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Intellectual Property from old job [closed]

I am a team leader at a tech company. Our team are currently building up a certain area of expertise. A colleague has joined us recently and has shared with me the Intellectual Property of the same ...
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Former employer sent my W2 to a third party. What are my rights? [closed]

I received a letter today from my former employer. I haven't worked for them for more than 2 years. They discovered recently that an undisclosed number of W2s were sent to a third party. I'm being ...
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Can a contract require a contractor to not disclose their pay (in the USA) [closed]

My friend says that she's signed a contract that prohibits her from disclosing how much the contract is for. She's playing piano in a show, if that makes a difference. Is this legal? I know employees ...
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Does a company own work done by applicants?

From this question and others, it seems that it's not totally unheard of for some companies to try to get free work out of job applicants by having them submit projects that would otherwise be done by ...
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HIPAA Violations [closed]

I know it is bad for a non-medical HR person or supervisor to give out personal or medical information about an associate, but is it actually a violation of the HIPAA law in the US? I know that HIPAA ...
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Spin off freelancer partnership - portfolio on website with projects from former company

I am a software developer, currently working at company X. Me and the rest of my team are spinning off to make a freelancer partnership (I think it's called an agency in other parts of the world). ...
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Professional relationship with close friend, who may be acting illegally

It is not my main job, but as way to increase my knowledge in a different field, when I was asked by a close friend to assist him in his business of selling consumers products (he promised me some ...
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In the US, can a job with a religious institution require that I am a member of that institution?

I have seen job postings like the following: Software Development Engineer 5 Company Name = The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Company Location = Riverton https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/...
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Company claiming “place of work” legally has to be the company's registered address for contract purposes

The company I work for has been acquired by another company - both are very small in size, with no more than ten employees total. It's at the point where we've all been asked to sign new contracts, ...
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Is it against german privacy protection laws to disclose that someone worked on the weekend? [closed]

In Germany, if you e.g. learned of an illness of a colleague, you are not allowed to disclose this to other colleagues or even the employee. I am wondering whether something similar applies to ...
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Special contract for return of sponsorship money in case of early departure [closed]

I work for an international corporation having separate companies in Europe and in USA. I am personally based in Europe. Being in contact with several US based employees, I was informed that the USA ...
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Providing potential employer with source code for something I made but isn't publicly available

I've been interviewing for a QA position with a software company. I had spoke about an (Android) app I have been making and they asked to see the source code. I told them it's not publicly available (...
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Contract red flags - to sign or not to sign? [closed]

update Thank you all so much! I consulted a lawyer about the contract and he said not to touch it with a flamethrower. I'll keep looking for something else! I need to quit my digital project manager ...
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Should my company assume the cost of applying for the OPT STEM Extension? [closed]

To contextualize better the situation, I work in a San Francisco startup of 5 employees, which is in the process of getting a series A funding round, and had a previous seed round of around 3 million $...
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Can a job title be changed without the employee being informed about it? [closed]

In a casual conversation, my colleague told me that she was upset that her job title was changed without her knowing about it. Apparently in a meeting in which she wasn't in, her boss had informed her ...
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How to be prepared for legal threats when resigning? [closed]

Context I am a salaried full-time employee at a small company where there are about 30 people. This is in western Europe. There is a high amount of employee turnover and frequently people leaving are ...
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Can I spin out code for work into an LLC that's in an unrelated sector?

I do coding work for a US Fortune 500 company in the financial service sector. On a lark, a coworker asked if I could personally write them a program to automate some audio processing for their job (...
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Contract worker - stolen items off site: How to ask for reimbursement

I was in Mexico working as a contract employee for a US tool company. I went to lunch with one of the workers at the plant I was contracted to work at. I locked up my back pack with my laptop phone ...
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Overpayment of Unused Sick Days after leaving company [closed]

As my role ended with my company, I had unused sick hours (earned sick time). During my last days, I asked for payment of my unused sick hours, which my company provided me with. Recently they ...
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Negotiating a start date

To my knowledge, I'm in an unusual situation for my field (engineering). I am technically an employee of a Staffing Agency and working on a 9 month contract for them at a Consulting Firm, which I ...
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Relocated for an internship, still no work permit [closed]

I am a student, and I recently accepted an offer to do an internship in a foreign subsidiary of a big company A. I was due to start some time ago, and was given help (by a third actor B, a company ...
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I have absconded from a reputed company after 7 working days before signing any offer letter. What could be the consequences?

I joined a reputed company in India, and worked there for 7 days. They did not provide me any offer/appointment/joining letter until that time. I haven't signed any document stating the notice period ...
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Asking me to sign a document to mention new employer if you leave the company

I have a job offer and they sent me some documents to sign. There is no non-compete agreement but in the termination certificate annex (That I certify I returned all stuff etc) there is a line that ...
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Will change in job title cause a problem in getting TN visa?

