A severance agreement can achieve many good things for an employee who is leaving his or her employer. This is especially true for longtime employees who are being laid off. But some employees fail to take advantage of the opportunity to negotiate such an agreement.
At the Law Offices of Reisner & King LLP, we negotiate advantageous severance agreements on behalf of workers throughout California, including both private sector and public sector employees. Our attorneys pay attention to the details, seeking the optimal package of provisions, given each client’s situation.
Call us at 818-981-0901 to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our experienced employment law attorneys.
How We Can Help You
When you choose our law firm to represent you, we will carefully review all aspects of your employment, including your salary, benefits and future plans for employment. We will then develop a negotiation strategy designed to enable you to achieve your goals.
The provisions in our proposal to your employer could address the following things, among others:
Compensation — We may be able to obtain a cash settlement for you, particularly in cases involving longtime employees who are being terminated and those involving executives or professionals with employment contracts.
Reason for termination — We could negotiate with your employer seeking to change the stated reason for your departure from resignation or termination for cause to termination based on business conditions. This could enable you to qualify for unemployment benefits and make it easier to explain the situation to prospective employers.
Positive job reference — We could seek an agreement that stipulates that your former employer will provide a positive response to prospective employers rather than a negative response. This could make your job search much easier and less frustrating.
Tax aspects — If the severance agreement includes cash compensation, there could be tax-timing issues that need to be considered.
Litigation Involving Layoffs, Terminations And Severance Agreements
In addition to negotiating severance agreements, our lawyers represent employees in litigation involving wrongful termination, age discrimination, failure to comply with a negotiated severance agreement, and failure to comply with the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN). Our goal will be to protect your rights and seek maximum compensation for your economic and noneconomic losses.
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We represent employees throughout the Los Angeles area and the State of California.