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Given that they told me I would get back pay and I worked conditional on that information, am I entitled to it? You are entitled to backpay in accordance with the terms you accepted from HR. The employer's refusal to pay you from October 1st is in violation of Austria's Allgemeines bürgerliches Gesetzbuch at § 860a. At this point you have fully complied ...


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There are two kinds of evidence for discrimination. The primary evidence is direct, that is, statements by an employer, for example "We need to make sure not to hire a ___ for this position". The act of hiring a person that has a certain demographic property is never evidence for discrimination, because discrimination law treats all races and religions (etc) ...


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When does a CEO (or the investor or the board) have to notify employees they will be unable to pay them for work already done? Directors and officers (which includes executive officers like the CEO) but not investors have a duty to ensure that the corporation does not trade while insolvent. In this context, "trading" means incurring new debts and "insolvent"...


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You can call any position an internship without a school being involved. However you need to pay them. An unpaid internship at a for profit organization is only possible if it earns some kind of school credit for the intern.


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Go to the Arbeiterkammer. It's a institution designed to help employees on such matters. Call them at Tel. +43 1 501 65 1341 (Mon-Fri 8am-2pm) to arrange an appointment. You may need to speak German or find someone to help you who speaks German. More info here: https://wien.arbeiterkammer.at/ueberuns/kontakt/index.html


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Read it carefully. "Work additional hours as required by the nature of your work assignments". Does the nature of your work assignments require additional work hours? That's very unlikely. It may be that your boss wants you to do three weeks work in two weeks, but it's not in the nature of your work assignments that they take two weeks. If it's three weeks ...


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Employers in CO and at least 43 US states cannot lawfully fire an employee for reporting a crime to the police, or calling 911. It falls under the public policy exception to at-will employment. Some examples or this are covered here. https://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2001/01/art1full.pdf Two examples of statutory text, but most will fall under case law. ...


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Mich. Comp. Laws § 750 regulates what is often known as eavesdropping or wiretapping. The core prohibition is §539c, which says Any person who is present or who is not present during a private conversation and who wilfully uses any device to eavesdrop upon the conversation without the consent of all parties thereto, or who knowingly aids, employs or ...


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No, they are not obliged to take you back early As you say in your TL;DR you arranged 4 months leave and your employer no doubt made arrangements to deal with your absence. Now, you want to return early; they are not obliged to allow you to do so just as you would not be obliged to do so if they wanted you to cut your leave short. No doubt the current ...


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Since they have allready given you a form to fill that you have sent back with the original receipts, I will assume that the major preconditions have been fulfilled (mainly that they have asked you to come in writing and have not exclude reimbursement). This a case of civil law based on §670 BGB. Since they have not fullfilled their obligation, you must ...


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The scope of EEOC discrimination prohibitions is the law which empowers the EEOC to prohibit anything. There are very many such laws, passed by Congress: here is a list of laws and associated regulations (for the statutes passed by Congress, look for the stuff labeled "U.S.C". For example, racial discrimination is prohibited, under Title VII of the Civil ...


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Your employer is skating on very thin ice here. There is nothing that can stop you from recording work requests, and from recording work that you performed. I recommend you do that, and all your colleagues do. Maybe you don't want to take action right now, out of fear that you might lose your job etc. But then the company should remember that every employee ...


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Working more than allowed during furlough is technically "Schwarzarbeit". So the Finanzkontrolle Schwarzbeit at the Zoll is responsible for the persecution. You can find the Hauptzollamt for your place on their website and report the facts to them. According to media reports the Zoll investigates currently specially on fraud in context of furlough. ...


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Pending approval, or Patent Pending, is the state between an application and issuance of a patent (if it ends up being issued). When someone files for a patent, they get a filing date. If it is the first patent in the family, it is also the priority date. The priority date is the earliest date to which the applicant can claim precedence. If there are ...


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Do I have grounds to ask on what grounds? Yes, although the issue of whether "employee has grounds" in and of itself has no relevance from a legal standpoint. For instance, the employee might sense or believe that he is being unjustifiably singled out for drug tests. Thus he has grounds --even if only subjective ones-- to inquire of the employer what ...


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Does this amount to blanket consent? Not exactly. Instead, the policy precludes the prohibition in section 632 of the California Penal Code. The exact terms of the policy might bring up (or entail) a subtlety, but I'm answering based on the information you provide. The California statute prohibits the recording of confidential communication [without the ...


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I can't stress this enough: Document everything as it seems like the management are building a case against her by "Moving the Goal Posts" i.e. the don't do this thing/do the thing we told you not to do. Your wife needs to get copies of every e-mail exchanged with her and the bosses, as well as any e-mails between co-workers that are relevant as well as ...


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Nothing here demonstrates that you were rejected because of your minority status specifically, and you're going to have to demonstrate that it was likely the only reason for your rejection. I would still argue that you should ask about your chances, but ask in a way that allows the manager to give you constructive criticism. Typically at the end of the ...


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This sounds bizarre. Even if they argued that they have extended the contract without telling you, and were allowed to do this, then surely the contract also contains a clause where they are paying you. It seems they want you to do a small amount of work without payment. Look at your contract: Does it say they can extend the contract and make you work say ...


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Does this clause mean the contract is auto-renewed as he said? Yes. However, your former employer's position on renewals would fail on grounds of (1) the doctrine of contra proferentem, and (2) the parties' subsequent conduct. The second item [34] in this court decision (note that there are two consecutive items numbered "34") reflects that Uganda ...


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We can surmise that your relationship with that firm could not have extended past March 2020 without a new contract, and that you were under this consultancy contract from 18 Feb to 30 May of this year. Then perhaps the contract can be renewed if both parties agree, every 3 months. You do not have to sign anything for such a renewal, but there has to be some ...


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