Employment Agreement, dated as of December 21, 2012, by and between Integration Appliance, Inc. and Thaddeus Jampol
This Employment Agreement (this Agreement), dated as of December 21, 2012, is made by and between Integration Appliance, Inc., a Delaware corporation (together with any successor thereto, the Company), and Thaddeus Jampol (the Executive) (collectively referred to herein as the Parties).
The Company has entered into that certain Agreement and Plan of Merger (the Merger Agreement) dated as of the date hereof by and among the Company, LegalApp Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation (Parent), and the other parties identified therein.
The Company and Executive had previously entered into that certain employment letter agreement, dated December 1, 2000 (the Prior Agreement).
It is the desire of the Company to assure itself of the continued services of the Executive to the Company as of the Closing Date, as defined in the Merger Agreement (the Effective Date) by entering into this Agreement, which will supersede and replace entirely the Prior Agreement.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing and of the respective covenants and agreements set forth below, the Parties hereto agree as follows:
(a) General. Effective as of the Effective Date, the Company shall continue to employ Executive and Executive shall remain in the employ of the Company, for the period and in the position set forth in this Section 1, and upon the other terms and conditions herein provided.
(b) Employment Term. The term of employment under this Agreement (the Term) shall be for the period beginning on the Effective Date, and ending on the second anniversary thereof, subject to earlier termination as provided in Section 3. The Term shall automatically renew for additional one (1) year periods unless no later than forty-five (45) days prior to the end of the applicable Term either Party gives written notice of non-renewal (Notice of Non-Renewal) to the other, in which case Executives employment will terminate at the end of the then-applicable Term or any other date set by the Company in accordance with Section 3 and subject to earlier termination as provided in Section 3.
(c) Position and Duties. Executive shall serve as Chief Technology Officer of the Company with such customary responsibilities, duties and authority as may from time to time be assigned to Executive by the Chief Executive Officer. Executive shall devote substantially all of Executives working time and efforts to the business and affairs of the Company (which shall include service to its affiliates, if applicable); provided that the foregoing shall not be construed as preventing Executive from engaging in the following activities: (i) accepting speaking or presentation engagements in exchange for honoraria, (ii) making passive investments in privately held companies and/or serving on no more than five (5) boards of directors of privately held companies at any given time (provided that such privately held companies do not compete, either directly or indirectly, with the Business (as defined in Section 5(d)), (iii) making passive investments in venture funds, regardless as to whether such funds invest in companies that compete with the Business; provided, that, Executive shall not provide services to, or advise in any capacity, any company in which the investments are made if the company competes, directly or indirectly, with the Business, or (iv) being a passive owner of not more than 2% of the outstanding equity interest in any entity that is publicly traded, so long as Executive has no active participation in the business of such entity; provided further that, in the aggregate, the preceding activities do not interfere with Executives performance of Executives duties and obligations set forth in this Agreement. Executive agrees to observe and comply with the rules and policies of the Company as adopted by the Company from time to time, in each case as amended from time to time, as set forth in writing, and as delivered or made available to Executive (each, a Policy and collectively, the Policies).
2. Compensation and Related Matters.
(a) Annual Base Salary. During the Term, Executive shall receive a base salary at a rate of $218,212 per annum (the Annual Base Salary), which shall be paid in accordance with the customary payroll practices of the Company. Such Annual Base Salary shall be reviewed (and may be increased, but may not be decreased) from time to time by the Board of Directors of Parent or an authorized committee of such Board (in either case, the Board), such Board review to occur at least once per calendar year.
(b) Annual Bonus Program. During the Term, Executive shall be eligible to earn an annual bonus award (the Bonus) in respect of each fiscal year of the Company (or successor thereof) for which he was employed (or, for the last year of the Term, a pro rata bonus award based on the ratio that the number of days of such fiscal year during the Employment Term bears to 365), in a target amount equal to 30% of the Annual Base Salary, and a maximum bonus opportunity of 60% of the Annual Base Salary, based upon the achievement of financial-based goals and, if applicable, strategy-based goals (the Performance Goals) established by the Board within the first three months of each fiscal year during the Employment Term. In connection with the foregoing, Executive shall have an opportunity to consult with the Board in establishing the Performance Goals. The Bonus for any applicable fiscal year shall be paid to the Executive in the fiscal year following the fiscal year in which the Bonus was earned and after the completion of the Companys financial audit for the applicable fiscal year, but in no event later than December 31 of the fiscal year following the fiscal year for which the Bonus was earned. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in this Agreement shall preclude Executive from participating in (or being entitled to participate in) any other long-term incentive plan or program, including any such plan or program put in place in connection with or following the consummation of the Merger.
