Questions relating to the legal aspects of employment contracts.

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unfulfilled contract & non-compete [on hold]

In good faith, I signed a 1-year contract to work as an independent contractor for a company that included performance incentives and a non-compete clause. At the end of 1 year, the company asked me ...
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What are the legal advantages of employee over contract status

I've been on a rolling contract for a little over a year now out of school, and prior to that the work I did was in and out of internships. I've heard that employee status is much more preferable ...
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Client is asking for a copy of my contract to let me enter into their offices

I work in a consulting company and I currently work with the client, who is asking me a copy of my contract. I scanned and sent my contract with some of the information hidden (income and personal ...
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Should founders and co-founders have a contract of employment? [closed]

There is a startup/small enterprise with X employees. Initially, this startup didn't provide the usual contract of employment for their workers as it was just a startup then. As the startup grew the ...
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Salary cap without a raise, but yet the contract states I can get a raise if I have a successful review? [closed]

After some salary haggling, I signed a contract to work for a company. The contract stated my salary, 40 hours per week, a review in a year with a possible raise for a successful review. Well, the ...
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I am hired but company is repeatedly delaying paperwork from around a month

I was hired for an international internship last month by a company. It was a visa sponsoring job. It took me quite a long to find the internship so I was already very late to join. I was originally ...
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Worked while contract expired am I Liabile for lost profites? [migrated]

I was working for a client under a contract with limited liability where I can not be held for any damages or profit lost. I mistakenly continued to work for the project when the contract expired and ...
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Can I negotiate a contract extension?

I got a 3 month contract. I'm a subcontractor for a company that as an agreement with another company that's won a government bid. My 3 months are done tomorrow and the government company has said ...
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Does someone on a Fixed Remuneration Salary submit hours? [closed]

I noticed in my contract that I'm under a "Fixed Remuneration Package" for a certain amount per year, payable every two weeks. For this example let's assume I'm making 100k (I wish) per year so the ...
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Does a 'written resignation letter' need to be 'handwritten' or simply 'typed & printed with signature'? [closed]

My employment contract states that my resignation needs to submitted in a 'written communication'. I'm not sure if it means a hand written letter or if it is just a way of saying I need to submit a ...
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What do I do about my manager retracting our agreement about my tentative last day of working for him? [closed]

I resigned from my current job on 5th Feb, 2016. I have a notice period of 3 months in my contract, but I asked my manager if I could be released early and he came up with 2 dates, saying "Is there ...
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In a Limited Liability Company, how does a shareholder's equity get affected when subsequent changes to the company's shares occur? [closed]

I think an answer to the following simplified question should help me. If you would like to help me with my more specific scenario, then you can read the detailed question at the end. Thanks. -- ...
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Can I ask for an option to relocate in my contract [closed]

I live in the UK and have received an offer from another company. This company has offices in London and Paris among others. I am French and thinking about relocating to Paris, is it possible (I ...
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Interpretation of “may cause a conflict with job duties” re: personal business venture

In an employment contract or "handbook", what's the proper interpretation of wording such as - "not to engage in activities / must notify HR about activities that may be in conflict with the duties of ...
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Would the use of Stack Exchange breach this contract term? [closed]

I've just gotten an employment contract which I haven't yet signed, and after reading through I've found what I consider to be an odd (possibly unfair) contract term: Except for the purposes of ...
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Can I accept a contract for a job when I have already accepted a contract for another job due to start in 6 months?

Based in the UK. Okay so I'm in a slightly messy situation here. I'm currently working for a small company ( let's call them X), it's my first job after university. While I enjoy the job, I have been ...
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What compensation should a recruiter get when I terminate my contract? [closed]

I was recruited last month by an agency. The job was not working out. I handed in my notice to the employer. It was an amicable parting. Now the recruiter is angry and is demanding compensation. I was ...
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Is breaking a company bond suicidal for your career? [closed]

If I join this company right after graduation I would have to sign a bond and pay a fixed amount to be deposited as security measure in case I leave the company before 2 years! They say they will be ...
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Employer says they have paid me when they havent [closed]

Background: I work in the UK in an independent shop as a retail assistant. I worked part time for a few months while studying, but have now been working full time for the last 3 months. I have never ...
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How to politely postpone accepting an offer while expecting another? [duplicate]

What is the most professional and courteous way to ask for more time before signing an employment contract? I have applied to Company A and Company B. Company A was first, but Company B is my ...
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Several of us decided to leave and join company B [closed]

Recently five of us from company A were given a far better offer from company B, whose team consists of 15 people who formerly work in A. Would there be any repercussions if all five of us resigned ...
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I signed an offer. Can I change my mind? [closed]

I signed an offer letter for a job that will start later this year. Now I changed my mind, and I want to accept another job. My question is: can I refuse a job after I signed an offer letter without ...
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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 ...