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Questions relating to the legal aspects of employment contracts.

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Employer has postponed my start date with very short notice, without pay. What action should I take? [on hold]

I got an offer to work as a contractor (W2) at a major social network company in the SF Bay Area. The person from the 3rd party agency (the one I will be officially getting my paychecks from) has been ...
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Last month with company. Company using my profile to bidding a government project

I am new to this topic. Therefore I don't know what are the best tags for my question. If I ask in the wrong stack exchange site please let me know. I will move it immediately. Background: I am a ...
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Disputing Intellectual Property Section in Contract

I know its pretty standard for companies to add an IP section to the contract, but the one I have received for the new job I have accepted seems pretty full on to me: Intellectual Property 19.1 You ...
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What does non-competition and non-solicitation involve?

I am in Japan and I am going to sign a new contract that stipulates confidentiality, non-competition, non-solicitation, nothing else is specified. I know what that means but I don't really know what ...
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An employer is asking me to sign a contract for 18 months, but says that we can “work out” if I want to leave early

I just completed my undergraduate degree and I've been looking for jobs. A prospective employer who has offered to interview (in a different city) has said on the phone that I'll have to sign a ...
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Employment Visa

So I have an offer and was handed a contract to me which will be from this August 7th to next year August 6th. I am a foreigner working in this country (Not specified but its in Asia somewhere). Today ...
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Confidentiality of Terms: Cannot discuss salary or benefits

I recently witnessed an offer of employment where, under the confidentiality of terms, it stated: You agree to follow the Company's strict policy that employees must not disclose, either directly ...
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State and Federal tax will be paid by the company

Recruiter said that my rate is too high and proposed low rate, but they pay my taxes: Rate of $xx/Hr on W2(State and Federal tax will be paid by the company) I asked does it mean that I get ...
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Returning on the declined offer

I had declined an offer last week. After a further thinking, returned them today and said that i will accept the offer. I have been told that recruitment process is closed down for now, and they are ...
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Client responsibility for conduct of contractor? [closed]

I sometimes run across insinuations that contracting provides a measure of insulation from accountability or lack of expertise/capacity, e.g., for companies or government offices that are subject to ...
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I got an offer but the some details in the contract are not what we talked about during the interview process

I interviewed for a contractor role and they offered me the job. During the process, the recruiter told me that it is a 40 hours per week job and also 40 hours per week was written on the job ...
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My employer is not honouring a clause in my contract

I'm located in Australia. When I signed my employment contract last year, there was a clause in it that stated word for word "you are entitled to a company motor vehicle to perform your duties". ...
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Employer demanding personal internet contract for company usage

I'm an software engineer working together with 2 peers from my company on-site at customer location. We all have to rely on company-provided pocket wifi for internet connection as we are not allowed ...
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Not paid for work, contract promised but not given

My partner recently was offered a job at a corner store which she was delighted about - and I was too, she's been struggling to find work for months now (art graduate, lack of available art jobs). ...
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X month temp to hire vs Perm

I did an interview recently which I thought was a permanent position as described by the recruiter who submitted me. When talking with the interviewer about the position, he stated it was a 3 month ...
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I got an offer to work in a different country

I am currently working in Mexico as a Web Developer Engineer. This morning, I received an offer to work as a QA Test Engineer in Georgia, USA. To be honest, I'm not afraid to change my location and I ...
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Withdraw from job before starting [duplicate]

I am in the UK and am about to start a short term contract that I would like to back out off. My employment contract is for two months, I have no probation period and there is no notice period ...
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Contractor faced with scope screep - Should I fulfill none, some or all client requests?

I am a contractor in a software development project that is a bit of a nightmare and suffering from Scope Creep. Background: I took on a project to develop a web application for a client. I was to ...
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Is signing a permanent contract celebrated/ announced - UK

The scenario: I've been working on a temporary 6 month contract with my company and I have just agreed to new terms which will give me a permanent full employee contract. The question: Is it ...
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Relocation expenses - Contract job [closed]

In Canada, I have been offered a new contract job, located in different province. Quebec to Ontario To start my new job, I need to relocate from current province. As the new job offer is contract ...
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Can a contractor quit whenever he wants? [closed]

Where I live there technically is no law requiring a person to give notice when quitting. I've never worked as a contractor before but a company made me an offer with the clause Company has the ...
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Contract expired, boss suggests a new offer after I left and started a new job search [closed]

I had recently asked a question here sometime back regarding my ending contract situation given that it was in the course of a crucial project involving my employers, and I got some pretty decent ...
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How to ask for different terms in work contract [closed]

I have a job offer which I think I will accept, but there is a lot of contracts that makes me hesitate. The job is a part time, entry level position that pays close to minimum wage. I would get it if ...
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What is a good way to ask my boss if I can have the ability to be employed by other people at the same time in my contract?

I'm an 18 year old apprentice software developer and I'm really active in some development communities and networking with developers in general. I've looked at some remote intern work which would be ...
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employer ignoring my request of contract paper copy [closed]

I signed a contract of 1.5 years i.e. 18 months of the bond period with my employer in Dec 2016. The contract says that I'll have to serve 3 months notice period after I put my papers. Now I am ...
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My contract for a student work-study program ended but it was implied I continue working. How can I stop working and be unhired again?