(c) Benefits. During the Term, Executive shall be eligible to participate in employee benefit plans, programs and arrangements of the Company, consistent with the terms thereof and as such plans, programs and arrangements may be amended from time to time. For the avoidance of doubt, during the Term, Executive shall be entitled to participate in any long-term incentive plans and programs applicable to senior officers of the Company as in effect from time to time and shall be eligible to participate in any deferred compensation plan adopted by the Company for its senior executives.
(d) Vacation. During the Term, Executive shall be entitled to paid personal leave of up to four (4) weeks per year in accordance with the Companys Policies. Any vacation shall be taken at the reasonable and mutual convenience of the Company and Executive.
(e) Expenses. During the Term, the Company shall reimburse Executive for all reasonable and documented travel and other business expenses incurred by Executive in the performance of Executives duties to the Company in accordance with the Companys expense reimbursement Policy.
(f) Key Person Insurance. At any time during the Term, the Company shall have the right to insure the life of Executive for the Companys sole benefit. The Company shall have the right to determine the amount of insurance and the type of policy. Executive shall reasonably cooperate with the Company in obtaining such insurance by submitting to physical examinations, by supplying all information reasonably required by any insurance carrier, and by executing all necessary documents reasonably required by any insurance carrier, provided that any information provided to an insurance company or broker shall not be provided to the Company without the prior written authorization of Executive. Executive shall incur no financial obligation by executing any required document, and shall have no interest in any such policy.
Executives employment hereunder may be terminated by the Company or Executive, as applicable, without any breach of this Agreement under the following circumstances:
(i) Death. Executives employment hereunder shall terminate upon Executives death.
(ii) Disability. If Executive has incurred a Disability, as defined below, the Company may terminate Executives employment.
(iii) Termination for Cause. The Company may terminate Executives employment for Cause, as defined below.
(iv) Termination without Cause. The Company may terminate Executives employment without Cause.
(v) Resignation from the Company for Good Reason. Executive may resign Executives employment with the Company for Good Reason, as defined below.
(vi) Resignation from the Company Without Good Reason. Executive may resign Executives employment with the Company for any reason other than Good Reason or for no reason, which shall include a termination of Executive as a result of the Executive not renewing the Term pursuant to Section 1.
(vii) Termination by Non-Renewal. The Company may terminate Executives employment by delivering to Executive a Notice of Non-Renewal pursuant to Section 1(b).
(b) Notice of Termination. Any termination of Executives employment by the Company or by Executive under this Section 3 (other than termination pursuant to paragraphs (a)(i) or (a)(vii)) shall be communicated by a written notice to the other Party hereto (i) indicating the specific termination provision in this Agreement relied upon, (ii) setting forth in reasonable detail the facts and circumstances claimed to provide a basis for termination of Executives employment under the provision so indicated, if applicable, and (iii) specifying a Date of Termination which, if submitted by Executive, shall be at least thirty (30) days following the date of such notice (a Notice of Termination); provided, however, that in the event that Executive delivers a Notice of Termination to the Company (for any reason other than Good Reason, if the Company is attempting to cure the facts and circumstances giving rise to the assertion that Good Reason exists), the Company may, in its sole discretion, change the Date of Termination to any date that occurs following the date of Companys receipt of such Notice of Termination and is prior to the date specified in such Notice of Termination. A Notice of Termination submitted by the Company may provide for a Date of Termination on the date Executive receives the Notice of Termination, or any date thereafter elected by the Company in its sole discretion. The failure by the Company to set forth in a Notice of Termination for Cause any fact or circumstance which contributes to a showing of Cause shall not waive any right of the Company hereunder or preclude the Company from asserting such fact or circumstance in enforcing the Companys rights hereunder.
