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Questions tagged [contracts]

Questions relating to the legal aspects of employment contracts.

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Tools to keep track of time as a contractor [on hold]

I am very bad at maths and lately I am required to fill time sheet of "Total hours I worked each day", we have flexi timing and I come in late and leave late but sometimes I forgot to fill in, and ...
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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? [on hold]

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 ...
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When I receive my contract after handing in formal job offer

Ive got a question for you. Last month I have applied for the job position After couple days they called me with an interview. Attended to the interview - successful and after another couple days I ...
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Turning In My Workplace Badge While Not Necessarily Being Officially Declared Let Go [on hold]

I am curious on the process for when I turn in my employee ID badge; I did so today to my supervisor, however, he is not my direct HR consultant. My HR consultant just needs to talk with me on a few ...
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UK temporary agency worker training full time permanent colleague

Good evening everyone, I reside in the UK and I have been working on behalf of an agency for a company on a temporary basis for 6 months now. Recently (2 months ago) a new colleague with no ...
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Difference between contract working hours and “real” working hours

I was offered a contract with an Education institution in Ireland for working in a research project with a Company (In Company's place). So all the hiring process was done while I was still in my ...
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How to objectively measure work-done in a share of income contract?

Background I'm developing a web-application for an active shooter defense training company. They go to organizations all around the country and teach them how to be best prepared for a horrible ...
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What should I think of a company that never handed contracts to their employees until I started to ask for one? [on hold]

I recently started working for a company. Since the first day I asked for a contract to sign, and HR told to wait a bit. A month passed and I discovered nobody had a contract, even those that have ...
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Disclosing a confidential non-solicitation agreement

I recently accepted a job offer. One stipulation of the offer is that I "have fully disclosed...any...non-solicitation...agreement...to which you are a party...(and which you are permitted to disclose)...
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Germany contract: no pension, no holiday / travel allowance

I am considering a mid-level engineering (IT) position in Germany. I am an EU citizen myself, but outside Germany, and unfamiliar with German companies or laws. Now, with regard to negotiating, I ...
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Fast tracked pay points - now asked to pay it back as it was the condition of the contract

I don’t know if I’m in the wrong or my company is right in asking for this? But about a year ago a new contract was introduced that would make you jump pay points based on completing a portfolio (not ...
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Remote Non-US. What is the difference between Full-Time and Independent Contractor?

I'm working remotely for a US company as an independent contractor. I'm in Latin America, non-US citizen. I've worked for almost 2 months part-time. They said they will be making me full time after 2 ...
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Informally degraded from a Lead role / Bad contract

A year ago I started working as an app developer for a small start-up (backed by the gov.) I was the first employee and was asked to take full responsibility when developing the app, both when it ...
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How to handle a “non-compete clause” on the employment contract?

One of my friends was selected to a large software company to work as a web developer after a successful interview. He got the agreement letter and when he was reading it, he found an unfair term. It ...
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What to do if there is no work but there is 4 months left on my contract? [duplicate]

I was hired as a software engineer contractor to solve a particular problem in a big tech company. I feel like I've solved it, because there is less and less work coming my way, but there is still 4 ...
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Recruiting agencies vs direct applications [closed]

I have always applied for my past and current job in companies with a direct application. For reference, I am currently based in EU. Recently I've got couple of interesting contacts from a couple of ...
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Failed to get a position through a contracting company. Can I try again on my own?

About six months ago my contracting company recommended a position to me at company A. I agreed to interview through the contracting company. I interviewed well and was given a verbal offer. After ...
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Can a company fine you if you don't accept their offer after looking at the contract? [closed]

Say you've been given a verbal offer, and the company takes a few days to draw up the contract. When receiving the contract, you decide not to accept the offer. Can the company demand to be ...
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What if I won't sign the contract immediately?

I was in an interview and I'm pretty confident I will get the job. I'm wondering one thing. If they asks me to come to the office to sign the employment contract, what will they react if I say that I ...
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How to resign when I can't access the designated portal to submit it HR says I have to?

I'm out on holiday outside the country at the moment and don't have access to my company laptop. I contacted HR to resign and was told my resignation has to be put through a designated company portal. ...
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Doing independent contracting during vacation time [closed]

I've had my first full-time job for almost 3 months when I got an opportunity to teach a 2-week course for another company on a technology that my current company is about to start using next year. ...
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How can I avoid working for free in my bachelor internship?

In order to finish my bachelor's degree, I am required by my university to complete an internship. During the internship, I worked in a company. After the internship, there is some sort of write-up ...
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First job offer confusion: Signing contract on the starting date?

