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Company wants to revert my working hours to previous arrangement

I had a contract as a home shopping driver, and I worked Sunday evenings until 10pm, and Monday through Thursday from 7am until 2pm. However, for a few months, I started working Sunday mornings ...
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Received an email from my company includes revert with 6 months contract extension [closed]

My seaman boyfriend received an email says please be so kind to revert with 6 months contract extension he is under probation period. What does it mean?
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Termination of contract during notice period [closed]

I am on my notice period and I have a workplace injury that has not allowed me to go into work. I’m in the UK and now my employer wants to terminate the contract because I’m going to my home country ...
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Completing hours requirement when providing specific service

I want to ask a question and want to know what's my legal and ethical responsibility. Suppose in the contract (remote job), I clearly specified that I would be providing specific services related to ...
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I was ghosted by a recruiter after the offer signed [closed]

I went through 2 rounds of interviews. I was offered the job, contracts was signed, onboarding forms completed and the start date was set. 2 days before the start date I get a message that the start ...
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How should I approach a company about furthering a science idea I have partially developed? [closed]

I'm a scientist, 52 years old. For 5 years, I have developed a personal research project, in a private room which belongs to my associate. It is about the interaction between living cells and Electro-...
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Can I work for ex-colleague's start-up with "non-poaching" clause - Is it enforceable? [closed]

I work as a staff writer for an online news publication at Company A in the UK. I have a friend who I met at the company who was senior in the PR/Comms department. They have recently left the ...
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Is it normal, as a vendor, to perform software development on a customer application that a different vendor develops and supports?

I work as a software developer for a consulting company in Australia. In the past, we provided support services to a particular client for a specific piece of software. This support contract ended ...
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Late to sign a work contract, is the commencement date still valid? [closed]

My commencement is on 01/01/2024, yet I have only signed it today (07/01). I do not know if this is a problem or not, since I have been sent this to sign on 20/12/2023. I have been working this whole ...
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YC startup has not delivered equity to me 6 months later [closed]

I worked for a YC startup for a few months, and we had a contract in which they promised me X number of shares, delivered monthly, for my work with them. Each month, they failed to deliver (via ...
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2nd day at new job, still no contract (UK)

I started a new full-time position today, my boss said she should have the contract ready by tomorrow... but that will be day 3 of me working there. I feel like she will send it eventually but I didn'...
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Asymmetrical Non-compete Clause

The title of this post is motivated as follows: my client won't reveal their portfolio, but they require me to reveal mine. At the beginning of the contract, a client of mine(an outsourcing/consulting ...
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What would US employees think of having a notice period? [closed]

[At first glance this might look unsuitable for SE since it is definitely an opinion-based question. However, in this case I'm not asking for opinions on the answer; I want opinions as the answer. So ...
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Applying for company B after accepting contract at company A but have not yet started

This is based in the UK. I accepted an offer a while ago to start at company A next year, but am currently interviewing at a different company B which I'd rather work for. I have not yet told company ...
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On Call Payments

We have just been asked to do on call at my workplace (voluntary) from 1800-0800 M-F and 24hrs on weekends. With a 'carrot' of £300 per week. They aren't however paying us for any time spent if we're ...
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Company is making my position redundant due to cost cutting but asking me to send email for resignation

I was communicated over call with HR and senior manager that due to low business activity some positions are going to be made redundant and I am one of them. They communicated this over call and there ...
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Backing out of a job offer after verbal offer but before receiving/signing formal offer

So I applied for a job role with another company, went through the interview stage and was then contacted by said company and told they wished to make me an offer. The representative from the company ...
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My employer denied me HR’s phone number and hired me for a higher pay then what I am being paid at the start my job

When I was hired, my employer hired me for $20.50/hr. After realizing my pay didn’t add up to being paid the amount I was hired on for–I even have the email that proves that I was hired for $20.50–I ...
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How do I turn down an offer accepted verbally and via email?

I verbally (and via email) accepted an offer and was told background checks etc. would take two weeks, and when they were done the contract would be issued - I haven’t signed anything legally binding ...
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Non-compete clause in scientific programming, and course of action [closed]

I have a job offer from a company that produces simulation software for engineering applications, I am an applied mathematician. They ask to sign a non-compete clause of a 1 year period, and worldwide....
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How to ask to be included in decisions, which is part of the contract?

I am working as a contractor in online marketing with this client. The new owner of the company made a contract with me, I have 10 years experience with the company. They agreed that they know nothing ...
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PTO listed as monetary amount in my offer, contributing to my final salary figure. Shouldn't it be paid on top of my normal salary?

I was recently promoted at my workplace and went from hourly to salary with what seems like a nice pay bump. However, I am regretting not asking these questions that I'm now thinking about post ...
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Current employer is putting last-minute conditions on shorter notice period

Context I work in the UK, my line manager is in France, but department head is in the UK. I've worked in the same role for 12 years. My line manager has been in his role for three months, with the ...
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Struggling to get a job contract/start date after accepted written offer

I'm growing quite irritated so I'd appreciate any input please.. I accepted a written (conditional) job offer with Company X more than 2 weeks ago and there's no contract in sight. Since there was no ...
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Is this gross misconduct?