(c) Company Obligations upon Termination. Upon termination of Executives employment pursuant to any of the circumstances listed in Section 3, Executive (or Executives estate) shall be entitled to receive the sum of: (i) the portion of Executives Annual Base Salary earned through the Date of Termination, but not yet paid to Executive; (ii) any expenses owed to Executive pursuant to Section 2(e); (iii) any Bonus fully earned for a fiscal year completed prior to the Date of Termination (provided that no portion of such Bonus is still contingent on any additional performance relating to the fiscal year in which such termination occurs; provided that, for these purposes, the actual determination of whether a performance goal was achieved shall not be deemed additional performance), but not yet paid pursuant to Section 2(b), which amount shall be paid at the time it would have been paid under Section 2(b); (iv) accrued but not yet used personal leave pursuant to Section 2(d); and (v) any amount accrued and arising from Executives participation in, or benefits accrued under any employee benefit plans, programs or arrangements, which amounts shall be payable in accordance with the terms and conditions of such employee benefit plans, programs or arrangements (collectively, the Company Arrangements). Except as otherwise expressly required by law (e.g., COBRA) or as specifically provided herein, all of Executives rights to salary, benefits, bonuses and other compensatory amounts hereunder (if any) shall cease upon the termination of Executives employment hereunder. In the event that Executives employment is terminated by the Company for any reason, Executives sole and exclusive remedy shall be to receive the benefits described in this Section 3(c) and, to the extent applicable, Section 4.
(d) Deemed Resignation. Upon termination of Executives employment for any reason, Executive shall be deemed to have resigned from all offices and directorships, if any, then held with the Company or any of its parent companies, subsidiaries, or affiliates.
(e) Survival. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, the provisions of Sections 5 through 9 and Section 11 and, to the extent applicable, Sections 3 and 4, will survive the termination of Executives employment and the expiration or termination of the Term.
4. Severance and Change of Control Payments.
(a) Termination for Cause, or Termination Upon Death, Disability or Resignation from the Company Without Good Reason. If Executives employment shall terminate pursuant to Section 3(a)(iii) for Cause, or pursuant to Section 3(a)(vi) for Executives resignation from the Company without Good Reason, then Executive shall not be entitled to any severance payments or benefits, except as provided in Section 3(c).
(b) Termination without Cause, or Resignation from the Company for Good Reason or by Notice of Non-Renewal by the Company. If Executives employment shall terminate without Cause pursuant to Section 3(a)(iv), or pursuant to Section 3(a)(v) due to Executives resignation for Good Reason, or pursuant to Section 3(a)(vii) on account of receiving a Notice of Non-Renewal from the Company, then, subject to Executive signing on or before the forty-fifth (45th) day following Executives Separation from Service (as defined below), and not revoking, a release of claims in the form attached as Exhibit A to this Agreement (the Release), and Executives continued compliance with Sections 5 and 6, Executive shall receive, in addition to payments and benefits set forth in Section 3(c), the following:
(i) an amount in cash equal to one (1) time the Annual Base Salary of Executive as of the Date of Termination, payable in the form of salary continuation in regular installments over the twelve-month period following the date of Executives Separation from Service in accordance with the Companys normal payroll practices (subject to Section 4(d)); and
(ii) the Company or its subsidiary or affiliate, as applicable, shall cause the vesting, as of the Termination Date, of Executives outstanding options, restricted stock awards and Future Grants (as defined below) to the extent such outstanding options, restricted stock awards and Future Grants would have vested over the twelve (12) month period had Executive remained employed with the Company or any of its affiliates; provided, that, for purposes of this Agreement, Future Grants shall include all grants of stock options, shares of restricted stock, or other equity incentive granted to Executive by the Company or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates after the date hereof; and
(iii) if Executive elects to receive continued medical, dental or vision coverage under one or more of the Companys group healthcare plans pursuant to the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985, as amended (COBRA), the Company shall directly pay, or reimburse Executive for, an amount equal to the COBRA premiums, less the amount Executive would have had to pay to receive group health coverage for Executive and his covered dependents based on the cost sharing levels in effect on the Date of Termination, for Executive and Executives covered dependents under such plans during the period commencing on Executives Separation from Service and ending upon the earliest of (A) six months from the date of Executives Separation from Service, (B) the date that Executive and/or Executives covered dependents become no longer eligible for COBRA or (C) the date Executive becomes eligible to receive healthcare coverage from a subsequent employer. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Company determines in its sole discretion that it cannot provide the foregoing benefit without potentially violating applicable law (including, without limitation, Section 2716 of the Public Health Service Act), the Company shall in lieu thereof provide to Executive a taxable monthly payment in an amount equal to the monthly COBRA premium that Executive would be required to pay to continue Executives and Executives covered dependents group health coverage in effect on the Date of Termination (which amount shall be based on the premium for the first month of COBRA coverage), less the amount Executive would have had to pay to receive group health coverage for Executive and his covered dependents based on the cost sharing levels in effect on the Date of Termination, which payments shall be made regardless of whether Executive elects COBRA continuation coverage and shall commence in the month following the month in which the Date of Termination occurs and shall end on the earlier of (A) six months from the date of Executives Separation from Service, (B) the date that Executive and/or Executives covered dependents become no longer eligible for COBRA or (C) the date Executive becomes eligible to receive healthcare coverage from a subsequent employer.
