Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Published on April 2nd, 2018 by Alan L. Sklover

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“Working Hard . . .
A Monday Poem”

He worked by day and toiled by night.

She gave up play and much delight.

Dry books he read, new things to learn.

And forged ahead, success to earn.

He plodded on, with faith and pluck,

And when she won, they called it luck.

– Author Unknown

This sweet poem was sent to us by Geoff T. of Baltimore, Maryland. Keep up the good (and hard) work, Geoff. If you would like to submit a proverb, quote or thought, please submit it to us at vanessa@executivelaw.com.

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Happy Easter

Published on April 1st, 2018 by Alan L. Sklover

To All our Friends Who Celebrate Easter:

The Essential Message Of Easter is Hope.

Is there any better Message to Celebrate?

Happy Easter!

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A Passover Thought

Published on March 30th, 2018 by Alan L. Sklover

To All Our Friends Who Celebrate

Passover:

May your Matzoh Balls be light. May your Horse Radish be strong. May your Wine be sweet.

May you never forget how precious is Freedom from Oppression and Slavery, the meaning and lesson of this wonderful Holiday.

Have a Zinsict Pesach!

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Incorporated by Reference – Key Words & Phrases

Published on March 27th, 2018 by Alan L. Sklover

Key Words

What is the meaning of:

Incorporated by Reference?

In many workplace agreements, we see language that says something like this:
“This Agreement and the Confidentiality Agreement signed on November 24, 2021, which is hereby incorporated by reference, constitute the entire understanding between the parties.“

In this way, two agreements —one “new,” and one “old”— are combined into one. The simple phrase “incorporated by reference” makes it necessary to review not only the “new” agreement in your hand, but also the “old” agreement (or agreements) now being incorporated into it, which you may have signed decades ago.

So, for example, if you are given a Severance Agreement, and it “incorporates by reference” a Non-Competition Agreement you signed on your first day of work nine years ago, without realizing it, you may again be agreeing to a Non-Compete restriction that may not make sense now.

“Old” agreements may have made sense to sign then, but may not make sense to sign again, now.

Also, years ago you may not have had sufficient leverage to refuse to sign that “old agreement,” but you may now have sufficient leverage to refuse to re-sign it.

As another example, if you are given a new and seemingly generous Bonus Agreement, and it “incorporates by reference” a Reimbursement Agreement you signed six years ago, it’s just possible that that “new” bonus may just not be worth it.

In a nutshell, keep an eye out for the phrase “incorporated by reference,” and if you see it, review each of the other agreements it combines by “incorporating by reference.” Say to yourself, “Is this a wise thing to do?” Frequently, the answer is “No.”

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Published on March 26th, 2018 by Alan L. Sklover

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“Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.”

– W. Clement Stone

It could not be simpler, or more powerful: unless you have a clear idea of where you are headed, and why, chances are you will meander along the way. As some people say, “What’s the end game?” It could be as simple as being the very best parent you can be. Or, It could be to create the world’s best music delivery service. It really does not matter: so long as you are clear-minded about your purpose, the direction and energy you need to get there is plainly “in your pocket.”

This quote was sent to us by Peggy T. of Dover, Maryland. Our thanks go out to Peggy. If you would like to submit a proverb, quote or thought, please submit it to us at vanessa@executivelaw.com.

Need to send a model memo or letter to make a request or complaint? A good checklist or form agreement? For a complete list of our Model Letters, Memos, Checklists and Sample Agreements, Just [click here.]

Interested in Membership? It’s free, and has advantages, including discounts on our products. Just [click here.]

Need a private telephone consultation? Just [click here.] Evenings and weekends can usually be accommodated.

© 2018 Alan L. Sklover. All Rights Reserved and Strictly Enforced.

Alan L. Sklover

Alan L. Sklover

Employment Attorney
and Career Strategist
for over 30 years

Job Security and Career Success now depend on knowing how to navigate and negotiate to gain the most for your skills, time and efforts. Learn the trade secrets and 'uncommon common sense' of Attorney Alan L. Sklover, the leading authority on "Negotiating for Yourself at Work™".

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