The Practical Employment Law Podcast

The Settlement Episode

May 06, 2021 Mark Chumley Episode 12
The Practical Employment Law Podcast
The Settlement Episode
Show Notes

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.

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Music :

Jamming with Leon by texasradiofish (c) copyright 2020 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. Ft: Scomber