(c) Acceleration of Payments in Connection with Sale Event. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Sections 4(b)(i), if Executives employment shall be terminated by the Company without Cause or by Executive for Good Reason, upon consummation of, or within the thirty (30) days immediately preceding, a Sale Event (as defined below), then any amounts owed by the Company to Executive pursuant to Section 4(b)(i), if any, shall be paid as a lump sum payment within sixty (60) days of the closing of such Sale Event rather than payable in the form of salary continuation in regular installments following the Date of Termination in accordance with the Companys normal payroll practices. For the avoidance of doubt, such accelerated lump sum payment shall be in substitution of, rather than in addition to, any payments to be made pursuant to Section 4(b)(i), but subject to the same terms and conditions of Section 4(b)(i). Notwithstanding the foregoing, however, in the event that any amounts payable under Section 4(b)(i) shall constitute nonqualified deferred compensation subject to Section 409A (as defined below), then no amounts shall be accelerated under this Section 4(c) unless the Sale Event constitutes a change in ownership of the Company, change in effective control of the Company or change in the ownership of a substantial portion of the Companys assets within the meaning of 409A. In addition, upon the consummation of a Sale Event (regardless of whether Executives employment is terminated), or if Executives employment is terminated by the Company without Cause, or by Executive for Good Reason, within the thirty (30) days immediately preceding a Sale Event, the Company or its subsidiary or affiliate, as applicable, shall cause the vesting of all of Executives outstanding options, restricted stock awards and Future Grants (as defined below). Future Grants shall include all grants of stock options, shares of restricted stock or other equity incentive granted to Executive by the Company or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates after the date hereof
5. Competition and Nonsolicitation. Executive acknowledges that the Company has provided and, during the Term, the Company from time to time will continue to provide Executive with access to its Confidential Information (as defined below). Ancillary to the rights provided to Executive as set forth in this Agreement and the Companys provision of Confidential Information, and Executives agreements regarding the use of same, in order to protect the value of any Confidential Information and in consideration for good and valuable consideration received by Executive in connection with the transactions contemplated by (i) the Merger Agreement, (ii) the Contribution and Subscription Agreement, dated on or about the date hereof, between Parent and Executive, and (iii) the Restricted Stock Agreement, dated on or about the date hereof, between Parent and Executive, the Company and Executive agree to the following provisions against unfair competition, which Executive acknowledges represent a fair balance of the Companys rights to protect its business and Executives right to pursue employment:
(a) Executive shall not, at any time during the period of time Executive is employed by the Company, directly or indirectly engage in, have any equity interest in, manage, provide services to or operate any person, firm, corporation, partnership or business (whether as director, officer, employee, agent, representative, partner, security holder, consultant or otherwise) that engages in any business which competes with any portion of the Business (as defined below) of the Company anywhere in the world. Nothing herein shall prohibit Executive from engaging in the activities described in the proviso of the second sentence of Section 1(c).
(b) Executive shall not, at any time during the Restriction Period, directly or indirectly, recruit or otherwise solicit or induce any employee, customer, subscriber or supplier of the Company to (i) terminate its employment or arrangement with the Company, or (ii) to otherwise change its relationship with the Company. Executive shall not, at any time during the Restriction Period, directly or indirectly, either for Executive or for any other person or entity, (x) solicit any employee of the Company to terminate his or her employment with the Company, (y) employ any such individual during his or her employment with the Company and for a period of six months after such individual terminates his or her employment with the Company or (z) solicit any vendor or business affiliate of the Company to cease to do business with the Company.
