SaveTweetIf you've ever been hired before, then you know what's in store for you on your first day at a new job: a big load of paperwork. The typical mound of paper usually includes documents such as the contract showing you're an employee of the company, a W-4 withholding form, an employee handbook of rules, and more. The process tends to go by in a blur for most people, which can sometimes be dangerous, because you may be relinquishing certain rights.
Learn how to be savvy on your first day at work before you sign your rights away. Here, you'll learn which documents to keep an eye out for: non-disclosure agreements, non-compete agreements, and waiver to right to trial in favor of arbitration.
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