“How do I ask a new employer for an equity stake?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

I am wondering if it is acceptable to ask for an equity stake, and if so, how to do so? Answer: Dear John: It is not very common for a prospective employee to ask a prospective employer for an equity stake right off the bat – without either “side” knowing the other all that well. Being an equity stake owner can also result in serious and long-term legal obligations and significant financial liabilities.

Equity 109

Alleged Pay Discrimination at Google Makes Marc Benioff and Salesforce Look Amazing.

The HR Capitalist

Back in late 2015, I reported on proactive moves by Salesforce to do pay equity increases across its workforce to eliminate any and all gender pay issues, job by job. Well, here's another reason to go for pay equity if you're a company like Salesforce - to keep the DOL from knocking on your door and playing hardball, like they just did at Google. . "In You'll likely end up making the same equity increases Salesforce did, but it will look forced and you won't get credit for leading.

2017 81

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10 Things That Haven’t Changed For Women In The Business World

Career Realism

of equity partners in U.S. Discrimination Still Exists Although we wish gender discrimination were a thing of the past, unfortunately, this isn't the case. Discrimination still affects women in the workplace, in many subtle ways.

2021 67

“Recording Conversations with Your Boss or HR” What You Need to Know

Sklover Working Wisdom

On the other hand, if the purpose of recording a conversation at work is (a) to make a record of wrongful, improper or illegal activity, such as embezzlement, discrimination or retaliation, or (b) to make a record of your objecting to, complaining about or seeking to halt wrongful, improper or illegal activity, then making the recording of the conversation may be not only proper, but wise and commendable.

2014 162

2021: Dare To Make History!

Ms. Career Girl

As our hockey careers skyrocketed, we refused to allow roadblocks and discrimination to deter us from pursuing gender equity – even taking on our governing body, USA Hockey. It is a book about the importance of the fight for equity, particularly gender equity.

2021 184

“Stress from work is killing me. Please help!!”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Vesting of unvested stock, stock options and other equity; . Discrimination, Harassment & Hostility Eligible? Question: I have been employed by a company for almost 5 years and the stress is becoming unbearable to the point that when I come home, I just want to curl up in a ball and be left alone. I am almost 60 years old and I just can’t handle stress like I could at 25 or 30.

2013 109

10 Things That Haven’t Changed For Women In The Business World

Career Realism

One recent study shows that only 15% of equity partners in U.S Discrimination Still Exists. Although we wish gender discrimination is a thing of the past, unfortunately, this isn’t the case. Discrimination still affects women in the work world, in many subtle ways. Career Discrimination Remember that old cigarette ad that proclaimed: “You’ve come a long way, baby?”

2014 87

Disability Rights, Gender and Race Pay Equality

Competitive Resumes

Job seekers who are affected can achieve fair chances and equity to manage the full arc of his or her career. Tom Spiggle, founder of Spiggle Law, focuses in on discrimination. The more disability rights, and gender and race pay equality are discussed, the better it is for all. He is my guest for the show today. I will be doing even more show regarding these issues. I would love to hear your concerns and questions regarding Gender and Race Pay Equality and disability rights.

2016 144

3 Neglected, But Simple, Personal (Social) Branding Strategies

Executive Career Brand

Building Personal Brand Equity by Surprising Someone With a LinkedIn Recommendation. I know that many people hesitate to include a photo because they fear discrimination, based on age, appearance, ethnic background, etc. Some personal branding strategies for job search take a lot of time to accomplish. Some personal branding strategies for job search take a lot of time to accomplish.

2017 201

Any ways to get satisfaction after resigning?

Sklover Working Wisdom

If you believe what happened to you was a result of illegal discrimination (or retaliation concerning your report of discrimination), you have every legal right to file a Charge of Discrimination to an appropriate civil rights agency. Non-wage” claims might include, as examples, (a) expense reimbursements not made to you, (b) claims based on benefits not provided to you, and (c) claims based on wrongly forfeited stock or other forms of “equity.”.

2016 131

Top 5 Blogs in the #Workplace


Work Out an Ideal Hiring Process to Boost Efficiency: The economic environmental pressure is building and companies are starting to re-realize the value of human equity. With an aging population, age-discrimination becomes a hot-button issue. Each week Blogging4Jobs brings you the Top Workplace Blogs of the Week. These blogs come from all across the internet and highlight important topics being discussed in the space.

