Arizona Severance Pay Lawyers
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Our office will schedule a date and time for the meeting (either in person, Zoom or by phone). All meetings can be scheduled within 24 hours.
Our severance package lawyer will conduct a thorough review of the agreement before discussing it carefully with you and answering your questions.
Our attorneys will send you a detailed email regarding any changes, revisions, or other items that need addressing with your previous employer. You will then have the option to negotiate with your employer directly on your behalf to retain us to negotiate for you to try to improve the terms and amount of severance pay.
Severance Pay in Arizona
If your Arizona employer has recently terminated your position and offered you severance pay, you do not have to say yes. Despite any pressure you may feel from your former employer, you have the right to carefully consider and negotiate any severance package before signing. An experienced Arizona employment attorney can help you determine the best course of action.
There is no such thing as a standard severance agreement—even within your company, you do not have to accept the same severance terms as another employee. Companies in Arizona are not legally required to provide you with severance pay, so usually, if they offer it to you, it is because they want something in return.
Employers often issue severance packages in order to protect themselves from future legal action. It’s important to know that if your employer does ask you to sign a severance agreement, you have the right to negotiate its terms.
This is why we emphasize the importance of speaking with one of our award-winning Arizona employment attorneys to ensure that you receive the most severance pay possible and the most extensive benefits that you are entitled to.
Your Rights in Arizona
You have the right to take your time reviewing your severance agreement and negotiate its terms. Our Arizona Severance Lawyers can review your agreement, help you identify what you should discuss with your employer, and even negotiate with your employer on your behalf.
What can you negotiate, specifically? Almost anything is on the table. Often, employees ask for more severance pay or the continuation of benefits like healthcare coverage until they find another position.
We can also inform your lawyer of claims you may have against the company if they’ve operated in violation of any employment laws. If your employer wants you to sign a non-compete clause, we can inform them of your intention not to sign. You are not obligated to sign away your right to pursue related employment unless you are satisfied with the terms.
Make an inquiry with one of our labor law specialists today, and we will translate the legal ramifications of your severance agreement and remove anything that does not benefit you.
Who We Are
The Severance Lawyers have negotiated hundreds of severance agreements on behalf of former employees. We’re an award-winning network of employment attorneys with expertise in all 50 states. We know what you can ask for from your employer and how you can protect your own interests within a severance package.
We work to ensure you’re left with a severance agreement that satisfies your best interests and provides the maximum severance pay you are entitled to receive. You may choose to negotiate directly with your former employer, or you can retain one of our lawyers to negotiate on your behalf.
If you’ve recently received a severance package, you have the right to review it and seek legal advice. Contact us today.
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I had Tom review my severance agreement. He provided a lot of valuable insight. I was able to go back to my employer with various points and double my package. Tom was prudent in having me use his services (told me to go back to my employer before fully engaging him) and I did not overpay when not needed. Other lawyers could have easily taken advantage of my situation and over-lawyered the situation.- Joe K.
How long do I have to sign the severance documents?
When companies terminate employees and provide a severance package, the goal of the severance is to benefit both the company and the employee. Therefore, the employee has time to review the agreement. Review timelines depend on employee age and the number of people terminated simultaneously.
- Employees under the age of 40 – No set time frame, but it must be reasonable and ample enough to review and understand the components.
- Employees over the age of 40 – 21 days to review and sign and 7 days to reconsider and revoke your signature.
- Multiple terminations at once – 45 days to review and sign and 7 days to reconsider and revoke your signature.
How is severance pay calculated?
Several factors go into severance pay amounts. Employees in higher management positions may receive additional benefits like longer pay terms, office equipment, or medical benefits.
Typical payouts can last up to 26 weeks and go by the following calculations:
- Hourly Employees: Number of years with company X 1 week of regular pay = Severance Pay $ Total
- Salaried Employees: Number of years with company X 2 weeks of regular pay = Severance Pay $ Total
Am I entitled to severance pay?
No, most companies provide a severance agreement when they lay off or fire an employee. Offering a severance package is entirely optional for the company. Most companies only do it to protect themselves from future lawsuits, the employee going to a competitor company, or adverse claims from the employee. The company takes multiple factors into account when preparing the packages.