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10 Things Companies Want in Their Severance Agreements

The list below was taken from the Ohio Employers Law Blog written by Jon Hymen. The Ohio Employers Law Blog is written for companies and the ten items listed below are points that companies often include in their severance agreements. If you, as an employee, are provided with a severance agreement, you will probably see similar terms in your severance agreement. The...

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What Is In A New York Severance Package?

We get a lot of questions about severance packages. People want to know what is in one and how much money they should contain. New York severance packages vary from company to company and there is no set formula to determine their value. In this article, the New York employment lawyers at Ottinger Employment Lawyers will go over what most...

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Severance Package Values in New York

Severance package values tend to track the health of the economy. During good times, companies typically offer more generous severance pay, but values drop during downturns.   When people need help the most, companies offer less. This is because companies themselves are often struggling to survive. So what should employees do to protect themselves? First, smart employees save money to...

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Severance Agreement Oppression

Regulators are getting stricter about severance agreements.  Read on to learn about how some severance agreements were found to be TOO strict and how to protect yourself when signing one.  There are certain claims that you cannot waive in your severance agreement.  For example, you cannot waive your EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) claims.  But your employer can make you...

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Retaliation Cases Are Favored by the EEOC

A recent report from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reveals that retaliation cases are preferred by the agency.   The EEOC enforces the federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate or retaliate against a job applicant or employee. Retaliation Charges Lead the Way Another interesting aspect of the report was that the largest percentage of charges – 42.8 percent of the...

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Non-Compete Clause: How to Escape from Them – Video.

Un-shackle Your Non-Compete Clause Do you feel trapped by a non-compete clause?  Is there a job you want but feel chained to your current employer due to a non-compete clause.  You are not alone. Non-Compete clauses have been overused and abused.  More cases are being filed challenging the validity of non-compete clauses.  And employees are winning more of these cases....

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Getting Fired Without Cause Will Void a Non-Compete Agreement in New York

Non-compete agreements in New York are typically rendered unenforceable if the person subject to the agreement is fired without cause. Non-compete agreements are disfavored in New York and will only be enforced if there is a legitimate reason. Courts have generally found that no legitimate reason exists if an employee is fired without cause. If the company decides to let...

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IS JESSE PINKMAN ENTITLED TO OVERTIME PAY?

THIS POST CONTAINS SOME SPOILERS Jesse Pinkman has a lot of things on his mind, including an open DEA investigation and the violent death of everyone he’s ever loved.  Unpaid wages are probably not high on his list of priorities. Still, he may want to think about talking to an employment lawyer when the dust settles, as Jesse may...

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Overtime Pay Basics

Everyone is Assumed to be Entitled to Overtime Pay Under the law, everyone is assumed to be entitled to overtime pay.   It does not matter how you are paid or what kind of work you do.  Even people who earn a salary are entitled to it.   Most all jobs that involve manual labor or clerical/administrative office work...

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Severance Packages – Key Points for Every Agreement

A severance package is designed to ease your transition out of the company. Your employer wants to make sure you leave quietly and you want to obtain a cushion to hold yourself over until you find a new job. The points below are important to anyone trying to evaluate a severance offer.  If you need assistance, contact our lawyers today. 1. Understand the...

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