Severance & Non-Compete Lawyers of Newton Barth Negotiate for You
With the many factors included in severance agreements, a careful and well-considered review of the agreement and the situation surrounding the termination is critical to the terminated employee’s near- and long-term interests.
What is a Severance Package?
A severance package provides compensation – typically monetary and/or other benefits – to an outgoing employee when they are laid off for reasons of no fault of their own, such as downsizing, merger or buyouts. The receipt of the package is contingent on the employee signing an agreement not to sue or disparage the company. It’s important to have a severance lawyer review the terms of these packages and agreements to ensure your best interests are being represented.
What is a Non-Compete Agreement?
A non-compete agreement is a contract between an employer and employee prohibiting the employee from entering into competition, directly or indirectly, with an employer for a specified amount of time after their employment period is over. These agreements may attempt to prohibit a person from working for a competing company or individual, starting a company in direct competition, or recruiting other employees of the company. It’s important to have a non-compete lawyer review these agreements before signing to ensure your rights are protected.
What to Expect from a Severance or Non-Compete Lawyers at Newton Barth
The employment law attorneys of Newton Barth have significant experience in reviewing severance packages and advising clients as to the precise meaning of all provisions. They will assess whether the amount included in the agreement is reasonable, and the likelihood of success in negotiating a higher amount of severance.
Our non-compete lawyers are also well versed on the impact of non-compete agreements and the scope of non-disclosure agreements. We’ll review the terms of the agreement and make sure your future employment is protected.
In cases in which the employee’s termination appears to be or is clearly wrongful, Newton Barth has an outstanding record of success in pursuing wrongful termination cases in court.
Dealing with termination is painful enough. Let us help you navigate the complexities of your severance or non-compete agreement so you can leave the past behind and focus on a successful future!
Brandy Barth heads our employment practice and has dealt extensively with employment discrimination cases involving retaliation, whistleblowing, sexual harassment, hostile workplace environments, and discrimination based on race, religion, age, gender, ethnicity or national origin, disability and sexual orientation.