I was offered a job with a crazy non-compete condition in the agreement, but as you may know such requirements are illegal in the State of California. HOWEVER, there is an 'Employment Condition' that requires all disputes to be settled via arbitration.
If an arbitrator decides to enforce a non-compete clause in California, does that somehow override the illegality of it, since generally, arbitrators have 'final say' and courts 'cant overturn' decisions made via arbitration? [more inside]
This is a question about Massachusetts employment law. After a company has had a round of layoffs, I'm told there is a length of time they must wait before they can re-fill those same positions with new people. How long is this waiting period? [more inside]
My employer, a large multinational based in CA, is letting me go under very dubious circumstances. I need a lawyer to help me understand my options. [more inside]
My employer is asking me to report two half days off as one day off. Is this legal? [more inside]
I now have an employee in the UK. What do I need to know? [more inside]
A friend needs an HR/Employment specialty lawyer in LA, preferably in the SGV, but no further west than downtown. Difficulty: Friend works at a law firm. [more inside]
How to approach a co worker who is voluntarily working off the clock? [more inside]
My wife finds herself quite unexpectedly facing termination from her job and needs legal/employment advice quickly. Some details after the link. [more inside]
I need to figure out if my coworkers and I are owed overtime pay. I'm getting conflicting information everywhere I go, and if I need to refer to a lawyer in the end so be it. Maybe you guys can help though... We're salaried video game artists in California. [more inside]
Can an employer in British Columbia require employees to opt in to extended health coverage? [more inside]
How much notice does my job need to give me if they are requiring me to work my regularly scheduled day off? [more inside]
How can I articulate and justify my desire to hire female engineers? Is it even legal to act on such a preference? [more inside]
YANML: Intellectual Property Ownership Question (UK). Protecting my IP from an old employer. [more inside]
An unethical employer that I have been planning to leave has gained access to my email account (yes, I signed on to my private email from my work computer and obviously they had some kind of keystroke reader) and it appears has compromised all of my personal information. Do I have recourse? [more inside]
In New York state, is it legal for a company to have one of its full-time employees reporting directly to a 1099 contractor? [more inside]
Can a temp make the choice to receive holiday pay immediately in the UK? [more inside]
I am indicated but not named in an EEOC complaint for which my employer is the Respondent. The complaint is about me, and I am probably named in the supporting documentation that I am not privy to as yet. What do I need to do/what is my personal liability? [more inside]
My current employer hasn't provided me with a contract, despite promising to on several occasions. I'm fine with this. I actually *don't want* a contract. [more inside]
Down to the wire: legal advisor to review UK employment contract [more inside]
Is my sister's employer doing something illegal? [more inside]
Someone I know was fired on Saturday, 9/29, from his hourly job. He was eligible to start receiving benefits (after the six month waiting period) on 10/1.
We live in a at-will state and I know you can be fired or quit for most any reason. I'm not wondering about the reason he was fired--I am wondering about the timing of it. It seems to me that the company conveniently got rid of him right before he became benefit-eligible as a cost-saving measure, and I am curious if this is in any way unlawful?
We are in Georgia.
In DC, what can a previous employer who terminated an employee say to a job applicant's prospective new employer? [more inside]
My employer isn't making payroll regularly. What's my best recovery strategy? My bank account needs [more inside]
A friend of mine has an employer who is asking my friend (who is quitting voluntarily to move cross-country) to sign what I believe is a non-legal waiver. Can any legally savvy Mefites help out? [more inside]
My employment agreement specifies a mutual notice-giving of 30 days between myself and an employer should either of us wish me to move on, but Virginia is an at-will state. How enforceable is the agreement from either direction? I fear that my employer is putting me at a disadvantage with respect to my moving on (It's hard to find potential future employers who will accept 30 days' delay on the start date) that it might end up they won't be held accountable to if they should decide to give me the air. How do I find out if this agreement is at all enforceable? [more inside]