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?

1 Lawyer Answer
D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: 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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