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Mahwah, New Jersey Employment Lawyers Offering Severance Agreement Reviews
Severance pay is money that some employers pay to employees who are leaving the company, as a payment for their past services. While severance pay policies and practices vary at different companies, they often apply to employees whose jobs were eliminated due to a reduction in force, merger, or other restructuring.
If you were worked in Mahwah or somewhere else in New Jersey or New York, and you have been offered a severance package from your employer, then you should consider having one of our New jersey severance pay lawyers review your severance agreement for you.
Severance packages almost always are prepared by lawyers working for your employer. As a result, they typically contain provisions that require you waive important legal rights. For example, they often include releases requiring you to give up your right to file a lawsuit against your former employer, non-disparagement provisions prohibiting you from saying anything negative about the company or its employees and other provisions that may not be in your best interests. In some instances, they even include non-compete provisions and other restrictive covenants that could limit your ability to work in your industry or field for a period of months or years. As a result, it can be extremely important to make sure you fully understand both the language of the agreement and its significance before you sign it.Experienced New Jersey Severance Pay Attorneys
Our employment lawyers are experienced at reviewing severance agreements and explaining them to our clients in plain English. We will make sure you understand the agreement and help you decide whether you should sign it or hire an employment lawyer to try to negotiate better terms. We also can evaluate whether you have a legal claim or another basis to negotiate a better package.
For more information, we welcome you to read one of the following articles from our New Jersey Employment Law Blog:
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Severance Agreements
- What to Consider Before Accepting a Severance Agreement
- New Severance Entitlement to New Jersey Employees Subject to Mass Layoffs
We can help if you want to have an employment lawyers review your severance agreement, or if you want to talk to an employment lawyer about increasing the amount of termination pay you have been offered or otherwise improving the agreement. We welcome you to contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our lawyers to review your agreement. Our telephone number is (201) 777-2250.Interesting Facts About Mahwah, New Jersey
The Township of Mahwah, New Jersey is geographically the largest town in Bergen County. Located in the Ramapo Mountains in northern Bergen County, Mahwah was incorporated in 1944. It is the home of more than 25,000 people, as well as the Campgaw Mountain Reservation, Darlington County Park, and Ramapo Valley Reservation. Many large corporations have major offices in Mahwah, including Striker Orthopedic, Sharp Electronics, TD Bank, and UPS. Mahwah borders the towns of Upper Saddle River, Wyckoff, Franklin Lakes, Ramsey, Oakland, Ringwood and Allendale, New Jersey, and Suffern New York.Directions From Mahwah
Our office is easy for you to reach from Mahwah. Just take Route 17 South to the Upper Saddle River exit. You will merge onto East Crescent Street. When you reach Lake Street, turn right, and then continue onto West Grand Avenue. You will then turn left onto Summit Avenue. Turn left onto Chestnut Ridge, and then take a quick right turn into our parking lot. We are located at 135 Chestnut Ridge Road in Montvale, New Jersey. You can call us to schedule an appointment at (201) 777-2250.Contact Us to Schedule a Consultation
If you would like to schedule an initial consultation with one of our New Jersey severance pay lawyers, then you should feel free to call us at (201) 777-2250. For your convenience, we offer consultations in person, via Zoom, and over the telephone.