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About the Teleseminar
This program will provide you with a real-world guide to planning, negotiating and drafting settlement agreements in employment disputes. It will address settlements arising from claims of harassment, discrimination and retaliation as well as claims arising from the economic terms of employment contracts, including disputes over discretionary bonuses and sales commissions. The program will cover how mutual releases of liability depend on the nature of the underlying claim – harassment and discrimination versus economic terms of an employment agreement – and the crucial task of defining the scope of these releases. It will also outline practical steps lawyers can take to enhance the ultimate enforceability and effectiveness of these agreements to minimize a client’s risk after the agreements are executed.
- Practical drafting of settlement agreements in employment disputes
- Financial terms of settlement – how payments are structured and taxed
- Waivers of liability and mutual releases – settlements based on harassment/discrimination v. contractual disputes
- Privacy – non-disclosure and non-disparagement agreements
- Handling of evidence gained in employment investigations
- Practical steps to increase enforceability & decrease post-execution dispute
About the Speaker
Shannon M. Bell is a member in the Denver office of Kelly & Walker, LLC, where she litigates a wide variety of complex business disputes, construction disputes, fiduciary claims, employment issues, and landlord/tenant issues. Her construction experience extends from contract negotiations to defense of construction claims of owners, HOAs, contractors and tradesmen. She also represents clients in claims of shareholder and officer liability, piercing the corporate veil, and derivative actions. She writes and speaks on commercial litigation, employment, discovery and bankruptcy topics. Ms. Bell earned her B.S. from the University of Iowa and her J.D. from the University of Denver.
Mandatory MCLE Credit Hours
This seminar qualifies for 1.0 MCLE Credit Hour, including up to 1.0 Employment & Labor Law Specialty Credit Hour
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