The Employment Law Firm of Pennsylvania, Severance Attorneys, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sometimes, your workplace is bad enough that going back is not an option. Whether you are happy to leave or are facing an involuntary layoff, your employer may offer a severance package to sweeten the deal. Don't face this very important decision alone. The Employment Law Firm of Pennsylvania can help you negotiate a better severance to make your life easier as you move on to the next part of your life.
What is a Severance Package?
Pennsylvania labor laws don't require employers to offer employees severance pay. However, quite often, an employer may offer a severance package to encourage employees to leave voluntarily, or keep an employee from filing workplace discrimination complaints or other employment-based lawsuits. Often a severance package will include cashing out of accrued time off, a continuation of benefits, or a lump sum of future wages for a set amount of time.
Severance & Pennsylvania Unemployment Benefits
Pennsylvania employees need to know how their severance package will affect their right to unemployment benefits. If you receive less than 40% of Pennsylvania's average annual wage, or approximately $20,000, then you don't have anything to worry about. But if you receive more than that, your unemployment benefits will be "offset" each week, meaning you get less money from the state. Before accepting a severance package, be sure to speak with the experienced employment attorneys at the Employment Law Firm of Pennsylvania to make sure you understand how your severance package will affect your Pennsylvania unemployment benefits.
Why You Need a Severance Attorney
Often, in exchange for severance pay, you will have to give up your right to sue for wrongful discharge. You may also be facing non-compete contracts or other limits on what you can do after you leave. Howard Trubman of the Employment Law Firm of Pennsylvania has been representing employees for over 40 years. He will help you:
- Understand the severance agreement;
- Decide whether the terms are reasonable;
- Eliminate inappropriate restrictions; and
- Negotiate for more money.
Hire the Employment Law Firm of Pennsylvania
Bringing in a private attorney, shows your employer that you are serious about your rights. By getting the Employment Law Firm of Pennsylvania involved in negotiating your severance package, you will often get a better deal than your employer originally offered. Don't settle for what your employer is willing to offer. Contact the Employment Law Firm of Pennsylvania today for a free phone consultation to get the best severance package from your boss.