Questions tagged [contracts]

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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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On exit interview was told not to say name of company/client I worked for

I was contacted by someone offering me paid work. Call him Bob. Bob has a sole proprietorship, call it X. His only client who he works full time for as a contractor is Y. Y gave him a budget to hire ...
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Can a company change a policy and enforce it like this? [closed]

If an organization offers an online education policy as a perquisite (after being employed for a certain period) and the policy states that it's free for the employees if they opt-in and they'll have ...
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I'm a Product Designer about to renegotiate a contract. Which (if any) title should I ask for?

I'm a product designer at a mid-sized startup. We recently had a huge round of lay-offs – including the five other product designers in my team – leaving me as the sole product designer in the ...
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How to ask boss for revenue share for new project I'm proposing?

I have an idea for a new project that I think the company I work for might be interested in. I came up with it independently and before I started working for the company, in fact, the non-compete I ...
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Catch-22 situation with an career upgrading job offer

Job Offer but with a twist nonetheless I recently had been in interview process with a company I had a good impression of, for a position that actually upgrades my career. There were 4 Rounds which ...
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Am I supposed to work on deliverables even if the work arrived after my contract ended? [closed]

I work as a contractual project-based specialist for a company for 1.5 years. My deliverables include a terminal report at the end of the project, although it wasn't explicitly stated in my contract. ...
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Canadian rules for the part-time jobs with a full-time job

Do canadian working rules allow part-time jobs, when Someone is already working with the government (or with private companies)? I didn't find anything related to this online. Online posts focus on ...
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Working in two jobs at the same time (different countries)

Currently, I'm a data scientist in an NLP company in Spain. I got an appourtunity to start a post-doc in a canadian research institute (in Canada of course ;)). My team leader in the company would ...
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Client verbally tells me it's ok to take days off whenever but generally wants 5 days a week. Should I get this in contract?

I work as a contractor. The expectation is I work Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm and to inform them if I'm not going to be in on a given day. This is to be on the same schedule as the rest of the team. ...
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Is a third and fourth party being sat in on a confidential call with HR and Director - a breach of trust and confidentiality?

I had a zoom call with one of the directors and a HR representative about my return to work after an occupational heath review, which suggested the relationship between myself and management had ...
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As a subcontractor, how to negotiate to get paid in a reasonable time?

I work as a subcontractor for a contractor. My contract is up for renewal. There is a term I would like to change. The term states that me getting paid is contingent on him getting paid. I don't think ...
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Do I 'own' work done separately for current employer? [closed]

I am on the payroll of a small company as a full-time employee. In my spare time I developed a small computer program that will automate a regular task done by another junior employee. This will free ...
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How can you say you don't trust your current employer's counteroffer?

Is there a polite way to say that you are leaving work because you don't trust your current employer will follow through with the counteroffer received, that will also not "burn bridges" with the ...
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As a contractor are you expected to supply all of your own tools?

If you work as a contractor, are you expected to provide all your own tools? Who normally pays for them? Are these type of things normally discussed and agreed in the contract before work starts? What ...
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Employer asking for salary slips after signing the contract

I have question regarding the current salary slips providing to my new employer. I tried to search for similar issue but they were either before getting an offer or before signing the contract. I am ...
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How to ask for employment terms in writing without coming across as not trusting?

I met someone at a networking event. The other day he called me up and offered me a job. I accepted it. Prior to this we had a brief in person meeting regarding the job. To my understanding, he works ...
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Is it reasonable and legal for a UK startup to force all employees to start taking 20% of their salary in stock options?

I've seen a lot of questions and discussions about agreeing to take some portion of your salary as stock options when starting a job, but the situation I'm in now is that the company wants to reduce ...
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What is the best practice when switching jobs

I recently accepted a job offer (a week ago) while I still had two other interviews that were in the last stages of getting me hired. Because I needed a job badly, I accepted the first offer that ...
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Are Employer pension plan and EI contributions necessary in Canada?

Is it alright that there is no mention of Canada pension plan and EI contributions in an employment contract or in the letter of employment offer? Do these happen automatically at predefined rates and ...
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Employment contract in a small company

A small Canadian company sent me an offer of employment in which there is nothing said about my salary figures (which does not concern me, as I and my employer have discussed this verbally). The only ...
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Employer asks me to sign document after resigning [closed]

I live in the UK and have recently resigned from my job. My employer is now asking me to sign a document, which basically says that I will not sue them, have no claims against them and also reconfirms ...
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Incorrect decimal separator used for Pound Sterling currency [closed]

The company I work for laid off a few out-of-hours customer service employees and gave me their work between the hours of 6am and 8am, and 6pm to 10pm, my work hours rotate weekly from 6am to 2pm one ...
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Signing a new employment contract

Can a new employer insist on me signing a new employment contract while still working out my notice period with my current employer? I have a 2 month notice period so technically my current contract ...
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Internship broken off before contract - no payment

My friend (university student) was supposed to work with a businessman/lawyer for her internship this year, and before any contract was signed, she worked ~40 hours for him. He promised they would ...
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Consequences of Signing on a blank Paper [closed]

What are the consequences of signing on a blank Rs1000 Non-Judicial Stamp paper? What worst could happen?
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Contract ending shortly before maternal leave

I am an employee of a private company (I work in DC. The company is based / headquartered elsewhere.) on a three-year contract. It expires three weeks after I am expected to start maternity leave / ...
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Contractor day rate - calculating based off pro rata annual 'salary'

I have been working on a self-employed contract for almost 12 months. When I started, they offered me a 'pro-rata salary' of £37k. They asked to be billed by the day, and naively I just did 37,000 ...
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Employment contract specifies 40 hours. Normal?

Recently I received an offer for a Project Management position at IT company. Before I've been working for about 6 years as a contractor/freelancer, and also I've never been working as an employee in ...
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How long should it take to get a copy of my contract?

I have requested a copy of my contract but 10 days later still haven't received it. How long before they have to / should respond?
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Is it ethical to accept a clients offer to continue working on a project of my previous employer?

The question is a hypothetical "what-if" question, not a choice I actually have right now. I work closely with 1-2 team members on developing a software by our company for the customer, on-site with ...
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Full time W2 to 1099 contractor

I am a full time employee and am considering switching to consulting and doing contracts for different clients. I am being offered a contract position at a rate that's higher than my current salary, ...
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Late contract and compensation request

I was offered a job in Germany starting in January 1st, 2020 stated in my hosting agreement. After arrival I was asked to obtain a residence permit otherwise I cannot sign a contract. I mentioned to ...
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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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