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Settlement agreement check?

Have your settlement agreement reviewed by a dismissal specialist before you sign. Better severance terms and/or higher compensation can often be negotiated.

Key provisions in a settlement agreement

A settlement agreement, also known as a termination agreement is a legally permitted way to end an employment contract. The settlement agreement contains the conditions under which that employment contract is terminated by "mutual agreement."

A number of elements are important for a legally correct settlement agreement. You also want the agreement to be "unemployment benefit - proof", or in other words, to be eligible for benefits from the Employee Insurance Agency. The most important provisions in a settlement agreement are:

Legal help with a settlement agreement

Depending on what the actual reason for entering into a settlement agreement is, you have the option to negotiate the terms that will be included in the agreement. You can get a higher severance payment, budget for training and/or outplacement and agree on a later termination date possibly in combination with a work release. Therefore, never agree directly to a dismissal proposal without seeking legal advice about it from an employment lawyer. The costs for this are often fully reimbursed. Arbeidsjurist Eindhoven can advise you, help you negotiate and ensure that entitlement to unemployment benefit and pension income are safeguarded. In most cases, we obtain better conditions and a higher severance payment after negotiation. 

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Frequently asked questions about a settlement agreement

Find answers to frequently asked questions by employees and employers about a settlement agreement.

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Bart LBart L
07:44 06 Sep 23
Good and sound advice. Clear communication, it is very pleasant to work with Roy van der Wiel. If you have an employment dispute/question, I would certainly recommend Roy van der Wiel/Employment lawyer Eindhoven.
maud merellemaud merelle
10:32 05 Aug 23
Roy van der Wiel helped me a lot. All compliments to him for the quick handling, his professionalism and communication. I have experienced everything positively, so I will definitely recommend him to others.
ton van woenselton van woensel
15:44 31 May 23
All compliments to this law firm and especially mr. van der Wiel. Very good advice in Jip and Janneke language. It is also certainly well thought along to the best solution and very smooth communication. A pleasure to work with.
Mag BurMag Bur
12:40 15 May 23
professional help, worth recommending.
Renee van HooffRenee van Hooff
21:53 21 Nov 22
Reached out to this agency by phone and was immediately helped by Roy. He looked at my case the same day and provided advice a few hours later which was well explained and in detail. He took the time to listen and share his expertise.
Robert DembiRobert Dembi
08:32 28 Jul 22
I had an excellent experience at Adviesgroep Eindhoven with mr. Roy van der Wiel. Roy was very quick to respond to my requested legal assignment, stayed in constant contact, and within a few days provided me with a comprehensive memo regarding the assignment. Thank you Roy for the quality service!
Barbara NaumienkoBarbara Naumienko
04:41 17 Dec 21
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Karol BlahuszewkiKarol Blahuszewki
07:59 01 Jun 21
Excellent service, professional and easy to talk to.Once we determined what is expected and what can be done I didn't have to worry about a thing.Special thanks to Roy for his hard work and commitment!

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