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Severance Pay

New Jersey’s labor laws generally do not require employers to provide severance pay to terminated employees. However, employers that do provide these benefits must do so in accordance with their employment contract or stated policy.

There is one exception. Employers who employ more than 100 employees and have operated in this State for more than three years are required to provide adequate notice to their employees in the event of the termination or transfer of operations or mass layoffs. If the employer fails to provide the required notice, they are obligated to give their full-time employees severance payments equal to one week’s pay for each year of service. This is in addition to any severance negotiated under a collective bargaining agreement or other reason.

Because severance payments usually are not required, there are no standards regulating these benefits. Most companies that offer them, however, determine the amount of severance based on a formula which takes into account a variety of factors including the employee’s length of service.

Oftentimes the employee will have the choice of receiving severance in one lump sum or in a series of continuing salary payments. Which option the employee chooses can have an affect on his or her eligibility for unemployment insurance benefits. The form of severance chosen also can have significant tax consequences for the employee.

Because severance packages are not standard and they can have a significant impact on the employee’s tax situation and unemployment rights, it might be necessary to utilize the services of an experienced employment attorney. If you have been offered or feel you should be offered a severance package, contact Kearns Rotolo Law attorneys for advice. Protect your rights. Call Kearns Rotolo Law today.

What Our Clients are Saying

The absolute BEST!!! I have a family of attorneys but needed someone local. Victor was recommended to me and words cannot describe how pleased I was with his firm. The outstanding service and attention each member of his staff gave to me surpassed any and all expectations. Victor surrounds himself with a hardworking team that he leads. I felt it was money spent wisely. I will continue to recommend Victor and his associates.

- Stephanie

Mr. Rotolo has helped me numerous times in legal matters and has continued to support and help me through countless hardships. He is dedicated to providing the best service and is a true professional. I will continue to consult with him regarding any legal issues in the future. He is a respectable, hardworking, kind hearted man and I would recommend his legal services to anyone.

- Matthew

I am an attorney and have practiced law for 26 years. I hired Vic to handle a very difficult family matter because I do not handle family law. Vic was extremely competent and obtained a result far beyond my expectations. Without his counsel my son's and family's life would have been changed forever. Thank you Vic for your good lawyering. I very much appreciate the personal attention and time dedicated to this matter. I highly recommend Vic.

- Anthony

We recently had a situation where we needed to hire an attorney. We selected Kearns Rotolo Law and I can honestly say that we were above and beyond satisfied with Vic and his team. We would absolutely recommend this firm to anyone should the need arise. We blindly picked the firm out of the phone book because I liked his ad. Now I believe that God was pointing us in the right direction. Thank you Vic and Kearns Rotolo Law for being there for us in our time of need.

- Kim

Victor's expertise, due diligence, and empathy for his client made my first experience with the law (and last) a non-stressful one. Before the case, I did my research and looked over about 20 lawyers before choosing Victor. All my sources pointed to him as the best and they weren't off even a bit. Victor treated my case like it was his own and kept me up to date with all my appointments, breakthroughs in the case, and guided me step through step in a process that I never thought that I had to come to endure. If Victor's not available Susy will go out of her way to take care you. The productivity and efficiency in that office is second to none. Thank you Victor!

- Michael