Questions tagged [contracts]

Questions relating to the legal aspects of employment contracts.

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Can I apply for several internships?

For context, I'm a computer engineering student. Internships in general require that the applicant has finished their degree up at most 1 year before the application (question: are there internships ...
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Previous employer won't accept my contractual restraint period doesn't apply outside the US [closed]

I just received a call from my previous employer based in the USA which I had recently left. I left this employer for another employer (in the same industry) in the UK. In this call, my previous ...
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How to proceed with benefits reimbursement? [closed]

In my company, as an employee, I received "benefits" like 25% discount for studying for a master's degree in their university, and for being paid full time for 6 months while doing the ...
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How should I navigate an unfair compensation situation?

Background: I am a former web developer professional who never earned a degree. I developed medical issues that were originally thought to be life altering and enrolled in a college to complete a ...
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HR pushing for contract signature before granting moonlighting exception

Definition of moonlighting: paid work that you do in addition to your normal job I am starting summer internship in a big tech company soon. I am also self-employed and work for a family business ...
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Having failed to meet the timeline, my collaborator asks for my help and covers his mistakes

This is a project involving a lot of companies and teams. As a contractor working for company A, I finished my part, so I am not going to get more money from A. However, Bob from company B failed to ...
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What should be explicitly stated in the contract if the job is going to be done remotely?

I am about to sign a contract with a company for which I'm going to work remotely. There could be meetings once per month, but the rest of the job is going to be done as a home office. This is going ...
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Accepting jobs and just collecting money while waiting to get terminated? [closed]

I was thinking, could you just take advantage of the hot software job market and sign up for a bunch of remote positions and do enough to be present but otherwise be awful so you can collect a month ...
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Potential employer wants previous freelance contracts

Whether this is to verify compensation or work history, I'm not sure. However, I've signed an NDA with one client and the word 'Confidential' is printed on every page of my other contract. I'm new to ...
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Suffering to receive the CDI contract from a Business company

I have been accepted in a business company to sign with them my first CDI employment (permanent employee contract). My question is how long it takes for the company's president to prepare the contract ...
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Can someone be denied a job for not currently studying at university in Austria?

When browsing through job listings, I often come across the term "Werkstudent", as far as I could find out it simply means jobs for students. But I wonder, can I (not a student anymore) be ...
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Did company decide not to hire me? I told them I have another offer so want a reply soon

I recently interviewed for a job that I'm really interested in. Had 3 rounds of interview and cleared all of them. HR then asked for references. After contacting the references I listed, HR sent an ...
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“Working for another company” clause in contract

In my previous job I applied a small bit of Python code that I had previously developed during my academic studies. I made clear that the IP was mine and that, because I generated it in the past, the ...
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UK: Email agreements on top of contract?

I've received a official offer from a company, but haven't yet seen a contract. One of the things I want to ask about is that there are some parts we've discussed via email that offer more ...
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Is a letter of resignation needed when contractual work(Time-Specific) comes to an end?

I am a software developer working in South Africa on contractual work for a period of 6 months, ending this April. The current contract states that there is no expectation of renewal or extension. I ...
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Can an employer cut the probation period pay before signing an contract?

Suppose that an employee finished an interview in which the employer says: "I think your required base rate of 6k per month is acceptable." However, before signing the contract, the employer ...
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Negotiating contract terms - is it acceptable at the moment, how can I do it professionally?

Background Recently I was approached by an ex employer, asking me if I was available to work a 6-month contract with them whilst they undertook a large project. This is an IT support role which I had ...
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How to avoid share dilution when you negotiate the contract

I am about to join a project as a CTO role and the two people who started this project are willing to give me some company shares besides cash payment. How do I negotiate the contract to avoid share ...
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Received job offer restricting cell phone use, permitting workspace searches — is this normal?

To start, I am a software engineer. I had been interviewing with a company recently and I finally got an offer letter which I signed and sent back to them, and then they sent me a list of rules/...
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Team unresponsive after I signed contract

I was offered a contract with a company. We decided on the compensation, starting date, cleared some doubts regarding the contract and I signed and sent back the contract. The problem starts with the ...
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Can my employer ask me to sign a clawback part-way through training? [closed]

I'm currently in my final year of a sponsored degree. Our company is facing mass redundancies, but I'm confident my job is safe. I never signed a contract agreeing to a clawback to pay back my ...
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Is a long waiting period for an official offer bad?

I recently received two internship offers that I'm enthusiastic about. One is with a very large Fortune 500 company while the other is a mid sized company. The very large company has sent me a ...
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How do I reach an agreement with a client who used to be an employer

I'm in quite a quandary and could use some advice... To start, 'client' is not entirely accurate. I started as a contractor for this company 7 years ago, before being employed full-time a few years ...
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New company gave me a job offer, but doesn't want the contract signed until my first day. Should I be worried?

I am currently working at company A. I got a job offer from company B after 10+ hours of interviews, references, a thorough background check, many conversations with HR etc. I am planning to give my ...
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Company changed working hours from what the signed agreement says

I'm currently working for a company where the core hours are 10am to 3pm. I have signed a contract in the past that says that my core hours are the ones mentioned before and that I must work 40 hours ...
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I got hired as iOS developer, can a company force me to develop in react native the year later?

