California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

The latest litigation trends, court decisions, & issues on California Employment Law

Tag Archives: severance agreements

Severance Agreements In California – Items To Consider

Posted in Best Practices For California Employers, Employee Handbooks, Wage & Hour Law
What does the agreement have to be titled? I was recently asked if the severance agreement needs to have a specific title in order to be valid. The title does not have to contain specific words, and are usually titled "general release" or "severance agreement." The title, unless it is clearly erroneous or confusing, does… Continue Reading

Court Holds Employer’s Settlement Agreement With Individual Class Members Is Valid

Posted in Class Actions, Exempt Employees, New Cases, Wage & Hour Law
In Chindarah v. Pick Up Stix, Inc. (February 26, 2009) the court of appeal held that employers may enter into settlement agreements with current and former employees over disputed wage claims. At issue in the case was whether the employer’s settlement and release agreements entered into with individual employees settling disputed overtime wages were valid… Continue Reading

What Is The Appropriate Amount For Severance?

Posted in Best Practices For California Employers, Wrongful Termination
While severance is not required under the law, many employers who are terminating or laying employees off voluntarily offer severance to employees. Usually, the severance is tied to a release of claims that the employee may have against the employer. I am often asked about the amounts appropriate amounts of severance. The Connecticut Employment Law… Continue Reading