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Separation Agreements – How to Make Them Work

Employers often utilize separation agreements for departing employees. In the most common situations, employees who are separating receive certain benefits in return for their agreement to release the employer and related parties from all claims relating to their employment. While there are numerous ways to approach such agreements, there are certain issues employers are well … Continue reading this entry

Separation Agreement or No Separation Agreement?

When an employer terminates an employee, it has to decide whether to offer the employee separation pay (severance) in return for a release of claims. (See previous Legal News: Employment Law Weekly Update, May 29, 2012). Employers are generally not legally required to provide separation pay. Some employers choose never to offer separation pay, or … Continue reading this entry

Will Your Separation Agreement Pass Legal Scrutiny?

While separation agreements are one way that an employer can effectively manage its post-employment litigation risks, the validity of a poorly drafted agreement could be contested in court. A recent decision serves as a reminder of the importance of drafting separation agreements in a clear manner that will survive legal scrutiny.… Continue reading this entry