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    legacy

    Hi,

    could you please explain the meaning of "legacy"? The text is included in an employment contract:

    Your seniority with XXX legacy will be taken into account with all related rights.

    XXX - stands for the name of the former employer

    Thank you very much.

    Hanka

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    Re: legacy

    Quote Originally Posted by Hanka View Post
    Hi,
    could you please explain the meaning of "legacy"? The text is included in an employment contract:
    Your seniority with XXX legacy will be taken into account with all related rights.
    XXX - stands for the name of the former employer
    Thank you very much.
    Hanka
    It sounds very odd to me. Perhaps there's a typo?

    Here's a thought though: apart from its usual meaning of 'inheritance', 'legacy' is commonly used in the software business to refer to old stuff that a business wants to maintain: 'We use Windows XP now, and even a few copies of Windows Vista, but some sites - with complex support requirements - are still using legacy software.' Perhaps this new employee will be especially valued for his knowledge of the software that XXX uses.

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    Re: legacy

    Could it mean that company YYY took over company XXX with all its employees. So company YYY is now their new employer and it promises in the new employment contract that the positions of the employees and the rights related thereto will remain the same as in the case of company XXX?

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    Re: legacy

    Quote Originally Posted by Hanka View Post
    Could it mean that company YYY took over company XXX with all its employees. So company YYY is now their new employer and it promises in the new employment contract that the positions of the employees and the rights related thereto will remain the same as in the case of company XXX?
    Very likely - don't know why I didn't think of it!

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    Re: legacy

    But why did they say "your seniority with XXX legacy", why not only "your XXX seniority" or "your seniority in XXX"?

    Thanks.

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    Re: legacy

    That's why I suspect there's been a typo. The first draft just said 'seniority', but a reviewer said 'Hang on, seniority just means "length of service". What about all the other things? For example, with XXX we had a Final Salary Pension Scheme - we want to be sure that under the new contract we'll qualify for all our existing benefits'. So the writer just chucked a 'legacy' in somewhere, to keep the reviewer quiet.

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    Re: legacy

    I see, so "legacy" means all the other things (benefits) relating to the job.

    Great! Thank you very much for help!!!!

    Hanka

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