severance agreement


severance agreement
An agreement that records the terms of the employee's departure, and the payments to be made, in return for a waiver of claims.
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Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

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  • Severance package — A severance package is pay and benefits an employee receives when they leave employment at a company. In addition to the employee s remaining regular pay, it may include some of the following:* An additional payment based on months of service *… …   Wikipedia

  • severance contract — noun : an agreement for employment that stipulates certain benefits for the employee at the time of severance …   Useful english dictionary

  • compromise agreement — index composition (agreement in bankruptcy) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 compromise agreement …   Law dictionary

  • Compromise agreement — In the United Kingdom, a compromise agreement is a specific type of contract, regulated by statute, between an employer and its employee (or ex employee) under which the employee receives a negotiated financial sum in exchange for agreeing that… …   Wikipedia


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