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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 ...
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Give notice or resign before starting?

I have signed a contract with a company and am due to start next week. However, recent events made me reconsider starting this new role. The contract mentions that I need to give a week's notice to ...
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Resign or give notice before starting a job

I have accepted a permanent manager role with a very good salary at company A and resigned from a team lead role at company B. I am supposed to start at company A on Sep 14. However, my personal ...
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The NDA restrict employment information & company size [closed]

The NDA states I cannot disclose company size or employment information of both a personal and operating nature except to authorized employees or agents of the company. Seems restrictive as company ...
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Pro help: How to sneak out for an interview when I am still newly employed? [duplicate]

So i had this interview on friday and I have work on that day. I plan to take a half day leave but the problem is I DONT KNOW WHAT REASON TO TELL MY MANAGER WHY I WILL HAVE TO TAKE A LEAVE! Of course ...
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HRs and Employers: Are the chances of telling that an interviewee can start working after a month low? Is one month too long for them? [closed]

I'm currently working, and I am overqualified for the job, and it also pays low, not in line with my degree and with no chance of being promoted to the position I want. I only found this out when I ...
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A freelancer billed me, we had no contract and what he provided was not useable. What should I do? [closed]

I met with a freelance copywriter to discuss a project on which I am the Creative Director. He emailed me 'some' copy which was not useable at all. He even altered GM tagline from 'Quality is Job One',...
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Can an employer prevent an employee from branching off as a competitor? [closed]

In contractual terms, before employment even begins, can an employer prevent a employee from branching off and: directly competing against the employer's company by forming a similar company of their ...
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Is it wise to sign such agreement that will allow company to extract all information about you prior or current work? [closed]

I heard one of my close one has passed two phone interview and now getting ready for a face-to-face interview. However, they now sent him the applicant application to fill out that has a clause in the ...
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How many holidays am I entitled to? [closed]

I am from the United Kingdom I am not looking for any legal advice. I am just confused to this situation. This question is a follow up from: Can you leave a job without giving notice? Basically, I ...
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I was promised that I would keep my seniority if I joined this company [closed]

In August of 2012 I was approached by the plant manager to join his company. Part of his offer was that I would retain my seniority if I left my employer of eight years. In September of 2013 I did. ...
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What are the common practices for resigning when under an Australian employment contract? [closed]

I have been offered an employment contract in Australia for three years on a temporary 457 visa. I am a United States citizen. The contract is governed by an enterprise agreement worked out between a ...
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What is meant by public registry? [closed]

I have been trying to fill the blanks in an agreement sent to me by a company and i am confused that what does public registry mean??? I have filled the rest except the blank after "public registry" ...
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Transport in a workplace

I have a small question regarding transport in shift based work over a certain time (say midnight). My girlfriends shift in a pub finished last night around 12:30 as they had a new menu on and ...
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What do I need to consider when being offered a consultant position?

I have recently been offered (verbally, with written to come soon) a summer internship position with a small company based in the US. I was told that rather than being a direct employee of the company,...
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Should I look elsewhere when I feel I'm getting fired?

As the title implies, I have the gut feeling that things won't be that good in the next three months of my job. Because I have already committed several failures during my first two months of stay in ...
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Should I trust an employment agency that tells me client will offer me a contact but has kept me waiting 10 days? [closed]

After pursuing a contract opportunity through correspondence with an agency and completing a technical (codility) test, I received an email a week ago Wednesday from the agency. The agency said that ...
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Background checks and convictions [closed]

I have an offer contingent on a background check. At no point has anyone asked me about any criminal history. 2 years ago I was charged with possession of alcohol -a violation - and possession - a ...
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Rights When Terminated Without Fair Process [closed]

A friend has just been dismissed from her job for "not being good enough." This fell on her out of the blue, with no prior warning, no development or action plan, and no notice period. Apparently the ...
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How does at will employment work in the context of a (demanding) entry-level position?

This article seems to summarize well the implications of at will employment: http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/employment-at-will-definition-30022.html I am a recent graduate and the majority of ...
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Asking for a copy of the company handbook or employment agreement before accepting a job

Many items that matter greatly to me in determining whether a job offer is acceptable tend to only appear in employee handbooks after accepting a position -- and are presented as non-negotiable ...