Settlement Agreements in Employment Cases: Understanding Tax Issues and Key Provisions



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May 15, 2024
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About the Program

This webinar will explore the critical details of navigating employment settlements. Gain clarity on tax implications of employment claims, and discover why tax planning for potential claims should start before filing. Our panelists will also explore the enforceability of key terms within these agreements from the plaintiff and defense perspectives, including general releases, waivers of rights, confidentiality and non-disparagement clauses, restrictive covenants, and more. Join us for this deep dive into employment settlements.

Meet the Speakers
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Jessica S. Westcott


Hackler Flynn & Associates

Jessica S. Westcott has been representing individual, business, and government clients since 1998. Her practice focuses on employment law litigation, administrative agency matters, and workplace investigations. She advises clients on all aspects of employee relations, and defends against claims and lawsuits brought in administrative and judicial forums. Ms. Westcott has defended hundreds of federal harassment and discrimination cases and focuses on reasonable

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Mia Munro


Genie Harrison Law Firm, APC

Mia Munro is an employment attorney based in Los Angeles who has devoted her legal career to defending the civil rights of individuals in the workplace.

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Nazgole Hashemi


Attorney LegalAxxis, Inc. (Moderator)

Nazgole co-founded the firm in 2013. She practices general civil litigation, with an emphasis on employment and business cases. She regularly represents employees who have experienced discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or other illegal conduct in the workplace. She works tirelessly to advocate against the injustices suffered by her clients and obtain favorable settlements and results for them. She was named a Southern California Rising Star by Super Lawyers from 2020 to 2023.

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Michele F.L. Weiss


Principal Holtz, Slavett & Drabkin, APLC

Michele Leichtman Weiss is a Principal at Holtz, Slavett & Drabkin. She has over 20 years of experience in tax controversy and litigation matters. Michele helps her clients resolve their civil and criminal tax matters. She represents her clients in all aspects of tax controversy, in examinations, appeals and collection matters, at the administrative level and in litigation with federal, state and local tax authorities including the IRS, FTB, California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA), EDD, Board of Equalization, Office of Tax Appeals (OTA), the County Assessor and LA City Finance Office. Michele has expertise in many substantive and procedural tax issues including tax penalty abatement, conservation easement deductions, offshore disclosure matters, employment tax matters, sales tax audits, research and development credits, collection due process and non-profit matters. Michele handles property tax matters in all California counties including special assessments, escape assessments, change in ownership issues and property tax appeal representation.

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