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Manager lied to client. Is it legal? [closed]

Manager informed client that the software was tested even if it wasn’t, then manager asked the team to create a fake test document and send this document to client as some sort of proof. I think that ...
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Can a company change a policy and enforce it like this? [closed]

If an organization offers an online education policy as a perquisite (after being employed for a certain period) and the policy states that it's free for the employees if they opt-in and they'll have ...
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Still getting paid after leaving the company? Do I have to give the money back? [closed]

My girlfriend left a job on good terms to work for a different company. Apparently the payroll manager (one person department, it’s a company of <100 employees) forgot to take her off the payroll ...
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How to react when client explains “it will be used for illegal activities”?

Scenario: Freelancer (from Norway if that's relevant) is approached by Mr. X (from unknown origin, if that's relevant) about creating SoftwareX, they agree on the scope and price. Mr. X does a small ...
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What are my rights regarding IP (in UK) when there was no written contract and business never paid fully for the code

Hope you will be able to help me here. I do not really know if this is the correct place to ask such questions. In 2014 I started to work for a certain company – the setup was that I was hired by my ...
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Does anyone have e-residency? [closed]

I've been told the the startup stack exchange was closed due to not having enough activity and this was the closest stack exchange related site where I could ask a business-related question, hence I'm ...
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Is it legal for a potential employer to run background checks on members of your household?

Update: The commission has been disbanded and has 90 days to leave NJ, and it is only a matter of time before they leave NY as well. I know an individual who is trying to get a labor job in NYC. ...
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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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Quitted last job because general delay in payment and the debt increased over time; it's been a year and situation hasn't changed, what should I do?

I worked for two years and a half in a not so well-payed job, which was my first formal one. They helped me a lot to grow as an employee, so the payment wasn't that much of a deal; besides, they also ...
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CPIM designation behind name

I'm in the process of CPIM training. I know that you attach CPIM to the end of your name once completed. I was wondering if this is only in a professional environment to show you have the ...
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Which online enquiry should I use to apply for work experience at a law firm?

I'm in year 10 and applying for work experience. On a law firm's website that I want to apply to, they provide a phone number and two different enquiry forms to contact them (no email). The first ...
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Consequences of Signing on a blank Paper [closed]

What are the consequences of signing on a blank Rs1000 Non-Judicial Stamp paper? What worst could happen?
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Promoting training pay commission draws for new employees that are not intended to be paid?

I have a friend and they got a job a few weeks ago. The job is 100% commission, but there is a $15 per hour training pay for 6 weeks in the form of a draw against future commissions. Two weeks in, ...
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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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Super PMO taking credit for the System Design that I worked on from scratch for weeks [duplicate]

I work in a software outsourcing company. Recently, my manager pulled me out of my project to work on a system design document for a new application from scratch. The client is from a very well-known ...
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Is the truthful description of an employer's bad acts considered disparagement?

An old colleague's company has gone through a round of lay-offs. As part of the severance agreement, they have been asked to sign a non-disparagement clause. I know that non-disparagement is broader ...
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How does being involved in a lawsuit affect career and job hunting?

I took my old landlord to court and we reached a settlement agreement. He lied and did not honor the agreement so now I'm considering going back to court. Where I live court records are public and ...
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Ex Boss Employed Family and I feel uncomfortable about it

My boss at the time was told he could not employ his sister by HR so he instructed her to create a contracting company and then he put a contract out to tender and selected the contracting company she ...
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Should I sign a NDA that holds me liable for legal fees even if I am in the right?

I am asked to sign an NDA before seeing the codebase for a potential project. This is all fine. But, one of the items on NDA reads like they can take me court on a possible violation, and charge me ...
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Being denied a promotion for personal reasons

The title is not great, but it was the best I could do. Also this will sound like a lie, but I am actually asking for a friend. :) Let's say that someone has a line manager that doesn't like him. ...
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Job must be filled in the location/s listed in the job posting

I received a job offer with a company that has several corporate locations (in different states), one of which is in the metro area I live in. The recruiter stated they cannot offer me the preferred ...
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Client wants me to do something explicitly illegal

I work as a freelancer, alongside my regular dayjob, for several different people with all sorts of odd needs for software. One those clients asked me to do something highly illegal. This isn't ...
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Is this contract requiring me to repay training costs enforceable?

I recently applied for a job in a different department for the (UK) company I already worked for and was successful. The initial appointment letter I received (to confirm I had the job) did not ...
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Relationship with former colleagues

Recently I have been receiving private messages from two former colleagues whom I worked closely with while was working as an intern at my previous workplace. The first guy was my supervisor, he ...
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Does my work place have the right to make deductions from my wages?

