Settlement and Separation Agreement Checklist (Pro-Employee)


This checklist highlights the main points to consider when negotiating a settlement or separation agreement on behalf of an employee. Employers sometimes insert provisions into settlement and separation agreements that may not benefit employees. Employees should strive to negotiate these terms and push to include or exclude certain items for their future protection. Employees should also aim to maximize both monetary and non-monetary compensation while staying unencumbered by any restrictive covenants if possible.