Georgia Severance Lawyers
Easy 4 Step Process for Severance Help in Georgia
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You’ll receive a call from our Alaska office to schedule a date and time for the meeting (either in person or by telephone). All meetings can be scheduled within 24 hours.
Our Alaska attorneys will conduct a thorough review of the documents and discuss everything about the severance agreement with you. They will answer any of your questions.
Our Alaska attorneys will send you a detailed email explaining any changes, revisions, or other items that need to be addressed with the employer. You will then have the option to negotiate with your employer directly on your own behalf or retain us to negotiate for you. If you do retain us, our Alaska severance lawyers will put forth every effort to improve the terms of the agreement and the amount you’ll receive in severance pay.
Severance Pay in Georgia
Severance packages can be voluntarily provided to exiting employees as a means to offer them income, insurance, and stock or retirement benefits after they’ve been terminated. For those who do not have an employment contract that makes a severance agreement a legal obligation, this can seem generous. However, severance agreements can take away certain legal rights, which can cause legal and financial problems for you in the future. Non-disparagement clauses, non-compete clauses, and waiving the right to sue your former employer are among some of the most impactful terms of your severance agreement that may be overlooked or misunderstood.
Fortunately, an employment attorney in Georgia can work with you to help you understand your severance agreement, negotiate better terms that serve the needs of both parties, and preserve your rights after you’ve signed your severance agreement and you’ve separated from your employer.
Your Rights in Georgia
Georgia severance pay laws are uncharted territory for many employees, which can make it a challenge to know whether or not you’re signing your rights away. This is especially true for those who may not belong to a union where severance pay has been agreed upon. However, if you’re offered any severance package, Georgia guarantees you the right to review it and negotiate, despite any pressure to the contrary you may feel from your employer. Make sure you’re protecting your rights with the help of an employment attorney in Georgia.
A seasoned employment attorney knows the ins and outs of severance pay laws and employee rights in Georgia. This allows you to negotiate your severance package with confidence and ensure that you receive all the benefits that you require after you’ve left your position. No matter what your current agreement looks like or what sense of urgency your employer may have communicated, we recommend reaching out to an employment attorney in Georgia for help navigating the process.
Our Severance Lawyers make it simple to negotiate the terms of your severance with our easy 4-step review. You’ll work with some of the sharpest employment attorneys in Georgia, like Paul Sharman, who have over a decade of experience in severance reviews and negotiations. We help you maximize the amount of compensation and benefits you can receive from your severance package.
Severance agreements can seem like amazing upfront offers, but further scrutiny can mean the difference between facing legal or financial repercussions and walking away from your previous employment completely satisfied. Find your severance lawyer and get the support of award-winning attorneys well-versed in Georgia severance pay laws when you book a consultation.
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My experience with Severance Lawyers was excellent. They gave my case all the time and attention that was needed to be successful. They were a calming and confident presence during a difficult and uncertain time for me. Their guidance was outstanding at all times, prompt, professional, timely and open for calls and quick updates. They invested the time to work through all of my questions and issues. I can’t thank them enough and would hire them again.- Wendy G.
Tom and his staff understand the law very well. They are quick to return calls, take the initiative, and explain things in a way I can understand. From start to finish Tom was there to help me out every step of the way with our case. I am glad to have Tom and his team on my side. I simply cannot thank them enough!- Michelle M.
I found myself in a challenging & stressful situation that required legal representation and their attorney Paul Castronovo handled it beyond my expectations. Paul is incredibly experienced/knowledgeable and I just felt like I was in good hands the entire time. Paul has a calming demeanor too–which is helpful in these stressful situations. Paul helped turn my lemons into lemonade.- Tucker W.
Tom McKinney’s prompt attention, articulate and comprehensive advice addressed my Employment Agreement related issue. His confidence shined through instilling the confidence in me and peace of mind having him by my side. If you’re dealing with the proverbial ‘blood sucking’ company, look no further than Tom’s voice of reason.- Sweta M.
Going to Tom and his team for my case was the best decision I made. He was professional and knowledgeable in employment law. He helped me reach a resolution and I could not recommend him enough for anyone else out there.- Austin S.
Tom McKinney is one of the best attorneys that I know…whether to negotiate on your behalf or reviewing your agreement to make sure you are getting maximum value for your compensation. From stock options to deferred compensation. I have referred him to friends in NJ and NY.- Sean C.
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.