The usual issues of title, responsibilities, salary, benefits, and vacation only scratch the surface. For many jobs, other terms should be considered, including:
Both employers and employees can benefit from spending some time thinking about that and addressing it in the employment offer letter or contract. If severance entitlement is left unsaid, it will need to be negotiated at the time employment terminates when the relationship has typically become more strained.
Both employers and employees should review documents carefully before finalizing terms to make sure that anything that varies from the typical employment situation is properly addressed in the document. Examples of situations where significant changes to template documents might be needed include: part-time hours; working from home; temporary or fixed-term circumstances; and consulting arrangements.
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