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Severance & Non-Compete Agreements

The foundation of many successful employer-employee relationships lies in well-crafted and well-understood severance and non-compete agreements. One or both parties' failure to understand the significance of these agreements often results in costly litigation.

At Clark & Krevsky, we represent employees in severance and non-compete agreement cases. Reviewing these agreements, we make sure they are fair for our clients.

Severance Agreements

Employees who are terminated are often required to sign a release, waiving their right to file claim against their former employer after they are fired. The Older Worker Benefit Protection Act requires that an employee signing such a waiver of claims for age discrimination makes a knowing and voluntary release of claims only if the waiver:

  • Is in writing
  • Is reviewable for 21 days
  • Advises the employee to consult attorney
  • Provides the employee with additional consideration (that is, it offers benefits that the employee does not already have a right to)

The employee also has a seven day right of revocation, in which the employee can revoke the agreement.

Non-Compete Agreements

At any point during your employment, you may also be asked to sign a non-compete agreement. This may be upon hiring or upon termination of your employment. Employers request these agreements to prevent employees from going to work for a competitor. In these cases, the law allows you to review your agreement with an employment attorney. There are a lot of factors that go into non-compete agreements, and we can help you properly review these documents.

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