(c) In the event the terms of this Section 5 shall be determined by any court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable by reason of its extending for too great a period of time or over too great a geographical area or by reason of its being too extensive in any other respect, it will be interpreted to extend only over the maximum period of time for which it may be enforceable, over the maximum geographical area as to which it may be enforceable, or to the maximum extent in all other respects as to which it may be enforceable, all as determined by such court in such action.
(d) As used in this Section 5, (i) the term Company shall include the Company and its direct and indirect parent companies and subsidiaries; (ii) the term Business shall have the meaning set forth in that certain Joinder and Indemnification Agreement, dated on or about the date hereof, among Executive, the Company and the other parties thereto (Exhibit C); and (iii) the term Restriction Period shall mean the period beginning on the Effective Date and ending on the date twelve (12) months following the Date of Termination.
(e) Each of the Parties (which, in the case of the Company, shall mean its officers and the members of the Board) agrees, during the Term and following the Date of Termination, to refrain from Disparaging (as defined below) the other Party and its affiliates, including, in the case of the Company, any of its services, technologies or practices, or any of its directors, officers, agents, representatives or stockholders, either orally or in writing. Nothing in this paragraph shall preclude any Party from making truthful statements that are reasonably necessary to comply with applicable law, regulation or legal process, or to defend or enforce a Partys rights under this Agreement. For purposes of this Agreement, Disparaging means remarks, comments or statements, whether written or oral, that impugn the character, integrity, reputation or abilities of the Person being disparaged.
(f) Executive represents that Executives employment by the Company does not and will not breach any agreement with any former employer, including any non-compete agreement or any agreement to keep in confidence or refrain from using information acquired by Executive prior to Executives employment by the Company. During Executives employment by the Company, Executive agrees that Executive will not violate any non-solicitation agreements Executive entered into with any former employer or improperly make use of, or disclose, any information or trade secrets of any former employer or other third party, nor will Executive bring onto the premises of the Company or use any unpublished documents or any property belonging to any former employer or other third party, in violation of any lawful agreements with that former employer or third party.
6. Nondisclosure of Proprietary Information.
(a) Except in connection with the faithful performance of Executives duties hereunder or pursuant to Section 6(c) and (e), Executive shall, in perpetuity, maintain in confidence and shall not directly, indirectly or otherwise, use, disseminate, disclose or publish, or use for Executives benefit or the benefit of any person, firm, corporation or other entity (other than the Company and its affiliates) any confidential or proprietary information or trade secrets of or relating to the Company (including, without limitation, business plans, business strategies and methods, acquisition targets, intellectual property in the form of patents, trademarks and copyrights and applications therefor, ideas, inventions, works, discoveries, improvements, information, documents, formulae, practices, processes, methods, developments, source code, modifications, technology, techniques, data, programs, other know-how or materials, owned, developed or possessed by the Company, whether in tangible or intangible form, information with respect to the Companys operations, processes, products, inventions, business practices, finances, principals, vendors, suppliers, customers, potential customers, marketing methods, costs, prices, contractual relationships, regulatory status, prospects and compensation paid to employees or other terms of employment) (collectively, the Confidential Information), or deliver to any Person, firm, corporation or other entity any document, record, notebook, computer program or similar repository of or containing any such Confidential Information. The Parties hereby stipulate and agree that, as between them, any item of Confidential Information is important, material and confidential and affects the successful conduct of the businesses of the Company (and any successor or assignee of the Company). Notwithstanding the foregoing, Confidential Information shall not include any information that has been published in a form generally available to the public or is publicly available or has become public knowledge prior to the date Executive proposes to disclose or use such information, provided, that such publishing or public availability or knowledge of the Confidential Information shall not have resulted from Executive directly or indirectly breaching Executives obligations under this Section 6(a) or any other similar provision by which Executive is bound. For the purposes of the previous sentence, Confidential Information will not be deemed to have been published or otherwise disclosed merely because individual portions of the information have been separately published, but only if material features comprising such information have been published or become publicly available.
(b) Upon termination of Executives employment with the Company for any reason, Executive will promptly deliver to the Company all correspondence, drawings, manuals, letters, notes, notebooks, reports, programs, plans, proposals, financial documents, or any other documents or property concerning the Companys customers, business plans, marketing strategies, products, property or processes.
(c) Executive may respond to a lawful and valid subpoena or other legal process but shall give the Company the earliest possible notice thereof, shall, as much in advance of the return date as possible, make available to the Company and its counsel the documents and other information sought and shall assist such counsel at Companys expense in resisting or otherwise responding to such process, in each case to the extent permitted by applicable laws or rules. Executive shall use reasonable efforts to limit any such disclosure to the precise terms of such legal process requirement and shall use reasonable efforts to obtain an order or other reliable assurance that confidential treatment will be accorded to any information so disclosed.
