Wednesday, June 8, 2016:
Topic: “Top Ten Issues When Drafting and Negotiating Separation and Severance Agreements”
Pre-Approved for 1.25 general HRCI & SHRM credits
This program is aimed at identifying and resolving issues routinely confronted when drafting and negotiating separation agreements. Considerations relating to the evaluation and negotiation of separation packages will be covered, including the various forms of compensation paid, claims that may not be waived in a release, the scope and enforceability of restrictive covenants such as non-competition and non-solicitation provisions, taxability, mutuality of releases and nondisparagement, and other issues. This program is aimed at those that participate in the drafting, negotiation or review of separation or settlement agreements from executives to high-risk employees.
Our Speaker: David E. Belfort
DAVID E. BELFORT is a founding member of Bennett & Belfort, P.C., an employment and business law boutique in Cambridge, Massachusetts. With twenty plus years of experience, Mr. Belfort litigates employment and commercial disputes, and represents both individuals and organizations in the areas of employment discrimination, restrictive covenants, wages, FMLA, whistleblower claims, fiduciary duty claims, shareholder disputes, and other related matters. Mr. Belfort is the immediate past President of the Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association and past chair of the Massachusetts Bar Association Labor and Employment Section Council. Mr. Belfort is a frequent author, commentator and lecturer on developments in employment law, is AV rated by Martindale Hubble, and has been annually named New England/Massachusetts Super Lawyer for the last decade. In the past two years, Mr. Belfort was featured as a “Top 100” attorney in New England. Mr. Belfort is currently serving a three year term on the Joint Bar Committee on Judicial Appointments that reviews, evaluates, votes and reports on the qualifications of individuals under consideration for judicial appointments. Mr. Belfort is also a volunteer member of Health Law Advocates, a pro bono advocacy organization aimed at improving access to health care for under-served populations. Mr. Belfort obtained his B.A., with honors, from Hobart College in 1992 and earned his J.D. in 1996 from The University of New Hampshire School of Law. Mr. Belfort helped secure a multi-million dollar jury verdict against Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., in a ground-breaking gender bias case, which was ultimately affirmed by the Supreme Judicial Court. (Haddad v. Wal-Mart, 455 Mass. 91 (2009)).
Our Sponsor: Interested in sponsoring; contact Julie Moore @ firstname.lastname@example.org
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Check-In & Networking8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Chapter Business / Legislative Update
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM Welcome New Members & Guests
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM Sponsor
9:10 AM - 10:30 AM Program
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