Layering Administrative Law and Basic Contract Principles: Analyzing the Waiver of FMLA Claims in Severance Agreements (Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993)

Layering Administrative Law and Basic Contract Principles: Analyzing the Waiver of FMLA Claims in Severance Agreements (Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993)

I. INTRODUCTION Employee termination and severance package negotiation are a reality of daily corporate life. According to the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Bureau of Labor Statistics, in June 2006 alone corporate employers took 1097 “mass layoff actions,” defined as layoffs of fifty or more workers, involving a total of 119,662 employees.(1) Many of the discharged […]