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South Dakota Severance Lawyers

South Dakota Severance Pay Lawyers

How to Calculate Severance in South Dakota

If you have been presented with a South Dakota Severance Agreement from your employer, it may be difficult to understand exactly what they are asking you to sign. Before signing without requesting any changes, it’s a good idea to have every South Dakota severance agreement reviewed by an experienced employment attorney. With years of experience in severance agreements, our skilled severance lawyers can help you review and negotiate your South Dakota severance documents to make sure your rights and benefits are protected.

Easy 4-Step Process

Step 1.
Call us or fill out a contact form.
Step 2.
Our South Dakota office will call you to schedule a date and time for the meeting (either in person or by telephone). All meetings can be scheduled within 24 hours.
Step 3.
Our South Dakota attorneys will conduct a thorough review of the severance agreement, discuss the details of the agreement with you and answer any of your questions.
Step 4.
Our South Dakota attorneys will send you a detailed email regarding any changes, revisions or other items that should be addressed with your previous employer. You will then have the option to either negotiate with your employer directly on your own behalf or you can retain us to negotiate for you and try to improve the terms and amount of severance pay.

South Dakota Severance Review & Negotiation

We have received several awards and accolades from our peers and have been included in several lists as some of the best employment lawyers. Since 2006, our lawyers have been included in the Super Lawyers List for Employment Law and Super Lawyers Rising Stars for Employment Law. We were named as an Employment Law Firm of the Year by Corporate Intl Magazine for 2010 and 2012, named AI Business Team Excellence Award for 2015 Employment Attorney of the Year in New Jersey and been included in the Top 40 under 40 Lawyers listing. Our South Dakota attorneys experience and skill will allow you to understand your South Dakota severance agreement completely and give you the peace of mind that you are receiving everything that you can in severance.

Our South Dakota Severance Lawyers Serve the Following Communities Below:

  • Minnehaha County SD
  • Pennington County SD
  • Lincoln County SD
  • Brown County SD
  • Brookings County SD
  • Codington County SD
  • Meade County SD
  • Lawrence County SD
  • Yankton County SD
  • Davison County SD
  • Hughes County SD
  • Beadle County SD
  • Union County SD
  • Clay County SD
  • Oglala Lakota County SD
  • Lake County SD
  • Roberts County SD
  • Todd County SD
  • Butte County SD
  • Charles Mix County SD
  • Turner County SD
  • Custer County SD
  • Hutchinson County SD
  • Fall River County SD
  • Grant County SD
  • Bon Homme County SD
  • Spink County SD
  • Moody County SD
  • McCook County SD
  • Tripp County SD
  • Dewey County SD
  • Day County SD
  • Hamlin County SD
  • Kingsbury County SD
  • Walworth County SD
  • Brule County SD
  • Marshall County SD
  • Deuel County SD
  • Gregory County SD
  • Corson County SD
  • Edmunds County SD
  • Lyman County SD
  • Clark County SD
  • Hanson County SD
  • Bennett County SD
  • Hand County SD
  • Douglas County SD
  • Perkins County SD
  • Stanley County SD
  • Aurora County SD
  • Jackson County SD
  • McPherson County SD
  • Miner County SD
  • Ziebach County SD
  • Faulk County SD
  • Sanborn County SD
  • Potter County SD
  • Jerauld County SD
  • Mellette County SD
  • Buffalo County SD
  • Haakon County SD
  • Hyde County SD
  • Sully County SD
  • Campbell County SD
  • Harding County SD
  • Jones County SD

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.