Even though severance pay is not required under California law, employers facing disputes with exiting employees should consider offering severance pay in exchange for a release of claims in order to preempt potential litigation. If an employee is at-will and either the employer or the employee decides to end the employment relationship, unless there is
This Friday’s Five is a video covering five common questions about severance agreements in California:
- When are severance agreements appropriate in California?
- What are common terms in severance agreements? Such as a non-disparagement clauses and reference clauses.
- How much of a payment is required to the employee in a severance agreement?
- What is a section
Yesterday, September 30, 2018 was the last day for Governor Brown to sign or veto legislation passed by the California legislature this year. Here is a list of the employment bills that were signed and will impact California employers in 2019 (the bills will become effective January 1, 2019, unless the bill specifies otherwise):