My university offers a work-study program where full-time students can work jobs within the university which require around 12-15 hours weekly. The semesters are Fall (Sept - Dec), Winter (Jan - ...
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Employer has lost my contract where do I stand?

I requested a copy of my contract but my HR department have said they have lost it / do not have a copy. I have lost my copy. By law should they have one on file? Where do I stand with requesting a ...
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My contract is expiring and it won't be renewed yet I'm in the midst of a crucial project [closed]

So my boss informed me earlier this week that my contract would not be renewed at the end of this month. I work as a software developer and the HR says that they are hiring an IT staff who would be ...
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Is it ok to ask about next contract terms?

In 2 weeks my contract as an intern will expire, and the company has already expressed their will of keeping me. I have already been informed about the next contract they will offer me, but very ...
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Is it too soon to expect a written employment contract?

Firstly apologies if this is a naive question - I've only ever had 1 job and I have been there 6 years. I recently got offered a new job elsewhere - it's a significant step up and much closer in line ...
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Concerned about amount of paperwork I need to sign before interview

I am applying with a company that specializes in streaming live events over the internet and digital video content. This is for an entry level position. I'm growing a bit concerned by the amount of ...
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Company lowers weekly work time at same salary - but not for part-time employees [closed]

I am not sure how to deal with the recent change at my current workplace. All employees have been offered new contracts. Here in Germany, it is common for it-companys to have a weekly work time of ...
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Pull out of signed contract [closed]

I accepted an offer, signed a contract and I am expected to join in 3 or so weeks. I am having second thoughts about this now due to a clause in the contract. I did raise this clause as a concern and ...
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Can I be forced to be a flight RN? [closed]

I have been a labor and delivery nurse for 5 years at my hospital. The hospital has done a lot of expanding in the pediatric area including bring in specialty doctors to the area. The labor and ...
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How to handle salary+benefits negotiations? [duplicate]

I just checked my emails this morning and to my delight I have been offered my first job out of university. It is not in writing yet but I have essentially been offered the job. The salary has been ...
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How to ask for a contract with out a non compete agreement? [duplicate]

I got my first job offer, and in the offer it says: After joining service with us, you will undertake not to seek any employment with our competitors for a period of (2) two years from the date of ...
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HR delayed background verification, now jobless as resigned

Note: I’m from India and I did mention in my job application MSc (IT) and BSc I had cleared an interview sometime in June 2017 and after waiting 4-5 months I was released an offer on 15 November ...
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Germany job contract: no overtime, no bonus, no healthcare and no annual rise clause?

I am offered an Engineering job in Bayern area, but since I'm not very familiar with convention/custom of German job contract, I have some doubt with the contract, namely: No overtime regulation ...
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Am I allowed to ask a company to sign a contract? [closed]

I am an undergraduate student. I recently got a part-time internship in a company in Mauritius. I started the internship 3 weeks ago but I have a concern. The company has not created any internship ...
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Can I quit my current job after receiving a formal letter from new job? [closed]

I accept my first job offer 2 days ago and they send me the copy of the letter signed by me and them. The start date is set for 2 weeks from now. My question is should I expect to receive anything ...
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Is it ok if I ask the employer for the contract iI have not signed yet

I have been given a job offer for a job in another country (Chiang Mai, Thailand), it is the first time I work abroad so I am not sure what to do to secure myself, should I ask for a signed contract ...
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How do I make a correction to a job offer agreement sent by an employer?

I got a job offer for a regular day shift, Mon-Fri 8-5, with no after hours shifts. However, the job offer letter they sent me has a clause: "must agree to a minimum 1-year commitment to after-hours ...
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How to approach a job search while in a 3 month contract job?

I am working on-site on a short-term contract, 3 months. From the beginning of application my employer told me that this will be a short-term contract, but the position is with a large company with ...
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HR mistake on notice period: should I downgrade my contract?

I started a new job a couple of months ago with a small organisation (<20 employees) in a "junior" role (my first full time job after a PhD). I am still technically within a 6 month probationary ...
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Can an employee extend their probation period? [closed]

We all know probation periods allow employers to check if a new employee makes a good fit. It can also benefit an employee who discovers the organisations or job itself is not what they expected. ...
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Working in a company without offical contract and not getting paid

I am an undergraduate computer engineering student. A friend of mine (not computer engineer) working in a company as a intern web developer. Two months ago, this company decided to make an android ...
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Company changed vacation policy to deny me 4 weeks, only a few days before I finally earned it [closed]

In 2017 I had my 10 year anniversary on my job. I work for a small law firm. There are 5 full time lawyers and 1 part time lawyer. I am the only staff member. When I began this job there were only 2 ...
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Is it acceptable for an employment contract to cover any activity? [closed]

I am about to take up a new position with a company and they have sent me over a contract to sign. One of the clauses of the contract is headed "Competition" and consists of a paragraph that given the ...
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Negotiating a 9-5 in a new role? [closed]

Looking for some practical advice here about hours re new role. A rigid 09:00 to 17:30 really wouldn't be ideal if it could be helped. Especially as a programmer / tech. I suspect most of my ...
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New employer has not sent contract, job starting very soon (UK)

I'm meant to start a job very soon. I was interviewed a few weeks ago, offered the job and accepted. The problem is I have not yet received a contract, despite my insistence of it. I have had some ...