Employment Blog

Category: Executive Advocacy

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Negotiating Executive Severance: Five Factors for a Better Package

06/05/2017   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

One day you may be asked to leave your position, whether or not it is good for the company, or... Read More »

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Putting on the Top Hat: Relying on ERISA to Protect Executive Deferred Compensation

05/05/2017   |   BY Nancy S. Shilepsky

Suppose the deferred compensation component of an executive’s change of control or employment agreement, or the company’s executive compensation plan,... Read More »

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Disproving “Cause” in Equity and Executive Employment Agreements

04/04/2017   |   BY Nancy S. Shilepsky

On March 6, 2017, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decided Balles v. Babcock Power Inc., a case involving the meaning and... Read More »

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Avoiding the At Will Employment Doctrine: Three Practical Strategies for Massachusetts Employees and Their Lawyers

03/05/2017   |   BY Nancy S. Shilepsky

The doctrine of employment at will arose during the Industrial Revolution as an alternative to what had been the mutual... Read More »

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The Executive Ex Pat Agreement: A Checklist of Ex-Pat Specific Possible Terms

04/05/2016   |   BY Nancy S. Shilepsky and Brian J. MacDonough

Expatriate (Ex Pat) agreements vary from company to company and from location to location, and are often tailored to the... Read More »

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Five Things to Remember When Negotiating Executive Compensation

03/29/2016   |   BY Nancy S. Shilepsky

For many years, I have assisted clients in the negotiation of executive compensation. I have obtained, analyzed and presented compelling... Read More »