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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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Retaliation Cases Are Favored by the EEOC

By | February 18th, 2015|Categories: Retaliation|

A recent report from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reveal that retaliation cases are preferred by the agency.   The EEOC enforces the federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate or retaliate against a job applicant or employee.   The Statistics Reveal That The EEOC Does Not File Lawsuits to Enforce the Harassment and Discrimination [...]

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Non-Compete Clause: How to Escape from Them – Video.

By | January 21st, 2014|Categories: Featured, Non Compete Agreements|

http://ottingerlaw.wistia.com/medias/aza85g1jw0?embedType=seo&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=360 Un-shackle Your Non-Compete Clause Do you feel trapped by a non-compete clause?  Is there a job you want but feel chained to your current employer due to a non-compete clause.  You are not alone. Non Compete clauses have been overused and abused.  More cases are being filed challenging the validity of non-compete clauses.  And employees are [...]

Getting Fired in NY Usually Ends Your Non Compete Agreement

By | December 14th, 2013|Categories: Non Compete Agreements|

Non compete agreements in New York usually end if you are fired without cause. This is not a black and white law that can be relied upon with 100% accuracy, but it is the general rule. Non compete agreements are disfavored in New York and will only be enforced if there is a legitimate reason. Courts [...]