Severance Negotiation and Review Lawyers in New York
Protecting Your Rights as an Employee in New York
Employees have important rights when it comes to their work and wages. To ensure that fair policies govern employment and the workplace, many states have enacted important employment laws. Furthermore, employers have the right to provide employees benefits to maintain a competitive job market. However, the competitiveness of the job market is compromised when benefits such as severance pay are treated as a means of oppressing employees.
In New York, severance pay is a voluntary employee benefit that some companies provide to employees based on the length of their time at the business. This creates an incentive for those in the job market to work for a certain business. An employee is typically entitled to severance pay when their employment is terminated against their will.
The terms of severance benefits vary from employer to employer. However, severance benefits can be used to stifle the rights of employees in some situations. For example, a person can unwittingly sign a severance agreement asking the employee to relinquish some of their rights.
Because severance can be used as a tool against employees, you should consult an experienced employment lawyer in New York to determine the full extent of your rights under a proposed severance agreement. At Nisar Law Group, P.C., our legal team has years of experience dealing with issues surrounding severance pay. We can negotiate and review a proposed severance agreement to make sure your legal rights are not threatened.
For more information call Nisar Law Group, P.C. at (646) 760-6493.
Comprehensive Legal Services for Severance Agreements
Under New York law, an employer is not required to provide terminated employees with severance benefits. However, Labor Law Section 198-c recognizes the right to severance pay in situations where the employer agrees to provide such benefits to employees.
- Provisions purporting to waive discrimination or wage claims
- Implicit severance rights based on the regular practices and policies of your employer
- Severance claims subject to the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
- Unpaid severance
- Provisions attaching unfair conditions to severance benefits
At Nisar Law Group, P.C., you can count on our legal team to deliver quality legal advice and advocacy when it comes to employment law matters in New York, such as severance benefits agreements. Our skilled attorneys have the knowledge and experience to effectively negotiate on your behalf to ensure you get a severance deal that you deserve. Furthermore, we can review the provisions of a proposed severance agreement to make sure your rights are not being infringed.
Moreover, if you worked as an executive at your company, we can advise you about your rights to severance pay based on the compensation you received as an executive.
Contact Nisar Law Group, P.C. for Quality Legal Advice
Have you been terminated from your job against your wishes? If so, you should seek professional legal advice from an experienced New York employment lawyer. At Nisar Law Group, P.C., our legal team has dedicated years of their practice toward resolving legal disputes centered on New York employment laws. You can rely on a skilled group of attorneys to do whatever they can to advance your legal rights and interests when it comes to issues arising from New York employment law. Our firm takes pride in delivering personalized legal representation that takes into account the unique circumstances relevant to your case.
For an initial consultation exploring your rights, call us at (646) 760-6493 or contact our office online today.