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Employers Beware – Your Severance Agreement Templates Require Attention
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently ruled that confidentiality and non-disparagement clauses in employee severance agreements are unlawful, and thus, unenforceable. Generally, employers include confidentiality and non-disparagement provisions in their severance agreements to ensure a departing employee does not disclose the terms or the fact of the agreement or disparage the employer in the future. For most employers, these provisions are integral parts of the reason for the severance agreement. That is why this decision is so troubling.