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10 Most Overlooked Executive Separation Agreement Clauses – Part 2

Posted in Confidentiality and Non-Disparagement, Separations, Layoffs & Terminations

In Part 1 I shared with you five commonly overlooked terms in executive separation agreements. Here are five more. 6. Release Timing. If the executive is excused from performing work or coming to the office well before her last day of employment, the company may want to have the executive sign an agreement close to… Continue Reading

Drafting a Practical and Enforceable Non-Disparagement Provision

Posted in Confidentiality and Non-Disparagement, Liquidated Damages, Settlements and Releases

More than once, an in-house counsel has called me up wanting to sue a former employee because s/he has been “bad-mouthing” the company despite having agreed not to disparage the company as part of a settlement or severance agreement.  Nevertheless, I Often have had to give the client the bad news that, in light of… Continue Reading

5 Steps for Employer Use of Criminal Records: Part 3

Posted in Compliance, Policies & Notices, Confidentiality and Non-Disparagement, Discrimination, Hiring, Miscellaneous Employment, Privacy & Data Security

In Part 1 and Part 2 I discussed four steps that I recommend employers follow in using criminal records.  Here in Part 3 and the last part of this series, I address the process of the handling of the documents.  Step 5:  Handling Documents with CORI Criminal records information obtained from any source is confidential, and employers… Continue Reading

5 Steps for Employer Use of Criminal Records: Part 2

Posted in Compliance, Policies & Notices, Confidentiality and Non-Disparagement, Discrimination, Hiring, Miscellaneous Employment, Privacy & Data Security

In my prior blog post, I provided the first two steps for an employer to obtain and use CORI in Massachusetts based on the new CORI regulations issued on May 25, 2012.  This post addresses the next two steps in this process. These blog posts also address when an employer conducts its own CORI checks. … Continue Reading