does a general release need to be witnessed or notarized/ we are in Pennsylvania

Terminating an employee and presenting him with a general release and severance agreement. Does the general release need to be witnessed or notarized?

1 answer  |  asked Dec 29, 2016 12:52 PM [EST]  |  applies to Pennsylvania

Answers (1)

Harold Goldner
No. It does not. You should make sure, however that your "general release" complies with all provisions, if appropriate, of the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act. Don't just take a general release out of a form book and use it. Missing language under some circumstances can void the release. I always urge my clients to run documents past me *before* they use them.

posted by Harold Goldner  |  Dec 29, 2016 1:00 PM [EST]

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