BUSINESSWEEK ONLINE : FEBRUARY 26, 2001 ISSUE
LEGAL AFFAIRS

Disappointment Litigation Is on the Rise


Caseloads at employment law firms have soared since the economy cooled. Some land mines companies face:

-- Overpromising on the value of stock options

-- Assuring (even verbally) raises and promotions and then not delivering

-- Signing off on employment contracts that aren't airtight

-- Failing to give continual job-performance feedback

-- Forgoing a pre-nup agreement with workers that would offer protection if things went sour



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