Questions involving local labour laws or about working within the legal system such as for the courts or lawyers.

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Can I secretly use voice recorders to obtain evidence for a lawsuit? [on hold]

I'm from middle east. I was employed in United States (Indiana) after finishing my education as international student. My manager changed after two months from the date I started working there. The ...
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Can an employee (in Australia) be terminated if they refuse to allow their employer to look though a phone that is not used for business? [closed]

I know that generally in jobs where you have access to a computer and the internet any storage device plugged into a company PC or any online account you access on a company PC with the company's ...
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Why would German companies hire professionals from abroad? [closed]

Is there a viable and significant benefit for a German software company to hire abroad, other than having a higher-skilled professional for lesser pay? Is it worth the preliminary legal work when a ...
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How does an Intern ask for work, when he/she already has multiple time and feels like a burden?

I am graduating as an IT major and have worked as an Accounting Specialist as well. My school has assigned me to a co-op opportunity after some painful mistakes on their part (I showed up at the ...
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Questioning Employer's tactic to collect a debt equaling value of unearned personal time off [closed]

The certified letter states, "this is a legal attempt to collect a debt" I hadn't known of. My employer advances the full amount of Vacation, sick and personal time at the beginning of each year, ...
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What kinds of company records can an employee legitimately ask to see? [closed]

From a recent question about how to figure out whether you are on a death march, this answer http://workplace.stackexchange.com/a/58835/36305 got me thinking. As an employee in a non-management ...
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Possible intellectual property theft issue for a web application [closed]

About a year ago, I started working for a company (I'll call them Company A) and helped develop a web application for them. Eventually, my manager asked me to make changes to the application for ...
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Ethical to add a newspaper article that does not include my name to my CV

I recently worked on a product that got my company some really beefy profits. I was part of the 12 member team which created it and I exclusively had about 30% of the influence on the project. Now ...
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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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Company hired me for a position but I am doing something else [closed]

A year ago I worked in a company as "senior engineer" on a large public facing website. Not the job of my life, but at least in the line of what I like to do. Then a large computer manufacturer ...
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Do I have legal rights against a company that offered me a raise to not leave, and then promptly fired me after turning down another offer? [closed]

I was just informed of this situation that occurred somewhere by a co-worker, and was wondering what the legal ramifications are (U.S. Law). To be clear, the scenario is as follows: I tell my boss ...
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Should I tell my employer that I need to appear in court

I was arrested while on a vacation. I must appear in court in a few months. It is 2 days drive away. Should I be up front about the fact that I was arrested, and what I was arrested for, or should I ...
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How to respond to an employer's intent to copy software design

We are working on planning a new design of an old outward facing legacy web application and during one of our meetings we covered the specs for what the new features should be along with the look and ...
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Overpayment from corporation [duplicate]

I worked for a large corporation, I left that corporation on good terms. About 2 months after I left the company I received an email saying that I have been over paid for two weeks worth of salary ...
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Can I be refused a job because they don't have the uniform in the male version [closed]

There is a cashier position in a local supermarket, but they've said that for the moment they have no male uniforms and that I should try again in the future! The uniform is in my opinion fairly ...
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Supervisor shared my personal medical information with the office [closed]

I was greatly disturbed to hear my supervisor sent an inter office memo out to other staff members saying I will be out again tomorrow due to oral surgery for infected teeth. She had no right to ...
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Remotely working on a personal computer from a work machine (off hours) [closed]

I was recently given a new office laptop which has been quite explicit about enforcing certain employer-employee agreements. Because of this I've been reflecting on the ownership rights regarding the ...
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What constitutes a “hostile workplace”?

(This happened in Florida) I'm told the only time a company can be sued for "hostile work environment" is when someone is fired for being of a certain sex, race, age, etc. So what's the solution ...
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I'm a freelancer and my boss fired me without real reason. How can I secure my work? [closed]

Yesterday my boss fired me (I'm still in for one or two days) because of a pretty heated discussion that involved management steps and ideas. We are very far into the beta development stages. I ...
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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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Employment Contract refuses pay for time spent at work outside of store hours [closed]

I work at a retail/department store chain based in New Zealand. Salespeople of this store are expected to arrive at work half an hour before the store opens to discuss sale prices and general ...
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Declined job offer with recruiter after signing employer contract [closed]

My situation, Location South Africa with regards to Labour Law I got a job offer through a recruitment agency which I subsequently signed, when handing in resignation to my current position (Hosted ...
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Project Shutdown due to Legal issues: How to represent on resume?

