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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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Undecided employer?

I applied for a job. After two weeks they let me know that although I had enough skills and experience I won't be hired because of my three months notice period, and that they decided to hire another ...
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Does “date of agreed resignation” mean the date that I handed in my notice or does that mean by last day of work?

My contract says: From the date of his/her employment and for a period of one (1) months after the termination of his/her employment with the Company, the Employee shall not, without the Company's ...
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Former Employer just sent me an IP Agreement [duplicate]

A former employer of mine (5 years ago) just sent me an email out of the blue with an updated Intellectual Property Agreement notably more complex than the one I recall signing when I started with ...
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Employment contract and expected hours worked (UK)

In an employment contract it states the minimum number of hours which is 37.5 which appears to be the standard, however it also states that some flexibility is necessary and from time to time the ...
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Disclosing a confidential non-solicitation agreement

I recently accepted a job offer. One stipulation of the offer is that I "have fully disclosed...any...non-solicitation...agreement...to which you are a party...(and which you are permitted to disclose)...
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Original documents submission before joining a company

I recently received an offer from a company. The HR of the company called a few days back after the negotiations got over and said that they have a system of employing a third party to do a background ...
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Initial job offer (probation) changed and is different in the contract? I have declined other job offers. Now they have changed my starting date too

Here's my situation: I have had several successful interviews and gotten 3 offers from different companies, and decided to accept an offer from one of them. The thing is this, they had initially ...
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Should I agree to accept any further addition of rules to the company policy? [closed]

I have been a senior software engineer in an Indian based company and owners of the company are an Indian as well for the last two years. Recently all employees were given an agreement to sign. Below ...
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How to deal with disrespectful, unreliable employer?

I recently took a temporary job in a family-run bakery shop. It was agreed on that I work for the first three days on probation and - if deemed helpful - could continue on a two-day-per-week basis. ...
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Company wants to negotiate lower salary after signed offer

I got an offer from a consulting company, signed it, and got it signed from them. Now, their recruiter called me and said if I was open for negotiation. They want to decrease my salary. They said it'...
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Can a company cancel employment 1 day before start day [closed]

I went through a very long process of interviewing and finally "the client" accepted and gave me a job offer(as a W2-consultant status) that I accepted. I (docusign) signed an employment agreement to ...
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You MUST give notice [closed]

Since almost every state in the US is a Right to Work state, why do company employment agreements always say you must or are required to give X number of weeks notice before leaving a company? "Must/...
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Am I entitled to severance? [duplicate]

I've been working at a company for just 3 months. There are 2 issues: I'm in sales and started with a good faith agreement that I'd make a certain % of commission on a territory they shared with me ...
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Was I Fired? Fired, then Boss changed mind? What does that mean? [closed]

After looking a long-weekend on a software project that needed to be out the client asap, I slept in on Monday morning (my schedule has no set hours). By the afternoon, I checked my e-mail and found ...
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How to approach employment agreement for a role planned to be part of a spinoff IPO

I am considering a role with large, well-known Company A and I've never worked there before. Company A has a business unit internally, called Team B, and there have been public announcements that Team ...
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Is it normal for NDA to disallow disclosure of personal opinion about the company? [closed]

The NDA I will have to sign contains a part about disallowing any public disclosure of personal opinion about the company and some company related things during employment and indefinitely after ...
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Acceptance of resignation letter with clauses [closed]

I have resigned from a company where I worked for 8 months. I have received a letter called "Acceptance of Resignation" which is 4 pages of clauses, and they're telling me to sign it. It states the ...
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Best strategy for pushing back start date in a big company?

I verbally promised to a big company company that I'd be able to join in a month (the date they had in mind), then I realized that it'd be hard to do so before I finish my grad school (nearly ...
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Getting set up with a working contract without my knowledge. Is this possible?

I'm a foreign trained physical therapist. I am under a working contract with a company for 3 years. They gave me a job assignment through verbal (phone) agreement and I haven't signed any contract ...
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New project, “newer” circumstances [closed]

I agreed on a software project to deliver a system. As part of our agreement, I'd be getting a developer of my choice. My pay is a certain monthly amount. On top of that, I'd be getting a portion of ...
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Asked to attend overview meetings before a firm offer has been made by potential employer

I am looking for advice/best practice on how to handle discussions and negotiations with a potential employer. I've been in discussions to take a role with a potential employer. The discussions ...
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Is it okay to ask for a job guarantee at a company after an internship?

I am currently on an unpaid internship at quite a well known company (company A). When I started the internship I was told that I would probably end up getting a job at the end of my internship and ...
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Hired to work in IT on H1B visa in U.S. but being told not to do any work [closed]

I moved from Canada to Los Angeles (along with my wife) in early 2017, on a H1B visa to work in I.T. and virtualization for a medium-sized firm (technically, it's a firm run by one man, no board of ...
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Should I tell a friend that I'm disappointed in the way he's running his business which hired me?

This is a long, complex situation, and I'm not sure how to proceed. A bit of backstory, I made friends with a guy that I work with. He bails more often than not on hanging out, which is irritating ...
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How should I tell the company that is looking to hire me that I want one more week before I report?

