Contracts & Practices
At Berke-Weiss Law PLLC, we represent employers and employees in matters related to severance packages. While these matters often can be resolved by parties independently, seeking representation regarding severance packages can help protect your rights and interests. We negotiate, draft, review and litigate severance agreements. Each one is unique, and we tailor the representation we provide to those unique needs.
Severance agreements may be needed as a result of a company reorganization, a simple parting of ways between employer and employee, or a hostile work environment. When we handle a matter related to a severance agreement, we assess our clients’ needs and interests, to protect them in negotiations of an agreement. We also look at events that may have occurred during the employment relationship, which may affect the termination of the relationship between the parties. These include matters such as sexual harassment or discrimination, which may lead to litigation. Frequently, we can negotiate an agreement with a client’s financial advantage based on events that have occurred during employment.
Berke-Weiss Law PLLC structures severance packages to protect established goodwill, while recognizing the possibility of litigation arising from events like discrimination and harassment that may have led to termination. Many different matters can be incorporated into a severance agreement, including compensation for the former employee as well as protections for the employer, such as non-disclosure or non-disparagement agreements. Understanding all of the client's interests is critical since both employers and employees have a great deal to protect.