(d) As used in this Section 6 and Section 7, the term Company shall include the Company and its direct and indirect parent companies and subsidiaries.
(e) Nothing in this Agreement shall prohibit Executive from (i) disclosing information and documents when required by law, subpoena or court order (subject to the requirements of Section 6(c) above), (ii) disclosing information and documents to Executives attorney, financial or tax adviser for the purpose of securing legal, financial or tax advice, (iii) disclosing Executives post-employment restrictions in this Agreement in confidence to any potential new employer, or (iv) retaining, at any time, Executives personal correspondence, Executives personal contacts and documents related to Executives own personal benefits, entitlements and obligations.
(a) All rights to discoveries, inventions, improvements and innovations (including all data and records pertaining thereto) related to the business of the Company, whether or not patentable, copyrightable, registrable as a trademark, or reduced to writing, that Executive may discover, invent or originate during the Term and for six (6) months thereafter, either alone or with others and whether or not during working hours or by the use of the facilities of the Company (Inventions), shall be the exclusive property of the Company. Executive shall promptly disclose all Inventions to the Company, shall execute at the request of the Company any assignments or other documents the Company may deem reasonably necessary to protect or perfect its rights therein, and shall assist the Company, upon reasonable request and at the Companys expense, in obtaining, defending and enforcing the Companys rights therein. Executive hereby appoints the Company as Executives attorney-in-fact to execute on Executives behalf any assignments or other documents reasonably deemed necessary by the Company to protect or perfect its rights to any Inventions.
(b) The Executive hereby waives all moral rights which the Executive may have relating to all Inventions including the right to the integrity of such and the right to be associated with such.
(c) Executive understands that the provisions of this Agreement requiring assignment of Inventions to the Company do not apply to any invention which qualifies fully under the provisions of California Labor Code Section 2870 (attached hereto as Exhibit B). Executive will advise the Company promptly in writing of any inventions that Executive believes meet such provisions.
8. Injunctive Relief.
It is recognized and acknowledged by Executive that a breach of the covenants contained in Sections 5, 6 and 7 will cause irreparable damage to Company and its goodwill, the exact amount of which will be difficult or impossible to ascertain, and that the remedies at law for any such breach will be inadequate. Accordingly, Executive agrees that in the event of a breach of any of the covenants contained in Sections 5, 6 and 7, in addition to any other remedy which may be available at law or in equity, the Company will be entitled to specific performance and injunctive relief.
9. Assignment and Successors.
The Company may assign its rights and obligations under this Agreement to any successor to all or substantially all of the business or the assets of the Company (by merger or otherwise). This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the Company, Executive and their respective successors, assigns, personnel and legal representatives, executors, administrators, heirs, distributees, devisees, and legatees, as applicable. None of Executives rights or obligations may be assigned or transferred by Executive, other than Executives rights to payments hereunder, which may be transferred only by will or operation of law. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Executive shall be entitled, to the extent permitted under applicable law and applicable Company Arrangements, to select and change a beneficiary or beneficiaries to receive compensation hereunder following Executives death by giving written notice thereof to the Company.
10. Certain Definitions.
(a) Cause. The Company shall have Cause to terminate Executives employment hereunder upon:
(i) the indictment of Executive for (or conviction of or plea of no contest or similar plea to) a felony or a misdemeanor involving fraud, dishonesty or moral turpitude;
(ii) Executives continuing refusal to substantially perform his obligations and duties to the Company (except by reason of incapacity due to illness or accident) if he shall have failed to remedy the alleged breach caused by such conduct within 30 days from the date written notice is given by the Company demanding that he remedy the alleged breach caused by such conduct;
(iii) Executives breach of a material provision of this Agreement or a material provision of any other agreement between Executive, on the one hand, and the Company or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates, on the other;
(iv) Executives habitual intoxication or drug addiction;
(v) Executives misappropriation of the material assets of the Company; or
(vi) Executive engaging in illegal conduct which places the Company at risk of significant liability.
