Questions relating to the legal aspects of employment contracts.

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How can ask professional for forwarding my e-mail to person who is responsible for purchases? [closed]

I try to expand my distribution network. I have big database with potential companies. For some of them I know who is responsible for purchases but for most of them I have just e-mail of sales ...
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Leave company and NDA [closed]

A company X is coming to show their product to my company(IT and around 400 employees) and we're probably going to ask them to sign a NDA before we describe our activity in details. Could this NDA ...
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Is it possible to handle breaking a contract in a professional manner?

I work for Staffing Firm A as a Contractor, currently working at Company A as my assignment. The contract is slated to last a year — June 2015 to June 2016. I have been freelancing for Company B in ...
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Unpaid salary and an informal dismissal despite contract stating three months notice. Negotiate own resignation for one month notice? [closed]

I wrote a grievance letter and got a reply from CEO that I am doing a great job and the salary will be paid soon. I had a salary raise a few months ago. Just before leaving for festive holidays ...
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How to deal with an employer expecting me to sign contract when I've received better offers? [duplicate]

I just got my PhD 2 weeks ago. Last April a professor offered me a position on her team pending a certain project's acceptance. The project got accepted in July, and we had agreed that I would start ...
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How to address situation where company buy-out has moved my salary review back?

As it stands the small tech company I currently work for is being bought out by a large multinational company with the finalisations to be made tomorrow. It has been in the pipeline for a fair few ...
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Do I need to sign an NDA? [closed]

I applied for a job, worked there for one day and left again. I did not sign a contract yet and I'm not getting paid for my one day of work. Now they are asking me to sign an NDA. Am I legally forced ...
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Should I emphasize quality or quantity when in a contract to hire position? [closed]

I am on a contract to hire and I was wondering what work attitude I should adopt. As a software engineer, I can code really fast if I put my mind to it, but chances of mistakes, such as missed ...
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How to break a no compete contract clause [closed]

I have been contacted by a client I worked for with my previous company with a job offer. However, I have a 1 year No Compete clause and with 6 months more to go I'm in a tough situation. The two ...
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What constitutes the contract between me and my employer? [closed]

I'm a salaried, overtime exempt permanent employee in the US. What constitutes the contract legally binding me and my employer? I don't recall a document titled "Employment Contract". My impression ...
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Should I refrain from preparation for self-employment in my employment contract?

I have very nice job opportunity in Berlin-based startup. I really like the product, the team and my responsibility in the company. I've already accepted the offer and couple days ago I've received ...
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How frequently are offers rescinded after signing

After the signing of the offer letter from both sides, a starting date was decided and accepted by me. Due to maybe an over optimistic forecasting on their side, the working visa was not ready for the ...
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How to implement work-to-rule in software development [closed]

I'm looking for ways how to implement work-to-rule to make software developer work as inefficient as it can be but still follow the permanent job contract rules. The question is how to do strike but ...
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Internal Controls and Incentive Schemes for Project Professionals [closed]

I work with an organisation that hires professionals with temporary contracts that last for the length of the particular projects they are working on. At the moment, these contracts are usually just ...
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Can a company force an independent contractor to sign a new contract prior to the expiration of an existing contract? [closed]

I've been working as an independent contractor in the US for a Canadian company over a span of 3 years 3 months, and 3 consecutive contracts. I've unexpectedly been presented with a new contract 3 ...
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Startup is getting formalized & I assume locked down with new contracts [closed]

I've worked at a startup for a number of years which has for the most part been loose and fast. In the coming month we will receive capital what will give us a longer runway until we can pull in ...
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Just started a new job, then employer realized that they promised me the wrong salary [closed]

I am working in the international development field and assumed a new career with an NGO in a developing country. The position was quite good as Program Director, and the salary was 5,013 USD net. Now ...
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How to deal with being pressured into leaving your job?

I have recently (in the last month or so) come under a lot of pressure from my supervisor, supposedly regarding the quality of my work. He said it hadn't been of the required standard ever since I ...
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Urgent Help with UK employment Contract & Notice Period [closed]

I am really hoping that someone can help me. Here are the facts: I have been employed by Company 'A' for 6 weeks. I was offered the job at company A by being given an 'Written Statement of Employment ...
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Should an assignment with software engineer contractor include a clause that the engineer is not liable of any losses? [closed]

I've got a job offer from the company in Ireland to work as an independent software engineer contractor (not an employee). The Agreement contains clauses that I indemnify the company from lots of ...
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Asking my new employer to buy out my notice period

I have just been offered a new job and would like to end my current notice period early, but this would require a buyout from my new employer. I want to ask my prospective employer for a buyout, but ...
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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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What are my rights if the job doesn't meet the job description?

If I leave one position at one company for well defined and disclosed reasons and take up another offered position in another company, is there anything I can do if the position didn't meet the ...
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How does a non disclosure agreement work in practice?

