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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...