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Is it legal to have an employer have you sign a paper saying you will not file for unemployment if they pay you severance

by Mary
(Miami, FL)

I am being let go and believe they will want me to sign something saying I am not going to file for unemployment because they are paying me a severance for six months. Is this legal??




Mary,

I do not think that a wavier of unemployment benefits would be enforceable, but it's always best to ask a lawyer .. not me, when it comes to employer contractual agreements.

But the EEOC has a very nice summary that any employee who has to sign an agreement placed in front of them by their employer .. It's definitely worth the read.

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