New York NJ and CT Severance Pay Package Lawyer
Our New York, New Jersey and Connecticut Severance Pay Agreement Lawyers have advised Fortune 100 companies on severance packages, plant closings and layoffs and, are now using this valuable experience, to successfully represent current and former executives and other classes of employees to obtain greater compensation (payable in a lump sum or weekly), a longer employment period and delayed termination date, longer periods of paid health insurance coverage and other valuable benefits in severance agreements and severance packages. If you have been presented with a Severance Agreement, don't sign it until you learn your rights and maximize your compensation and benefits - call now to speak with one of our Severance Agreement Attorneys at (800) 893-9645. Our attorneys will answer all your questions regarding the terms of severance, explain the terms of the Severance Agreement, inform you of your legal rights, and, if appropriate, negotiate your severance agreement in order to maximize your compensation, benefits and perks.
What Should a Typical Severance Agreement Include?
- Amount of the severance payment(s) and taxation considerations
- Term and payment methods for severance monies
- Payment for unused vacation, personal and sick time
- Date of termination
- Agreed-upon language for reference purposes
- Extended coverage of health insurance benefits
- Scope of Non-Competition Non-Solicitation and Non-Disclosure obligations
- If applicable, uniform application of severance pay calculator computations.
It is very important for employees to review their severance packages with an experienced employment lawyer so that they understand and fully appreciate the benefits and obligations imposed in the Severance Agreement. As Severance Agreements may bar employees from bringing future lawsuits against their employers for claims such as employment discrimination, sexual harassment and payments owed such as bonuses, it is crucial to review the Severance Agreement and the terms of termination to determine if any claims exist prior to signing. Call now to speak with one of our Severance Attorneys at (800) 893-9645. Learn your rights before you potentially release and waive all your claims against your former employer.
What will your Legal Severance Review Include?
A paragraph by paragraph legal review of your severance agreement to explain the specific legal issues, practical considerations and consequences. Our Employment Law Attorneys have reviewed and analyzed thousands of severance agreements and that experience will be protecting you:
- Comprehensive legal analysis of the issues surrounding your termination including the viability and strength of any possible employment law claim that you may have. Our Attorneys will counsel you regarding your right to bring a lawsuit or any other claim before the Department of Labor, EEOC, or Division of Human Rights and the potential value of such a claim.
- A valuation of severance pay and benefits available to you
- The availability and proper cost of COBRA health insurance coverage program and your eligibility for state unemployment insurance benefits;
- The impact of any restrictive covenants (non-competition and non-solicitation agreements) that you may be bound by and other issues affecting your future employment; and
- If we are retained, our attorneys will negotiate your severance package to obtain a great severance payment for you.
Our New York, New Jersey and Connecticut Severance Package Lawyers have frequently lectured on severance pay issues and have written many articles on Severance Pay on our Employment Law Blog including Top 10 Things to Know Before Signing a Severance Agreement. Click below for more of our informative blog articles. Call (800) 893-9645 to speak with our Lead Severance Pay Attorney. Read just one of our many testimonials below.
"Highly recommended. I was devastated when I got fired. I did not know what to do but was lucky to find your law firm. Mr. Sanchala explained my severance agreement to me in plain English and was able to get my family more money." - Former ClientNew York Employment Lawyer Blog - Severance Agreements FAQ's
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