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Chicago Severance Agreement and Separation Agreement Lawyer

Lake County Employment Termination Contract Attorney

If you need to negotiate a severance agreement or separation agreement, you should seek reputable legal counsel for employment law concerns. The Law Offices of Ross J. Peters, Ltd. is one of the premier law firms in Chicago handling employment issues. At the helm of the practice is top-rated lawyer, Attorney Ross J. Peters, who has over 18 years of experience handling employment law matters.

Whether due to employee reduction or termination, ending an employment relationship can be emotional. Your state of mind may cause you to miss important details. Be careful not to sign anything that you do not fully understand. Mr. Peters offers an extraordinary talent to recognize every detail and catch things that others may miss. His passion for getting things right, explaining the intricacies of agreements and putting things in order continues to deliver favorable results for his clients, time after time. Ross Peters can support you in the best manner for your situation, from negotiations to revisions.

Helping Clients with Severance Agreements and Separation Agreements

A severance agreement, also known as a severance package, is an offer to provide benefits and/or compensation to a departing employee. Sometimes the offer includes a release of employee rights relating to potential liability of the employer. In some cases the exchange for benefits (often money) for giving up the right to make any claims against an employer is included in a separation agreement, a non-compete agreement, or a non-solicitation agreement. Some employment agreements are all-encompassing with clauses for severance, competition, separation and solicitation.

The language of any agreement is of utmost concern, especially if an employee has a discrimination or sexual harassment claim. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) provides guidance in regards to waivers of liability. You do not want to put yourself in a position that removes your rights to equal treatment in the workplace. Protect your rights by consulting with Attorney Ross J. Peters. He will help you understand the implications of an existing severance agreement or provide assistance with creating or changing an agreement in a manner that is suitable for your needs.

Guiding Employees through Severance and Separation Agreements in Chicago

Refuse to be pressured to sign an agreement you do not understand. In some cases, there are provisions by law that give you an opportunity to consider the agreement. For example, in regards to properly executed waivers, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) requires that a person have at least 21 days to review the agreement and seven days to revoke the execution of the agreement. When faced with any type of employment agreement you should:

  • Understand what you are agreeing to before you sign any documents
  • Ask questions and take detailed notes
  • Seek the help of a trustworthy employment law attorney

Contact Attorney Ross J. Peters today to schedule an appointment concerning your severance agreement or separation agreement. He serves clients throughout Lake County, Cook County, McHenry County, DuPage County, Will County, Boone County, and Winnebago County. Appointments can be made at a location that is convenient for you. Please call 312-595-9595, 847-625-1854 or 888-531-7400 today.

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