2013 96

HBR Says Women Experience More Incivility than Men at Work — Especially from Other Women (KD at #workhuman)

The HR Capitalist

Panel participants include actress and humanitarian Ashley Judd, gender equity advocate Tarana Burke, and other soon-to-be-announced guests. Perhaps as more overt forms of mistreatment like sexual harassment have become legally prohibited and socially taboo, subtle forms of discrimination in the form of incivility may increasingly occur within the workplace. Capitalist Note : I'm spending the first couple of days of this week at WorkHuman in Austin.

2018 106

I don’t want to bring my “whole self” to work

Ask a Manager

When people have marginalized identities and work in environments that are less than optimally inclusive, they may have very good reasons — like discrimination — for declining to be fully authentic at work.

2020 51

how companies can build more equitable workplaces … and what’s getting in the way

Ask a Manager

The C-suite, the CEO, the VP of Sales, the Head of Operations, whoever it is who needs to explain that the culture of this workplace is one of equity and inclusion. As a leader, you need to look at your team and identify where the inclusion and equity challenges lie.

2021 47

How to Defeat a Non-Compete Ten Effective Defenses

Sklover Working Wisdom

Unsolicited, Morgan received an invitation to interview with Private Equity investors interested in hiring an aggressive veteran to head up a mid-tier firm they hoped to one day take public. He shared it with the Private Equity investors. First, we assisted Morgan in negotiating his new employment terms with the Private Equity investors. “In great straits, when hope is small, the boldest counsels are the safest.”. - Livy (Roman Historian, 59 BC – AD 17).

Seven Short Q & A’s on Saturday

Sklover Working Wisdom

Though I am not licensed to practice law in New Jersey, and so cannot give you definitive information about the laws of that state, I am quite confident that whatever it says in the employer’s Equity Plans will govern your rights in equity (stock, stock options, restricted stock units, and the like). Question 1: Can a former employer forbid me to speak to former co-workers, and them to me ? Debra P. Islandia, New York. The Very Short Answer is “No.”.

2011 126

“Garden Leave’s Little Secret: It is Not Very Enforceable”

Sklover Working Wisdom

As we do for all of our clients, we asked Carolyn to send to our office all of her “workplace papers,” including offer letter, all agreements signed, employee handbook and benefit and equity plans and agreements, for review prior to our consultation. . It should be noted that, under some plans and agreements, you lose your deferred income and/or your unvested equity even if you are laid off, without cause. Here’s 18 Smart Steps to Guide You.

2013 116

Career Success Strategy For Professionals Over 40

Career Realism

There was a time when age discrimination conjured visual images of men and women nearing the retirement age of 62 and older. However, with the increasing impact of technology advancement, the changing workplace, globalization, and economic instability, age discrimination has crept into the lives of working professionals as young as 40. Overcoming the barriers of age discrimination takes persistence, dedication, a positive attitude and employing this proven career success strategy.

rejecting anyone who doesn’t send a thank-you note is terrible hiring

Ask a Manager

And it'll discriminate against candidates from backgrounds where they don't get this kind of job search training, which has nothing to do with skills & ability to excel on the job. That’s going to have a disparate impact by race and class, so if you care about diversity and equity in your hiring, this is a terrible, biased practice.

2019 40

The Bill O’Reilly Debacle – Its Most Important Negotiating Lesson for Employees

Sklover Working Wisdom

Example: While current employees may see it as deleterious to their hopes of remaining in their job, or being promoted in their job, reporting workplace unfairness or abuse – from nonpayment of wages to illegal discrimination – to regulators and governmental rights agencies can provide remedy and relief, and due to the prohibition on retaliation, can actually ensure future job retention. “Without accountability, we cannot expect responsibility.”.

2017 100

Should Your Company Sign the White House’s Equal Pay Pledge?


Yesterday the White House held a summit on women’s issues that including talks, press announcements, a new final rule on discrimination against transgender people in the workplace , and the signing of an agreement by 28 major US companies, including Amazon, Johnson & Johnson, PepsiCo and more, to work quickly to close the gender pay gap.

2016 46

When Leaving Your Job, How to Take Your Colleagues With You

Sklover Working Wisdom

A Powerful Way to Motivate Others to Join You is to Offer Them “Equity”: Perhaps the best way to motivate colleagues to consider transitioning either with you or after you have done so is to offer them “equity,” that is, a chance to have some sort of “stake” in the product of their future efforts, in some shape, form or fashion. There are myriad ways to offer “equity,” from partnership to stock ownership to “your name on the door.”

