Monthly Archives: March 2012

Prepare Predictables. Leave Finished. Lose the Worry.

The odds of reaching agreement may not be fully bankable, but certain terms that you will deem necessary are.   Come to mediation with a document in hand, and/or on a memory stick or thumb drive, that can either serve … Continue reading

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OWBPA: Effective Termination Date Before or After Revocation Period?

If a severance is part of a settlement arrangement that involves the OWBPA and its 7-day revocation period, be careful in determining the effective termination date and the implications of what might be called a suspended state of employment.  Here … Continue reading

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Post-Session Help

Although the mediation has ended, the mediator’s services may come in handy post-session, too. I received two such calls this week.  One simply asking for clarification on the expected mail-date of the settlement check.  The other, more involved. 

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You Never Know

I asked my intern between caucuses, “How do you think the party’s doing?” and she told me her prediction:  ”I don’t think it’s going to settle.”   That wasn’t what I was going for, but I can understand her focus, … Continue reading

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