Severance Pay in Wisconsin
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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.
Severance and Employment Law in Wisconsin
We know how difficult it is to hear that you’ve been let go from your job. If you have recently come out of a meeting with HR during which they offered a severance agreement, you might be wondering what to do next. Despite any pressure you may feel from your HR department, you are not required to sign right away. Wisconsin employment law provides you with a consideration period to review your agreement.
If your employer tells you that your severance agreement is “standard” for your industry or your job title—this is untrue. There is no such thing as a standard severance agreement, meaning that any offer is open to negotiation. If your Wisconsin employer is offering severance pay, most of the time this is because they want something in return from you.
How might a severance agreement benefit your employer under Wisconsin employment law? Severance packages protect your former employer from legal action. Before you agree to their terms, you have the right to ensure that your interests are protected as well.
Our award-winning attorneys can help you negotiate an agreement that provides you with the most severance pay possible in Wisconsin and the best benefits for you and your family.
Your Rights in Wisconsin
You have the right to read through your severance agreement carefully before signing anything. You also have the right to negotiate or have legal representatives negotiate your agreement on your behalf.
What might you want to negotiate? Wisconsin employment law stipulates that you may ask for more severance pay and request it be paid to you in a lump sum or in installments. You may also request the continuation of healthcare for you and your family while you search for another job.
You can throw out any aspects of the agreement you don’t like, such as a non-compete clause. Non-compete clauses could potentially prevent you from working for a competitor company or within a certain geographic area for a certain period of time. If a non-compete clause or any other stipulation of your agreement seems to limit you, or if you have questions about what something means, call us for a straight answer and advice about how to proceed.
Contact our specialists in Wisconsin employment law today and have us review your agreement.
Who We Are
The Severance Lawyers are award-winning attorneys experienced in a variety of industries. Our network has lawyers in all 50 states, and we have more than 13 years of experience in severance package review and negotiation.
We want to ensure that you walk away from your former employer with the full benefits and severance pay you are entitled to. We are well-versed in Wisconsin employment law and respond to inquiries within 24 hours.
Contact the Severance Lawyers and begin the negotiation process today.
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