So here's the deal, I've already gone through two interviews for A and after passing, they told me to submit all the requirements. I'm basically hired ... verbally. Everything would have been fine if ...
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Work Status Negotiation: put all cards on the table or incremental negotiation?

I wish to negotiate a change in my employment status from Full-time telecommute worker to Part-time telecommute contractor. The purpose of changing work agreements is so I can travel whist working and ...
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How should I explain that I'm reneging on acceptance of a job offer [duplicate]

There are two companies that are willing to employ me as a programmer. The first one offered higher payment but the other one is more interesting for me. I decided to accept the higher payment company ...
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Presented With Employment Contracts Without A Written Offer

I had a final interview yesterday in which the perspective employer called me shortly after to let me know I blew away the competition and got the job. They sent me 10 documents in an email and not ...
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My company has been acquired by another company, am in an agreement with my company! [closed]

This is the point mentioned in my agreement regarding acquisitions, but I cannot understand this clearly. Does this mean I'll be forced to continue my agreement with acquired company, or can I relieve ...
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Why would I sign a separation agreement?

I quit my job recently and my last day is next week. Today they emailed me a separation agreement and asked me to sign it. It basically makes it so I can't sue them - I was just wondering, why would ...
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Long employment agreement [closed]

I am in the process of changing a job, and I just got the employment agreement papers - they're 10 pages long... I'm not used to such things, until now in all my jobs they had 3 pages max. It says ...
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How to make objective agreement measurable for project work [closed]

So I got this new job, which is my first completely project-based job. My salary is partially bound to an objective agreement. This agreement has to be done. My Manager gave me his proposal to this ...
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Which is more secure form of employment between full-time employment and contract? [closed]

I have heard some European countries do not have such a term as full-time but only a contract form of employment. Actually now I think about it, what exactly does full-time really mean anyway? Since ...
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How (and if) to ask to be paid for overtime (Ontario Engineer) [duplicate]

So I'm in a bit of a tricky situation right now, and would like some advice. Here is the relevant background information: I am a salaried employee (engineer in training) based in Ontario, Canada. ...
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Employer doesn't take word or deal seriously [closed]

I recently got hired to join a small team full time in the software department of this company. The employer assured me of a 3-month accommodation arrangement (which in reality can be a daunting ...
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Copyright and the definition of “during employment” [closed]

I'm in the UK. My employment contract says that anything I create "during [my] employment" that "can be used in the course of the company's business" must be handed over to the company. Suppose that ...
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My employer wants me to a sign an NDA that is backdated more than 2 years

I've worked at my current employer for a little more than seven years. We're a small startup of about 20 employees. At the beginning of 2014, we started a new project that I was and still am involved ...
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Typo in employment contract leading to a $9,000 discrepancy [closed]

So when I signed my contract about a month ago, the base salary was 99K. Now I started this Monday, and I was told by someone in HR that the extra 9K was a typo and it was meant to be 90K and it will ...
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Team is a disorganized mess vaguely resembling Scrum, manager is AWOL, team disagreements about how to implement testing, what should I do? [closed]

We are an IT company and our team works for one type of products in the company. My manager currently has 9 people onsite and around 15-20 people working offshore under him. He has too many issues to ...
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Should I get bonded or hope to get a potential new job offer [closed]

I applied for a new job about 6 months ago and after a fairly quick round of interview they (potential new employer) got back to me today. I am happy they have asked me permission to contact my ...
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What do I do about my manager retracting our agreement about my tentative last day of working for him? [closed]

I resigned from my current job on 5th Feb, 2016. I have a notice period of 3 months in my contract, but I asked my manager if I could be released early and he came up with 2 dates, saying "Is there ...
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Potential employer is not disclosing any information about themselves without references

I applied to a job via craigslist post. Person contacted me and asked a few qualification questions. My email disclosed my website, and resume and Linkedin. They then proceeded to ask me for job ...
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What compensation should a recruiter get when I terminate my contract? [closed]

I was recruited last month by an agency. The job was not working out. I handed in my notice to the employer. It was an amicable parting. Now the recruiter is angry and is demanding compensation. I was ...
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Is it reasonable to ask to delay exit date?

I recently resigned from my job to start a new job. However I was asked to delay my last date because we are short of people and I was responsible for number of projects. I agreed to continue for ...
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Old employer wants me back [closed]

My last employer let me go due to financial reasons. They had too many people and not enough projects, so me and a number of my colleagues were forced to leave. I was sad to leave but I found a job ...
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Had a prospective interview,now have another job. How to approach prospective employer?

Last month I had 2 interviews with companies that are likely to be employing in January. One of the companies is a dream company, the other is a company that I would still really like to work for. In ...
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Asked to shave facial hair after a pub discussion with team members who took offence

I work in a 75+ person office which, as far as I can tell, is culturally diverse and accommodating. A couple weeks ago my colleagues and I went out for beers and got in a discussion about the ...
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Full Time Salary Working On Contracts - Is this a common practice?

I am speaking with a recruiter who has proposed the following to me: Get paid a yearly salary Work on contract jobs In between contracts you still get paid Full benefits Get a yearly bonus for each ...
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Is it a common practice to sign an employment-agreement with life-long obligations?

At my current workplace I am being offered to sign an employment-agreement which has a life-long consequences. Specifically it says that even after the termination from the workplace I will still have ...