Dating a subordinate
She argues that any policy must be applied consistently and should set out clearly how decisions will be made.
Since graduating with a degree in biology, Lisa Magloff has worked in many countries.
There are lots of costs that employers don’t (for instance, the costs of preparing for a new employee who backs out of the job right before starting, or having to pay unemployment benefits for a fired employee who put in no effort), but they’re still normal costs of doing business.
This is also just a crappy thing to do — to require you to attend a work event outside the country and then try to stick you with the cost of an international plane ticket if you end up moving on before then (and not give you an out if you don’t want to agree to those terms).
She books our tickets for us approximately 3-4 months in advance.
(Think, for instance, of programs where an employer pays for college classes but there’s a signed agreement that you’ll reimburse their costs if you leave before a certain amount of time is up.
A signed agreement — because otherwise they’d have no standing to enforce it.) Leaving the questionable legalities aside, no, this isn’t typical.
Every company needs to consider a policy on workplace dating.
Without a clear policy, an office relationship can lead to charges of sexual harassment and legal consequences for the employer.You will need to write a check for the cost of the ticket, or have the amount deducted from your final paycheck.”I’m going to assume this is legal (since most of the time when people ask you that, your answer seems to be yes). I have never encountered this at other companies, but in all of my past jobs I rarely traveled for work. That’s a rare answer around here.) I’m not a lawyer and I wasn’t able to turn up anything on this with a pretty extensive Google search, so I’m just going on semi-informed instinct here, but generally speaking, if you don’t agree to assume an expense that someone else has already paid for, that someone else has no standing to require you to reimburse them.