Questions tagged [contracts]

Questions relating to the legal aspects of employment contracts.

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My company is asking me to sign away ownership of any intellectual property conceived by me

I'm entering an internship with an office of a global company in India. In the offer letter of my internship, the company states that I will convey ownership of any intellectual property conceived by ...
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How should I cover my back when my company is unorganized? Specifically with updated contracts/documentation for raises and bonises

TL;DR I have had raises but no updated contract/official documentation, only communications via Slack. A little background: I have been working at this company for around 9 months now and in that ...
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Negotiating for an unlimited contract

I have been working for the same company over almost 10 years now, always on temporary contracts, although I am a staff member (not a contractor). It seems that they are now also keen in offering me ...
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Manager Not Changing Errors in Online Job Postings-Suspect Manager is Lying

We are currently hiring two full time employees with 40 hour work weeks. The positions are Clerical Aid I and Clerical Aid II. The Clerical Aid II posting has more responsibilities than the Clerical ...
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My employer is offering a guaranteed payrise in exchange for guaranteed continued employment

I am a full-time employee, and my employer has extended me the offer of a new contract, should I wish to accept it, which offers a guaranteed pay rise, in exchange for an additional clause which ...
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Can a German employer force mandatory overtime and forbid salary discussion?

After a rough few weeks (lots of late nights) I looked over my work contract and found the following statements: As far as the operational conditions require, overtime is to be worked. Overtime ...
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Is it normal for project-based employees to not receive a 13th month pay?

I've been working for over 5 months now as a project-based junior developer(waiting for regularization). It's my first job, and I'm new to the industry. I don't know much how things work around. ...
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after end of contract difference in hours between client and boss

I worked for company A (where I get payed) in IT area until some month ago. My boss had contract with company B which payed for my work per hour. Company B had contract with company C which payed for ...
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What should I do if my contract has ended and my company still hasn't renewed it?

Just a backstory, I'm a fresh grad who applied for a junior developer position from small company and got offered a project-based job, which I accepted hesitantly. I am new to the industry and I don't ...
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Are workplace reorganizations that result in a change in job duties without employee consent a violation of the original job contract?

There was a reorg at my company and my job duties changed. Pre-reorg I was doing data analysis (I'm a statistician), post-reorg I was assigned non-data analysis duties (more like a business analyst). ...
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I have received an NDA without mention of salary, is it normal in NDAs? Should I ask that they mention the salary in my NDA? [closed]

I have received an NDA from a company and inside of the NDA there is nowhere that salary is mentioned. I will work as a part-time employee in the company. Is it regular not mentioning the paid per ...
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Contract Amendment with Promotion Offer

I have been offered a promotion within my company but the offer letter includes some changes to my existing employment contract. The main one which concerns me is a Mobility clause that allows them ...
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Does my work place have the right to make deductions from my wages?

I work at a pub which is owned by a chain in the UK, and I have a signed contract with them. My manager has now told staff that if we make any mistakes made on the till, we will have to pay it back ...
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Can I be “unfired”/can my layoff be canceled?

Context A family member of mine recently died, and in anticipation of the funeral, I gave advanced notice to my employer that I would not be able to come to work for a day because of the ...
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What am I liable for if I send a letter rescinding an employment contract i signed? [closed]

United States: Pennsylvania resident, outside of Philadelphia if that matters. Over a week ago I hastily signed a 6 month employment contract pending a drug test and background check. I did tell them ...
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What marks the start of a new employment?

I have started working in a new place, which I am not sure if I want to work because of many reasons, but I haven’t signed an agreement yet. It has been 2-3 days. If I leave this workplace, will they ...
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IR35 changes in the private sector in UK and possible future scenarios [closed]

Because of the coming IR35 changes, both me and one friend (working for a different company) have been offered to become employees and our managers, in both cases, told us the company will probably ...
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Employer reneged on negotiated clauses that weren't part of agreed contract, citing budget cuts - what can I do?

Several months ago I accepted a job offer that involved relocating abroad based on the agreement that I would get a defined salary raise after the first three months of work. I asked to have this ...
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Clash of contracts: Employer does not allow me to resign

I am an employee at company A for more than a year now. Company A has a majorly profitable client (Company B) and I have been sent to handle the projects at B. The relation between A and B is ...
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Received job offer with broad non-compete contract clauses. Are these clauses normal and should I question their definition of 'competitor'?

I got a job offer last week in a contract research organization (CRO). The company is a start-up. However, when they sent me the contract there were several clauses. One of them is if I join their ...
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Misclassified as part-time when working full-time

Background: Working in the US in Wisconsin. Started at Company X as part-time (9am - 2pm) Transitioned to full-time hours (9am - 5pm) Recently discovered that I was still classified as a part-time ...
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How to do contract work for previous employer? [closed]

I'll be switching jobs soon, because I'll be moving to another city. If the need arises, I'd like to do some consulting work for my current employer (remotely). I would be limiting this to a few ...
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Being told that I can't have a raise because of contract restrictions

I work at a large international company, but technically sent here as a contract worker for a 3rd party. Initially, this job was basic phone tech support. There is also a "second level" that they can ...
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Negotiation of a contract extension

I’ve been offered a job for 6 months, “with view for extension”. I have not yet accepted the offer. Due to immigration reasons, I may only remain in the country if I have been offered a job of 12 ...
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What does permanent full-time position mean in Sweden?