In the event that (a) Executives employment with the Company terminates for any reason other than for Cause (including, without limitation, whether by death, Disability, resignation or termination without Cause or with Good Reason) and (b) any of the facts and circumstances described in (i) through (vi) above existed as of the date of Executives termination (whether or not known by the Board as of the termination or discovered after any such termination), by a vote of the Board, the Company may deem the termination of the Executives employment to have been for Cause and, for all purposes of this Agreement (including Section 3), the termination shall be treated as a termination by the Company for Cause and the Company and Executive shall have the corresponding rights or obligations associated with a termination for Cause.
(b) Date of Termination. Date of Termination shall mean (i) if Executives employment is terminated by Executives death, the date of Executives death; (ii) if Executives employment is terminated pursuant to Section 3(a)(ii) (vi) either the date indicated in the Notice of Termination or the date specified by the Company pursuant to Section 3(b), whichever is earlier; (iii) if Executives employment is terminated pursuant to Section 3(a)(vii), the expiration of the then-applicable Term.
(c) Disability. Disability shall mean, at any time the Company or any of its affiliates sponsors a long-term disability plan for the Companys employees, disability as defined in such long-term disability plan for the purpose of determining a participants eligibility for benefits, provided, however, if the long-term disability plan contains multiple definitions of disability, Disability shall refer to that definition of disability which, if Executive qualified for such disability benefits, would provide coverage for the longest period of time. The determination of whether Executive has a Disability shall be made by the person or persons required to make disability determinations under the long-term disability plan. At any time the Company does not sponsor a long-term disability plan for its employees, Disability shall mean Executives inability to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, the essential functions of Executives position hereunder for a total of three months during any six-month period as a result of incapacity due to mental or physical illness as determined by a physician selected by the Company or its insurers and acceptable to Executive or Executives legal representative, with such agreement as to acceptability not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed. Any refusal by Executive to submit to a medical examination for the purpose of determining Disability shall be deemed to constitute conclusive evidence of Executives Disability.
(d) Good Reason. For the sole purpose of determining Executives right to payments as described above, the Executives resignation will be for Good Reason if the Executive resigns within ninety days after any of the following events, unless Executive consents to the applicable event: (i) a decrease in the Executives authority or areas of responsibility as are commensurate with such Executives title or position (other than in connection with a corporate transaction where the Executive continues to hold the position referenced in Section 1(c) above with respect to the Companys business, substantially as such business exists prior to the date of consummation of such corporate transaction, but does not hold such position with respect to the successor corporation), (ii) the Company (or any successor) or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates breaches a material provision of this Agreement or a material provision of any agreement between Executive, on the one hand, and the Company or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates, on the other, (iii) the Company fails to continue in effect any benefit or compensation plan in which the Executive is then participating, other than as part of a reduction or change generally applicable to other senior executives of the Company or (iv) any requirement that the Executive change the office at which he is principally employed to another office that is greater than thirty-five (35) miles from the Companys present office location, as a condition of continued employment. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no Good Reason will have occurred unless and until Executive has: (a) provided the Company, within 60 days of Executives knowledge of the occurrence of the facts and circumstances underlying the Good Reason event, written-notice stating with specificity the applicable facts and circumstances underlying such finding of Good Reason; and (b) provided the Company with an opportunity to cure the same within 30 days after the receipt of such notice.
(e) Person. Person shall mean any individual, firm, corporation, partnership, limited liability company, incorporated or unincorporated association, joint venture, joint stock company, trust, governmental authority or other entity of any kind.
(f) Sale Event. Sale Event shall mean , regardless of form thereof, consummation of (i) the dissolution or liquidation of the Company, (ii) the sale of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company on a consolidated basis to an unrelated person or entity, (iii) a merger, reorganization or consolidation in which the outstanding shares of the Companys capital stock are converted into or exchanged for securities of the successor entity and the holders of the Companys outstanding voting power immediately prior to such transaction do not own a majority of the outstanding voting power of the successor entity immediately upon completion of such transaction, (iv) the sale of all or a majority of the outstanding capital stock of the Company to an unrelated person or entity or (v) any other transaction in which the owners of the Companys outstanding voting power immediately prior to such transaction do not own at least a majority of the outstanding voting power of the successor entity immediately upon completion of the transaction, in each case where the consideration received by the holders of the Companys capital stock in connection with such event consists of cash, freely tradable public securities, or some combination thereof.
