Joining the leadership circle of an organization is exciting. From my own experience and in talking to rising executives, I find there's enthusiasm for the challenge as well as hand-wringing when it comes to the details, especially if it’s new to you.
I write frequently about career lessons, where creative and account people end up, not to mention my new podcast on marketing careers. I thought it would be valuable to get into the paperwork stress as one takes on a new senior job. What does one look for, or ask for? Does one need an attorney, and if so, on what?
To answer these questions, I spoke to peers who like me have been through this as well as Howard Matalon, an employment attorney and partner at OlenderFeldman. Matalon, who I know from childhood, is one of few lawyers with a “360” practice representing both management and employees. He is also a certified Human Resources professional. “We’re putting executives at eye level with employers on employment agreements for a good reason,” he explained. “Human capital is the most important asset of a business. If expectations are better aligned from day one, the relationship will be stronger and last longer.”
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