Any tips on how to ask about when a paycut will be restored?

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“What are the current plans and timeline for restoring our pay?”

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Might want to ask about the firm's 2020 financials/2021 budget first to make sure firm can actually afford to restore pay. But if partner profits are up/steady, salaries should be restored and also made whole. Partners should bear primary risk of financial downturn not associates/staff

Do you have a mentor or have a close relationship with a partner who you could ask?

Individual partners may not know. I find that unless it's an item in a partner meeting, most partners are pretty clueless about associate comp.

My firm has a "chief of talent" type person who generally communicates about comp, bonuses, and even evaluation cycles. So that would be the first go to about comp questions.

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