Fort Lauderdale Severance Agreement Attorneys
Separation Agreement - Severance Contract - Redundancy
Located in Fort Lauderdale, our severance agreement attorneys at Donna M. Ballman, P.A. represent employees throughout South Florida in employment termination and severance package issues. Our firm features prominent severance law attorney, Donna Ballman. Ms. Ballman has lectured extensively and written numerous publications on employment law, including issues with severance contracts. She was also featured on Sky Radio -- Forbes’ “America’s Most Influential Women” radio program, and in the Daily Business Review's Labor & Employment Roundtable on the issues of severance and non-compete agreements.
Severance Agreement Overview
• Severance Contract • Severance Agreement
• Termination Agreement • Separation Agreement
• Redundancy Agreement • Made Redundant
• Golden Parachute
Employees: Severance Agreements – What to Think About Before You Sign One, and Why You Might be Able to Get One Even if it Isn’t Offered
When I represent terminated employees, many of them have been presented with severance agreements that they ask me to review for them. Many more have not been offered severance, but may be able to receive it if they know how to ask. What should you do if you’ve been fired, laid off, or made redundant, before you sign a severance agreement? And what should you do if severance is not offered? Read More
Employers: Severance Agreements – Why Have Them and What They Should Contain
You are firing an employee. They didn’t do anything criminal, anything that actually damaged the company. They were with you five years and just stopped performing. Or didn’t change with the times. Didn’t adjust to a promotion. Missed too much work. You’re having a layoff, making employees redundant. Florida is an at-will state, so there is no question you can fire them for any reason or no reason at all. So why give them severance? Read More
Requirements for Enforcing a Severance Agreement
To make a severance contract enforceable, the employer must offer the employee something more than he or she would ordinarily receive in the normal course of business—such as the so-called golden parachute. There needs to be something in addition to the compensation normally received by employees upon separation from employment—accumulated vacation pay, unused sick pay, etc. Without some benefit added, a severance agreement is unenforceable, and the employer no longer has the ability to require the former employer to abide by his or her obligations under the contract. Quite often this employee requirement is a non-compete agreement. If the employer has not designed an enforceable severance contract by including unique benefits, the non-compete clause in the severance contract cannot be enforced. To discuss the negotiation of an enforceable severance package, contact the skilled Florida severance agreement attorney at Donna M. Ballman, P.A..
Negotiating Severance Agreements
It is important to consult with a skilled employment law attorney when negotiating severance agreements. With layoffs, mergers and acquisitions forcing executives, managers and employees out of their jobs, hiring a competent employment lawyer to review and negotiate severance agreements is key. Most employers want to avoid potential discrimination, whistleblower, and other employment law claims. Offering an attractive severance package or golden parachute is one way employers can avoid these claims.This area of employment law is constantly changing, which makes it essential to discuss drafting a severance agreement with a skilled employment lawyer. To schedule an appointment with a Florida employment law attorney, contact Donna M. Ballman, P.A..
Severance Agreements, Noncompete Contracts, and more
Experienced Fort Lauderdale Severance Contract Attorney
As experienced Fort Lauderdale severance contract attorneys, our attorneys understand the nuances in negotiating and an enforceable severance package on behalf of business executives, managers, and employees. The laws governing severance agreements are frequently changing. That is one reason why an experienced Florida severance contract attorney should be engaged.
If you are an employee, you want an experienced severance contract attorney who is also trained in the art of negotiations. Ms. Ballman has over 20 years of experience negotiating severance agreements and severance packages on behalf of employees. She can advise you on how to get the most leverage from a given situation, and utilize that leverage to negotiate a more favorable severance agreement.
For further information on severance contract laws, or to speak with an experienced Fort Lauderdale severance contract attorney, please contact us e-mailing us. If you don’t have e-mail, please contact us by calling at (954) 680-6300. If you are an employee who wants representation in negotiating a severance contract, we can help. When it comes to severance contracts, experience DOES matter.
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Donna M. Ballman, P.A.
Fort Lauderdale Severance Contract Attorneys
5001 S. University Drive, Suite G
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328
Our employment law attorneys at the law offices of Donna M. Ballman, P.A. represent employees throughout south Florida and the Florida Keys, including the cities of: Fort Lauderdale (Ft. Lauderdale), Miami, West Palm Beach, Naples, Ft. Meyers, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Stuart, Jupiter, Boca Raton, and Hollywood. Our employment lawyers also represent employees in the following counties: Broward County, Palm Beach County, and Miami-Dade County. Whether you need a south Florida redundancy agreement lawyer or a Fort Lauderdale severance contract attorney, we can help.