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Five Things to Consider When Negotiating a Severance Agreement
Severance Agreement

If you’ve been presented with a severance agreement, you might be tempted to sign it immediately if its terms appear to be generous. But it might be a good idea to consult with an employment attorney first. Even if you...

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Nondisclosure Agreements: What Are They, and How Do They Work in Sexual Harassment Cases?
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In most high‐profile sexual harassment cases, for instance, those against Bill Cosby, Herman Cain (remember him?), and now Harvey Weinstein, there are reports that women have come forward even though they signed a nondisclosure agreement or “gag order” as part...

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Litigating Breaches of a Severance Agreement: Choice of Law, Choice of Forum, and Legal Dispute Method Clauses
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Severance agreements often have clauses that dictate where and how to resolve any legal disputes that may arise from the severance package itself. Note that these clauses address a separate issue than the terms that involve the mutual or general...

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Conduct After Signing a Severance Agreement
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Well, it’s official: you’ve just signed your severance agreement. On the upside, you probably received something you really wanted from it, like a cash payment or an agreement that you’ll get a neutral reference for prospective employers. But do you...

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Negotiating a Severance: Asking for What YOU Want
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Bad news: your employer just told you that you’re going to be terminated, whether it’s due to poor performance, company downsizing, or just because (one of the pitfalls of at-will employment). With any luck, you may have been offered a...

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Options When You Are Offered a Severance Agreement
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You’re leaving your job, and you’ve been offered a severance agreement—but should you take it? How do you even decide? Whatever got you to this place, we’re sorry that you’re going through the difficult process of finding and transitioning to...

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How Long Do You Have Before You Must Decide to Sign or Decline a Severance Agreement Offer?
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So, your employer has offered you a severance agreement. That is good news! Or, if not exactly good news, it is at least a silver lining to a bad situation. A severance agreement offer means that your former employer is...

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Severance Agreement Overview
Severance Agreement

Two primary provisions form the basis of your severance agreement: your severance pay and the general release you agree to. Whatever severance agreement you received or would like to negotiate for likely contains several other meaty provisions, but these “Big...

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