If an employer has offered you a severance agreement, you should consider the following things.
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- Consider deadlines, and act promptly.
The moment you are given a severance agreement, check it for a deadline. Chances are, your employer gave you a deadline in which you must agree to, or decline, the severance. For workers 40 years old or older, federal law requires employers give at least a 21-day period to review the severance agreement.