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Questions tagged [contracts]

Questions relating to the legal aspects of employment contracts.

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Is it possible to resign from a contract to hire position? [on hold]

Is it possible to resign from a contract-to-hire position before the contract expires ?
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Can I reject a change to my employment contract with an on call clause? - UK

I've worked for few years for an IT company as software developer, the new management wants to amend all our contracts to introduce an on call clause. In other words it means that all developers are ...
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Boss making me feel guilty for leaving the company at the end of my internship

I’m currently a web development intern in a small-sized company. My internship contract ends this Friday. Two months ago a superior told me there would be a possibility for me to be hired permanently ...
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Invoices turned in after 30 days, 15% is withheld & after 60 days, not paid at all… is this LEGAL? [closed]

State agency is asserting that after an invoice from an Independent Contractor is turned in after 30 days 15% will be withheld from the total & after 60 days, not paid at all... is this even legal!...
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Got an offer for a job with a fixed salary but “not fixed” hours. How to protect myself from potential exploitation?

I'm UK based. Just got an offer for a job where my hours would be flexible and "not fixed", but with a guaranteed annual pay. The job is in a startup - when applying I was well aware that it wouldn't ...
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Are my creations, made outside of office hours, the property of my employer? [closed]

I understand that this question has probably been asked many times before but, every contract is different. Anyway, due to my company being taken over by another, we are being issued new contracts, ...
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Are fixed-term interns entitled to annual leave?

I recently started an internship which I am enjoying. However I received my contract a few days into starting the work (although the pay was agreed beforehand). Now my internship duration as ...
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Starting software development contracting [closed]

I am going to start software development contracting after more than 5 years as a perm in London. I want to contract via ltd company. I don't know where to start. Should I open a ltd company and a ...
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Contract notice period of 12 months, but cant submit notice period before set date(legal?)

New contract offered. Terms of which dictate a 12 month notice period for both parties, however "such notice may only be served to expire on or after month here 2022". This effectively means a 12 ...
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Does “date of agreed resignation” mean the date that I handed in my notice or does that mean by last day of work?

My contract says: From the date of his/her employment and for a period of one (1) months after the termination of his/her employment with the Company, the Employee shall not, without the Company's ...
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What should I wear to go and sign an employment contract?

I've finished my interview sessions with a company (2 individual interview days), and also discussed the first draft of the contract with them. They offered me the job, and I've accepted their offer. ...
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How are confidentiality agreements interpreted/enforced, where the employees primary marketable skill is know-how?

I have recently seen a very "light-weight" contract from a respectable company where the confidentiality clause essentially stated that the employee was subject to confidentiality with regard to ...
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Long notice period for fixed term contract; is it appropriate? [closed]

I am evaluating the first employment contract in the UK for a mid senior position as a software and algorithm developer. They offered me a fixed-term contract for 3 years with a 3 months period notice....
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How does being on a PIP affect my relocation bonus and future business trip?

Last year, I moved to a different state of the US to start a new job. The company gave me a signing bonus to assist with the relocation. If I leave the company within 2 years of starting, my offer ...
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Can my manager threaten me with firing over not collecting enough email addresses?

I work in sales. Every time customer makes a purchase I have to ask if the customer would like an electronic receipt. Most customers do not want it, and as a result I have only taken 10% of email ...
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Repayment of relocation expenses [closed]

I'm 8 months into a position and I've decided to move on. HR informs me that there is a relocation expense clawback clause in my contract. I had no knowledge of such a clause. I checked my contract ...
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Incorrect date of birth in Job Offer

I have recently been provided with a written job offer from a German company to sign. While applying for the job during the application process, there was an issue with the website so I was only able ...
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Should I stay at a low-paying startup as an entry-level data scientist for the potential of equity in the long term? [closed]

I am working as an entry-level data scientist at a startup in New York City and I am also a phd student (few more years to graduate). They started me on an 'intern' rate at $25/hour a couple months ...
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Manager is threatening to grade me poorly if I don't complete the project

Recently I joined a company as an unpaid intern for 3 months during which I worked on a project. My internship finishes this week. This project is almost completed as per initial scope that my manager ...
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How to guarantee commitments made by email appear in a contract?

I got a job offer after a successful interview - I then got an email stating that the pay will start at £30k for one month, due to the company wanting to avoid higher recruiter fees. After 5 months it ...
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How to decline to sign a contract after having already done the work?

Sometimes I do temporary work through staffing agencies. It's happened on a few occasions that they present me with "paper work to fill out" after the work has ended and before I receive pay. ...
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Employment contract and expected hours worked (UK)

In an employment contract it states the minimum number of hours which is 37.5 which appears to be the standard, however it also states that some flexibility is necessary and from time to time the ...
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Salary employee (software developer) held personally liable for client's data loss or exposure (GDPR)

I'm working as full time software developer at relatively small IT company (around 15 employees) which itself is a part of larger group of small to mid sized companies. In preparation for EU's new ...
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What could happen should i refuse to sign an unreasonable employee sponsorship contract?

