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When does a signature become irrevocable?

In the context of an employment contract in Illinois, does the employee have any ability to rescind their signature if the employer has not yet signed? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 20, 2014 - 6 answers

Prospects for UK law grad in the US?

I currently attend a top 2 law school in the UK (no prize for guessing which), and am interested in working in the US after I graduate. While I am aware that I will be eligible to take the bar exam in NY and California with a degree from a common law jurisdiction, would my prospects of landing a law firm gig be appreciably augmented if I go for an LLM (or perhaps even a JD) at a US law school? [more inside]
posted by AtavisticApple on Jun 25, 2014 - 4 answers

Help me find an employment lawyer in Sacramento, CA

I am employed in Sacramento, California. I would like to speak to an attorney with experience in employment law, as related to overtime-exempt status. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 5, 2014 - 1 answer

Requirements for open job advertisement by universities in the UK?

I have been told that publicly funded Universities in the UK are bound by certain requirements when they want to hire for a position: for instance, that the job be advertised for a certain amount of time, and the competition be open and on the merits of the candidates. What *exactly* are these requirements, and where can I read about them? I'm thinking specifically of Lecturer-type posts, if that makes any difference.
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike on Mar 2, 2014 - 5 answers

Defendant: 12th man

How do CenturyLink Field and the Seattle Seahawks NFL team not get crushed by a workplace safety lawsuit? [more inside]
posted by ctmf on Jan 20, 2014 - 12 answers

MASS Employment Filter: Know your Rights!

My, under 10 employee company just hired a new receptionist in Massachusetts. She has been with us for 2 weeks, week two was out for 2.5 days with the flu. Today starts week 4, and she just informed the president that she is pregnant. Do we have any recourse?
posted by jrc on Dec 2, 2013 - 18 answers

Need lawyer recommendation for employment law in California

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]
posted by anonymous on Sep 20, 2013 - 8 answers

This might be illegal. We might be over reacting.

Help us determine if we're over reacting to a company paying at-risk adults below minimum wage because they can. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 1, 2013 - 27 answers

Need an employments right lawyer STAT

A friend works overseas for a US-based defence contractor. He's been involved in a somewhat work-related incident in his country of work and his employer is, long story short, refusing to advise him, maybe even turning against him. Lots of details we don't want to put on the internet. Need to find a good attorney in the US that has specialization in working with employment rights, particularly in international situations for US based entities (not sure if the defence contractor part is relevant or not). If state matters, pick Texas.
posted by anonymous on Feb 7, 2013 - 4 answers

Do they need to go to court?

A colleague may have hired an illegal immigrant to work for her. This employee will not sign a W9 form. What is there to do? [more inside]
posted by jadegenie on Feb 1, 2013 - 11 answers

UK Employment LawFilter: missus made redundant during maternity leave

I'd like some advice on whether it's worth pursuing an ex-employer to tribunal for unlawful dismissal. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 11, 2012 - 7 answers

Legal requirements for firing someone from a retail job in Ontario...

I run a retail business in Toronto, Canada. It's an independently owned business--like a mom and pop store. I need to fire someone because he's incompetent and his presence actually makes more work for the other staff. I have emailed and texted with this staff member (who has worked with us for 13 months) regarding his considerable transgressions but we do not have "paperwork" or "forms" in the traditional sense. His work never improves. What exactly do I have to do to fire him without worrying about legal issues? Two weeks pay? Three? Does the firing need to be written in addition to verbal or is just verbal fine? What's the best way for me to cover my ass? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 9, 2012 - 6 answers

Should I submit to a former employers demand to sign legal papers?

My former employer is asking for my signature on a document to assign patent rights to them as co-inventor for a patent I worked on while employed by them. They are not interested in compensating me for my time. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 26, 2012 - 28 answers

What should I do if I need to quit before the end of my notice period?

