By:  Brendan J. Begley

In appropriate circumstances, a severance agreement containing release-of-claims provisions may be the most desirable way to end an employment relationship with an employee. Such agreements can facilitate a smooth transition while greatly reducing the employer’s exposure to costly lawsuits alleging wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, or other theories of recovery. However, there can be downsides to such agreements too.Continue Reading The Value and Risks of Severance and Release Agreements

By:  Lizbeth V. West, Esq.

Effective March 8, 2013, those employers covered under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) will be required to comply with the recently issued regulations from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The majority of the new regulations relate to the FMLA’s military leave provisions and the Airline Flight Crew Technical Corrections Act. However, there are a few other minor changes and requirements, including the requirement that employers replace their FMLA poster with an updated poster by March 8, 2013.Continue Reading Are You Ready For Your New Compliance Obligations Under The FMLA?