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This is standard to offer severance and have you sign a waiver and settlement of claims.You don't have to take the offer if you want to sue them for say wrongful termination.You also have the right to negotiate, see if the document allow you to file for UI benefits and the employer agrees they will not oppose.Thats important to you to give you income while you look for work.Neither federal or state law here requires them to pay you severance so you can negotiate but know there is no requirement for it.
And yes I would insist on a signed copy for your files, they owe you this much too here.You decide if you want to sue or sign.Those are pretty much the options.If you sign here it is real hard to sue them.Take the money here if you need it badly ask about UI benefits and have something added they will not oppose.
It is important you could get up to 26 weeks UI here assuming you have enough wages on file.See if you can get a UI paragraph added they will not oppose or if it is in there already, read it.No real hard to sue after you sign this thats why they offer severance.
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You are able to negotiate terms , ask for more money UI paragraph that they will not oppose here.
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