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New York Non-Compete Agreements Are Loaded Weapons

By | April 9th, 2015|Categories: Non Compete Agreements|

There is a great blog by Michael Helfand in Today’s Workplace on non-compete agreements. The point of the post is that more employers today are requiring people to sign non-compete agreements as a condition of employment. It is an employer’s market with so many hungry job applicants and employers are taking advantage of their leverage and [...]

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10 Things Companies Want in Their Severance Agreements

By | April 9th, 2015|Categories: Severance Pay|

The list below was taken from the Ohio Employers Law Blog written by Jon Hymen. The Ohio Employers Law Blog is written for companies and the ten items listed below are points that companies often include in their severance agreements. If you, as an employee, are provided with a severance agreement, you will probably see similar [...]

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What Is In A New York Severance Package?

By | April 9th, 2015|Categories: Severance Pay|

We get a lot of questions about severance packages. People want to know what is in one and how much money they should contain. New York severance packages vary from company to company and there is no set formula to determine their value. Most severance packages in NY, however, usually contain some or all of the [...]

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Severance Package Values in New York

By | April 9th, 2015|Categories: Severance Pay|

Severance package values tend to track the health of the economy. During good times, companies typically offer more generous severance pay, but values drop during downturns.   When people need help the most, companies offer less. This is because companies themselves are often struggling to survive. So what should employees do to protect themselves? First, smart [...]

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Severance Agreement Oppression

By | April 9th, 2015|Categories: Severance Pay|

Severance Agreement Oppression Regulators are getting stricter about severance agreements.  Read on to learn about how some severance agreements were found to be TOO strict and how to protect yourself when signing one.  There are certain claims that you cannot waive in your severance agreement.  For example, you cannot waive your EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) [...]

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