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How can I convince my manager to allow me to take leave to be a prosecution witness in the USA?

Per this question I posted on Law Stack Exchange site, I will soon be a witness in a criminal trial of another in the United States, for which I was also a victim. The crime being prosecuted is the ...
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Change in terms of contract

UK employee here. I just completed a 3 month notice period at my company. In my contract, it stated that accrued leave is paid for if you resign. However, HR sent an email stating some facts and terms ...
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Is it necessary to inform HR about returning to work after long medical leave?

I working in a MNC company. I met road accident and took permission from HR for 3-4 weeks medical leave. Now I am fully recovered and ready for work. Is it necessary to inform HR about returning to ...
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Should I explain to my team a facial scar due to surgery?

I recently had a minor surgery and biopsy done on my face. This is obviously visible and hard to conceal. Depending on biopsy result, further treatment may be needed. My role interfaces with both ...
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Is using accrued sick time at end of notice period perceived poorly?

I gave two weeks notice last Friday to have my last day be July 29th. I had previously scheduled an appointment with a doctor in another city on that Friday. Policy dictates using sick days for ...
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Is there paid family leave if you start a new job AFTER having a baby?

In New York, if one were to start a job right after having a baby (at a place with enough employees to qualify) would they be able to get paid family leave after working for a few months, or is there ...
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Going on leave during notice period

In my contract, I can quit the company given that I give them a 30 days notice. Also in my contract, I am entitled for 25 business days local leave per year. During this year, I have not taken any ...
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How to approach a staff member who was meant to be working from home but didn't appear to be working?

A member of my team took some leave to visit family overseas and requested an additional two weeks to work from their parents home. I agreed to the plan as our workplace has a flexible working ...
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Illegally fired during maternity leave, harassed to return office equipment [closed]

My company’s HR ghosted me after giving birth. I had to announce the birth of my baby and sent them some paperwork and they never replied or congratulated me. Before that, while on sick leave due to a ...
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Is it okay to leave job without notice if the contract ends?

I am working on a project and my contract only lasts for a few more weeks and so it is unlikely to be finished by that point. Working from home has been really tough for me and I’m not enjoying it. I ...
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Is it the employees responsibility to get cover for shifts and on calls when annual leave has been approved [closed]

I have joined a new NHS department where it is deemed standard to be given annual leave and then to be rotared for out of hours shifts and residential on calls over this period. Managers then tell the ...
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How should I ask my boss if I can get off early?

I have physical therapy so I just requested seven days to get off early, and my supervisor seemed very annoyed. Now I have an ultrasound coming up, and I really don't want to make my supervisor mad. ...
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Being forced to take annual leave against my wishes, what are my options?

I reside in Australia and I'm currently working remotely. This week my employer felt I was no longer capable of carrying out my duties due to mental health issues, which were partly the result of my ...
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How ethical is to ask for a voluntary excedence as soon as I have my contract renewed?

First of all, I don't know exactly the term in English for an "excedence", it's the right to leave the job for X time, but granting a place in the company after that X time. I think it's to ...
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Can an employer in the Netherlands deny me holiday leave during my notice period in the last month of my yearly holiday rota?

I have handed in my resignation to a Dutch company which I am currently working for, however, I misunderstood the contractual notice period. In the contract it says I must provide "one calendar ...
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Start of enhanced shared parental leave

I live in the UK and my company offers enhanced shared parental leave for which I get full pay for 8 weeks. My plan was to take the paid leave after my wife has taken 6 months of maternity leave. ...
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Ask for a company issued laptop or file leave?

My company enforced a work from home scheme where about 90% of the employees are able to work from the comfort of their home, we were approved to bring our workstation home. I was one of the 90% who ...
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How to tell HR about getting sick leave but not sick?

I sent a message today to our HR informing them that I won't be able to work today and I applied for sick leave because I'm not feeling well. But the fact is I'm not really sick, I don't have a fever ...
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Is there such a thing as “planned sick leave”?

Question Does the concept of “planned sick leave”, as in time off work planned in advance for medical reasons, exist out there? Or is it totally unheard of? I found this question, which seems to imply ...
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Company asking us to use 75% of leave despite updates to Working Time Regulations (UK)

Our company made a change to its holiday rules, asking us to use 75% of our annual leave entitlement before 30 September 2020. This was announced prior to the Working Time Regulations 2020 ...
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How to get employer to pay "garden leave" instead of making me work from home for a year?

I've worked in the Canadian arm of a large US corporation for 8 years now (the company isn't exactly renowned for being civil to its employees) as a senior engineer. I've earned 11 months of severance ...
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What is "maturity leave?"

I just saw this ad on StackOverflow: What is the advertised "Maturity leave?" Does it mean time off to care for parents/aging relatives, similar to how paternity leave is time off when an employee ...
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Coronavirus home-office suggestion to managers

Given the recent statistics and information regarding CoVID-19, I find myself worried I might be exposed due to working in a big place with over 500 workers in the office with many of them traveling ...
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Starting a new job and asking for leave right away

I'm starting at a new job next week. My best friend is getting married in two weeks and I'm the best man. We discussed any planned activities during the job interview and leaving to attend the wedding ...
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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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Why do my co-workers resent someone who is taking a lot of sick leave?

