Many people find themselves on the wrong end of a layoff or other termination, and they need assistance protecting their interests in the process. The attorneys of Renaker Scott LLP can help you evaluate any offer of severance pay from your employer and — because those offers always require something in return — help you evaluate the release of liability for legal claims that likely accompanies the severance. Negotiating a better deal is often possible.
Other employee benefit plans and employment agreements — deferred compensation plans, retention agreements, non-compete agreements, stock option plans, and others — often leap to front of mind when a job ends. Our expertise in employee benefits lets us offer fully integrated advice and negotiation for clients going through job transitions, and litigation where appropriate. And where claims for severance or retention benefits are denied, we can assist with administrative appeals and/or litigation.
We also advise individuals contemplating a voluntary transition out of employment, such as to a new job, disability, or retirement. We can help you choose the best strategy for your situation and goals.
On the other end of the employment timeline, Renaker Scott LLP also advises individuals on the implications and interplay of offer letters, contracts, employment agreements, and benefit plans upon starting (or negotiating to start) a new job.