While severance refers to any time in which a connection or relationship is ended between parties, severance expert witnesses most often have a background in severance packages or severance pay, which consists of wages or other forms of compensation awarded to an employee after he or she leaves a place of business. Severance expert consulting may provide valuable information for cases involving such issues as labor and employment, human resource management, taxation, executive compensation, entertainment law, corporate transactions, or various other areas of different corporate fields, each of which may become the focus of a severance-related lawsuit.
Since severance packages are provided to former employees, severance expert witnesses often have experience with human resources, as well as other areas involving employee payment, including 401(k) plans, employee benefits, disability insurance, healthcare insurance, collective bargaining, pensions, retirement plans, retiree medical, employment retirement income security (E.R.I.S.A.), employee relations, employee manuals, and other important details related to business and employees.
Severance expert witnesses are also often knowledgeable with stock options, regulatory compliance, risk management, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy, and wrongful termination, as each of these areas may be relevant in a lawsuit centered on severance-related issues. Severance expert witnesses may be asked to provide an expert opinion on whether the proper severance package was provided to one or more employees in accordance with labor and employment law.
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