2010 116

“Employer’s Sole Discretion” in Contracts, Handbooks and Compensation Plans: Six Strong Arguments to Defeat It

Sklover Working Wisdom

Brandon and his attorney discussed that last phrase, and both decided that it was not a problem, as similar language exists in many – perhaps even most – employment agreements, bonus plans, benefit plans and equity plans. No matter what an employment contract, employee handbook or employment bonus, benefit or equity plan says, no employer is free to violate the law. “Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. No one is entitled to their own facts.” . Author Unknown.

my assistant lies about days off, I don’t like our new hire, and more

Ask a Manager

I asked for pay equity and my boss said “this is how the system works” and the only way around it is to change jobs (yes, immediately after promoting me he told me if I wanted equal pay I would need to leave the company).

2021 40

If You're Underpaid, Do Something

Water Cooler Wisdom

 And equity is a right that everyone has - pay shouldn’t discriminate on gender or race. Alexandra Levits Water Cooler Wisdom About Subscribe in a reader Subscribe to Water Cooler Wisdom by Email CareerChat eNewsletter Subscribe Find Alexandra Archives April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 More. « 4 Financially-Savvy Career Moves | Main | Are You Entitled to Severance?

2010 59

should I ask my employer to take down a Blue Lives Matter flag?

Ask a Manager

While I don’t have proof that we actively discriminate in the hiring and promotion process, our track record is questionable at best. When you’ve brought up racial equity in the past, you’ve been told it’s more important to make white clients comfortable. A reader writes: I am a C-level employee at a multi-state company that has more than 50 but fewer than 100 employees.

2019 31

update: how can I keep my star performer, without being able to pay or promote him (while his less competent coworker earns double)?

Ask a Manager

There is the Ownership tier that own around 80% of the equity and responsibilities to simplify are sales and finance. ” (Is reverse age discrimination a thing?) Remember the letter-writer in August who was trying to figure out how to keep his young star performer without being able to promote him or give him much more money … while his slower, less skilled coworker earned almost double? Here’s the update.

wee answer Wednesday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

Religious organizations are allowed to discriminate in hiring on the basis of religion. Since I am not yet hiring folks for full-time pay (equity only) and I want to devote my time to writing code and my wife has a business background, she has been helping with the business end of things, including incorporation, equity structure, IRS registration, taxation, etc. It’s wee answer Wednesday — seven short answers to seven short questions. Here we go… 1. Help!

2013 59

can my company make me stay home with a cold, leaving a job for grad school, and more

Ask a Manager

If they include announcements of increased parental leave and pay equity policies, then sure, that sounds good. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Can my company make me stay home with a cold?

2020 43

Google's 10% Raise: We Don't Care About Our Employees

Evil HR Lady

The only options to get a raise are a) reclassification to another title (which has to be justified in increase of work, etc); b) merit increase (which counter-intuitively, is if you get paid less than other employees doing the same job, they may give you a raise to make things more equal); and c) equity increase (which is if your duties increase a little but not enough for a reclass). Evil HR Lady Why am I evil? Well, Im not, but thats the perception of all of us in HR.

2010 109

resigning when my boss’s wife just died, being paid less than a male predecessor, and more

Ask a Manager

I have a question related to salary equity. Does this situation fall under anti-discrimination laws? It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Can I resign when my boss’s wife passed away today? This question is tough and I hope you can help! I came in to work with the intention of resigning. I found out that my manager, who is the second-in-command of my entire company, will be out of the office through the end of next week because his wife passed away.

2017 31

Friday Five: What Will Trump Do First?


Eric Meyer argues that it won’t be so easy for reverse decisions on workplace discrimination and equal treatment. Too, Trump seems likely to support some pay equity measures and a family and paid leave program. On Tuesday Americans elected Donald Trump to be their 45th President. Because of the nature of the campaign he run, lacking detailed policy proposals, the press and other commentators haven’t done much in terms of analyzing what a Trump Presidency would look like.

2016 57

is allowing smoke breaks unfair to non-smokers? — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

I would like the idea of creating equity and allowing it, but people just don’t need to make phone calls or step out for air nearly as often as these people need cigarettes! Otherwise, at some point you could be charged with disparate impact discrimination. About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager is allowing smoke breaks unfair to non-smokers? January 6, 2011 A reader writes: How do I determine where the line is between enforcing policy and being a jerk?

2011 78