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Florida Severance Contracts

Advising and Representing Florida Executives , Managers and Employees

Our Fort Lauderdale law firm provides knowledgeable advice and representation to executives, managers and employees in the field of severance agreements, severance packages, and severance negotiations, whether as a result of layoffs, mergers and acquisitions, or termination. Our attorney, Donna M. Ballman, has extensive experience with both large and small employers in the areas of employment contracts as well as all other matters related to employment and labor law. To discuss matters regarding severance agreements, contact our south Florida law firm, Donna M. Ballman, P.A..

Severance Agreement Negotiations and Severance Packages

At Donna M. Ballman, P.A. , we provide executives, managers and employees throughout Florida advice and representation in the negotiation of enforceable executive severance agreements. We are knowledgeable about best practices in this area, and help negotiate severance contracts when employees separate from the organization. Contact our South Florida employment law firm to consult with our skilled attorney about severance contracts.

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 may not be enforcable. To discuss the negotiation of an enforceable severance package, contact a 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 employee-side employment law attorney, contact Donna M. Ballman, P.A.

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