Charles A. Bruder and David T. Harmon, Members of the law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Co-Chairs of the firm’s Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Group, will present the webinar “Utilizing Settlement and Severance Packages” in conjunction with Lorman Education Services on Tuesday, March 21, from 1-2:30pm.
Since employers, large and small, are dealing with more frequent changes in their employee populations than ever before, this webinar will help them understand key issues to address in a settlement or severance agreement to avoid litigation and that will benefit both the employer and the departing employee. To learn more and to register, click here. CLE, CPE, SHRM, HRCI, and NASBA credits are available.
Bruder is experienced in all aspects of defined contribution and defined benefit plans, deferred compensation arrangements, stock option plans, employee stock ownership plans, and other incentive and equity-based compensation arrangements. He frequently counsels clients on plan qualification and administration issues, ERISA fiduciary matters, plan compliance issues, and employee benefits matters in the context of business reorganizations. In addition, Bruder is knowledgeable in the handling of group health plans, cafeteria plans, and other health and welfare benefits arrangements. He is a frequent lecturer on employee benefits and has published articles in The Exempt Organizations Tax Review and New Jersey Law Journal and has been quoted in The Hedge Fund Law Report. Bruder received his LL.M., with distinction, from Georgetown University Law Center, his J.D. from Widener University School of Law, and his B.A. from LaSalle University.
Harmon represents senior-level employees of both public and private companies in the negotiation of their employment packages and all associated agreements, whether at the commencement of the employment relationship or at termination. His successful negotiation of employment and severance packages for clients includes employment and post-employment compensation, confidentiality, non-compete, non-solicitation, and garden leave covenants, the Protocol for Broker Recruiting, change of control provisions, and benefits and protections within the structures and strategies for those packages. Harmon’s representation also includes providing advice and counsel to employers in the negotiation of employment and severance packages with their employees, the design of human resources compliance programs, including employee policy manuals, and counseling and training concerning implementation of those policies. In 2012, Harmon launched his blog Transitions in Employment, which focuses on developments in executive compensation and employment law. Harmon is a member of the Business Law and Labor & Employment Sections of the New York State and American Bar Associations, and is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Wall Street Technology Association. He received his J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law, where he was an editor of the Law Review, and his B.A. from Tufts University.