The most significant issues in any employment or severance agreement are going to be personal to that situation, and will be driven in part by special issues and circumstances. For instance, succession planning issues may be incredibly important to the organization when the CEO is 65 years old and there is no clear successor, and

In-house counsel and human resources professionals at tax-exempt colleges and universities often face a variety of challenges when structuring, and determining obligations due under, severance arrangements. There are some key considerations to bear in mind, which are outlined in this article.

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by Jonathan J. Boyles

Agreements that require a release or other signed document from an employee before payment should be reviewed to ensure compliance with Code Section 409A guidance.  Transition relief ends on December 31, 2012, and the penalties for noncompliance can be harsh.  Employers that conducted a fulsome Code Section 409A review in 2007