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Using Career Advancement Covenants to Safeguard Non-Financial Executive Pay

By Robert Adelson on 28 May 21 /   Executive Employment

This article was published in CEO World on May 26, 2021. Suppose you have gone as far as you can in your present company and you are on the lookout for a more challenging executive role. An executive job offer came along and you are tempted by the opportunity, but you are in two minds because the salary […]

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Don’t Let Disparagement or Defamation Blackball Your Executive Career Prospects

By Robert Adelson on 1 May 21 /   Executive Employment

By Robert A. Adelson. This article was published in CEO World Magazine on April 27, 2021. Generally, executive employment separations negotiations focus on how much severance will be paid.  After all, with employment termination, the executive will be between positions.  This could be a long time or short time, but that gap in employment can mean economic hardship […]

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Don’t Let Misalignment in Executive Compensation Create Your Own “Black Sox Scandal”

By Robert Adelson on 2 April 21 /   Executive Employment

This article was published in CEO World on March 31, 2021. In many companies, executive compensation is determined or negotiated according to an established compensation structure that is derived from their talent acquisition and retention strategy which in turn is driven by their business goals. Typically, a company would identify key growth indicators and ensure that each key […]

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Negotiating a Custom CEO or C-level Executive Compensation Package

By Robert Adelson on 7 November 20 /   Executive Employment

This article was publish in CEO World magazine on November 5, 2020. I am often asked – what starting salary, what bonus, what equity amount should I seek in my CEO or C-level executive compensation package? There are companies that do executive compensation surveys and recruiters often have access to those statistics. But what if you […]

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Working Remotely as a C-level Executive – Opportunities and Considerations

By Robert Adelson on 3 October 20 /   Executive Employment,Startups

This article was publish in CEO World magazine on October 2, 2020. Over the past decade, more and more business has been conducted remotely and that trend has only increased with the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. While the pandemic has done much harm to many businesses and the careers of CEOs and C-level executives in those […]

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Achieving Zero Taxation on Sale of Your Startup Equity

By Robert Adelson on 5 September 20 /   Executive Employment,Startups

This article was published in CEO World on September 3, 2020. Are you a founder, a C-level or senior executive recruit, or angel investor of a startup life sciences company, a startup tech company, or a startup e-commerce or other high growth company? If so, did you know that if your startup is properly structured and you […]

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Knowing Your Competition and Establishing Your Market Niche to Set Your Startup Apart

By Robert Adelson on 11 July 20 /   Startups

This article was published in The CEO Refresher on July 7, 2020. For the founder and entrepreneur launching a startup company, it is important understand the market for your products or services, and to understand your competition when you enter that market. When you are seeking angel or VC investment or trying to recruit co-founders […]

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Triggering Executive Severance to Protect Your Interests in Case of COVID-19 or other Changed Circumstances

By Robert Adelson on 29 May 20 /   Executive Employment

This article was published in CEO World on May 27, 2020. We are in the middle of a once-in-a-lifetime kind of crisis that is unexpected and unprecedented. So many businesses that had been thriving in a robust economy as recently as January and February 2020, were shut down almost on a moment’s notice and remained […]

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Has a New Employer Withdrawn Your Executive Job Offer? How “Promissory Estoppel” might give you a legal remedy

By Robert Adelson on 2 May 20 /   Executive Employment

This article was published in CEOWorld Magazine on April 28, 2020. As a successful C-level or other senior executive, you may be lured by executive recruiters or otherwise by other companies seeking your talent, contacts and experience.  Suppose one of those opportunities truly excites you.  You agree to terms, it feels like a good fit, you accept […]

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New Developments for Employee Furloughs in Massachusetts

By Robert Adelson on 3 April 20 /   Massachusetts Employment Law

This article was originally published on March 30, 2020 in The Legal Refresher. Limited State Unemployment Benefits allowed in connection Furloughs due to COVID-19 Pandemic New Massachusetts emergency regulations now allow limited eligibility for state unemployment benefits in connection with a furlough of employees if this employer action to furlough employees is the result of […]

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