Being terminated from a job impacts more than income and benefits. Reputations are on the line for professionals looking to continue their careers, possibly with a competitor to their now former employer.
Severance agreements after a termination are complex with the goal of protecting the rights of the employer with the best professional interests of the employee. The document can cover a wide range of issues, including health care coverage, fringe benefits and severance pay structured in a way to minimize tax burdens.
Pittsburgh Severance Agreement Lawyer Focused On Protecting Your Rights
If you have questions regarding a severance package you have been offered as part of a termination, Mr. Vatz of the Law Office of Melvin L. Vatz can provide you with sound legal advice based on comprehensive legal knowledge and years of experience.
A thorough review from an experienced lawyer can identify certain rights an employee is waiving, specifically the right to pursue employment with a competitor. An enforceable non compete or confidentiality clause in a severance agreement can create significant hardships to an employee.
Whether a non compete clause is enforceable depends upon several legal factors. Employers are entitled to protect their intellectual property and trade secrets. However, the document may also create an undue hardship on the employee, whether it is reasonable in its scope when it was signed.
Legal Help For Pennsylvania Employers And Employees
On behalf of employers and employees, the Law Office of Melvin L. Vatz, conduct in-depth review and analysis to determine the validity and enforce ability of the contract. Contact a Pennsylvania severance agreements attorney online or call 412-391-3030 to schedule an initial consultation.