So I recently accept a job from an international tech company to work in their office in California. The recruiter (also the manager at the office)first gave me a draft offer letter and ask if I have ...
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If an employee has a contractual pay increase is it payable after they have left [closed]

Employees have a contractual term that their salary will match whatever inflationary increases are agreed from a a particualr national payscale body. This normally takes effect in April each year. ...
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Give extended notice period even if only bank staff? [closed]

I have recently handed in my notice at work. I was told by my manager that I was on a contract so we agreed for 4 weeks notice, but I have discovered that I am only bank staff. Do I still have to ...
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Asking clarifying question without it sounding like I'm trying to get around the rule

I recently joined a union where I agreed not to appear in recordings where the producer does not have a contract with the union. The information regarding union rules is spread out over several ...
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Contract Expired, carried on working for 3 years

I've been working at a place as a consultant for just over 3 years... I signed a contract but was never sent a copy... A month ago they told me (verbally, nothing ever in writing) that there wasn't ...
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How much time can I take to read the contract before I sign it?

Tomorrow I'm supposed to sign a contract for my first "real" job ever, so I'm not sure how this works. I want to fully read the contract, but it might take me some time (like half an hour). Is that ...
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Can an employment contract contain a bond clause of X years? [closed]

I recently got a job offer abroad from a company that I interviewed at. In the job offer, they say that I will have to sign an employment contract on my first day at work. I read their offer letter ...
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What benefits are there in signing a non-compete after resigning, with no formal contract of employment?

I'm currently leaving a company but they want me to sign a non-compete before leaving. I don't have any formal contract with the company nor anywhere did I sign that I would commit myself to it. Is ...
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How can I ask my employer to pay me in Bitcoin? [closed]

I'd like to change my contract to get paid in Bitcoin but before I start discussion I'd like to figure out what would the procedure and legalities of this are in Europe. Is it even legal? Bitcoin's ...
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My employer is moving office, can they ask me to resign if I don't accept the change? [closed]

My employer has just informed me that the business will be relocating to a different city in the Netherlands. I'm also planning to move house soon, which will mean that the commute to the office will ...
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My previous employer has asked me to fix a bug in code that I wrote for them

My previous employer wants me to fix a bug in the code I wrote while I was working for them. Should I provide assistance to them—on contract (paid) or for free—despite the fact I am no longer working ...
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Can I leverage the fact that I haven't signed a contract yet?

I've been working at a newly established firm for over a month and I haven't signed a contract yet. HR kept telling me that they needed time to prepare contracts for everyone, but I've asked almost ...
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How to ask for reference from a manager I went extra mile for

I work for several staffing/marketing agencies where I go to different retail stores to promote different products. One agency I have worked with for a while and have good report with them. A few ...
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Company claiming “place of work” legally has to be the company's registered address for contract purposes

The company I work for has been acquired by another company - both are very small in size, with no more than ten employees total. It's at the point where we've all been asked to sign new contracts, ...
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I am being sent to work on something I have no experience in [closed]

I am currently working as a SharePoint consultant/web developer guy. I have been doing my job for 5 years now and I am starting to gain ground on frameworks and technologies. My boss, however, doesn't ...
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Company hasn't paid invoice for deposit on candidate I placed - can I cease and desist to have her stop working for them until they pay? [closed]

I placed a revenue generating candidate with an international franchise company. Initially I based the fee on her previous years compensation, but to help them out, I required a deposit then payments ...
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Miscalculated remaining vacation days after I quit my job

Today was my last day at work. At least I thought so. A few weeks ago I officially quit my job and told my bosses that I have remaining vacation days and will thus leave in early October with my ...
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Contract Extension is being left to the last minute

I am a contractor and I was told my contract has been extended, but haven't signed anything yet. There are 10 days remaining until my current contract ends. I asked the boss for the new contract 4 ...
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Work contract in one country and work in two countries for a multi-national company?

Is it possible for a multi-national company present in multiple countries to arrange a work contract in one country and have the employee work in the other or both countries? In particular, the two ...
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Should I ask for a new package or package revision

I was recently hired on a 3 months contract (sort of a probation period, I successfully passed through), which is now going to be a permanent position with a new contract for me to sign. There was ...
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Expatriation and acommodation compensation

I was hired by a multinational company in Spain recently. I work as a programmer and they did call me offering better conditions (salary and calendar), so I was agree with it. In the interview ...
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Backing out of a job contract while waiting for a contract with another company [duplicate]

(The positions discussed are all contractor positions) - Canada I already signed a contract for a PT offer with Company A about a week ago. It states that the agreement can be terminated with 6 ...
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Should I ask for my job back after being terminated? [closed]

I have a job as a front end web developer and I really love it because I have a passion for web development. But the problem is, I am always late and have problems regarding tardiness. My employer ...
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Abusive employer and illegal/void clauses in contract: how can I protect myself and my money? [closed]

I have received a contract with various conditions in it that are illegal/void. They, among others, circumvent employee protection laws, withhold pay and require me to be scanned by those airport full ...
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Contract red flags - to sign or not to sign? [closed]

update Thank you all so much! I consulted a lawyer about the contract and he said not to touch it with a flamethrower. I'll keep looking for something else! I need to quit my digital project manager ...
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Possiblity of moonlighting via a third-person

Given that one is contractually bound by a non-moonlighting clause, is it a possible loop-hole to provide expertise via a proxy? Scenario If my previous employer wishes to procure my expertise and ...