Thank you for using JustAnswer. Yes, presumptively this says that. That is, in the absence of a definition or any context, "aggregate cash amount" would mean the entire payment that would be paid out to you (before deductions and before being divided into the bi-weekly paychecks). Now if there's an issue (that the term seems to indicate the amount that is being paid out every couple of weeks rather than the gross amount) and it's not specifically defined in the contract, that would be an ambiguity. In that situation, the rest of the contract would be looked at to see what it means, as well as a general understanding of severance. Severance is seen as income replacement upon separation, and as such it's generally equal to or similar to the pay that was received while working. That context would be important. So if this amount is, say, $2,000, that would probably been interpreted by the courts as $2,000 every pay period
, rather than $2,000 gross, because otherwise it would be $2,000 divided by 14 (not even taking into account withholdings and deductions) which is around $142 per pay period, and a court would be right in saying that this contract clearly does not mean that. So it would resolve the ambiguity in light of the surrounding context and what was otherwise clearly intended. Hope that clears things up a bit. If you have any other questions, please let me know. If not, and you have not yet, please rate my answer AND press the "submit" button, if applicable. Please note that I don't get any credit for the time and effort that I spent on this answer unless and until you rate it positively (3 or more stars). Thank you, ***** ***** luck to you!