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Employment Negotiations

Employment Negotiations, Non Compete Agreements, and Severance Package Negotiations

The firm provides employment negotiations for employees of New Jersey businesses.  Individuals who have recently been separated from employment, or who are looking to terminate their relationship with their employer need a seasoned attorney to help frame important legal issues and use the facts of the individual situation to try to negotiate enhanced severance terms. The firm also helps negotiate limits on post-employment restrictions such as non-compete agreements.  Many employers require employees to sign non-compete agreements, either at the beginning of their employment, somewhere along the way, or as part of a separation agreement.  New Jersey courts usually enforce non-compete agreements if they are reasonable in scope.  However, each situation is unique.  The firm can help you understand your non-compete agreement or other post-employment restrictions, and may be able to negotiate more favorable terms.  Attorneys are also available to litigate claims for temporary restraining orders, injunctions, and damages.  Most employers would prefer to resolve disputes amicably rather than end up in litigation, and the attorneys at Mason, Griffin & Pierson, P.C. are here to help get the best results through advocacy and negotiation.  If you have been terminated from employment due to a Reduction in Force (RIF), or for any other reason, the firm may be able to help you negotiate enhanced severance.  The attorneys can assist you if you feel you were selected for termination for an impermissible reason (such as your age or disability), or if you have other questions or concerns about your separation from employment,.  The attorneys help many employees every year by advocating on their behalf with the goal of obtaining increased severance, additional bonus, extended company-paid health benefits, extra outplacement services, and other valuable benefits.



  • New Reporting Requirements Corporate Transparency Act

    On January 1, 2024, reporting requirements under the Corporate Transparency Act ("Act"), went into effect. All businesses subject to the Act will have to report specific information on the company and certain individuals that own and/or control the company. Mason, Griffin & Pierson is happy to guide you through this reporting process and answer any questions that you may have. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you would like our assistance.



  • Sharon A. Dragan receives the Michael A. Pane Ethics In Government Award

    Congratulations to Sharon A. Dragan for receiving the Michael A. Pane Ethics In Government Award. The award was presented by the NJILGA at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities November convention. The Michael A. Pane Ethics In Government Award honors a municipal professional who exemplifies the highest standards of ethics and whose work has significantly enhanced the integrity of local government. November 2023 The Michael Pane Award, established by the Pane Family and the New Jersey State League of Municipalities, is given in honor of Michael A. Pane, Sr., who was the long-time editor of the Municipal Law Review, president and trustee of the New Jersey Institute of Municipal Attorneys, counsel to the New Jersey Association of Municipal Clerks, counsel to the League of Municipalities and author of the New Jersey Practice Series, Local Government Law volumes.



  • Liz Zuckerman appointed to the District VII Ethics Committee:

    The Supreme Court of New Jersey appointed Elizabeth Zuckerman to serve on the District Ethics Committee for District VII (DEC VII) for a three-year term. The district includes Mercer County. August 23, 2023



  • Paul M. Bishop named Director

    We are pleased to announce the election of Paul M. Bishop to the Board of Directors, Mason, Griffin & Pierson, PC. Paul, one of the firm’s senior litigators, practices business, commercial, and general litigation, and represents clients in complex disputes throughout New Jersey’s state and federal courts. July 2023