I was asked by my company to attend a training course provided by a third party, the aim of the course was to provide me with sufficient training in order to achieve a particular qualification. I ...
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Offer Letter included employment termination date which had passed

I work for several staffing/marketing agencies. My job is to go to retail location to demonstrate/sample products to increase awareness and ultimately increase sales. Last year I was hired by a ...
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Changing housing agreement after contract is signed

I just received my first real job offer working as an engineer in a rotational program. The company extended the offer letter along with other information and documents about two months ago. In those ...
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Being held hostage to pass my probation

Yesterday I had a meeting with management about my probationary period. Today is has been 4 months since I started at the company but the probationary period is supposed to be 3 months. I didn't ...
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Agreement between employee and employer for use of personal equipment

I'm going to start a position where I have voluntarily offered to use my personal equipment to perform my duties for the company with the understanding that if any damage would occur to my equipment ...
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Late contract package

I have been working for my company for a year part-time, but I have got a promotion to become a full-time worker. My company had been applying the new hourly rate, but it has been over two weeks ...
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Innocuous change to help client “cook their own books” [closed]

A colleague and I who work at Company A have been asked to update the website and description of Company B. The relationship between A & B is that Company B is a separate legal entity owned by ...
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No contract for a month

In my country is a very common situation for technology companies to require a "training period" for their new recently graduated employees, in the company I am in this one lasts for 9 months (though ...
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Interviewing as a tech company contractor, but saw a permanent job listing for the same role

I’m currently in the phone interview stage for large tech company ABC. Already spoke with the hiring manager and some potential team members, so I’m currently waiting to hear if I’m onto the next ...
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Want to work flexible hours just for myself due to traffic etc — no family commitments. How to ask?

I'm working the "standard" hours as per our contract and I am now driving 3.5 hours a day (only about 14 miles each way) due to peak time traffic. It's only been like this for about 3 months about of ...
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Can I get all signed paperwork from previous employer?

Is a company legally required to provide all forms/contracts I signed with them? I quit a job and the guy leading me through the exit process conveniently "forgot" to give me a copy of one of the ...
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Can a contract abruptly end? [closed]

Today I had my review and the manager told me they are ending the contract because budget has been slashed. Whereas as per my contract it still got 4 months to go. Is it normal for companies to cut a ...
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Can company claim inventions made by employee/contractor while not on the clock? [closed]

I recently graduated with my degree. I haven't been able to find work in my field yet and have been doing various things to make money. I contacted a marketing agency/staffing agency that offered to ...
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Handling a catch-22 between long notice period and signing at a new employer

I've seen some other questions with good answers regarding long notice periods, but here's a specific situation I'm wondering about. Where I live notice periods can get quite long for both being laid ...
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How do you leave a job with a three month notice period?

I've just accepted a job as a senior developer. In my contract it says that my notice period is three months. In the past I've always had 4 weeks or one month, which is standard for office jobs in ...
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Reneging on a signed contract, but haven't started work yet (UK) [duplicate]

Yesterday I accepted a job offer and signed a contract for that offer. However today I have received a offer that is many magnitudes better, I wasn't expecting it to come in at all. Is it legal to ...
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How should I ask my boss for vacation days for a period after my contract may end

To give some context: I'm 21 and I've worked in IT fields since I graduated from HS, I was hired at this company last June for a 4 months fixed-term contract, I was usually assigned to a wide range of ...
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What do I do when I book travel at my expense, but my employer won't pay until the travel has happened?

I work for Contracting Firm X which coordinated a long-term contract with Company Y (which is where I go to work each day). Firm X pays me and offers me benefits, handles basic HR functions, etc. ...
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Is it too early to ask for a raise when renegotiating contract, after 7 months?

I work as a programmer in a small company in Germany and I was hired for my (totally junior) position of Android developer after taking a master degree in computer science. I had never worked before, ...
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Joined a new company but not yet received the offer letter yet

I have already joined the new company and have been working for the past 10 days but I haven't received any offer letter or salary breakage slip yet. Is it better to quit the job or continue. I don't ...
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Need written confirmation or contract?

I am collaborating with a marketing person to pitch a software idea in a competition where $50k is the prize/seed investment in the business. Work has not begun but the marketing person and I have ...
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UK - does this “Outside interests ” clause pertain to working hours only?

I was reviewing a contract before signing and found this clause: 4.1 Subject to clause 4.3, during the course of your employment you shall not, except as a representative of the Company or with ...
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Internally blasted for not finishing work due first quarter by end of January

Situation: On the 2nd of January I had a meeting with my supervisors and agreed on a new task list for the new year, one big task specifically assigned to be finished for end of first quarter (late ...
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How an employee can terminate a signed contract the starting date of the employment is not until 2 and half months?

Its going to be a week after signing a contract with a firm in Germany but the start date of the employment is not until 2+ months. The contract mentions nothing about how to terminate a contract ...
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Getting paid an hourly rate to take a programming assessment as a part of an interview

I'm a programmer and I am currently interviewing for a new position. One of the companies that I interviewed with gave me two assessments which required me to work through some code problems at home. ...
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Is job contract ending similar to being laid off? [closed]

I've been working on a contract for over a year and lately the amount of work available has decreased. I have been paying into unemployment through my contracting company. If the contracting company ...
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How can I stop my boss in Germany from bullying me without worsening my future job prospects?

I am a foreigner who recently started a minimum wage job in Germany that I think I can't replace easily at all. My employer has been behaving strangely, for example by being very friendly and offering ...