I work at a pub which is owned by a chain in the UK, and I have a signed contract with them. My manager has now told staff that if we make any mistakes made on the till, we will have to pay it back ...
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An employer is trying to force me to switch banks, which I know is illegal. What should I do? [closed]

An employer has extended a job offer with the condition that I switch my personal banking from one institution to another. They claim that they do this to simplify their internal payroll procedures. I ...
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Employer demanding money back when I resigned because of “accidental pay raise”

I signed on with a large Canadian tech company about 6 years ago, and submitted my resignation (company pays well, but new management was installed about a year ago, and they're very abusive, vulgar, ...
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Misclassified as part-time when working full-time

Background: Working in the US in Wisconsin. Started at Company X as part-time (9am - 2pm) Transitioned to full-time hours (9am - 5pm) Recently discovered that I was still classified as a part-time ...
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How to do contract work for previous employer? [closed]

I'll be switching jobs soon, because I'll be moving to another city. If the need arises, I'd like to do some consulting work for my current employer (remotely). I would be limiting this to a few ...
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Can my former employer sue me if I don't give them the photos I took (taking pictures was not part of my job description)?

I was hired by a company to run demos and do merchandising for their product. Managers found out that I have experience as a photographer and asked me to run a photoshoot for them with the promise ...
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Is forging internal documents at work a crime? [closed]

I currently work in a semi truck repair facility. Where we regularly do services and federal inspections on trucks for the Department of transportation. We have an internal computer program that logs ...
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Legality of Termination [closed]

I am assuming that in any American corporation, either the employer or employee can terminate their relationship at any time. Here are questions that I have: Is it legal for a company to ...
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Grounds for terminating contractors

Suppose a person is doing an incredible job at work (e.g. being very productive and coming up with innovative ideas). Let's assume that this person is a contractor for this company. Are there cases ...
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Overpayment of Wages from ex-employer

I left my old job on Friday 9th August. They made it clear to me I wasn't wanted. They paid me a full month on the 23rd and I queried this by emailing them. Somebody from payroll said they'd get back ...
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Termination of position before starting [closed]

I accepted and signed a contract to be a nanny for 2 months in Chicago. Today I was informed that they will be staying in Cleveland and will not need my services. These two items were in my ...
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Is it ok to record my colleagues around my workplace?

I work in one of these open office plans (which now I dread) and there is a bunch of guys around who make really offensive jokes. I'm not all PC but these guys really cross the line. I want to bring ...
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Can a job reject a British citizen if they have dual nationality? [closed]

I have recently been offered a job with a government organisation in the UK. I was hired through a job agency, and one of the requirements is to be a UK national which I am. I got offered the job, and ...
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How to answer “where do you live” question

I am in the country where "where do you live" question is illegal to ask during hiring process. Despite that, sometimes interviewers do ask that. What is the best way to respond?
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Notification of Employee's involved in Third Party Data Breach - Obligation to inform?

Should it be disclosed to a company that a number of their employees have been involved in a data breach, particularly one that has released special category or sensitive information; what is standard ...
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Boss wants me to ignore a software API license

I am a software developer at a European company. My boss wants me to develop some software that consumes an external API and stores the received data in our own database. The policy of the external ...
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Illegal business tactics when dealing with contractors?

I am a contractor for a very large bank in the US. The city I live in has several other large banks as well, and it is fairly common for contractors to move from 1 bank to another once a contract has ...
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Should I do something unethical/possibly illegal if asked by management?

I work in the information security department of a fairly big transportation company. Recently, my team leader added me and my colleague to a WhatsApp group and told us to gather as much information ...
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Can an Iranian get an internship at an American company(namely, IBM)? [closed]

Here’s a little bit of backstory: I moved in to Canada from Iran 2 years ago with my family with just a Visitor’s Visa but after I attended school for 6 months, I got my Student’s Visa and I’ve been ...
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Side Gig (Similar to Main Job) - Professional & Legal Advice [closed]

I’ve recently started an LLC with a co-worker and am looking for some advice. We’re currently both employed by a fairly large company that produces software that is specialized and only really ...
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what to do if the boss tries to impose working from home in late nights [closed]

I work in an IT company, software developer. There is a term in my contract which roughly translates to "Mr XYZ will also be required to work any additional hours as necessary or appropriate from ...
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Company messed up with patent and now a lawyer is coming after me [closed]

I work at a big multinational company as a software developer (security related services) and was part of the development team for a new product. Now the product is in the market and a few days ago, ...
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Company requiring me to let them review research from before I was hired

In a bit a predicament. I recently have received media requests about some upcoming research I plan to publish. According to my company's employee handbook, I have to keep them in the loop with all ...
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Absconding a company after 1st day of joining

I joined a big MNC and now I have a better opportunity with better skillset with a new company (mid size). It has been just a day that I joined this multinational organization, and currently I do not ...
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Is it legal to join a competing company? [closed]

I work for a small company which takes on project outsourced by other companies. The company has less than 25 employees. The work contract says that employees have to work 1 years and can't resign. ...
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Will asking for advice here affect a lawsuit? [closed]

I plan to file a lawsuit against my company. If I describe the backstory and situation here and ask for advice, will it affect the lawsuit? I am yet to file it but I am meeting a lawyer this week

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