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Employers should make sure their severance agreements don’t restrict an employee’s right to discuss potentially unfair labor practices, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) said in a new memo issued Wednesday.

In the new guidance, National Labor Relations Board general counsel Jennifer Abruzzo said employers will now be seen as violating labor laws when they offer severance agreements requiring employees to waive their rights, especially their right to discuss potentially unfair labor practices.

Notably, Abruzzo said just offering such an agreement will be considered a labor law violation.

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