Forbes magazine strongly suggests individuals use lawyers to review their severance agreements. This is with good reason – the language in the fine print has consequences and oftentimes the agreement as designed may try to exploit that the employee is emotional over the stress of the event and his or her decision making capability is compromised.
The employer may place certain killer language in the agreement, like restricting your ability to work for a period, or perhaps indefinitely. Did you know courts may enforce non-compete clauses in severance agreements? This may affect your ability to obtain meaningful employment in the industry you’ve worked in your whole career.
Did you know you may be waiving your rights to ever sue the company? You may want an experienced lawyer to evaluate any claims you have or may have against the company compared to the money they are offering you via a severance agreement. Many employees have potential claims against their employer without knowing it.
Our firm offers paid consultations on severance agreements. In contrast to free consultations, where nothing that is offered can be relied on, with severance agreement review, you may need to rely on effective legal advice to make decisions that may have substantial consequences or impacts on your career and/or your rights. That is why we offer these consultations as a paid service to assist you.
With a severance agreement review, we will answer your questions regarding the agreement, counsel you regarding your options, and advise you of ways to balance your immediate economic payments and concerns with your long-term career goals and legal rights.
Our firm can separately also be retained to help negotiate a better severance agreement, although there never is any guarantee of success. Negotiations are complicated strategic processes. Just like any other activity, if you don’t do it often, the experienced negotiators often have an inherent edge.
Our firm is experienced in dealing with severance negotiations as well as other complicated negotiations and will counsel you to what extent, if any, you need us in the negotiation and based on experience the likelihood of success.
At a minimum, you should consider calling us at 1 (877) 561-0000 to hire our firm to review your severance agreement. We charge a modest fee and will candidly give you advice about how to proceed, your options, and field all your questions.
The truth is that when the employer puts you “under the gun” by giving you a short time to make a decision about whether to accept a severance agreement or not, you will need firepower in your corner too. Call our severance agreement lawyers at 1 (877) 561-0000 to assist you with this process.
100 Million Dollar Settlement Fund for Women Injured by a New Birth Control Product
Jason T. Brown was the first attorney in the country to file a battery of cases on behalf of women who sustained blood clots, such as deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolisms, strokes and death from a new Birth control Product. Jason T. Brown’s prior firm was on the PSC (Plaintiff Steering Committee) and served as liaison counsel in the state mass tort action. The firm is no longer accepting new cases.
Tens of Millions in Settlements for Mass Tort Injuries and Class Actions
$7 Million Plus Settlement for Consumer Fraud
$7 Million Dollar Commercial Litigation Settlement
Millions in Settlements for Women Injured by New Generation Hormonal Product
Women who sustained blood clots from a new Generation Hormonal Product received and continue to receive compensation for their injuries. Compensable injuries include Pulmonary Embolisms (PE), Deep-Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Strokes and Death. The firm is still investigating and accepting cases.
Nationwide $3.5 Million Settlement for Wage & Hour Class Action Case
Case brought on behalf of at home call center workers who were not paid for all their time worked including boot up time, technical time and other time. Workers were told by the company that boot up time which lasted 15 minutes or more was not paid because it was considered their commute to work. Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
$3.2 Million Settlement for Wage & Hour Class Action Case
Case brought on behalf of workers who were misclassified as salaried exempt from overtime. The employer led employees to believe that they had to work unlimited hours over 40 without overtime compensation even though based on their job duties it was alleged they were entitled to overtime pay.
$2.4 Million Dollar Settlement for Wage & Hour Class Action
Lawsuit was brought as a class action on behalf of workers who worked in excess of 40 hours a week and were not paid overtime. The employer was forcing them to work “off the clock” for those hours and failed to pay proper overtime compensation.
$2 Million Dollar Settlement for False Claims Act (Whistleblower Case)
“$2 Million Dollar False Claims Act (FCA) Settlement – Unnecessary Services”
A case against GenomeDx was brought alleging violations of the False Claims Act (FCA) and the California Insurance Claims Fraud Prevention Act regarding unnecessary services such as the testing of tissues that did not need to be tested. The case resulted in a $350,000 whistleblower award.
$2 Million Dollar Settlement for Truck Accident Victim
Our firm was Of Counsel to a serious truck accident case involving a trucking accident with multiple injuries.
Nationwide $1.3 Million Judgment against Future Income Payments and Scott Kohn for Consumer Fraud
Scott Kohn and Future Income Payments conspired to defraud veterans out of their hard earned pensions by offering them loans at loanshark rates and claiming it was a “purchase” not a loan.
$1.7 Million Dollar Settlement for Wage & Hour Case
Misclassified employees under the FLSA were not paid overtime for hours worked in excess of 40. Due to a confidentiality agreement specific details are intentionally omitted.
Judgment with Maximum Damages for Employment Litigation
Judgment for misclassification under the FLSA including maximum damages under State and Federal Laws, plus an incentive fee for the lead plaintiff with attorney fees paid separately. The case involved a worker who was paid a day rate regardless of the amount of hours worked per day and per week.
Class Action Jury Trial
Workers alleged that they were misclassified according to their job duties. The Defendant claimed an administrative exemption under the FLSA and state law. Misclassification cases under the FLSA are the cases most often tried due to non-monetary considerations. Jury Trial lasted three weeks. Settlement offered in lieu of appeal.
Acquittal at Trial
Despite videotaped evidence that the prosecutor alleged incriminated the defendant, Mr. Brown was able to obtain an acquittal at trial for his client. Please note, that while we, the Brown, LLC will provide consultations in defense matters, the firm spends most of its time litigating complex litigation such as class actions, mass torts and catastrophic injuries.
Judgment with Maximum Damages for Wage & Hour Dispute
Wage & Hour dispute on behalf of hourly employees who were not paid time and a half for hours in excess of 40. Employees were granted double damages for all their time with attorney fees and costs paid separately.
Million Dollar Settlement for Wage & Hour Class Action Case
Workers were compelled to come into work 15 minutes early to set up, but were not paid for their set up time. Gap issues aside, workers received double damages for the time worked for 3 years’ worth of pay with attorney fees paid separately.
This is a non-exhaustive list of prior results and successes of Jason T. Brown and the Brown, LLC. Past results do not guarantee a similar outcome.
For more information about each award see Awards & Accolades – All cases involve Jason T. Brown and/ or Brown, LLC
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