Rules for how an organization is run. Areas can include dress code, work hours, and behavior in the workplace.

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Is it ethical for an employer to force its employees to take vacation time? [closed]

My company, like most every other company, has a published list of paid holidays. In December, the only paid day off is the 25th. Last year, everyone was notified that the office would be closed the ...
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Arguing the use of a program that's not the company standard [closed]

I recently joined a new company, and in my previous company, I've been working with my Vim/Tmux workflow. But in new company, they say that I need to follow company standards, and one of the company ...
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Applying for jobs, new company wants to see source code that I don't have access to any more

In recent job interviews, companies want to see the source code that I've written in my previous projects, to check my skills. I would be happy to do this, but in most cases, I can't! Either I'm ...
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Is it possible to work at Google and Amazon at the same time? [closed]

For the sake of this question, please ignore all practical limitations, such as conflicting work times, etc. I'm more interested in the legal possibility. I know that Google has a non-compete clause ...
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Child birth before the end of waiting period for unpaid leave? [closed]

In the US, one organization's HR policy for leave states that one is eligible for unpaid leave for medical reasons, including child birth, for a period of up to 12 weeks. However, the waiting period ...
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Should I be concerned about the bring-your-own-device policy?

I had an interview before the weekend (they found me on stack overflow and I haven't been offered the job yet, so I'm posting anonymously). It's for a permanent position with a company that's been ...
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A comment to a team member about hygiene has caused manager to lengthen my probation - recoverable? [closed]

I apologise in advance for the length of this post but I wanted to make sure I was able to give all the details up front. I started working for a very large company 4 months ago as a software ...
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Being asked to make an arbitrary restitution payment [closed]

Company X is a small ~50 employee money service business in the United States. Each employee is made to sign paperwork that says in the event an employee loses money in excess of $x.xx they're ...
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It is normal for my employer to require me to disclose my health information for insurance purposes?

My employer (in the United States) is requiring me to complete forms and send them to a health insurance company. They are doing this for the purpose of researching health insurance options. Everyone ...
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Why do some companies not allow part time second jobs? [closed]

I would like to take up a part time second job as a tutor, but our company policy says we are not allowed to do so even on days off or after work hours. I would like to know why companies wouldn't ...
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Confusion of terms and condition about my notice period in my HR policy agreement

Following are the exact words from the joining letter document. "In the event of resignation, termination of employment by either party, it will be by giving one month notice in writting to the ...
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How can I reject company offer to take training/certification exam? [duplicate]

I have been offered the opportunity to take a certification exam with optional training by sales in my company. At this moment, I haven't informed my manager (because I know most probably he will ...
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Benefits removed between signing contract and starting- is it reasonable to ask for alternative?

I recently started a new job, after multiple offers. One of the offers still stands. There were two things which made my decision: the work itself and some particular benefits. I clarified those ...
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Principle of Least Privilege in the Workplace [closed]

I have been trying to figure out how, logistically, large corporations focused on one huge product (like Google, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, etc.) restrict the information known to employees such that ...
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Can a company really enforce loyalty at the expense of an employee's financial well-being?

I was just cleaning out some old papers and stumbled upon an employee handbook from a prior company I worked for. Skimming through it, I came across a paragraph which piqued my curiosity. The ...
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I've damaged a company's keyboard and was asked to buy a new one [closed]

My first question here. A little bit of history - I've decided to change my current job few weeks ago. I've always been loyal and correct to the company but I've just decided to move on. A week after ...
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How to handle people confiding in you as you're leaving

I’ve recently handed in my resignation. The reasons were varied, and mostly related to myself and my personal preferences, as well as another job offering that was much better than my current job. ...
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Should I report a violation of company workplace policy if the manager already knows about it but do nothing? [duplicate]

A colleague in the same team spends most of his time (if not all) conducting private business activities through company’s electronic communication systems or his own cell phone during regular working ...
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Can my Employer ask me to prove I was at a hospital for taken a day of absence? [closed]

I was sick 2 days Thurs/Friday. Monday Was absent because I went to the hospital for my wife (not me) and HR is saying they want proof that I was actually at the hospital. I provided a release not ...
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Implementing performance-based bonuses

I'm trying to create a developer-centric compensation policy. Which is to say it focuses heavily upon transparency, flexibility, and fairness. Many aspects of it are influenced by the Stack Exchange ...
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Uniform policy only for male employees

In my company there is a uniform policy only for male employees, whereas female employees are there and not wearing uniforms. How can I convince my boss to implement a uniform policy for all ...
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What do I do if I hear something against work policy without seeing who was responsible

I was using the bathroom, and was in the stall when I heard sounds that were very suggestive of pornography coming from the other stall, which was closed. To be clear, there were two voices and they ...
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Do out-of-state interviews do drug tests on site? [closed]

I've been unemployed and job searching the past few weeks. I have a medical marijuana card which I stupidly utilized during this break. Now that I have hit my final interview, I'm a little concerned. ...
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Does high level management need to sign all policies? [closed]

I am implementing new policies in my workplace. I know the CEO must sign the legally required policies but does he also have to sign all the others? Are policies considered to be void if they are not ...
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Is it ethical to help my partner and work outside office hours? Will it have any impact on my day job?

