In 2022, The WIMDI Speaker Series is inviting engaging speakers each month to give interactive talks on topics that help women kill it at work.
Welcome to Talk 9 of 13 - Employment Contracts 101
The only thing that can spoil the elation of a fantastic new job offer is knowing that some recruiter just sent you a 15-page doozy of a contract to lull you into a size-8-font-induced stupor. Let's be honest: Employment Contracts are not exactly gripping page turners. You'll have to wade through pages of legalese to get to the stuff that matters: Your salary, benefits, vacation, and benefits. Everything else is boilerplate nonsense, right?
Buried in the endless labyrinth of heretofores and notwithstandings, there are a series of clauses that are essential for every woman working in technical jobs to understand and negotiate if they want to have a happy employer-employee relationship. This talk will focus on understanding the basics of the employment contracts you sign every time you get a new job. We'll cover
This talk will focus on understanding the basics of the employment contracts you sign every time you get a new job. We'll cover:
Key elements that make employment contracts legally binding
Common clauses you can expect to see in an employment contract
Tricky terms technical women should watch out for
How to get the most out of your contract review if you work with an employment lawyer
The goal of this talk is to give you the information you need to understand your employment contract & negotiate terms that work for you.
Angela Cao is a Vancouver based litigation lawyer practicing in the areas of employment law, commercial law, and tax law. Angela started her own law firm Queenstone Law in 2018 after practicing for a few years in Toronto.
She is dedicated to helping individuals and small businesses successfully navigate the complex legal system and is a fearless and thorough advocate for her clients. She is passionate about women's empowerment and access to justice. She often volunteers as a pro bono lawyer for low income and marginalized litigants and mentors law students.
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This is a networking group for women in male-dominated industries (eg: mining, finance, tech, engineering, construction, politics, etc.). We meet once a month for coffee/tea to chat, comiserate, strategize, and cheer each other on. It's a great way to connect with women facing your issues when they are few and far between in your work life.
Organization Contact Information
Vancouver Women in Male-Dominated Industries BC Canada