Sometimes the parties use the validity date to refer to a future date on which either agreement will occur. For example, a January 2004 employment contract is probably related to the date on which the employee will actually start working: I prefer to refer only to the date of that agreement. Why add an unnecessarily defined term to the reader? The clause on the entry into force or effectiveness of the agreement sets the date on which the rights and obligations arising from the agreement come into force. The validity date is not necessarily the same as the execution date. In the absence of an effective date, the terms of the agreement will enter into force after they are implemented. This contract comes into effect from the date (“effective date”) from the date on which this contract is signed by both parties. The duration of the agreement begins on the first day of the Company`s fiscal year beginning in 2004 (effective date) and ends on the last day of the Company`s fiscal year ending in 2007, subject to prior termination in accordance with Section 7 below (the “duration”). The parties may set an effective date before the agreement is implemented. For example, to recover royalties or payments retroactive to a bygone date. Once again, Ken argues that it is clearer to use the concept of “date of agreement” and to define concretely the periods of rights and obligations that deviate from that date. In practice, it may be more convenient to set the operating date for all rights and obligations rather than to define them individually.
But it is misleading to commit to the effectiveness of the agreement on the date the employee will take office, as the agreement will be effective once the parties have signed it. Instead, it is the company`s obligation to pay the employee and the employee`s obligation to work for that salary that starts later, and I would say that in the contract. If you need a defined term to refer you to that day later, I will use something like the start date. But as I notice in this blog, I find it easier to organize things so that I can use the date of this agreement in this context. First, the validity date is sometimes used to refer to the date indicated in the introductory clause, as in this example – which I did not correct, even though I changed the names – in the SEC`s EDGAR database: the validity date can be used to refer to a date in the future.