North Carolina Severance Lawyers
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Easy 4-Step Process
Call us or Email your agreement to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Employment Severance Packages in North Carolina
We know how difficult it is when you’ve been let go. If you’ve recently been led to HR and informed of your termination, they may have presented you with a severance agreement. Signing it may seem like your best option, but we encourage you to first contact a North Carolina employment lawyer experienced in negotiating severance.
In North Carolina, a severance agreement or severance package typically includes some amount of severance pay. This could involve a lump sum paid directly to you or a few installments, but this is provided at your former employer’s discretion.
As North Carolina is an at-will employment state, employers have no obligation to pay you once you’ve been let go from a job. This means that when you are presented with a severance package, it’s likely because the terms of that agreement are in some way beneficial to your employer.
Severance agreements may protect employers from future litigation or involve a non-compete clause, which may limit your ability to work a similar job in the future. However, North Carolina law does not require that you accept your employer’s offer.
Our North Carolina employment lawyers can help translate the terms of this severance agreement and determine whether or not it’s in your best interest to sign. The most important thing to remember is that you don’t have to sign any documents immediately.
Your Rights in North Carolina
You have the right to negotiate a severance agreement directly with your former employer.
What might you wish to discuss or ask for in your severance package? First and foremost, our North Carolina employment lawyers may recommend that you ask for more severance pay and benefits, such as health insurance for your family while you look for a new job.
We also recommend that you consider North Carolina’s non-compete laws. If you sign a severance agreement that includes a non-compete clause, this could prevent you from working in a certain geographic area, working with a competitor, or working for a specific amount of time. Our team of Severance Lawyers specializes in North Carolina employment laws and will help you determine which aspects of your employer’s offer are in your best interest.
Contact the Employment Law Experts
Our Severance Lawyers have over a decade of experience in negotiating severance packages for employees. We ensure that you receive the most benefit by directly communicating with your former employer and explaining the intricacies of severance laws in clear, plain language.
We are a network of award-winning attorneys operating in all 50 states. Our North Carolina employment lawyers know what your employer can offer and how you can respond. Let us review your severance agreement. We reply to inquiries within 24 hours, and we will work with you to determine the past path forward that maximizes the benefits you’re entitled to.
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