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Company is making my position redundant due to cost cutting but asking me to send email for resignation

A decent company would either give you notice and pay everything they are legally required to pay, or they will write a contract that says you resign and that specifies exactly what they will do for ...
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Asymmetrical Non-compete Clause

I just rejected a clause like this a couple of weeks ago, simply because it is utterly impractical (and unreasonably invasive). I pointed that out to the company and they amended it as requested ...
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Company is making my position redundant due to cost cutting but asking me to send email for resignation

There's a reason that HR is avoiding putting anything in writing. If they're hiring at the same time they're making positions redundant, one possible reason could be that they're eliminating ...
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Can an employee be made to pay back training costs when resigning from the company?

"I did not ask to join this training course and was told I had to do it for my job, however is not considered mandatory training in the appendix" If you have to do it, then it's mandatory. ...
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Company is making my position redundant due to cost cutting but asking me to send email for resignation

Don't do it. There is no benefit to you, and only risk. If you are laid off you get a severance package, unemployment benefits, they cannot hire someone else at a lower pay to replace you... If you ...
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Asymmetrical Non-compete Clause

If it was me, I would not sign it, unless they were going to make me filthy rich. Just go back to them and say one of these and see what happens "The only way this is going to work for me, is if ...
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Company is making my position redundant due to cost cutting but asking me to send email for resignation

Did they give you a reason why they are not just terminating you instead of you resigning? After all they want you gone, looks like they get an advantage if you quit yourself. For me this whole thing ...
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Asymmetrical Non-compete Clause

If you have an issue with a contract clause just tell them to remove or modify it as a condition of you taking up their work. Thats standard practice and puts the ball in their park, you can move ...
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2nd day at new job, still no contract (UK)

Impossible to tell. Some (most?) companies are well organised and you would have seen the contract before formally accepting the offer. Personally I would never accept a job without seeing the ...
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Current employer is putting last-minute conditions on shorter notice period

it was accepted the next morning, with confirmation of 31st October being my final day. Then you are good. Your notice period was discussed and agreed upon in writing. how should I respond Mostly ...
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Company is making my position redundant due to cost cutting but asking me to send email for resignation

While all the answers suggest making them send an email, you could also stall them. You already know they are going to fire you, you already know they are being fishy about it, so there is no benefit ...
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Can an employee be made to pay back training costs when resigning from the company?

Short answer: Can they do this? Yes. Longer answer: So there is a lot of nuance here - DJClayworth has written a great answer specific to your situation, but I want to address the wider question. In ...
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2nd day at new job, still no contract (UK)

IANAL - So take the following with a Grain of Salt. My understanding of UK employment law is that it is very well developed and mature - even without a contract, you have a number of legal protections....
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My employer denied me HR’s phone number and hired me for a higher pay then what I am being paid at the start my job

united-states It sounds like your employer knows that what they are doing is wrong, and are trying to prevent you from accessing documentation that the state labor agency will want to see to prove ...
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PTO listed as monetary amount in my offer, contributing to my final salary figure. Shouldn't it be paid on top of my normal salary?

From management's point of view, benefits are part of the total cost of hiring you. Depending on what the benefit is and what tax laws you're under, some benefits may also be taxable as income. I'd ...
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I was ghosted by a recruiter after the offer signed

Your mistake was not to bypass the recruiter earlier. I am assuming that the recruiter was third party and the "client company" was who you would be employed by. In that case you should have ...
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My employer denied me HR’s phone number and hired me for a higher pay then what I am being paid at the start my job

About your pay stubs, the united-states is really a patchwork of different countries that have their own laws. As it stands right now there there is no federal requirement to give you access to your ...
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Company is making my position redundant due to cost cutting but asking me to send email for resignation

There's very little you lose in waiting for them to put something in writing and a ton you can lose if you act first. I would let them send you an email in writing. If I were in your position, I would ...
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How do I turn down an offer accepted verbally and via email?

first an important thing: How do I turn down a verbally accepted offer? I verbally (and via email) accepted an offer You accepted the offer in writing. Today offers are accepted via website, email, ...
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Current employer is putting last-minute conditions on shorter notice period

If you offered a date of October 31, and the company agreed to it, it's a binding agreement and the company (including your manager) can't revise the terms without your express permission. That said, ...
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Contractor requesting copy of contract between services company and end client

No - it's none of your business. Your job is to fulfil the contract you have agreed with B, how they deal with the relationship with C is their problem.
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How to ask to be included in decisions, which is part of the contract?

My father spent decades running a small and specialized ad agency. Indecisive clients were the norm, not the exception. If they want to run other campaigns in parallel with yours, or redesign yours ...
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On Call Payments

Update: An important note. In the UK for salaried employees for purpose of pay, on-call time would be considered no differently than any other form of work (over)time. While your contract will govern ...
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Termination of contract during notice period

The "difficult position while filing taxes" silliness doesn't pass the sniff test to me - while I don't know enough about your situation regarding residence/right to work status to know ...
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Am I required to go into an employer to manage banking for pay they owe me after I no longer work for them?

Since they are large enough to have at least 2 offices, call the Home Office's HR and politely speak to them. Follow up with an email. They have all your info on file. Unless something has changed, ...
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2nd day at new job, still no contract (UK)

I have been in my current job for over 28 years now, and I still don't have a contract. They made me an offer all those years ago. I accepted it. They had an employee booklet setting out hours, ...
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Late to sign a work contract, is the commencement date still valid?

By far the most likely scenario here is that you're looking for a problem which doesn't exist. Just get the contract back to your HR department ASAP with a little note saying "sorry this is a bit ...
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Can an employee be made to pay back training costs when resigning from the company?

First, they have to pay your salary. If they think you owe them money, they can ask you for it, or sue you for it, but they can't just reduce your salary. Second, it will make a big difference whether ...
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Company is making my position redundant due to cost cutting but asking me to send email for resignation

Let’s assume that the company want you to continue working until Dec 10th. My concern would be that, if you resign you will work until Dec 10th, and then your employment will cease. You will most ...
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Non-compete clause in scientific programming, and course of action

There is a reason the term "competitors" is not defined: it usually ends up decided by a court, case by case. It is highly unlikely all scientific computing firms will be considered ...
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