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In job negotiation, hiring, and employment termination, it is important to consider your stock compensation. In particular, companies strictly adhere to rules about the treatment of equity awards upon job termination, so it is crucial to know what to expect should your employment end.
Once you reach the pivotal point in your career where several companies want you, employers will negotiate with you to entice you to join them. That's good, but you need to be prepared. This article explains what you should know and consider before you start any job negotiation involving equity compensation.
Podcast included! You may find a gap between what you expect from your equity compensation and what you receive. Often the problem stems from the complexity of the related documents and rules. Learn about them, and understand why you must focus on conflicting or inconsistent provisions.
Video included! Whether it is expected or not, job loss is an upheaval that gives you a lot to think about. However, as you clear off your desk, don't forget your stock compensation. Know the post-termination rules of your stock grants.
Podcast included! Part 1 looked at the problems of conflicting or inconsistent provisions among different documents. Part 2 discusses which existing documents and rules nonfounder executives must consider when negotiating for equity compensation during the early (pre-public) stages of a company's development and growth.
Podcast included! Part 3 of this article series reviews the steps you must take to preserve your equity rights at or before the termination of your employment, and in any severance arrangement. The impact depends on your specific agreements, the company's overall plans and policies, and—in many cases—the reason for the termination.
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