Questions relating to the legal aspects of employment contracts.

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Manager editing timesheets after submission

My manager is editing timesheets after we submit them. He's modifying something that often takes off 30 minutes to 1 hour. Is there any good way to approach this without seeming greedy and/or a ...
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Salary to increase by rate of inflation in a contract?

Is it reasonable to request that a salary increases annually at least by the rate of inflation in a employment contract?
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Notice period in at-will state

I work in an at-will state (Texas) but my contract says I have to give 1month notice, and the company has to give 3months notice. Why would they offer more notice than the law demands? Presumably if ...
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Recruiter asking for 5 years worth of references for contract position in the UK

I have been contracting for several years and I have signed a new contract which started last week and should run for 2 months, possibly more if I am lucky. The recruiter I am working with are ...
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Working hours and additional hours in UK [closed]

The contract that came with my job offer says: Hours of Work Your standard working week shall be 37.5 hours, exclusive of meal breaks. Your current operational hours are Monday to Friday, ...
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How to approach the subject of contract changes with management?

I work as a programmer in an IT company. My current contract prohibits me from working for other companies and doing any software development that results in additional income. It does not mention ...
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US employer suggests two 90 day contract periods instead of work VISA. Is this okay? [closed]

I'm a Canadian citizen going to work in the US for 5 months starting in May. My employer said that due to the fact I'm being hired a little late in the game, and the H1B work VISA takes several months ...
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Contracting role versus permanent role? What is the difference? [duplicate]

I hope that I could have your input on a contact job opportunity that I might have in Dublin. This role is a contract role (6 month initial contract with possibility to extend it up to 18 months). It ...
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Taking employees from former employer [closed]

Edit: This is not a question seeking "legal" advice. I don't have a single mention of courts, law, suing or lawyers in my question, besides this edit, which is in response to the question being closed ...
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Trying to trigger a non-compete agreement [closed]

I work for a financial firm and my contract includes a standard non-compete provision (up to 2 years). I've been thinking of quitting anyway and I think they would trigger it if I got a job with a ...
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Giving more than the required notice [closed]

I have one months notice period stated in my contract. If I handed my notice in with a 3 month notice, would they be able to refuse and hold me to a one month notice period?
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Probation Period UK and sacking notice [closed]

Currently working for a Company, had no negative reviews or anything, in fact not had one meeting with my line manager or anyone to give me a performance review. Have assumed that this is a good ...
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Is two years service to get full sick pay excessive in the UK?

I have recently been offered a more senior role by a company new to me in the UK, for which I get a good salary increase, a great pension and much more interesting work. The role is IT/technical and ...
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To what extent does “getting it in writing” matter for at-will employment agreements?

In evaluating job offers for start-ups and for firms that have different forms of compensation (equity, stock options, bonuses, etc.) it is often a thrown around phrase that you should "get it in ...
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Taking my word back regarding switching to permanent, because I don't like contract

Right now I'm working as a Software Engineer contractor, and I offered my client to become permanent, to give him some security that I won't jump ship in a middle of project (current project is ...
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Trouble agreeing on the following basic contract terms

Working with a company as an independent contractor. What would be a relatively bulletproof way of meeting the two following conditions in the agreement? Contractor is free to work onsite or offsite ...
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Benefits / payroll expense as a bargaining chip?

I find that it is too often the case that decision makers of large organizations use the company's expense of providing medical benefits and payroll as a bargaining chip during a negotiation. It goes ...
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Salary negotiation

My contract is ending very soon. The company I was working for likes my work as a developer and is trying to convert me to perm employee. Management asked me what my expected salary is. I gave a high ...
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Contract ending - Should I wait or should I speak up

My contract as an application developer is coming to an end in a week from now. The company has expressed that they really like me and need me and they would like to convert me to a permanent ...
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What is true contracting work [closed]

I've done some freelance work in the past but mainly got it through a friend. I would consider this "true" contracting. I was given the requirements of the project, made an estimate, billed my ...
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How can I make sure verbal promises in a negotiation are kept?

During contract negotiations I discussed benefits with my employer, and they promised to give me: all the tools I need paid travel to conferences of my choosing I want to make sure that these are ...
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Is it worth challenging clauses in a contract?

Take for example the following clause: "You must only use the Company’s property, including but not limited to computers, email, internet, intranet, instant messaging software and fax, for the sole ...
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Working for two companies at the same time

Are there any concerns with working two remote full time tech jobs in the US (one in networking and one in photo sharing)? I understand there might be health concerns, but assuming you are able to ...
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Is overtime pay for contract workers negotiable?

I know that programmers, IT workers, amongst other fields are exempt from receiving overtime pay and simply get paid for every hour worked (regardless of whether it is over 40hrs / week). My question ...
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What kind of activities are allowed if your job contract prohibits any other occupation or business? [closed]

My full-time job contract contains a clause that says my employment with the company is exclusive and I should have no other occupation or business outside of it. I would like to know what exact kind ...
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As an employee of a software company what rights do I have on my creation? [closed]

I am an employee of a small software company, and I was wondering: what rights do I have on the software I develop at the job? Should I license them in any way? (I mean, they have a license for the ...
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Contract includes nothing about resignation

Currently reviewing a offer contract from staffing agency. In the next few days I will have to make a decision and speak to the recruiter of the staffing firm about the offer and ask any questions. ...
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What does Non-circumvention actually mean, in plain English?