I can see this happening if I ever get hired by a competitor in the near future. I can't get into the details, obviously. I see a current problem now that we have solved when I was with the ...
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Asking for a contract extension

I have a six months contract. Now on the fifth month, I was asked (verbally) by my HR Management head if I want to have another 6 months contract extension because of reasons: I'm a good worker ...
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Using a Post-it note instead of an accompanying letter when sending documents

I received a job offer on relative short term notice. Everything was settled by phone, but obviously I had to sign a contract and send it back to the company. Instead of writing and printing a full ...
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Is it normal for a company to specify the name of the manager?

I am current employed as a bioinformatician. My contract says: "you are employed as a [role],to report to and carry out the instructions of the supervisor [manager]. Based on this agreement, you will ...
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How should I behave with a temporary contract?

As of now, my situation is the following: I have no job. I have a contract for a permanent position at company A ready to be signed. I would like to work for company B. The problem: To work for ...
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Give notice or resign before starting?

I have signed a contract with a company and am due to start next week. However, recent events made me reconsider starting this new role. The contract mentions that I need to give a week's notice to ...
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Resign or give notice before starting a job

I have accepted a permanent manager role with a very good salary at company A and resigned from a team lead role at company B. I am supposed to start at company A on Sep 14. However, my personal ...
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After finishing job, how to phrase request that any further “volunteer work” must be done from home [duplicate]

This is related to this question. In summary, I had a 5 month contract working for a large company doing programming. It was not written in the contract, but the verbally implied expectations is that ...
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What steps do I have to take if I believe my pay should be higher after working at a company for 6 months? [duplicate]

I'm in the second round of interviews and my salary expectation going into the job is $XX,000 as an entry-level software developer. I am aware that most of the other workers in the company who have ...
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On last day manager made changes to the program that broke it and wants me to come back to fix it [closed]

I just finished a 5 month contract where I was hired as a program to make a program. The program is part of a bigger project. On my last day just as I was handing over everything, my boss had me show ...
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Legal review of contract with restricted stock [closed]

I'm considering a contract with a very small startup. The compensation is largely equity-based, as opposed to salary. I understand the offer and have strong trust in the other owners (I've worked with ...
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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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Promised contract but not receiving one [duplicate]

I was working for a company for over 6 months. I had passed my probation period and continued as a part-timer. Once you had passed your probation period you were entitled to apply as zero hour ...
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Work responsibilities after service contract was expired

I have been working for a software company for one year. On July 15th, my contract expired and I found a new promising job. However I still agreed to stay at the former company for one month under a ...
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No contract until the first day [duplicate]

I have just accepted an offer for a new position, and have recently been filling in all the paperwork required. I'm relocating to a new city over 2 hours away, so my current employer has been aware ...
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Can an employer prevent an employee from branching off as a competitor? [closed]

In contractual terms, before employment even begins, can an employer prevent a employee from branching off and: directly competing against the employer's company by forming a similar company of ...
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Is this non-compete clause enforcable (UK) [closed]

I've got a non-compete clause in my contract, however from what I've read, I would consider it to be 'over restrictive', and as such un-enforcable. The wording is thus: As a separate agreement ...
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TUPEd but job has changed [closed]

I was TUPEd in November 2014. I was told I would be offered a new contract on 1st June 2015 after training for a different part of the business. I did the training in May and am now doing the work ...
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The work I am doing at my new job is not what I signed up for [closed]

I recently started a new job as an Merchandiser at a small fashion supplier business. However all I have done is QC work and no merchandising since I have started which is 1 month and 1 week. I have ...
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Is it a bad idea to break a signed contract before working at a company in lieu of continuing at a current job with better career prospects?

So I'm a 3rd undergrad student in computer engineering and I'm currently on a summer internship which will end during the third week of august and immediately after which I will be starting at another ...
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Disadvantage of working under an agency?

Update on my threads before: Finally signed the contract! The HR was not lying. Officially resigned from my current employer. Anyway, turns out I'm to be working under an agency. I just thought the ...
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When is the best time to discuss contract rate for renewal?

I'm working as a consulting engineer. I'd be available for about one month after my contract expires, at which point I head back to school for an MBA. I'd stay on (for the extra month) for an ...
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Quit Contract (Industrial Placement) [closed]

I am student, and I have successfully started a placement year job (working in a company as part of my degree). After 10 days of working, I have observe that what the company is working with is not ...
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Agency set the deadline for my requirements 2 days after they informed me about it [closed]

I recently got a job offer, and I'm currently working my 30 day notice period, with an end date of next week on Wednesday (15th). The new employment agency only contacted me and gave the list of ...
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Does it really take long to sign a contract after saying yes to verbal offer?

I was interviewed for this big company for an entry-level position back in Feb. Got to the interview with the manager and got an email telling me congratulations and the HR will help me with the ...
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What are zero-hour contracts?

I just read a guardian article: Jeremy Deller's artworks draw links between Victorian factories and zero-hours contracts What are "zero-hours contracts"?
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Moving from “Permanent Freelancer” to full-time employment

My girlfriend is a junior graphic designer working for a small company of three people: herself, her boss, and a senior designer. When she got the job, her boss told her that she'd be "freelancing" ...