This is a continuation of a question I asked last week found here: Bankrolled my way to lead developer, does this count as experience? Two years ago, me and a couple online friends decided to write ...
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Is it legal in the USA to ask if applicants have been convicted of specific crimes?

I'm under the impression that it is legal in the USA to ask applicants if they have been convicted of a felony. I'm also under the impression that they have to answer honestly. But as a manager, I'm ...
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Addressing client's security and controllability concerns

After events described in this question, my team and I decided to start our own company (limited liability). So far we are still going through setup procedures, and we are currently working with ...
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Can you hire a candidate that a recruitment agency provided a CV (unsolicited) of without going through the agency? [closed]

The normal process of working with recruiters seems to be to speak to them, read their terms of service, negotiate a rate, and then proceed to receive candidate profiles (CVs/resumes) However, ...
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What are typical policies and laws regarding getting fired because of getting arrested? [closed]

This is more out of curiosity driven by a conversation with some friends than practicality, but I'm wondering now. I'm talking about being employed in the USA now. Let's assume in this hypothetical ...
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What to do if you're asked to break industry regulations?

The company I work for has to comply with certain regulations regarding the software it uses, one of the terms being that a certain number cannot be higher than 3%. If it is the company can be heavily ...
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How to end a relationship with a recruitment company?

Three months ago, I, a Swedish citizen, was approached by a recruitment company since they found information about me on LinkedIn which might suit a position for a job in Sweden. Many things happened ...
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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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Data protection Act in UK [closed]

I work in a small office in Scotland and the company main office is in England. Every month, the payslips for everyone is mailed to our office and as I sit closest to the door, I usually handle the ...
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My employer is discriminating based on marital status. What should I do? [closed]

In my country of residence, it is not mandatory for employers to offer benefits to their employees. However, if they do offer benefits, then they are not legally allowed to discriminate based on age, ...
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Exact meaning of some specific employment terms [closed]

I recently secured a position in a relatively new company. The employment letter that I received had a list of terms of employment, one of which is: The terms of this letter, together with such ...
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NDA/non-compete disclosure to new employer

I'm pretty naive and new to all of this legal stuff and it seems like I'm learning the hard way about all of it. I signed a confidentiality/non-compete/non-solicitation at a previous employer, and was ...
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Getting user login details without his permission. Is it not illegal [closed]

I work as a software engineer. In my current job, my boss has asked me to device a way wherein all login details, like time of login, number of users login in client application are stored in our ...
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How to deal with unlawful overtime [closed]

I work in a hi-tech company. The hours here are very long (10+ hours a day), beyond what is legally permitted in my country (i'd rather not say where). Let me say that it is very common in my country ...
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Can my company make me do work which is not in my contract or force me to teach/show others my work [closed]

I work for a company, and in my current role at this company my contract does not involve me writing code of any description or doing any development work. I have over the past few years been writing ...
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Telecommute jobs in US from other country [closed]

In order to work (telecommuting) for a US-based company from another country (Spain in my case), is it necessary some kind of visa?
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As an Employer do I have to compensate a recruiter if they give me information about someone I already know?

So, I met a developer (call him "John") through a job posting we put up on Careers 2.0. It didn't work out when we met, because he was late in the process and accepted an offer the same day that we ...
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Developing an application voluntarily for my company in my free time - Do I own it? [closed]

I often find myself with free time at work, and our e-reader (I work for a small town newspaper) is not user friendly in the least. So in my free time, and sometimes off the clock, I began developing ...
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How can I create a disclaimer? [closed]

I am trying to email certain companies with requests of donations (physical products, not money) to my organisation. However, my organisation has not had many real discussions about any of this, and ...