What Is Employment Law?
Whether you have a commission dispute or need review of your severance agreement, we are committed to protecting your rights.
Severance agreements compensate employees for work performed as an employee. However, the severance agreement you are about to sign may release your former employer from liability for wrongful discharge and discrimination because severance agreements almost always require the former employee to sign a release and give up all rights against the employer. Signing a severance agreement without getting legal counsel can cost you money and hurt your career.
In fact, most severance agreements contain a clause advising discharged employees to seek legal advice before signing a severance agreement. Your employer may attempt to use a severance agreement to impose non-compete or non-solicitation clauses and confidentiality provisions that could harm your career or prevent you from starting your own business. Other components of a severance agreement can include provisions for health care coverage and other benefits, compensation for unexercised stock options or deferred commissions, pension benefits, the timing and terms of departure, unemployment insurance, and taxation aspects.
Let us review your employment history for possible claims for violations of labor and discrimination laws, and review your severance agreement to determine how best to protect your rights and ensure that you are treated fairly. We explore your employment status, your career goals, and your financial situation and map a strategy to obtain the severance package that best meets your needs.
MAA's Attorneys can assist you in negotiating enhanced severance benefits where the former employer's offer does not fairly reflect your work performance and length of employment or the valuable legal rights you are being asked to release.