So far, fifteen states have enacted legislation that precludes employers from asking about current compensation from job applicants. See https://www.hrdive.com/news/salary-history-ban-states-list/516662/. Texas being a pro-business state, this type of legislation has not been enacted in Texas and was not a topic of discussion in the current legislative session, nor will it likely be in two years when the session meets again. So, the question for Texas job applicants continues: “Should I disclose my current compensation in a job interview or application”?
Topics: legal salary
We were recently asked to make a presentation to managing partners of small law firms in Texas on best hiring practices. In preparation for this seminar talk, we were reminded of the importance of RETAINING existing talent.
Hiring is just the start of building a team, once someone is found and trained, the law firm or legal department needs to know how to KEEP them! The costs of turnover are mostly hidden, but affect the bottom line of small law firms significantly.
We have two new openings in Houston for experienced lawyers. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, referencing the position number indicated, if you're interested in hearing more about either of these positions.
IN-HOUSE DIVISION COUNSEL FOR MANUFACTURING/DRILLING SERVICES COMPANY
Momentum has been engaged on an exclusive basis to help a publicly-held company hire an attorney to be the primary legal support for one of its major divisions. This attorney will handle transactions, draft and negotiate a wide variety of contracts, manage litigation, and help management assess and minimize risk on a daily basis.
We get more questions/requests for compensation information from both clients and candidates than just about anything else. For that reason, we thought that the following webinar, which is being hosted tomorrow by the American Bar Association, might be of interest to many of you. It can never hurt to get a refresher on how to maximize your chances of negotiating better compensation!