I'm Canadian, working now in the US on TN visa. Position title is Tech Lead, but in the Support Letter, it was written that I would perform responsibilities of a Computer System Analyst, so I got the ...
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Not getting tips [closed]

I work at a locally owned and operated pizza place, which is part of a larger franchise with stores all over the country owned by several different owners. The owner of my location does not let us ...
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May a recently terminated employee share their dismissal letter with others? [closed]

Suppose a recently terminated employee wants to show others a copy of his or her dismissal letter. For example, the reasons given in the letter might be of interest to other employees, or to ...
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Can I negotiate non-compete so I can still work in my field if I quit, move on or want a better job? [closed]

I'm currently a student about to join a cyber security firm in their SOC department. My worry is that along with everything else I sign they may force me to sign a Non-compete agreement which probably ...
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My job didn't inform me the hospital called to tell me my husband was admitted. Can I take action against them? [closed]

My husband starting feeling sick at work around 9am. His boss let him leave. He went to urgent care, and from there he was taken to the hospital. When he was admitted, the nurse let him know that she ...
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Recruiter and Fallout with Hiring Company

I recently ran into an interesting situation and would like some ethical feedback. Here's the situation: I was contacted by a recruiter about a position after submitting my resume to their site ...
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HR/Hiring manager made a mistake and misrepresented my compensation info, and do not want to fix it

I am in a bit complicated situation. I was hired back in 2016 May by the current employer. During the hiring process, I was told that I would have up to 28 vacation days proportionately increase based ...
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Providing work sample to prospect employer from prior employer decades ago

I am interviewing for a business development (BD) role and I was an Electronics/Software Engineer before. The prospective employer notes that most of my recent experience is not relevant (teaching) ...
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Not paid for work, contract promised but not given

My partner recently was offered a job at a corner store which she was delighted about - and I was too, she's been struggling to find work for months now (art graduate, lack of available art jobs). ...
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What should I do about discriminatory notes on candidates' resumes made by my boss?

I work for a small mechanical engineering company's IT department, which currently consists of my boss and me. I like my job as my boss gives me a lot of freedom and autonomy and I get to do a lot of ...
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Are new redundancies added to a currently ongoing collective redundancy consultation?

Acme Corp is currently going through a collective redundancy of more than 100 people from its research and development teams, who help design and make food produce. They are about 30 days into the 45-...
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GDPR - do I have to resend my cv? [closed]

I'm in the UK and have been receiving a lot of emails these past few days about the changes brought about by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). I'm currently seeking an internship and ...
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Can a part-time job legally require me to work more than one shift in Ontario, Canada?

I work two jobs in Ontario, Canada: a full time job during the weekdays (45 hours minus 2.5 hours for breaks) and a part time job on Saturdays. My part-time employer is demanding that I work one ...
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The company is not paying my monthly salary and ask for compensation in India? [closed]

I am working for a company and I have signed a bond with the company for 2 years, 3 months notice period on 100 rupees stamp with 40000 compensation. From the 1st month I am getting salary very delay ...
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Can a contractor quit whenever he wants? [closed]

Where I live there technically is no law requiring a person to give notice when quitting. I've never worked as a contractor before but a company made me an offer with the clause Company has the ...
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Separating work and personal accounts

How to separate personal and professional accounts? Everyone knows it's a good practice to separate personal and professional emails, but when talking about online accounts things get murkier. I ...
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Can I keep a space heater by my desk if I have a doctor's note? [closed]

Technically, I'm asking this on behalf of my wife. She suffers from a condition called Raynaud syndrome, a medical condition where her toes, feet and sometimes fingers will turn ghostly white due to ...
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Boss announces PTO to team [closed]

I took today off, and in response my boss emailed my team with a chart and table displaying everyone's PTO taken for this month and their remaining PTO balances with the obvious motivation being to ...
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Legal issues with previous employer [closed]

I started a job in industry after a postdoctoral position in a university. A few months later, I received an email from an administrator (with whom I had issues) regarding some official paperwork. ...
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Dealing With Illegal Hiring [closed]

For background I am Detention Supervisor In a small max security detention center. This means I am not part of the hiring process but am in charge of whoever is hired. Recently our administrator ...
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Can my current boss, at my employer, request the resumes of all that work for her? [closed]

Many of us have been here for years. It just seems strange...as far as I know, none of us are applying for a job. She just wants it to "get to know who we are". Can she not get our information from ...
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Am I allowed to ask a company to sign a contract? [closed]

I am an undergraduate student. I recently got a part-time internship in a company in Mauritius. I started the internship 3 weeks ago but I have a concern. The company has not created any internship ...
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Forced Transfer Ultimatimum

Two months ago, our IT team received an email that a new position had been created in our department. We were informed that our positions would not be impacted. Strangely, my direct manager scheduled ...
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does a non-competition clause keep you from finding a job as a low level employee? [duplicate]

I'm seeing more and more employers requesting to sign a non-competition clause, restricting you from finding work in your given field in an entire state. Some even go as far as telling you that you ...
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Company doesn't follow security policies advertised to clients

I work for a small consulting company with no formal IT personnel. One other employee and I are the only ones who actually care about information security and network management. We both get a ton of ...
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Gross misconduct and being a scapegoat [closed]

Context: In employment for a small London based software engineering company (3 employees including me) for 18 months now. No previous warnings or grievances or disciplinary procedures. I was due ...
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I am from Northern Ireland, but live in Scotland, and need to complete an advanced disclosure. Should I do this for both Countries? [closed]

Basically, I am from Northern Ireland, but recently (within the past month) moved to Scotland. I went to University in Scotland close to ten years ago, I lived here for about three years. I work for ...