A severance agreement is a contract. An employee waives claims in exchange for legal consideration above and beyond what he or she was entitled to receive as an employee (typically severance pay and other inducements) to sign the agreement. A common misunderstanding by employees relates to whether they are entitled to severance. Employees who are . . . → Read More: Understanding Massachusetts Severance Agreements
On Tuesday, January 25th at noon I will present on what you need to know about severance agreements at the Boston Society of Architects for the Admistration and HR Group. We’ll discuss when it is appropriate to use severance agreements, what terms are typically negotiated, and what needs to be in the agreement in order . . . → Read More: Upcoming Presentation on Severance Agreements
The following is the not-so short list of ways that employers often mishandle terminations, leading to surprise and distress on the part of the employee, the appearance of unfairness and an eventual lawsuit. The list naturally isn’t meant to be all inclusive (we would be here all day) – just instructive.
1. Failing to consider . . . → Read More: The Not-So Short List Of Ways to Mishandle Employee Terminations
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