Q: Does my company own the right to my licenses?
During the course of my employment with my current employer I uptained my professional engineer (PE) license. I paid for all classes, books, exams out of my pocket. I even took paid time off to take the exam. My company really wants to use this license on their proposal work in order to win more jobs. I told my management that I would require a raise in order to allow them to advertise my license. They agreed, but I still haven't received my raise and they are already using my license to strengthen their bids for new work. When I requested they remove my license from the bid I was told I do no have that right. Do I have any legal standing to keep them from using my license?
The company does not have the right to use your property without your permission. Get your request in writing and then if they don't comply within 10 days go get a lawyer.
Also, if you're a W2 employee and you were told you would receive a pay increase and you didn't file a complaint with the labor board.
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