UK employment law/HR filter: quitting a job before the end of a notice period [more inside]
posted by wigsnatcher on May 7, 2012 - 5 answers

Help me get me career (and life) back

How can I get my career (and life) back? [more inside]
posted by syanora on Apr 2, 2012 - 16 answers

Forced out

YANAL, but... A young friend of mine got a job with a service company that does substantial business with his (then) current employer. His current employer found out and called the employer-to-be and told them that, if they go through with the hiring, they'll discontinue doing business with the employer-to-be. In short order, the employer-to-be rescinded the job offer and the current employer terminated him. [more inside]
posted by bz on Mar 14, 2012 - 17 answers

Employment law advice in a hurry

My wife finds herself quite unexpectedly facing termination from her job and needs legal/employment advice quickly. Some details after the link. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 23, 2012 - 9 answers

Psychologist Conflict of Interest?

Is continuing to see a psychologist that was initially hired by my employer to assess my fitness for work an ethical issue if I am no longer employed with that organization? [more inside]
posted by ariyadhana on Jan 28, 2012 - 4 answers

Need the money, don't want to be fired.

Should my company be allowed to dock me, as a salaried employee, for the 4 hours I took off today? How should I broach this subject? Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by IzzeYum on Jan 11, 2012 - 26 answers

Help a 2L pick a law firm

I am a second-year law student choosing between a few law firms to work at next summer and, fingers crossed, after I graduate, and would love any feedback that the law-folk (and other esteemed AskMe contributors with relevant life experience) may be able to offer. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 26, 2011 - 13 answers

How do I classify a new sales position?

As an employer in WA state is it better for me to classify a new position as a independent contractor or as an 'outside salesperson'? How do I find out? [more inside]
posted by bq on Sep 13, 2011 - 4 answers

Hypothetically was this person fired?

[Hypothetical Employment Legal Filter] In the following hypothetical employment situation, is the law being broken? If so where? Is it legally worth pursuing this and putting a hypothetical person’s business prospects in jeopardy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 12, 2011 - 8 answers

NYC employment contracts

My brother is negotiating a private sector job here in NYC (on a Green Card) and had a question about employment contracts. [more inside]
posted by Doggiebreath on Aug 8, 2011 - 3 answers

NYC labor lawyer sought

I'm looking for a labor lawyer in New York City, preferably north Brooklyn area ( but anywhere is fine). Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 17, 2011 - 5 answers

Deliberately Bland Reference To Award-Winning Employee

UK employment law question: if an employer gives deliberately poor reference to employee they demonstrably want to keep, what recourse is there? [more inside]
posted by motty on May 3, 2011 - 11 answers

Been here a long, long, time...Do I really need to leave?

Asking for a friend, and I understand that YANAL,YANML. A friend was recently contacted by a prospective employment agency telling her that according to the SSA, she was not an American citizen. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 19, 2011 - 18 answers

Unfairly Fired by Feds

Need advice for friend wrongly dismissed by the federal government. [more inside]
posted by mbx on Oct 22, 2010 - 11 answers

Constructive dismissal = mutually assured destruction?

Filing for constructive dismissal - how much of a bad idea? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 4, 2010 - 9 answers

Lawyer recommendation in Northern Jersey

Looking for OSHA and workers rights attorney in Northern New Jersey. [more inside]
posted by zentrification on Jan 16, 2010 - 4 answers

Should I quit looking in the legal field and become a stock broker?

Out of work law school grad thinking about looking into another career...looking for suggestions....how about a stock broker trainee...? [more inside]
posted by xspot on Oct 12, 2009 - 13 answers

What to do about my excruciating work situation?

What are the best strategies for my current work situation? Question relates to disability, unemployment, and illegal activities (not mine). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 14, 2009 - 17 answers

Can I work in IP?

[LawFilter]Should I not indicate to employers that I'm interested in Intellectual property? [more inside]
posted by Kifer85 on Aug 9, 2009 - 8 answers

Why would a job application say that one can omit whether or not he or she has a felony conviction if it was in New York or Hawaii?

Why would a job application say that one can omit whether or not he or she has a felony conviction if it was in New York or Hawaii? [more inside]
posted by plungerjoke on Jul 7, 2009 - 6 answers

Does that make sense?

Debtfilter: Employer provides signing bonus structured as forgivable loan (forgiven if employee stays with firm long enough). Employee leaves soon after, and employer seeks to collect on loan. Employee is now a broke grad student, so employer offers to defer collection of loan until grad school is complete. Question: If length of time in grad school exceeds state statute of limitations on original loan, does this mean the loan will discharge itself before it can be collected? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 7, 2009 - 16 answers

When a job offer is no such thing.

