Article Tag: Settlement agreements

What Is a Non-disclosure Agreement (NDA) and When Is It Used?

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A Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) is frequently used to protect confidential information being revealed either publically or, in the commercial sense, to a competitor. These agreements, between employer and employee, will stipulate what information must remain confidential and under what, if any, circumstances the information can be used or disclosed. Non-Disclosure Agreement and Employment Contracts A… Read more »

FAQs: Responding to a Settlement Agreement

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If you are an employee, Salaried Partner or Director and have been offered a settlement agreement but you are unsure what to do next, here are some FAQs to consider: 1. What is a Settlement Agreement? A settlement agreement is a legally binding document that, in most circumstances, will set out the terms on which… Read more »

What Are Settlement Agreements And When Can They Be Used?

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Settlement Agreements are commonly used to end an employment relationship in a mutually agreeable way. They are often used in situations where an employer and employee feel their relationship has broken down and whilst employers tend to make the initial proposal, either party can make the first move. A Settlement Agreement can also cover non-employees…. Read more »

Think Carefully About How You Respond To A Settlement Offer

It is important for parties to consider settlement throughout a dispute, particularly one that is already in court. Court proceedings are expensive and time consuming, and although at times necessary, should be avoided or concluded early where possible. One way of achieving this is to think about a settlement offer. As well as the tactical… Read more »

Can Pension Benefits Be Included In Settlement Agreements?

The Pensions Ombudsman (PO) recently made a decision, during an appeal, on a settlement agreement that included pension benefits. The agreement promised to increase a Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) member’s pension and to allow payment of full pension in the future from the member’s 55th birthday. In this case, an appeal was made by an… Read more »