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Questions relating to the legal aspects of employment contracts.

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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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Before * months period — when can I give notice so i can keep my sign on bonus? [on hold]

In my contract I have a clause that says "[...] in case that employee leaves before 12 months period, the employer [...]". It'll say that employer shall reclaim my sign on bonus. My question is, ...
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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 [on hold]

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 ...
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Is it wise to opt out of training I'm not obliged to take? [closed]

I'm an apprentice at an engineering company and I'm due to go on a week-long residential training course in a few months time. This "training" is not technical, but rather focuses on building soft ...
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How to be prepared for legal threats when resigning? [closed]

Context I am a salaried full-time employee at a small company where there are about 30 people. This is in western Europe. There is a high amount of employee turnover and frequently people leaving are ...
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What's a good excuse to ask for an Employment Contract?

I work for a small company and I'm looking to quit. I never received a copy of my contract, because I neglected to make my own copy, and I was never provided one. Since it's a small company, there's ...
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Employer has postponed my start date with very short notice, without pay. What action should I take? [closed]

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 ...