As part of your revised CFO/COO employment contract, you should also try to delineate your responsibility and authority and report as a COO. You should also provide for revised termination terms, so that if the company subsequently attempts to remove this title and power from you without your consent, this may trigger termination for cause and severance pay. What a candidate should keep in mind in clawbacks is that you can be damned if you ask them, and damn it, if you don`t, Poerio says. Recoveries are not always part of the main agreement of the contract, but are part of a separate action policy. If you question them during negotiations, a company that does not include them in contracts may need to review and add the provision. But not knowing what the policy is before signing the contract is also not advisable. The best way to deal with the situation is to apply for a typical stock agreement before entering the company, Poerio says. . . .