New Jersey Severance Law | Severance Law in NJ

By Thomas McKinney

New Jersey severance law is a myth.  There is no severance law in New Jersey that protects employees or requires an employer to provide an employee with severance pay.  Our lawyers receive numerous calls a month asking whether a NJ employer is required to provide severance pay – the answer is no.  However, there are some exceptions to the non-existent New Jersey severance law. For example, an employer would be required to pay an employee severance if there is a contract requiring severance pay.  Also, if the employer provides a policy or section in its handbook setting forth that employees are entitled to severance pay, then the employer is required to provide severance.

If you have been offered a severance package, you do need a severance laeyer to improve the offer. We will work with you and your former employer to increase the amount of severance you are being offered and help negotiate additional/continued benefits.

If you have not been offered a severance package and feel that you were wrongfully terminated, our lawyers can also help negotiate a settlement agreement pre-suit that would be similar to what you might receive as severance.

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding NJ Severance Law and would like a free consultation.

About the Author
Tom McKinney is an experienced NJ Employment Lawyer in all major areas of labor and employment law, including discrimination, harassment, overtime violations, wage and hour claims, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, LAD, FLSA, and all other employment law claims. Tom is admitted to practice in the States of New Jersey and New York, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Southern District of New York, District of New Jersey, and United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Prior to forming the firm, Tom practiced at Gibbons P.C. in Newark, NJ. If you have any questions regarding this article, contact Tom here today.