Drafting Settlement Agreements in Employment-Related Litigation
1 hour 30 minutes
Learn how best to draft settlement agreements in employment related litigation to ensure that both parties’ objectives are reached.
Employment-related litigation is not going away, and typically increases in times of high unemployment. Whether frivolous or meritorious, there is often a strong desire by both sides to settle matters. Sometimes coming to agreement is the easy part; memorializing the agreement is not. This material will walk through numerous issues involved in drafting settlement agreements in employment-related litigation, including sample language, pitfalls, legal considerations and proper tax treatment, with the object being to ensure that the written document meets the parties’ objectives in reaching a settlement.
• You will be able to discuss how to draft issues and specific provisions.
• You will be able to review taxation of settlements.
• You will be able to define class actions and PAGA actions.
• You will be able to describe strategic considerations and timing of settlements.