A staffing firm offer included a Non-Circumvention paragraph basically including the following: For the period of employment and 12 months after termination, the employee will not engage in the ...
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Benefits not included in the employment contract

I was offered a massive deal with a big (and extremely profitable) company. Besides great pay, they also offer a number of awesome benefits. However, those benefits aren't listed in the employment ...
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As an European citizen, what do I need to get remote work in the US? [closed]

As title says. I don't want to move, just to get a remote position. Do I need any permits? Or just a company that is contracted by the US one?
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Background check through staffing firm prior to recieving offer

I am considering taking on a contract-to-hire position with a staffing firm. I am working with a recruiter, he is working for a reputable staffing company. The company he connected me with is ...
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Negotiating Contract to hire - E-mail confirmation of asking salary

I have recently been working with a technology recruiter (pretty aggressive personality) to help me find a job. He got on the phone telling me about this 'real contract-to-hire opportunity' he doesn't ...
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How can I minimize the risks of moonlighting in violation of my contract? [closed]

I am currently making a decent salary developing web applications in a Fortune-50 consulting firm, but have high-interest student loans I want to pay off more quickly. My current contract ...
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Arriving earlier and earlier [closed]

Arriving earlier and earlier My boss keeps getting me to come in earlier and earlier. Is it OK for me to ask him if I can come in later? I have the following reasons why I think I should be allowed: ...
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Should you ever sell software you've developed to a previous place that you've worked? [closed]

One of the companies I previously worked for has a number of key projects that they have wanted to do for a long time, but never completed and still haven't started. I've got the technical and domain ...
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Is my contract still valid if my job has changed? [closed]

My company is going through a transitional period after being bought out by a competitor and we are all being asked to sign a new [non negotiable] contract Whist in this transitional period my ...
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My job was advertised at a higher salary than I was offered. Should I say something?

I took a job 4 months ago. The job is a 12 month fixed term contract. I let the recruitment agent negotiate my salary, he ensured me he'd 'get the most for me'. I was happy with the salary offered and ...
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As a new employee, is it common to edit assignment or non-compete agreements before signing?

I'm about to begin a new full-time job and am looking over the assignment and non-compete agreements in advance of my first day. There are a few clauses that I'm not super-excited about - nothing that ...
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Recruiter sent me a job description, I figured out who the company was [closed]

A recruiter somehow contacted me regarding a programming contract role, and I don't recall posting my resume to them but anyhow, I told them I wasn't interested and they emailed me the job description ...
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A potential role is a full-time position. How do I go about convincing them that a contract is better?

I've been primarily a contractor the last few years, as it affords me travel in-between contracts. Now a really good role is coming up, and it's a perm position. It's a good job, but I really would ...
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Handling Contract Signing with a Client? [closed]

I recently began dwelling in the world of freelancing, and just finished negotiating with a client over video chat, and am currently drafting up a contract. My question is in regards to signing the ...
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Major differences between direct hire and contract to hire?

I have been getting a lot of recruiters calling me since I went on the job market and many of them have been pointing me towards contract to hire positions. Each recruiter assures me that if I get ...
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Working for a US company, from abroad [closed]

There are now a number of IT companies (including StackExchance itself! :) ) that are looking for candidates all over the world, allowing them to work remotely. I have some questions about this kind ...
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How to handle informal influence that contradicts formal agreements?

Background: I have had the following experience a few times in my life. I was working under contract for a company through an agency. The manager/PM that I would be working with would declare to us ...
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How can I improve communication with my superiors?

I'm Egyptian and currently working in Austria under a work permit which is restricted for 4 months, the length of the contract. If they are happy with me, my employers will prolong it. I started 2 ...
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Can a company put a contract worker on furlough?

I have signed a contract a month ago to start getting consistent work from a company. The boss promised me an average of 25 hours a week (but that wasn't explicitly written), but for the past two ...
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Friend solicits job he isn't qualified to take. Tries to get me to do most of the work

My friend recently spoke with a medical company about a contract position developing a computer vision app for mobile devices. While he has worked on medical-related projects before and has some ...
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What are the repercussions on my career of quitting a contract job before it expires? [closed]

I have almost 9 months left in my contract and I have an interview with another company next week. I am considering terminating the contract earlier if the company gives me an offer, however I am ...
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How do I limit the scope of my job duties to my domain of expertise? [closed]

I am wondering how professional it is to demand a (change in the existing) work contract that will either limit your exposure to a certain domain of duties that match your professional background or ...
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NDA - Invention after termination of engagement [closed]

I'll have to sign an NDA as part of a job as a consultant. The job is only for a few weeks, yet the NDA states something along the lines of "any invention that was made 1 (one) year after contract ...