The Practical Employment Law Podcast: The Settlement Episode

The statistics tell us that most employment law cases end in settlement.  Unfortunately, there are a lot of misconceptions about settlement and the process to reach a settlement.  In this episode, the basics of settlement will be covered. Specific points include:

When to Settle: When can parties to employment litigation settle and more importantly, when should they.

How to Settle:  What are the various methods that the parties might use to reach a settlement.

Settlement v. Severance: While they are often confused, they arise in different circumstances.

The Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA): This statute imposes specific, mandatory requirements on any waiver of age discrimination claims under federal law.  Despite this, employers often fail to comply.

When Not to Settle: When you don’t want to - no joke, that’s a legitimate reason.

You can listen to the podcast episode here



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