Australian Industrial Relations / Contract Law: when a job offer isn't worth the paper it's written on, what recourse does one have? [more inside]
posted by Ultimate Sockpuppet the Second on Nov 13, 2008 - 7 answers

Do I have to show my tax return to my employer?

Is it legal for my employer to ask for last year's tax return in order to verify my dependents for benefit purposes? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 8, 2008 - 14 answers

How liable am I if I was 'just following orders'.

I was told to falsify information at my job and then fired for it a year later. I received no training regarding the form that I was told to change and had no idea that it was considered a legal document. Do I have any recourse here or am I just a dumb rube who got played by higher-level bastards?
posted by smackwich on Apr 12, 2008 - 21 answers

How would a contractor paid a weekly rate by Company X make ownership distinctions between works created for X and works for others?

I've been offered a new contract/consulting job where I would be paid not by the hour or for a specific deliverable, but at a flat weekly rate. Under this arrangement, how might I make intellectual property distinctions between works that will belong to this client, and outside works I may do for myself or others? [more inside]
posted by weston on Apr 8, 2008 - 12 answers

Do I have to work 7 days, or 8?

I handed my notice in at work yesterday (1 weeks notice). But I'm confused as to when my contract actually expires. I'm in the UK. [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Nov 24, 2007 - 7 answers

Suing over unpaid wages

Suing over unpaid wages when it's a small amount? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 24, 2007 - 18 answers

My dire background!

I'm applying for jobs that require a local law enforcement background check, and I suspect that it's turning up information that's [really] detrimental to being hired! What kind of information could they be finding? How could I find out what's on my background check? Finally, is there any way to delicately address these issues in job applications/cover letters without digging myself into a hole? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 18, 2007 - 18 answers

Should I ask my employers if they're being generous or just stupid?

I'm in the UK, working part-time for a large company. They're paying me too much. What now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 30, 2007 - 20 answers

Is it legal to employ skilled workers as temps for many years?

Is my employer breaking the law by keeping people as temps for several years? The work is skilled and many people work for 3 or more years as temps before being made permanent employees. [more inside]
posted by Charlie Lesoine on Jul 8, 2007 - 13 answers

My boss/employer has been avoiding me for a month in regards to my benefits. I've been a full timer for 3 months without any benefits.

My boss/employer has been dodging me for a month in regards to my benefits & raise. How can I get him to do his job before I quit while walking out the door? I have been working full time for 3 months and I have not been offered ANY benefits even though I requested a meeting with him four times. Is there anything legal I can use to my advantage? [more inside]
posted by cheero on Jul 6, 2007 - 17 answers

How much notice to give?

Ontario employment law: I'm quitting my job to go back to school full-time in September. I'm currently employed full-time as an engineer. I want to tell my employer as far in advance as possible that I am leaving so that everyone knows what's going on, but I want to minimize the risk of finding myself unemployed and unpaid early. How much notice should I give? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 31, 2007 - 7 answers

In DC, what can a previous employer who terminated an employee say to a job applicant's prospective new employer?

In DC, what can a previous employer who terminated an employee say to a job applicant's prospective new employer? [more inside]
posted by onepapertiger on May 30, 2007 - 14 answers

Employment forms and requirements?

I work for a small company with less than a dozen employees. We currently have no formal hiring process, forms or other documentation. Scary? I think so, and I need some help to remedy the situation. [more inside]
posted by suchatreat on Dec 19, 2006 - 4 answers

Loading 16 tons

How much power do employers have over salaried non exempt employees outside of work during normal business hours? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 4, 2006 - 44 answers

How do I switch legal fields?

I'm a lawyer who's practiced for five years; how do I start over in a brand new field of law? Corollary: I have no law firm experience - my legal experience is all with state government. Is it possible to start over as a first-year associate with a law firm? How? [more inside]
posted by Tin Man on Oct 17, 2006 - 9 answers

giving notice in Scotland

How much notice do I need to give to leave a full-time job in Scotland? [more inside]
posted by Marquis on Sep 8, 2006 - 5 answers

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