My spouse is passionate about android programming and works from home. Our two apps have become popular with the targeted users. We really enjoy the success with those apps. It helps my partner gets ...
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What is meant by public registry? [closed]

I have been trying to fill the blanks in an agreement sent to me by a company and i am confused that what does public registry mean??? I have filled the rest except the blank after "public registry" ...
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Leaving Company - What Information Should I Bring With Me?

I am leaving my current employer. What information/forms should they present to me? What information should I request from them? What information am I entitled to take with me? (e.g. a copy of my ...
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Off work due to Dental work gone bad; employer being elusive about return to work, discrimination? [closed]

New employer (2 weeks), temp job but hopeful for future regular employment. Had a dental procedure that injured the trigeminal nerve causing cluster headache for 6+ weeks. Kept manager updated. ...
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Asking for permission to access my personal mails or any other website [closed]

Will I be unfaithful if I access my personal emails in office free time or have no task to do though it is mentioned in HR policies that we should not use internet for personal use. I want to be very ...
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Forced to pay for re-keying if I lose my office key

My employer recently had their office building re-keyed, and in the process of distributing the new keys, each of us had to sign an updated version of a contract. The contract states, among other ...
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How to respond to the offer of working extra hours to compensate for a trip, instead of getting originally-requested time off?

Vacation Need/Want I usually have just enough vacation days to keep me happy, but the problem is a 6-work-day trip I am taking with my University, which seriously cuts into my PTO package. I have 10 ...
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Side business while working full time

Today I wanted to ask your selves about a dilemma I am currently in. I am working as a full time web developer for a company in the UK but I currently have my own business I am running in my own time ...
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Can I be terminated while working a notice period?

I've handed my notice in and it got me thinking about whether or not I can still be terminated, while working out my notice period. I've checked the various employee legislation sites as well as gov ...
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Is it appropriate to buy a company's laptop for personal use?

Is it appropriate to ask if I can buy a company's laptop for my personal use? Our code of conduct says that use of the company's resources for personal use should be limited and not interfere with our ...
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How does one deal with an unresonable change in resignation policy?

When I came on board at my current employer some years ago the resignation policy was very fair. It was detailed in the employee handbook as well as at orientation. Simply you should stay for two ...
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Problem in getting annual leave approved

Last year our company changed the policy to neither carry forward employee annual leave days nor reimburse them. Eventually everyone has to 'use up' their full leave for a calendar year. The deadline ...
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Is it illegal to use my personal cell phone for work related matters? [closed]

I'm a restaurant manager and contact crew members via text sometimes. Someone told me that it's illegal, and I should only use the company land line and call them. Our company has not had a policy ...
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Why great companies have different set of rules for different set of nations? [closed]

I had worked in an organization for three years and had to quit and stay away for personal issues. After 1.5 years of gap I wanted to start my career over. But this time I had a very hard time ...
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Is the subject of installing Steam on your office computer one which should't even be mentioned?

When trying to figure out protocol within a work environment, there are some things which are acceptable to ask your boss about, and there are some things which should never even be asked. When it ...
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Co-leader quit in anger, now says “it doesn't count”: how to enforce [closed]

I am a co-leader with another person on a group project. Today she said "I quit. I'll tell our supervisor." I went ahead and talked to our supervisor informing them of this. Also I sent an email to ...
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what to do when a you next employer ask you about your previous employer's contacts?

I hate working in my company, the managers were really stressful and the environment was really dark so i had some problems with them: once the manager started yelling at me for no reason, the ...
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Asking for a copy of the company handbook or employment agreement before accepting a job

Many items that matter greatly to me in determining whether a job offer is acceptable tend to only appear in employee handbooks after accepting a position -- and are presented as non-negotiable ...
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A more flexible purchasing policy for office technology

We're interested in thinking about making our technology policies at our company more flexible. Right now IT basically issues everyone a Windows box when they start here. We're primarily a ...
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How to handle request for payslip by company HR?

Brief Description: I have been interviewing at a company for position A in Singapore and they have decided to give me an offer. The position A has a market greater market value (2x) than I am ...
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Company is going to relocate and my commute will double [closed]

Even more than double taking into account very busy highway near a big city. I'm considering to resign, but I don't want to find myself without unemployment insurance. However I'm not sure about ...
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What to do when company violates terms? [closed]

As a salaried software developer, I've been working in my current company for last 2 years. My bond was for 2 years, In my service agreement it's mentioned that in case I want to leave, I have to give ...
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How would you handle inflexible bad coding standards at a new job? [duplicate]

I have only been working at my current position for a little over 3 months and I feel that some of the coding standards that are in place go against my personal best practices. The biggest clash seems ...
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Getting Policies Changed and Implementing Standards While Being Ignored

Note: My apologies for this question being so long, but I feel it necessary to explain the situation in full detail to provide maximum understanding. There is a TL;DR summary at the end for who just ...
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Should I Include Tips / Gratuities on Expense reports?

I am running a small company. We have a fairly liberal expenses policy - for example: €40 maximum per day for meals away from home Taxi fare home if working extremely late Pre-booked hotels when ...
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Under what circumstances can workplace silos be beneficial to the company?

I have some of the greatest managers and colleagues I have ever had in my working life. Yet one thing that seems to be highly enforced at our company are workplace silos, i.e. information should not ...