I left a role in 2017 but due to a resignation before I left I asked the director if I can put it down as a contract. He said I could as I was advised by a career advisor. I am based in a country ...
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which one would you say, I've passed my probation or employer extended? [closed]

Today it's been 3 months since I've started working for my company. Couple weeks ago I got a letter my salary will increase from July. And a few days ago I've been asked to take part in recruitment ...
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My contract ended March 29 and I have not yet signed anything to renew it. Is it alright to show up April 3 and tell employers I am not going to sign?

My contract ended March 29th but I have yet to sign anything to renew my contract nor have I received any letter of extension from the management. I took a leave on the 30th and did not show up on the ...
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Are employers allowed to fire at will yet employees are bound by long notice periods?

A few months back a family member was terminated without cause at a company that has dental clinics in Illinois. However, the contract had stated she had to provide 60 day notice. There was no mention ...
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Client stop giving me hourly billable work during the notice period [closed]

I am a freelancer and currently working with a client found through an agency. The contract was drafted by the agency. It says: The Freelancer supports according to the needs of %agency% and %client%,...
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How to ask new boss for contract with new start date?

After signing the contract, my start date was delayed by a month to 1st February but I still haven't received a contract with the new start date. I mentioned this when I had lunch recently with my ...
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Contract says joining bonus to be returned if contractor quits within a year. Is 1 year the only value they see? [closed]

Update: This question was closed as "asking legal advice". I'm not asking for legal advice. I'm asking about the mentality/objective companies have in mind when doing such things. When a ...
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PTO was approved for me. I might receive a job offer soon. When should I give notice period to my current employer?

I work for a consulting company (specifically with one of its clients). My employer approved PTO for me. It starts in two weeks. Client is ok with that. I think I will receive a job offer soon. I ...
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Extending co-op / internship into part time

I’ve been interning at this company for over a year. I did a full-time semester with them last year, was offered to work part-time for the 8 months following, and am now currently doing a second full ...
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Which company should I mention on my LinkedIn profile? The IT outsourcing consulting company or the actual client I will work for?

So, here is my current situation: An US IT nearshore outsourcing company called “X” hired me (I live in Brazil, and I will work from home) to work as a contractor for them, and I will work as a ...
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Change in terms of contract

UK employee here. I just completed a 3 month notice period at my company. In my contract, it stated that accrued leave is paid for if you resign. However, HR sent an email stating some facts and terms ...
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As a software developer, how to setup a contract with your employer so that you retain ownership of the system you create?

I have an employer that's looking to automate their financial system for account receivable, but they're seriously low-balling the salary. One idea I've been thinking of is to create an employment ...
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No terms and conditions on service provider website

I am self-paying for a series of qualifications to improve my employment prospects. The cost is considerable and states 'no refunds, cancellations or re-schedules'. I then asked the merchant for ...
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What can I do if I don't agree with some of the Employee Handbook terms?

Yesterday, my company created an Employee Handbook. This contains some terms that I am not happy with, and I let them know. I know that it's legally binding, even if I don't sign it, so I want to be ...
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Relocation package and benefits on offer contract

Yesterday, I received a call from a company in the UK, and they let me know that they are willing to make an offer for the software engineer position. The hiring manager asked me my desired salary and ...
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Who (client, supplier, individual developer) should bear the costs of software code understanding/comprehension? [closed]

I am tasked to make some minor changes in our software product. The customer thinks that changes are minor and from the business point of view the customer is right. But the software piece (very ...
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Severance contract requires a lie. Is this enforceable? [closed]

I was recently laid off. A severance package was offered to me, contingent on me signing a contract. The contract has terms that require me to tell anyone who asks that I was not, in fact, laid off, ...
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I have a huge penalty if I violate the resignation notice period. What should I do about it?

I work as a Junior Frontend Dev in an IT company for two months (Kazakhstan). That's my first job. My monthly salary is currently 100 000 KZT. Resignation notice period is one month. If I violate it ...
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Manager making me work extra post-notice (UK—Scotland)

I’ve been working in a retail job for just over a month and realized it and the company are not for me. On Wednesday I therefore gave my notice, orally first to my manager and in writing to the ...
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How do you approach a business partnership contract with a friend?

I am about to start a company with a partner who is also an old friend. We are both going to invest money and work in equal parts. While the trust is total, we are going to write an agreement to ...
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How much notice should I give when my contract is ambiguous about what's required?

I have recently accepted an offer for a new role and they want me to start on the 18th July. I am currently in an extended probation period until 17th July. The wording in my contract states: Notice ...
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Is there any cooldown time between contracts?

I am currently working on a Spanish company, I been hired to substitute a person, that person comes back to work in 4 days, according to law I can’t be working with the person I’m substituting, so, ...
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Refusal to pay my month in hand due to missing contract [closed]

Looking for advice. I'm based in the UK and I have worked for a company for 22 years. I handed in my 4 weeks notice and asked my manager how much wages I would be due. They told me I would be paid ...
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Mentioning NDA-protected projects in portfolio when NDA period expires

My current job contract (in an outsource software development company) explicitly says that I should not disclose "commercial secrets" while I'm employed and within a year after termination. ...
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What is the point of a contract time period?

Let's suppose a employer, via a third party, signs a contractor to work for them full-time on a 1 year basis. What is the point of the 1 year basis agreement if both the employer and employee can ...
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I want to declined a regularization

Hi I am from the Philippines and I want to decline my regularization. I want to move on from them but I could not resign because my contract says if I will resign I should pay them for breaking the ...
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