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Utilizing Settlement and Severance Packages

Understand the practical and legal considerations of negotiating and preparing enforceable releases.

When drafted properly, severance, settlement, and other release agreements offer employers a valuable opportunity to avoid costly litigation. To sidestep unwelcome challenges to these agreements, employers must understand the potential limitations on their enforceability and craft them to withstand court scrutiny. This topic will focus on the practical and legal considerations of negotiating and preparing enforceable releases, as well as tips for avoiding common mistakes made by employers in attempting to decrease risk and liability through the use of releases.

63 minutes
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Agenda

Importance/Risks of Settlement/Severance Agreements

The Anatomy of a Basic Settlement/Severance Agreement

  • Parties
  • Consideration/Benefits
  • Release
  • Covenant Not to Sue
  • Acknowledgments

Other Important Provisions -From A to Z

  • Older Workers Benefits Protection Act
  • Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 (MMSEA) Reporting Requirements
  • COVID-19 Issues
  • Clawbacks
  • Taxes
  • Consulting
  • Return of Property
  • Confidentiality
  • Non-Disparagement
  • No Admission of Liability
  • No Rehire Provision
  • References
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Choice of Law
  • Court vs. Arbitration
  • Jury Waiver
  • Attorney's Fees for Employer in Case of Employer Breach
  • Jointly Drafted Provision
  • Signed in Subparts
  • Integration Clause
  • Severability
  • Assignment
  • Employee Assistance (Outplacement/Transition Assistance)
  • Cooperation (in Litigation, etc.)
  • Prior Employment Agreements
  • Federal Claims That Cannot Be Released

State Law Issues

  • State Specific Laws
  • Claims That Cannot Be Released

Signatures

Enforcement

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Applications have not yet been submitted for Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Wyoming CLE for this course. However, if you are interested in obtaining CLE for any of the listed states or have any additional credit questions please email us at [email protected] or call us at 866-352-9540.

This course was last revised on June 10, 2020.

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  • AR CLE 1.0
     
  • This course has been approved for 1.0 hours of CLE by the Arkansas CLE Board.
     
  • CA MCLE 1.0
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.0 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • WA CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 hours of A/V credit under the Law & Legal Procedure category.
     

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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Burton D. Garland, Jr.

Burton D. Garland, Jr.

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

  • Shareholder at Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
  • Employment practice includes litigating employment discrimination matters under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Federal False Claims Act, and the various state counterparts to these federal laws
  • Practice includes union avoidance counseling and campaigns, elections, objections to elections, R-Case strategy and litigation, collective bargaining, strikes and injunctions, arbitration, and unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board
  • Practice includes advising clients on employment-related matters and drafting personnel policies, employment contracts, severance agreements, and employee handbooks
  • J.D. degree, St. Louis University School of Law; M.B.A. degree, St. Louis University; B.S.B.A. degree, University of Arizona
  • Can be contacted at 314-802-3953 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 407293
Published 2020
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