Have You Received An Offer Letter or Offer to Start a New Job?

By Thomas McKinney

If you have received an offer letter or offer of employment, now if the best time to negotiate with your employer and prepare for any things that may happen in your position or career at the new company. Many people feel that they cannot negotiate with a prospective employer or after they receive the offer letter because they will be “starting out on the wrong foot.” That does not have the be the case. You can hire an experienced employment attorney to negotiate directly with the employer on your behalf to help improve the terms of the offer of employment. The employment lawyer will be the bad guy in the situation (don’t worry – we are used to it) and you may be able to improve the offer of employment so that you know what will happen in the event of a change-in-control, termination, reduction-in-force or any other situations that may arise. We can also go over all of the potential issues that can come up before, during and after your employment ends with the Company. We strongly recommend contacting one of our employment attorneys to review your offer letter and advise you on all of the potential benefits and protections that you should try to obtain prior to starting the job.

We can handle a negotiation of you offer letter in two different ways. First, we can work behind the scenes and make changes to the offer, draft the necessary language and help you draft any correspondence to the employer. This will allow you to remain as the focal point of the employer throughout the negotiation. Second, we can get directly involved in the negotiation and work with the COmpany’s attorneys to draft the proper language in the offer letter or employment agreement so that you are protected and are aware of what will happen in the future in the event that a change-in-control, termination, reduction-in-force or any other situations that may arise.

Please call us if you have any questions and would like to discuss your offer letter.

About the Author
Tom McKinney is an experienced NJ Employment Lawyer in all major areas of labor and employment law, including discrimination, harassment, overtime violations, wage and hour claims, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, LAD, FLSA, and all other employment law claims. Tom is admitted to practice in the States of New Jersey and New York, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Southern District of New York, District of New Jersey, and United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Prior to forming the firm, Tom practiced at Gibbons P.C. in Newark, NJ. If you have any questions regarding this article, contact Tom here today.