Indiana Severance Pay Lawyers
Easy 4-Step Process
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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 Employment Laws in Indiana
We know how confusing and frightening it feels when you’ve been let go. If you’ve been presented with a severance agreement, you may feel pressure from your HR department to sign right away. While it may be tempting to sign your severance package quickly, you might be entitled to more under Indiana’s employment laws.
As a former employee, you have rights in Indiana. Most importantly, you are entitled to a consideration period—you don’t have to sign anything immediately. Even if your employer told you that their package is the “standard” and should have no surprises, read through the agreement carefully before you agree to anything.
Indiana is an at-will employment state. This means that your employer is not required to offer you any severance upon termination under Indiana employment law. So if they have offered you severance, it’s likely to protect them from future litigation. Employers act in their best interest, but you can advocate yourself as well.
That’s where the Severance Lawyers come in. We help you understand the terms of your agreement and make actionable recommendations that you can give to your employer. If you’d like, we can negotiate directly with your former employer on your behalf.
Your Rights in Indiana
Employment laws in Indiana stipulate that you have the right to negotiate a severance package with your former employer.
There are many aspects of a severance agreement that you could amend or negotiate. For example, you can ask for more severance pay or request that it be paid to you in a specific way. You can also request the continuation of benefits like health care for you and your family while you search for a new job.
There may be some aspects of your severance agreement that you want to get rid of, such as a non-compete clause. Non-compete clauses might prevent you from working for a competitor company or in a certain geographic area. Our team of Severance Lawyers knows about your employee rights in Indiana and will work with you on changing the agreement in your best interest.
Who We Are
The Severance Lawyers are employment law experts with over a decade of experience. We’ve worked with former employees from a variety of industries in all 50 states.
Our award-winning attorneys are familiar with Indiana’s employment laws and your rights as an employee. We can recommend the best course of action, explain your agreement in plain language, or directly negotiate with your former employer on your behalf. The choice is yours.
Contact us today to review your severance agreement. We respond within 24 hours and will work with you to determine the best terms to benefit you and your family.
Schedule a consultation by calling (800) 466-5015.
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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.