Questions tagged [employer]

The organization hiring a worker. The worker is known as an employee while the organization is an employer. These can be corporations, non-profits and governments for a few possible classifications.

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How do you protect yourself against blackmail when you're about to leave a company? [closed]

How do you protect yourself against blackmail when you're about to leave a company? I had a mental breakdown, because this guy has been harassing me and insulting me for 15 months and management didn'...
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Apply to jobs of former company with good relations to current company?

I work as driver for Market_X of Fortune500_Co. Last year, Fortune500_Co sold Market_X to SmallCo, and now I drive for SmallCo. Fortune500_Co has other markets, and I want to apply to their driver ...
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If a small UK business makes staff work in dangerous conditions, what realistic routes exist to try and forcibly change that?

Its common around here, to see people being essentially made to work when health and safety law says they shouldn't, from employer pressure. Two examples: people made to work despite inadequate work ...
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Should I ask for a raise at current company when I receive offer+promotion from another company?

I will start by providing some little context: I was interning as a developer at a company A while I was in last year of my college, one year back. Since it was still a pandemic in my country, the ...
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What can I do when employer changed the job description after I accepted?

Background My background is in credit and risk management and I had one job since I graduated in 2018. I focus mostly on credit assessment, credit review, conducting postmortem credit review and also ...
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How to avoid previous employer who is nagging me to do their job?

I used to work for a very small family-owned startup with minimum wage, zero benefit, and it was very exploitative and toxic in nature. The family had other businesses and they used to run the startup ...
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Is it inappropriate, pushy, or unprofessional to ask for work laptop specs?

A company are offering me the option of getting a Linux, Macintosh, or Windows machine upon joining. I want to ask what specs the Macintosh, Linux, and Windows laptops will be because I would prefer ...
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Can I apply for several internships?

For context, I'm a computer engineering student. Internships in general require that the applicant has finished their degree up at most 1 year before the application (question: are there internships ...
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Asking for a day off as a new employee

In September my family is going on a weekend trip. They will be leaving on Thursday but I am not able to leave with them then because I started a new job at the end of April. There is one flight to ...
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Who are my Employer and Supervisor when I'm working a freelance job?

I'm filling out an application that requires my last three places of employment. Most recently I've been doing freelance tutoring for a family. I've been working with the parent to handle the ...
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How to respectfully decline offer from previous employer

My previous employer wants me to come work for them again. I was let go because of the pandemic, but I think the real reason I was let go is because my line manager had issues with my communication, ...
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Suffering to receive the CDI contract from a Business company

I have been accepted in a business company to sign with them my first CDI employment (permanent employee contract). My question is how long it takes for the company's president to prepare the contract ...
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Is it possible that my employer is monitoring my activity?

Whenever I schedule an interview via linkedin, for some undisclosed reasons, my employers change their meeting time exactly to the interview time to keep me occupied. It happened everytime without ...
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Who should pay for accidental damage if company didn't apply for insurance? [closed]

I've a company issued macbook pro laptop and recently I damaged the screen by accident, after that I have found out that my company never had an insurance against that laptop. Although apple care is ...
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Can we issue a certificate of employment for someone if our company is not legally registered?

I was a co-founder in my friend's startup for 6 months in India. It was something out of passion, not about money. So, the Company wasn't registered legally, all 10 of us were volunteering our ...
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Background Check Query- May we contact your former employer?

So I received a job offer recently, and I had to fill out my background employment details. There was this question-' May we contact the employer' and I had filled out as YES. I remembered after some ...
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Your employer approaches you with a raise offer. Is it appropriate to negotiate if you aren't satisfied with the offer? [duplicate]

Quick background - I am an accountant for a small labor union. The lady that runs the pension department is due for retirement and it is openly discussed in the office that I will be filling her role....
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Reference jeopardizing new role?

I have recently been offered a job and I was asked to give a character reference and also a reference from my last employer. My character reference replied immediately but my former manager is taking ...
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Choosing between two job offers: big brand vs smaller more fulfilling role [closed]

I've received two job offers and am struggling to decide between the two of them. One is a big brand, with the potential to hone my hard skills, while the other is a smaller brand with the potential ...
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Do employers (in Germany) ask for proof of work?

My first job was in an apparel manufacturing company as an Industrial engineer. I worked there for 8 months. I quit my job due to several reasons (abusive work environment, poor management, irregular ...
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Do employers allow workers to review materials relevant for the job during the working hours?

