LEGAL GUIDE
Written by attorney Michael David Early

When is a release not a release? Non-waivable employment claims.

While you should never sign a general release and then sue, courts have upheld an employee's right to do just that with FLSA, FMLA and certain California wage claims. Even these courts, however, enforce releases in settlement of bona fide disputes. In general, assume what you sign is enforceable!

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