In addition, laws on worker separation agreements are widely written and enforced at the state level and not at the federal level. This is another important reason to get an experienced lawyer involved before designing your agreement. Given the complex and national legal framework for staff separation agreements, development and review should be conducted under the supervision of a legal team. A compensation package is a collection of wages and benefits that a company offers to an employee after a reluctant separation from the company. Severance pay generally applies to employees who lay off, are laid off or retire. In the event of termination, the company may offer severance pay (or perhaps additional severance pay) to encourage the signing of the separation contract. The package may contain a variety of benefits, such as additional payments. B, stock options or health/dental insurance. For employers, offering attractive severance pay is a useful way to negotiate with the worker under the separation agreement. The contract form on this page allows two parties in an employer-employee relationship to document the dissolution of their relationship.

The buttons attached to the image on this page give you access to the PDF, Word or ODT versions of the document displayed. The amount of the severance pay may also be linked to the employer`s view of the employee`s dismissal. A staff member with a viable claim and a declared willingness to pursue that right in arbitration proceedings or litigation may have greater influence in negotiating higher severance pay. Both parties often seek the advice of an employment lawyer to assess potential claims, risks and rewards, including the cost of pursuing or defending these claims and disrupting their affairs and careers. This is optional and may include a cash payment or not. U.S. law simply requires employees to receive wages because of the last day of work and ongoing leave. Even the largest companies lay off employees without severance pay.