Written by attorney Leslie Caroline Leone

You're Fired! Now Focus on Getting a Better Severance Package

If you’ve been laid off, here are some quick tips you should follow to obtain a favorable severance package and be ready for your next job.

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Helpful legal information is also available at the California Department of Industrial Relation: Leslie Leone is California attorney who has been practicing employment discrimination law, injury law, and mediation for over 15 years. She worked as a staff attorney for the Teamsters Union before founding Leone Law Firm in Burlingame and Mill Valley. Leslie is a third generation San Francisco native. For more information on Leslie Leone visit or follow her on Twitter to get free legal tips

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