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I was given a personal tip from another waitress table. Can I legally be fired for accepting the tip? [closed]

I was asked to refill drinks, get napkins, and got a to-go box for another waitress' table, and before they left they handed me a tip and said "this is for you." I accepted it, and then the ...
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Termination of contract during notice period [closed]

I am on my notice period and I have a workplace injury that has not allowed me to go into work. I’m in the UK and now my employer wants to terminate the contract because I’m going to my home country ...
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Law regarding seeking and storing references in the UK

I have a friend who is currently going through redundancy. He works for a digital agency. In his contract it states that the current employer would not like him to work for another agency for at least ...
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Completing hours requirement when providing specific service

I want to ask a question and want to know what's my legal and ethical responsibility. Suppose in the contract (remote job), I clearly specified that I would be providing specific services related to ...
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New Employer Asking for Sensitive Documents Over Email

Recently started the process of getting hired by a new company, but I'm finding it a bit strange they are asking for pictures of important sensitive information over email ( picture of driver's ...
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If a former employer did not pursue a creative idea, am I free to pursue it? [closed]

Background: I used to work as design director for an experiential company and, while employed there, I pitched an idea for a new experience that would fit really well within their brand. They thought ...
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Can I work for ex-colleague's start-up with "non-poaching" clause - Is it enforceable? [closed]

I work as a staff writer for an online news publication at Company A in the UK. I have a friend who I met at the company who was senior in the PR/Comms department. They have recently left the ...
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Late to sign a work contract, is the commencement date still valid? [closed]

My commencement is on 01/01/2024, yet I have only signed it today (07/01). I do not know if this is a problem or not, since I have been sent this to sign on 20/12/2023. I have been working this whole ...
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Is it okay for my employer to make me disclose my medical history (in the last five years..) under a “fit for work” form?

I work in the Netherlands as a consultant for a company. The client I am consulting for has sent me a “Fit for Work” assessment that I have to fill out which asks me to disclose all medical concerns I ...
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Won a large gift card but with spoken rules

I work for a retail company and recently won a gift card for a significant amount (between 1k and 10k) during an event with multiple other winners. After winning they said they want me to spend it in ...
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Crypto mining by employee for 5+ years [closed]

An employee has been mining cryptocurrency for 5+ years. They installed mining software on most of our company PC's (approximately 40), and purchased items stating they were required by the company ...
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Employer wants to film me for website videos

(UK based) My employer wants to interview myself and a bunch of my colleagues for a very lengthy corporate video to go on the website. It is quite a big name and there would be a lot of traffic from ...
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Is it legal for an employer in California to ask for another form of ID when you already provided ID from List A (passport) for Form I-9?

I recently applied, and was hired, for a retail position. When I was completing the onboarding forms online, I entered my ssn and I selected which form of ID I would present them at the store. The ...
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LLC Hires Employee... asks them to work for a separate business owned by LLC owner [closed]

The LLC I work at, where I am in a managerial position with accountability and access to company finance, recently hired a new salaried employee. The majority owner in the LLC also owns another ...
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Do I have any standing to receive back pay after a pay cut?

I started a job at a very small company (~10 employees) last year. The majority of the business is based on contracts with clients, primarily doing government related work. A few months ago it was ...
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How can I receive payments from a US company as a UK resident for a project?

I have a friend in the US who owns a company, and he wants me to make an app for him. The arrangement would be a monthly fee until the app is done, and a lump sum at the end. I'm almost certain this ...
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Can an employer force me to go on sick pay [closed]

This is quite a long complicated story so I will shorten it. I am currently suspended from work on full pay. At the last meeting ("check up chat") it was hinted that I may now need to go on ...
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Are financial penalties common in job offers?

I am in the EU and I recently got a job offer for a remote role from a games developing startup. The contract however is full of very high financial penalties(tens of thousands of euros) on several ...
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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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Is it legal in Germany to start a project in Kickstarter while working in a company? [closed]

I live in Germany and have an idea to start my own business here. However, I am not sure whether I am allowed to do this while working officially in a company. I just want to share my project on ...
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What can I do if I don't agree with some of the Employee Handbook terms?

Yesterday, my company created an Employee Handbook. This contains some terms that I am not happy with, and I let them know. I know that it's legally binding, even if I don't sign it, so I want to be ...
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Help - called into a meeting with HR & Legal [closed]

Hoping someone can help. Going out of my mind worrying. Got a meeting invite Friday PM from HR with the following… “ I am scheduling this time to discuss with you a confidential matter. Your insight ...
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Is it legal to work in Western Australia without permanent residency? [closed]

I'm a student who moved to Western Australia for the next two years. I'm a minor, and I moved with the rest of my family because of my father's job, but, the visa we are here on means we are not ...
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Would US Based client pursue legal action against a someone impersonating a candidate?

I joined in a MNC and got my first round interview invitation link from US Based client with this extra details: “This interview invitation is intended for the candidate to whom this [email / letter] ...
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Working in a research company that studies the same research problem as my startup

I am almost in the final step of joining a big research company. This company has a huge amount of data for research problem X, and their research team is always digging into it. I just want to ...
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My Ex-Boss is using my Accounting Software [closed]

I work as an accountant so I have my own QB Software, this allows me to install it on a PC. I was working for a company and installed the software. When I left I began the uninstall process and he ...
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How to investigate contractor under a fraudulent identity without tipping them off?

