The grandfather clause
September 28, 2015 11:45pm CST
I have heard the "grandfather clause" and "grandfathered" used many times in my work life but I never really concerned myself with what it really was all about until it applied to me. The corporation I worked for was changing our eligibility for certain benefits. In order to qualify employees now had to have a minimum of 15 years service instead of 10 years. I was devastated since I had just reached my 10 years service and the thought that I now had to wait another 5 years - not fair! However, I felt much better when I was told I would be "grandfathered" and it was explained to me that anyone who reached 10 years at the signing of the new agreement would be able to collect their benefits. What a relief! The grandfather clause or policy means that an old rule or policy would continue to apply under certain circumstances and within some limitations. So in my case I had grandfather rights. Have you ever been grandfathered?
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• El Paso, Texas
9 Jul 17
Well, kinda. I have lived here 20 years so any new laws that began after I bought it does not necessarily apply to me. When I was looking for a permanent home I wanted to have the right to keep as many pets as I wanted and this one was perfect, the only pet I am not allowed to own would be pigs, but otherwise if I wanted or had the money, I could have sheep, goats, cows, horses or most any other livestock and there is no limit to how many dogs or cats I could have.
29 Sep 15
I did not knew the English expression. We call it "clause of protection of acquired rights" in France. I had something like this when the number of hours worked during a week felt from 39h to 35h in my country by law. I did not lost any wages in it as my 35h/week have been paid 39h.