Arrangements, options, perquisites, etc, that induce one to stay in one's job: These ties that bind have become known in industry as golden handcuffs(1976+)
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Idioms and Phrases with golden-handcuffs
Financial benefits that an employee will lose upon resigning, as in The company's presented all the middle managers with golden handcuffs, so they can't afford to leave. This slangy business expression dates from the 1970s.