How Do You Use A Grandfather Clause?

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A grandfather clause is an old rule that continues to apply in certain situations. The grandfather clause would protect people who were already in the situation where as new people would have to go with the new rule. The reason for a grandfather cause is not to upset the balance a new rule can create. By grandfathering a clause, it protects the people who are already in place. Understand the contract. Usually grandfather clauses come into play when negotiating a new contract. Employees need to know their rights. For example, if you are an employee and you need certain requirements for a job and the requirements change before you are eligible, you need to check if there is a grandfather clause. If you could substitute experience for education before and now you can't, you need to find out if a grandfather clause exists. This can make a huge difference if you are eligible for a promotion. Know the law--zoning laws also use grandfather clauses. You business may be protected by a ... more
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