What does permanent full-time position mean in Sweden? Does that mean it is a lifetime guaranty for the whole working life period? Or such a work is rare in Europe?
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Is it right to ask about contract period in final tech interview?

I'm having a final-tech interview with the CTO which inside that interview HR and talent acquisition staff are also present. If interview goes well for the last interview I need to relocate to the ...
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how much in terms of % should I add to contract job comparing with a normal permanent role? [closed]

Contract job have its own risk which I have to quantify in terms of additional % on top of normal compensation. How much should I add in compare with permanent role?
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Asked to sign a confidentiality and non-compete contract, after working here 10+ years; how should I approach this?

Is it normal to have a generic Intellectual Property agreement without specifically naming out what is considered to be IP/Confidential? After working as a web developer and then as a manager for ...
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How to determine a reasonable bonus when signing a fixed-term contract? [closed]

(This question is actually for a friend, so I don't know exactly all details). Background: Full time engineer at a large multi-national company. Making about 85k/year after 3.5 years with company. ...
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How to resign before starting? [duplicate]

In the last one year I have been continuously looking for jobs, applying to many roles that suit me. Recently I landed a job offer X, and since this was the only one I accepted it, signed the contract ...
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Rebuilding a product under a non-compete [closed]

I'm a software developer under a non-compete from a company from which I've already resigned. The terms prevent me from working for a competitor and from encouraging clients to dis-engage from the ...
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Why are CEOs generally fired rather being demoted?

Rather than firing a CEO, he may do a good job as CTO or CFO or even a General Manager(GM). Why is it always 'get out' for CEOs?
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Asking my current employer about the implications of leaving

I am a recent graduate who started a new job about a month and a half ago. The job ended up being different from what I expected and what I was led to believe by recruiters, and I want to find a new ...
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Job offer from Italy to the USA, got Emplyment Contract without interview?

My father applied for a carpenter position in Miami, FL, for major ship construction company. He cannot speak english at all and send the resume in italian, he got a reply a few days later by someone ...
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Is that normal to have “mini contracts” after meetings?

I work as a public school teacher in the USA. More and more frequently, my supervisors have been creating little documents for us to sign, usually after a meeting and presentation, often agreeing we'...
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Open-sourcing libraries developed for company (or using for personal portfolio)

I'm a developer building a portfolio for new job applications, and am tempted to publish (putting up on github publicly) some libraries that have been byproducts of projects done in my current job. ...
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My employer is refusing to give me the pay that was advertised after an internal job move

I have moved jobs internally and was told by the manager who posted the job I would be paid £50k per annum and that is also what was advertised. Now after starting the job they have finally sent a ...
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My business partner does not want to participate on the business activities, how should I proceed?

I have started a business together with another partner as an equal in terms of earning and effort. There's no written contract, just a gentlemen's agreement. We are an IT software company, so we don'...
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Should workplace pay you for time taken to read employee handbook?

Especially during the on boarding process there is a lot of paper work to fill out. At some companies I worked for this is done during the work day and is paid for. Other companies just send all the ...
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Contract of application migration project (i.e. build software application for another OS) [closed]

I've been approached by a company and they told me that they have a application migration/porting project (i.e. building application source written for one operating system, for another operating ...
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Providing a security plan for a client [closed]

I started a small business that provides a web application to clients, and a new customer asked for a security plan. I've never written one before. I understand that security plans can vary in ...
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Difference between a government job (either full-time or semi-government) and private sector in Pakistan

What is the difference between a government job (either full-time or semi-government) and a private sector job in Pakistan? If an organization does not use the BPS (Basic Pay Scale), will a job belong ...
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Accepting contract elsewhere to circumvent non-compete clause?

The company which I have been working for for two and a half years have deployed me to a subsidiary company, a digital agency, in January of last year. I enjoy working at this company, the company ...
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Is it possible to resign from a contract to hire position? [closed]

Is it possible to resign from a contract-to-hire position before the contract expires ?
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Can I reject a change to my employment contract with an on call clause? - UK

I've worked for few years for an IT company as software developer, the new management wants to amend all our contracts to introduce an on call clause. In other words it means that all developers are ...
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Boss making me feel guilty for leaving the company at the end of my internship

I’m currently a web development intern in a small-sized company. My internship contract ends this Friday. Two months ago a superior told me there would be a possibility for me to be hired permanently ...
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Invoices turned in after 30 days, 15% is withheld & after 60 days, not paid at all… is this LEGAL? [closed]

State agency is asserting that after an invoice from an Independent Contractor is turned in after 30 days 15% will be withheld from the total & after 60 days, not paid at all... is this even legal!...
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Got an offer for a job with a fixed salary but “not fixed” hours. How to protect myself from potential exploitation?

I'm UK based. Just got an offer for a job where my hours would be flexible and "not fixed", but with a guaranteed annual pay. The job is in a startup - when applying I was well aware that it wouldn't ...
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Are my creations, made outside of office hours, the property of my employer? [closed]

I understand that this question has probably been asked many times before but, every contract is different. Anyway, due to my company being taken over by another, we are being issued new contracts, ...
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Are fixed-term interns entitled to annual leave?

I recently started an internship which I am enjoying. However I received my contract a few days into starting the work (although the pay was agreed beforehand). Now my internship duration as ...