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Kansas Severance Lawyers

Kansas Severance Pay Lawyers

Understanding Your Severance Package in Kansas

If you’ve been presented with a severance agreement in Kansas, you need to know exactly what that agreement entails before you put down your signature. Every Kansas severance agreement needs to be reviewed first by an experienced employment attorney. This guarantees your rights are protected and you have the best chance of receiving the most benefit when you sign. It may also be possible and in your best interest to request a change in the agreement.

Our skilled Kansas severance lawyers have years of experience in severance agreements. We help individuals in Kansas and throughout the United States review and negotiate their severance documents so they are clear about exactly what benefits they will receive.

Severance Agreement Review: A Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1.
Call us or fill out a contact form.
Step 2.
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.
Step 3.
Our severance package lawyer will conduct a thorough review of the agreement before discussing it carefully with you and answering your questions.
Step 4.
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.

Why Choose Our Kansas Severance Lawyers?

Our attorneys have received numerous awards and accolades over the years. They are recognized for excellence by peers, respected organizations, and important publications. Since 2006, our lawyers have been included in the Super Lawyers List for Employment Law and the Super Lawyers Rising Stars List for Employment Law. We were named Employment Law Firm of the Year by Corporate Intl Magazine in both 2010 and 2012. We were given the AI Business Team Excellence Award in 2015 and were named as one of AI’s Most Innovative Law Firms of the Year in 2016. We have also been included in the Top 40 under 40 Lawyers listing.

Our Kansas severance lawyers will bring you their experience and skill so you can understand your Kansas severance agreement. We give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing exactly what type of agreement you are about to sign. If you retain us to negotiate on your behalf, we will use our legal expertise to get you the benefits and severance pay you deserve.

Schedule Your Consultation Today with our Kansas severance lawyers for personalized advice.

Communities Our Kansas Severance Lawyers Serve

  • Johnson County KS
  • Sedgwick County KS
  • Shawnee County KS
  • Wyandotte County KS
  • Douglas County KS
  • Leavenworth County KS
  • Riley County KS
  • Butler County KS
  • Reno County KS
  • Saline County KS
  • Finney County KS
  • Crawford County KS
  • Lyon County KS
  • Cowley County KS
  • Montgomery County KS
  • Ford County KS
  • Harvey County KS
  • Miami County KS
  • McPherson County KS
  • Barton County KS
  • Ellis County KS
  • Franklin County KS
  • Geary County KS
  • Sumner County KS
  • Seward County KS
  • Labette County KS
  • Cherokee County KS
  • Pottawatomie County KS
  • Jefferson County KS
  • Dickinson County KS
  • Osage County KS
  • Atchison County KS
  • Neosho County KS
  • Bourbon County KS
  • Allen County KS
  • Jackson County KS
  • Marion County KS
  • Marshall County KS
  • Rice County KS
  • Linn County KS
  • Nemaha County KS
  • Brown County KS
  • Wilson County KS
  • Cloud County KS
  • Pratt County KS
  • Coffey County KS
  • Clay County KS
  • Kingman County KS
  • Anderson County KS
  • Doniphan County KS
  • Thomas County KS
  • Grant County KS
  • Greenwood County KS
  • Wabaunsee County KS
  • Russell County KS
  • Pawnee County KS
  • Ellsworth County KS
  • Mitchell County KS
  • Ottawa County KS
  • Sherman County KS
  • Washington County KS
  • Harper County KS
  • Gray County KS
  • Morris County KS
  • Norton County KS
  • Phillips County KS
  • Stevens County KS
  • Republic County KS
  • Rooks County KS
  • Barber County KS
  • Scott County KS
  • Meade County KS
  • Kearny County KS
  • Stafford County KS
  • Haskell County KS
  • Chautauqua County KS
  • Smith County KS
  • Osborne County KS
  • Woodson County KS
  • Lincoln County KS
  • Rush County KS
  • Jewell County KS
  • Morton County KS
  • Edwards County KS
  • Decatur County KS
  • Elk County KS
  • Kiowa County KS
  • Ness County KS
  • Trego County KS
  • Cheyenne County KS
  • Chase County KS
  • Gove County KS
  • Logan County KS
  • Rawlins County KS
  • Graham County KS
  • Sheridan County KS
  • Hamilton County KS
  • Wichita County KS
  • Clark County KS
  • Stanton County KS
  • Hodgeman County KS
  • Lane County KS
  • Comanche County KS
  • Wallace County KS
  • Greeley County KS

Client reviews

    “Would recommend Paul to anyone.”

    This law firm helped me achieve the results that I needed. Would recommend Paul to anyone that feels as though they have been wronged and need legal guidance and assistance.

    - Al W.
    “They gave my case all the time and attention that was needed to be successful.”

    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.
    “From start to finish Tom was there to help me out every step of the way with our case.”

    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.
    “Helped turn my lemons into lemonade.”

    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.
    “His confidence shined through instilling the confidence in me and peace of mind having him by my side.”

    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.
    “He was professional and knowledgeable in employment law.”

    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.
    “I have referred him to friends in NJ and NY.”

    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.
    “Tom was prudent in having me use his services and I did not overpay when not needed.”

    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.

Have Questions?

We Have Answers!
  • 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.