count as part of a vacation?

This makes no sense to me. As you said, the weekends are not working days. So you don't need to request those days off, you already get them. And even if he can include the weekend in the middle of ...
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In the US, why are companies giving big "let go" package to people they want to let go?

A severance package may be legally required, depending on the state. But the company can also make it conditional: You get this generous severance package if you sign an NDA, a non-disparagement ...
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In Europe, can I refuse to use Gsuite / Office365 at work?

Your employer should have a Data Protection Officer. The first step when you have data privacy concerns at the workplace should be to talk to the DPO. An institution using software as a service by ...
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Can an employer be required to provide an escort from office to vehicle?

Can an employer be required to provide an escort from office to vehicle? No, at least, not on the theory articulated in the question. I can imagine some circumstances where it is conceivable that ...
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Can I terminate an employee for qualifying for a job through a "degree mill?"

At the end of the day, you employ people for their competencies, attitudes and what they add to the business. It doesn't sound like she is lacking in any of those areas, because nothing has turned up ...
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ability to eat bacon as a job requirement

This potentially (i.e. almost certainly) runs afoul of laws against religious discrimination. However, you can have such a requirement provided you make an accommodation for those with sincerely held ...
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Is there any chance I could get in legal trouble if I respond to a job rejection email like this?

People over at the workplace already told you: don't. Just don't. But since your question here is whether it is illegal, I'll answer that question: No, it's not. It's perfectly legal in the US to be ...
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Do weekend days count as part of a vacation?

Depends on Jurisdiction In germany, holidays are calculated based on your ordinary weekly working days. In fact, we distinguish between workdays (Arbeitstage) and calendar days. It gets even more ...
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Do companies have the legal right to reduce your salary?

The company must pay you the agreed-upon contractual rate for any hours that you already worked, but they are not obligated to continue to pay you the same salary going forward. The company can inform ...
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Can I terminate an employee for qualifying for a job through a "degree mill?"

Presuming that you're an employer in the US, by default you can fire any employee for any reason (short of discriminatory reasons such as race, sex, disability, etc) and at any time (see at-will ...
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Can I terminate an employee for qualifying for a job through a "degree mill?"

We cannot fire her because of misconduct because she has not made any false claim. She claimed to have this qualification (the document) and she legally has. It was our responsibility to check the ...
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Employer ask me to work at a different location with very little notice (less than 30 days)

Unless your contract, whether individual or collective, has a clause requiring this compensation you are out of luck. Sometimes one of the “benefits” for a company’s move is to leave behind workers ...
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Can you be sued for getting COVID-19?

In the absence of a contractual agreement saying otherwise, the lawsuit would probably just be subject to normal rules of tort liability. In that case, the contractor would probably lose his case ...
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EU Employer demands birth certificate - Why?

This is weird. Within the EU, a passport is proof of identity, and it is also proof that you are allowed to take a job in the EU. There is nothing that a birth certificate would add to this. Either ...
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Want to sue my former employer for wage theft; or settle

Yes, you can sue for wage theft, and assuming the facts are as in the question, should have a good case. You will definitely need a lawyer, and I cannot recommend one, nor should anyone on this site. ...
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Do weekend days count as part of a vacation?

I asked my boss for a 2 week vacation which will be 10 working days to travel for a wedding. So you asked for 2 weeks off. He said it doesn't count as 10 days because he considers the weekend which ...
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To what extent can an employer require their employees to be experts at a trial?

united-states Absent an agreement to the contrary, the employer can make expert testimony a requirement for further employment, and the employee can quit if this is not acceptable. As a practical ...
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Can I opt out of UK Working Time Regulations daily breaks?

Yes If you look at the law pertaining to the work week and opting out of the maximum, which is also in The Working Time Regulations 1998 (with my emphasis in bold): 4.—(1) Subject to regulation 5, a ...
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Workers Comp. Insurance with Regard to Single-Member LLCs in Virginia

The requirement is for "more than two", not "two or more". From Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission: As a general rule, a business with more than two employees is required ...
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Employee intimidation

Not very nice of the employer, actually quite cowardly. Being not nice and cowardly is not against the law. Being in the EU, and having been employed for ten years, the company will have duties to ...
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