Opinion piece from the StarTribune on Target’s layoff announcements

From:  The StarTribune, March 8, 2015 Think of us lowly Target team members By:  Doug Champeau Pope Francis’ arrival at the Vatican signaled an upheaval in the day-to-day operations of one of the world’s largest Christian denominations. The housecleaning continues with financial and organizational reforms aimed at curing the dysfunctions afflicting the Roman Curia. Brian […]

What Should I Do If I Am Offered a Severance Package or Separation Agreement Under Minnesota Law?

By Beth Bertelson: Losing a job can be difficult. There are many decisions to be made, including whether to sign a severance or separation agreement. When you sign these agreements, you are giving up your right to pursue legal action against your employer in exchange for the money the employer is offering you. In more […]

You Say Let’s Talk Severance/Your Employer Hears I Quit

Source: Workplace Fairness September 9th, 2013 | Donna Ballman As sometimes happens when you’ve been practicing as long as I have (hint – I may have had a pet with a name ending in -saurus), you find yourself chatting with an opposing counsel with whom you’ve had many encounters over the years. These conversations can […]

How Do I Know If My Severance Package Is Good Enough?

Source: Heydary Hamilton PC You’ve been working for the same company for more than 10 years.  Although management is always saying “We’re a family”, you never bought into that.  Still, you get along with everyone, you’ve worked hard, and your manager has let you know that they appreciate your efforts.  The pay’s not that great.  […]

Six Key Points to Consider when Reviewing a Severance Agreement

Source: This entry was posted in Severance Pay on June 30, 2013 by Robert Ottinger. 1. What is the payout schedule? Many companies will propose a payout in 30 or 45 days after execution of the agreement. There is no reason to wait that long and companies will often shorten the payout date to 10 or 15 days upon request. Also, […]

Before You Sign A Severance Agreement

Bertelson Law Office has a successful history of reviewing, evaluating and strategically negotiating severance agreements, “buy-out packages”, executive agreements and non-compete agreements.  We can help you assess whether the package you were offered makes sense considering the specifics of your employment. Feel free to contact us if you would like us to review your severance […]

Severance Agreements Should Be Carefully Scrutinized

In this age of layoffs, employees are often presented with severance agreements when terminated.  These agreements typically require individuals to release all potential employment law claims, including age discrimination claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), in exchange for severance.Before signing away legal rights, severance agreements should be carefully scrutinized.  Our firm assists […]

Don’t Sign Away Discrimination Claims to Get Severance Pay

1/2/2013 by Michele Bowman, Lawyers.com   Trinity Health Corporation on Dec. 20 settled charges brought by the EEOC over the employer’s alleged policy of denying or delaying severance to employees who file discrimination charges after leaving their jobs. In general, employers cannot punish employees who exercise their right to file discrimination charges with the EEOC – it […]