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11/17/09
Negotiating and Deciding. Reading Employment contracts
Filed under: Networking, Legal matters
Posted by: site admin @ 11:37 am

Few of us are lawyers or have legal
expertise.
  So, one of the links in
the blogroll is a leading
firm in the
job security and career success

area, Alan Sklover.

In a recent post on his blog, he
writes about
significant subtleties in
contracts, he refers to
as
words of intention.”  

While we hope that the hiring documents
you receive and are asked to sign are clear
and fair, legal language can make them
nuanced. 
He lists a number of “red flags”,
including:


  - ‘subject to …‘ phrases
  - salary limiters
  - bonus conditionals
  - benefits limiters
  - the word “MAY
  - words around termination.

He also speaks to remedies or what you
can
do if you face legal red flags.
This is an item worth sharing with your
networks.

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