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Settlement Agreements in Employment Disputes & Litigation (teleseminar)
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The program will cover how mutual releases of liability depend on the nature of the underlying claim – harassment and discrimination versus economic terms of an employment agreement – and the crucial task of defining the scope of these releases. It will also outline practical steps lawyers can take to enhance the ultimate enforceability and effectiveness of these agreements to minimize a client’s risk after the agreements are executed.

1/5/2018
When: 01/05/2018
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: United States
Contact: (404) 521-0781


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SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS IN EMPLOYMENT DISPUTES & LITIGATION, 1 CLE hour
 

1:00 p.m. E.T. (60 minutes)

 

This program will provide you with a real-world guide to planning, negotiating and drafting settlement agreements in employment disputes.  It will address settlements arising from clams of harassment, discrimination and retaliation as well as claims arising from the economic terms of employment contracts, including disputes over discretionary bonuses and sales commissions.  The program will cover how mutual releases of liability depend on the nature of the underlying claim – harassment and discrimination versus economic terms of an employment agreement – and the crucial task of defining the scope of these releases. It will also outline practical steps lawyers can take to enhance the ultimate enforceability and effectiveness of these agreements to minimize a client’s risk after the agreements are executed.
Practical drafting of settlement agreements in employment disputes
Financial terms of settlement – how payments are structured and taxed 
Waivers of liability and mutual releases – settlements based on harassment/discrimination v. contractual disputes 
Privacy – non-disclosure and non-disparagement agreements
Handling of evidence gained in employment investigations
Practical steps to increase enforceability & decrease post-execution dispute

Speaker:
Shannon M. Bell is a member in the Denver office of Kelly & Walker, LLC, where she litigates a wide variety of complex business disputes, construction disputes, fiduciary claims, employment issues, and landlord/tenant issues.  Her construction experience extends from contract negotiations to defense of construction claims of owners, HOAs, contractors and tradesmen.  She also represents clients in claims of shareholder and officer liability, piercing the corporate veil, and derivative actions.  She writes and speaks on commercial litigation, employment, discovery and bankruptcy topics.  Ms. Bell earned her B.S. from the University of Iowa and her J.D. from the University of Denver.

 

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