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Employment Contracts and Severance Agreements

Last updated on February 24, 2021

At the San Francisco employment law firm of Lawless, Lawless & McGrath, we advise clients regarding employment contracts and severance agreements. Both Barbara Lawless and Therese Lawless are California Super Lawyers, and each has decades of experience with the protection and advancement of employee rights. For additional information regarding your employment contract or severance agreement, contact Lawless, Lawless & McGrath.

Employment Contracts

We can help you review a contract offered by your prospective employer to ensure that you have a precise understanding of your rights and responsibilities under the employment contract.

We can help you negotiate for a longer term, higher pay, or particular terms with respect to insurance, relocation, buyout clauses, or stock options. If you feel that your employer has breached a particular term which may excuse you from further performance, we can represent you either in negotiations or in court.

Severance Agreements

A comprehensive severance agreement can be a highly effective alternative to protracted litigation in circumstances ranging from mutual claims of breach of a written employment agreement to the resolution of employment discrimination or sexual harassment claims.

Typically, a severance agreement includes the payment of up to a year’s salary, COBRA payments for a limited period, and possibly outplacement expenses and attorney’s fees. A severance agreement should also address considerations such as references, confidentiality, and covenants not to compete.

For further information about our ability to represent your interests with either an employment contract or a severance agreement, contact the California employment law attorneys at Lawless, Lawless & McGrath.

The San Francisco employment contract lawyers at Lawless, Lawless & McGrath represent employees in negotiating, reviewing, and enforcing employment contracts and severance agreements, including provisions addressing salary, term, allowances and expenses, insurance, non-compete clauses, references, outplacement, and liquidated damages terms. Our severance agreement attorneys serve clients throughout California, including San Francisco.