I am senior lead / team lead in the cybersecurity division of my employer located in the United States. I recently hired a contractor to work on pen testing (highly privileged role having access to ...
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Compensation decreased after recruiter fixed offer letter errors

My original offer mistakenly said it was for short term employment, thankfully after a lot of time, the internal recruiter had fixed it. However, since a week has passed, she claims the stock values ...
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Verbal offer was for permanent full-time, but letter says short-term

I got an offer for a permanent full time position, but oddly enough the generated offer letter says the position is short term unless mutually agreed otherwise in writing. The recruiter insists she ...
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What is the correct way to approach the request that "new developers should not be able to access the codebase"

We are a small team of developers working on a web app. I answer directly to the company directors, who are responsible for hiring decisions. As a cost saving measure, new developers are often hired ...
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Painter being forced to do remodel work

I was hired 3 years ago by a local painting contractor. Recently my employer started remodeling his own house and this is where the work is taking place. I am now being required to do the following ...
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What is the official date of resignation when registered mail was delivered on time, but went to a collection point to be picked up the next day?

I quit on 25th February and sent a letter (tracking with signature) to the HR department since my contract says that the resignation should be in written format. The letter could not be delivered but ...
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Whose responsibility is it to buy licenses for software used, employee or employer?

Simple question, but this has been a persistent problem. Is it the employee's responsibility to buy licenses that are needed for software used at work, or the employer's? If the employee raises the ...
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Company kept previous personal phone number [closed]

When my husbands left his job this month, his employer refused to return the phone number to us that he has had for 20 years. It had been our number for 15 years before the job, tied to all of our ...
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Are job recruiters subject to the do-not-call-list law? (the FTC regulation) [closed]

This is in regards to US law. I know that if I register my phone number on www.donotcall.gov, it's illegal for telemarketers to call me to advertise products or services. What about job recruiters who ...
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Is it ok to use my open-source projects as dependencies at work?

I work at a startup company and we're in the phase of creating some pipelines (GitHub actions) and making our program's foundations stronger. In my spare time, I create a lot of tools for my personal ...
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Contract company not paying

I took up a contract with an agency (we'll say Agency), for their client company ("Client"). i don't know the business/legal terminology to describe these -- but in the end, i'm working on ...
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Can my employer legally monitor my personal network activity when I'm working from home?

I work from home most of the time. I use my corporate laptop for work, and I keep my personal laptop open as a second monitor, for internet research. Whenever I open Google Translate or Linguee on my ...
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Wrongful accusation of holding fake degree

My friend recently joined a large federal government organisation in Canada. A few of months into the job, she's applying to another job within the org. During the application, she's being accused of ...
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How to deal with the boss not paying, and being manipulative

I'm in the Caribbean, I started working for a US company back in Jan 2020 as a contractor. He would pay every 2 weeks, and he said I could get a raise after seeing my work, I work full time, 40hrs/...
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Practical Implications of Non Compete / Non Solication Clauses

I have just recieved an offer for a job I am very interested in, but looking through the documents I would have to sign, I noticed that they are also expecting me to sign a Non Compete / Non ...
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As per the current trend Employee Bond are still in Demand in India? [closed]

To all HR are employee bonds are still demand or is there any other option to bound employees with the company? I am from IT Service Sector and having private limited company and my team size is ...
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Signing New Work Document Regarding Prior Inventions

I just accepted a new job at a company and they want me to sign a prior inventions form. There is an option to attach prior inventions so they can be excluded. I have YouTube videos, Udemy courses, ...
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Does HR of my company have an obligation to provide related documents

Just wanted to know, if an HR department has an obligation towards employees. Let's say I need a document of employment generated by HR, needed by a service provider. I am following up with HR for ...
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Desperate for advice dealing with maniacal management [closed]

Summary: I work in that company for 8 years. I want to transfer to another department because my current management has done illegal things that I've documented in emails to them. I think they prevent ...
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My mother is being framed by new management

Note: Long post ahead. Context: Rural southern Spain Medium-sized public company (+500 people) without HR Toxic workplace My mother is in her late fifties She has been in this company for 20 years ...
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Required to clean employer owned firearms at home as a campus public safety officer

We carry employer owned and issued firearms as part of our job (public safety at a university), the employer has now determined that the employees must take the firearm home in order to disassemble ...
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Do I have a case for workplace harassment? [closed]

I work in the UK for a small company. I have accepted another job offer starting soon. I have felt that the environment and culture of the agency is shockingly inappropriate and has made me feel ...
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Is it worth fighting for wages owed if your client was the public state? [closed]

I know it varies greatly depending on the culture of the country, but we may be able to establish an average. I was hired to program for the police. This body depends directly on the provincial ...
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legal for employer to require onsite WFH review? [closed]

There's a rumour at my work (non-profit agency with HIPAA responsibilities) that when covid passes, if people want to work at home, they will be required to submit to an onsite inspection to verify ...
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