I am a fresh college graduate. I was wondering the following: Do employers allow employees to review materials relevant for the job during the working hours? For example, let's say I am working as a ...
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Boss asking me to do web development but I'm not a developer

I have a dilemma. My boss has been pushing me to do web development even though I am not technically a developer. I feel it's getting close to him firing me if I don't. I believe the reasoning is he ...
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Applying to a position where the recruiter may informally contact my current employer

I'm applying for a new job to switch to industry from academia. My prospective employers have links with my current employer via projects and collaborations. Therefore, I suspect that my prospective ...
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Not getting feedback from the employer

I am working as a scientific project manager in a small startup Pharma company. Unfortunately, I have realized that  I am not getting any kind of feedback from my team lead. The most frustrating part ...
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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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Returning to work but unsure about COVID-19 precautions

I have to return to my place of work (based in UK) to carry out essential jobs after working from home for some weeks. My employer has forwarded around a presentation to those having to go to work, ...
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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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Reinstating a Terminated Employee

Can an employer terminate an employee or ask him to resign as an apparent disciplinary action with a hidden intention to reinstate him by overturning their termination or resignation afterwards before ...
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Appeals process when employer fails to enroll an employee's dependent in health insurance

I live and work in New York City; my employer is a large not-for-profit (thousands of employees). This past November I enrolled in my employer's annual benefits-enrollment period. For the first time ...
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Coworker makes same money as me

I work for a company where a coworker that is at a lower position than me makes the same money as me. I have 4x more responsibilites than him but yet he makes the same amount. I understand that I may ...
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Dealing with delayed paychecks in software company

I worked for a company as a developer for over 4 years. The last year we had ups and downs. There were lots of one-sided punishing rules from company management to employees, like cutting from our ...
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Accepted two conditional job offers with same background check company

I Accepted two conditional job offers from two large investment banks. Both of these companies use the same background check company (First Advantage) Is there a risk the background check company ...
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Is accepting an offer from my previous organization for a lower role than that of my previous one a good choice? [closed]

It has been 5 months since I have joined this company as a data manager, however, within this small duration, there have been many ups and downs. Listing a few In some of our reports, the figures ...
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Employer screwed up yearly raise offer

On my annual review with my employer, I was offered a decent amount of raise initially(5k), but turned out, they did the math wrong when calculating my current salary. So a week later I had a second ...
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Handling a tricky ex-employer

A friend of mine works as a Nurse Practitioner and was employed under an MD in his private clinic. She recently quit her job and now the ex-employer wants to hire her back. She ended up leaving the ...
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Old employer sent me $0.00 - what does this mean?

I received an ACH Electronic Credit of $0.00 from an old employer I used to work for over a year ago (at least, that's what the name says...unless it's a fake). I have no clue why someone would do ...
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How to get the attention of the corporate heads in my previous employer?

I resigned as a Software Engineer from my previous employer and my last day in the office was July 22, and supposedly I should be receiving my certificate of employment and last payment after 3-4 ...
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Any additional tax overhead for employee of two companies (separate payrolls) owned by same individual? [closed]

Country: US Company A has an hourly employee. Now the same owner has started a new company B (with separate entity, EIN, payroll, workers compensation, etc..) in the same state and would like the ...
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Degrading talk when resigning job. How to handle this?

A friend of mine works as a Nurse Practitioner and is employed under an MD in his private clinic. The MD used to be very professional and approachable at the beginning when he started practicing his ...
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What alternatives exist to at-will employment?

I'm in the process of negotiating a move from a UK subsidiary to US head office, based in Pennsylvania. An element of my potential new employment that concerns me, is that it is 'at-will'. This is ...
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What happens when you wait a year to report an overpayment?

I was over paid by $10,000 over a 4 month period last year. I did notice the difference and did not report it for a year. I am reporting it now. What kind of consequences do I face aside from paying ...
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Employer asked me to work overtime to finish the project before I leave the company

I work in a small company and I am the only developer. 8h a day and 5 days a week. I am paid per hour (~4€) My contract expires in one month. When the employer asked me wheter I wanted to renew or ...
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How to retract an idea already pitched to an employer? [closed]

I suggested an idea* to my boss. He didn't show much much interest to build it**, so I did it on my own. Now it is on the verge of getting funded with venture capital. My boss is now interested in ...
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How long should I take to tell an employer my decision? [duplicate]

I'll have my first face to face interview soon and I have a few questions. Do I have to accept or reject the offer on the spot or is it okay to ask for some time? How long do you think I should take ...
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How to deal with employer who keeps me at work after working hours

I work in a small company in Italy. 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. From 09:00 to 18:00. I do not expect to leave at 18:01. However the employer expects me and the other to talk with him and fix some ...
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How detailed should be the employment certificate?

I want to ask my former employer to issue a letter of Employment Certificate for me so that I can give it to my next employer (in Germany). Besides the employment period and my position title there, ...
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Is the claim "Employers won't employ people with no 'social media presence'" realistic for the engineering sector in the UK? [closed]

A year ago I decided to give up my social media presence as I thought it was unnecessary, my time was being wasted and I was gaining nothing. But some time ago, I read an article that had something ...
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Interview, gauge possible abusive/aggressive personality?

I currently work with a boss who is very verbally abusive, aggressive, creates drama and scandals every day, shouts at employees, diminishes the complexity or time it takes to do a certain task (I ...
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Is it okay to speed up a job offer process and then reject because it's not as good?

I am waiting on a decision from one of my preferred employers. In the meantime, while I was waiting, I still did other interviews. I think I might be close to getting an offer from another employer. ...
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How can I improve phone interviewing process?

Many of my first round interviews are done over the phone; however, I only have a cell phone, and so when recruiters and employers call to interview me, I am often nervous and have trouble hearing ...
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