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Drafting Effective Separation Agreements; Best Practices and Current Law

Composing separation agreements that are consistent with best practices and a host of relevant legal concerns can be a never-ending endeavor for employers - especially with case law and agency guidance continually evolving. Challenging issues involved in drafting these agreements include:

  • Confidentiality requirements pertaining to business information as well as the separation agreement itself
  • Non-disparagement provisions
  • Cooperation clauses
  • Return of property provisions
  • Covenants not to sue
  • Attorneys' fees and liquidated damages clauses
  • ADEA selected/non-selected informational disclosures

Labor and Employment Partners Bob Nichols and Amy Karff Halevy for an informative and pragmatic discussion of these topics and other issues associated with employee separation agreements.

© 2021 Bracewell LLPNational Law Review, Volume IX, Number 58
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Robert Nichols, employer litigation attorney, bracewell law firm, lawyer harassment claims, wrongful discharge case, occupational safety issues
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Robert Nichols represents employers in litigation, administrative actions and arbitrations concerning discrimination and retaliation, harassment, wrongful discharge, occupational safety and health, union-management relations, wage and hour matters, and other concerns related to employment. Mr. Nichols has defended more than 200 employment-related lawsuits in federal and state court, represented employers in more than 300 federal and state agency employment discrimination investigations, and handled numerous Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cases,...

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Amy Karff Halevy, Employment, Attorney, Bracewell law firm
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Amy Halevy counsels and represents employers in all areas of employment law. She guides her business clients in the preparation and application of employment policies and procedures. Amy also provides valued advice in assisting with complex and high level company investigations when there are concerns of employee misconduct or in other areas related to the employment relationship. She has successfully represented employers for more than 25 years in matters related to discrimination, harassment, and other employment-related claims.

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