My company hired me with the role of "Senior iOS Developer". I've spent 1 year developing in Swift, native iOS language. They asked me to convert to React Native since next year, so I will ...
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Company wants me to handle most financial burdens as an expat

I have been able to land a job in a company located in Belgium recently and it is worthwhile to mention, I do not reside in Europe. During my application process, I was asked to pay for my paperwork ...
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Should I begin relocation before receiving official contract?

I received a job offer by email from the head recruiter at a company. It included my salary, start date, position, vacation, when I should pick up work-from-home equipment etc. Since the company is ...
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Former Coworkers Keep Sending Me Small Requests for Tech Help, How to Respond?

I worked for two years at a themed entertainment company as a designer/developer. I worked on a lot of complicated projects using custom electronics and/or microcontroller firmware. I did my best to ...
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How to handle recruiter who behaves like a catfisher?

I think I have been offered a job in the Civil Service (in the UK), but my communication with the in-house recruiter is akin to being catfished. What's happening? The recruiter has never suggested ...
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Reneging a Summer Internship Offer that I already signed

I received a summer internship offer from a financial firm (however, this was not my top choice) and signed the contract as it was my only possible offer and I have not been hearing back at all from ...
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What to show to future employer as portfolio if my previous works are confidential? [duplicate]

I'm a UX designer and I work on several enterprise level applications at my current job, but I don't have clearance to share any detail about them. Nobody has. Although the applications are available ...
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How can I work simultaneously for more than one employer?

I am offered full time permanent contracts from three employers. Due to experience in the tasks of these jobs, I am confident I can fulfill all of them each day (by working around 12-14h per day). ...
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Is longer notice period from employer and employee good or bad?

I am in a situation that I want to increase my job security because there's a risk of layoff people in the future, I was wondering maybe having a longer mutual notice period from both employee and ...
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Resigning before starting [closed]

I am in a difficult position about a failed job change and I wanted to know the opinion of the veterans here. A few facts about the contract: There is a clause to make me pay some penalty if I resign ...
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I have been hired by a tech company but the contract states all my work is their IP [closed]

I've been actively coding for many years, including freelance works, open source works and etc. I'm joining a new tech company as their software developer which has the clause below in their contract, ...
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Can I turn down the offer after I signed the offer letter because I don't want to wait for the background check?

Hi I was offered a 1 year maternity leave position and I signed the offer letter. The letter is called "Term Agreement Letter" and it states the start and and end dates. However they said ...
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Give strategic advices under NDA

I have quit a company, where I have worked in for more than two years, three months ago to join a startup where I am the lead developer. Contractually speaking I am bound by a five years non-...
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What happens if I sign more than one contract and make my decision later?

I am getting many interviews in the recent weeks. I might get nothing or more than one offer. Imagine I get two or three offers and couldn't make my mind. In that case if I sign all of the offered ...
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Is there any ethical norm for timing of contract extension?

I was working full-time for many years in a company. But due to Covid-19 crisis I had to resign instead of getting fired and accepted 1 year part-time offer. And my part-time contract will end in 4 ...
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How to ask another consultant if I could use him as a reference after my boss acted dishonestly?

A few months ago I worked as a consultant for Company X. I worked on a specific platform (a platform like IBM Bluemix for example, though less popular). I'm not really sure what transpired but things ...
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Is this HR behaviour a red flag?

So I've been through an exhaustive ~1-year hiring/immigration process in order to acquire a work permit with a new company that wishes to hire me. All the immigration documents have been approved at ...
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Ethics of spending one's private time to work with unrelated projects

I was hired for my current job (in a very old industry) around 8 months ago specifically to modernize the company's tech stack and also to improve overall tech culture by introducing modern tech stack,...
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Is it professional to declare in a contract that I refuse to work with certain widely used technologies?

In my not too long experience as a software developer, I have encountered with people (usually my bosses) using software which is very much not suitable for the scale of the project I was working on. ...
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Should I be worried about a change of company name on my contract?

The company I work for, CompanyA, was recently taken over by CompanyB and all CompanyA employees were asked to sign new contracts which gave us better benefits than we previously had with CompanyA. On ...
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Can employment terms be modified while a “fixed-term” contract is active?

This is not a specific situation, but a general question regarding contracts in Australia. Imagine an employee has signed a "fixed-term" contract for x number of years. Can the employer and ...
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Do you receive an unconditional offer after a conditional offer?

I’ve been offered a job and got sent an offer of employment & a contract of employment in the post (two separate documents). Now, the offer of employment states that it’s conditioned on ...
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Is it bad form to send a quote from one company to another to get a competing quote?

I have a quote from a company. I would like to get competing quotes. Is it unethical to send the quotes from the first company, with names and costs redacted, to another one and ask for a competing ...
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Can you ask for start date to be pushed back after signing the contract of employment?

So I signed the contract for a new job that states a specific start date. However, due to some reasons, I have to push it back a week. Is it possible/frowned upon now that my signed contract already ...
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Redundancy for transitioning from employee to contractor

I am currently a web developer for an Australian company, in a full time salaried position. Due to COVID we have much less work, and redundancies are expected. My manager has been put under pressure ...

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