I’m in my first job out of college as a software developer and am adapting to how workplaces work. One of my co-workers is clearly having personal problems and is taking a lot of time off. Problems ...
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Can expectant fathers schedule paternity leave ahead of time?

As we all know, a pregnant woman has a due date. Suppose that the due date for my wife is March 5, and my company allows a generous paternity leave policy of 3 months (for both mom & dad). Can ...
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Timely notification of upcoming disability leave

I live in the USA and work in the software industry. I suffer from a chronic illness, and am considering undergoing major surgery that will leave me convalescent for 8-12 weeks. I am still pursuing ...
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Should I ask my Boss to add my Previous casual leaves?

The place where I work, my manager enters manually the casual/sick leaves. He approves it by email sometimes verbal, but we cannot enter it into the time tracking system as he has only access to it. ...
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What does "x employee is no longer employed by XYZ company" mean?

What does it exactly mean when company broadcasts x employee is no longer employed by XYZ company? Does it mean the employee is resigned or does it mean he got fired? Note that I have recently got my ...
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Signed 2 year bond, then left [closed]

I recently joined a company (Support Job) and signed a "Minimum service Tenure Agreement" for 2 Years, but the job was not good. So after 15 days I left them without informing them. (I was afraid that ...
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Working as a replacement and want to quit [closed]

As mentioned in title, I am working as a substitute for a person who went on a maternity leave. It will be now 9 Months for me to work here. The colleague of mine will return in 7-8 Months. I want to ...
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Not returning after leave [closed]

I applied for an annual leave at work, but I am thinking about not returning or basically quitting my job after. What will be the consequence of not returning or ghosting my employers while on leave?...
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Does a day off for work related paperwork count as vacation? [closed]

I'll need a day off to prepare my work permit. Does it count as work or a vacation? edit: I'm in a consulting company in France
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Manager encourages me to take day of sick leave instead of PTO, what's in it for him?

Recently I approached my manager to approve my 4 days leave (Paid Time Off). He said "Let's make it 3 days and take sick leave on the 4th day". He does this every time I apply for more than 2 days ...
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Swapping vacation day after my wife left work because of a concussion [closed]

My wife left work because of a concussion and I left to be with her. I called first thing in morning on a Friday to ask if I could swap a vacation day I had scheduled for Sunday to be with her. I was ...
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Not taking Bereavement Leave

I recently had a death in my family, my grandfather whom I was close to passed away suddenly. As I currently live on the other side of the country and it is a long weekend, I was planning on not ...
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Who is responsible for finding cover for my shift while I'm on holiday? how many days notice must I give for a one-day holiday? [closed]

I work in a factory toolroom. I booked a one-day holiday exactly one week in advance. this has caused offence to my supervisor. saying I have not given enough notice and also I haven't spoken to the ...
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Is it okay to ask for a day off after working all weekend unexpectedly?

I am a software engineer upgrading a piece of manufacturing software on site. This is only my third time going onsite. So to summarize, this has been a nightmare. I'm under-qualified for this ...
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How can I maintain health insurance during unpaid leave?

When taking a couple months of unpaid sabbatical in the UK, the employer will usually drop all benefits until the employee is back. Quite certain this policy would cut the national health insurance ...
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How to convince my employer to give me unpaid leave so I can take an internship overseas

So I work as a software developer for a startup consisting of ~20 people in Europe which is doing very well. I've been working here for a year and a half which is all of my work experience. I'm also ...
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Legal view of holiday taken then owned back to the company

I have been working for a company for the last 6 years, my yearly vacation started as only 20 days, and has since moved to 25 days in the last year. I have now handed my resignation notice in, and my ...
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Annual Leave Entitlement

I started a new job in December for a company that works in the UK Higher Education sector. I was told I'd get 20 days annual leave plus bank holidays and closure days (another 14) giving me 34... ...
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Accept a position at a different company while keeping my old job as a fallback

I have three months leave that I want to use in order to take a job at another firm. I want to use my leave to keep my current job in case the new one doesn't work out. Is this the correct way to ...
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Proposal for leaving the job [closed]

Long story (not so) short. I've been working for a small/mid company (around 40 people) for last 4 years as a Python developer. Money was good, there are better paid jobs in my area but I'm not cash-...
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Is it professional to ask when my converted leave credits will be given?

I’ve been working for a company (a startup) for 13 months. My contract states that I have 5 days of sick leave and 5 days of vacation leave, but it doesn’t state anything about when the converted ...
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Pro-rata leave (UK) after resignation, should bank holidays be include in calculation?

I've just handed my notice in, and have a leaving date of the 7th Nov. There's two ways to calculate my remaining leave, in my mind, including or excluding bank holidays. Including: 25 days leave + ...
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Leaving the company, won't be paid for summertime forced overtime [closed]

So the situation is,I'm leaving my company in three weeks as I was very underpaid for my experience and I found a fairly good opportunity. Even though I want to do it gracefuly, the situation is ...
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How do I convince an employer to give me half day off every week for a second job?

Background: I am working in a mid size company and I am a software/Web developer. The IT team is really small (just me and my team lead). I am fairly new to this organization (40 days to be precise). ...
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Does it make any difference dating my leave after or before vacation?

After working for 3 years in a company I decided to take a shot on an offer I received from another one. I signed already my intention of leaving and communicated it to my manager on my current ...