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Understanding a severance agreement

When employment comes to an end, one typically associates this step with retirement. Unfortunately, employees in New York and elsewhere are let go for various reasons. Some of these are perfectly legit and legal reasons. In other cases, an employee might be unlawfully terminated. In these matters, an employee could take action to file a legal action. However, as a means to avoid litigation, an employer may offer a severance agreement.

Helping you navigate a severance agreement

For most New Yorkers, they understand how difficult it can be to get a job. Thus, one is often focused on keeping a position once obtained. However, this is not always in our control. In some cases, an employee can no longer work in an environment he or she believes is unsafe or hostile. In other cases, an employment dispute might be present, making it necessary for an employee to leave their place of employment. Depending on the situation, it might require entering into an agreement.

What are ERISA bonds and how do they protect employee benefits?

When an employer hires employees, an employee will take the time to fully understand the benefits that come with their new position. This often means looking at specific benefits that provide funds for their future and their retirement. Take for example an ERISA qualified pension plan. This plan is devised to benefit employees; however, these funds could be compromised if theft or other crimes occur in the workplace.

Trust and age discrimination

When you are applying for a job, or up for a promotion, and don't get it you can have many questions. One question that can cause massive damage is this: “was I passed over because of my age?”

Taking action when a patent is infringed

When owning and operating a business, there are many precautions to take into consideration. With regards to intellectual property, companies will take steps to help provide protection. A patent can offer protection; however, it is not a complete safeguard against infringement. Thus, when a patent holder believes that their patent is threatened, it is important to consider the steps available to them to address this issue or when there has been an actual infringement.

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