11. Miscellaneous Provisions.
(a) Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed, construed, interpreted and enforced in accordance with its express terms, and otherwise in accordance with the substantive laws of the State of California without reference to the principles of conflicts of law thereof or any other jurisdiction, and where applicable, the laws of the United States.
(b) Validity. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision or provisions of this Agreement shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision of this Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect.
(c) Notices. Any notice, request, claim, demand, document and other communication hereunder to any Party shall be effective upon receipt (or refusal of receipt) and shall be in writing and delivered personally or sent by facsimile or certified or registered mail, postage prepaid, as follows:
(i) If to the Company:
Integration Appliance, Inc.
200 Portage Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Attention: Board of Directors
Facsimile: [ ]
and copies to:
LegalApp Holdings, Inc.
c/o Great Hill Partners LLC
One Liberty Square
Boston, MA 02109
Attention: Christopher Gaffney, Managing Partners
Laurie Gerber, Chief Financial Officer
Facsimile: (617) 970-9401
E-mail addresses: ***@***;
Latham & Watkins, LLP
John Hancock Tower, 20th Floor
200 Clarendon Street
Boston, MA 02116
Attention: Alexander B. Temel
Facsimile: (617) 948-6001
E-mail address: ***@***
If to Executive, at the last address that the Company has in its personnel records for Executive,
or at any other address as any Party shall have specified by notice in writing to the other Party.
(d) Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in two or more counterparts, each of which when executed shall be deemed to be an original, but all of which together shall constitute one and the same instrument. The exchange of copies of this Agreement and of signature pages by facsimile transmission or other electronic means shall constitute effective execution and delivery of this Agreement as to the parties and may be used in lieu of the original Agreement for all purposes. The parties hereto may rely upon machine copies of signatures to this Agreement to the same extent as manually signed original signatures.
(e) Entire Agreement. The terms of this Agreement are intended by the Parties to be the final expression of their agreement with respect to the employment of Executive by the Company and supersede all prior understandings and agreements, whether written or oral, including the Prior Agreement; provided, for the avoidance of doubt, nothing herein shall affect any confidential information and invention assignment agreement or similar agreement you may have with the Company, Tsunami Software, Inc. or any of their respective predecessors or affiliates, provided, however, that the term of any restriction upon the solicitation of employees of the Company contained in such agreement shall not exceed the end of the Restriction Period. The Parties further intend that this Agreement shall constitute the complete and exclusive statement of their terms and that no extrinsic evidence whatsoever may be introduced in any judicial, administrative, or other legal proceeding to vary the terms of this Agreement.
(f) Amendments; Waivers. This Agreement may not be modified, amended, or terminated except by an instrument in writing, signed by Executive and a duly authorized officer of Company. By an instrument in writing similarly executed, Executive or a duly authorized officer of the Company may waive compliance by the other Party with any specifically identified provision of this Agreement that such other Party was or is obligated to comply with or perform; provided, however, that such waiver shall not operate as a waiver of, or estoppel with respect to, any other or subsequent failure. No failure to exercise and no delay in exercising any right, remedy, or power hereunder preclude any other or further exercise of any other right, remedy, or power provided herein or by law or in equity.
(g) No Inconsistent Actions. The Parties hereto shall not voluntarily undertake or fail to undertake any action or course of action inconsistent with the provisions or essential intent of this Agreement. Furthermore, it is the intent of the Parties hereto to act in a fair and reasonable manner with respect to the interpretation and application of the provisions of this Agreement.
(h) Construction. This Agreement shall be deemed drafted equally by both the Parties. Its language shall be construed as a whole and according to its fair meaning. Any presumption or principle that the language is to be construed against any Party shall not apply. The headings in this Agreement are only for convenience and are not intended to affect construction or interpretation. Any references to paragraphs, subparagraphs, sections or subsections are to those parts of this Agreement, unless the context clearly indicates to the contrary. Also, unless the context clearly indicates to the contrary, (a) the plural includes the singular and the singular includes the plural; (b) and and or are each used both conjunctively and disjunctively; (c) any, all, each, or every means any and all, and each and every; (d) includes and including are each without limitation; (e) herein, hereof, hereunder and other similar compounds of the word here refer to the entire Agreement and not to any particular paragraph, subparagraph, section or subsection; and (f) all pronouns and any variations thereof shall be deemed to refer to the masculine, feminine, neuter, singular or plural as the identity of the entities or persons referred to may require.
(i) Arbitration. Any controversy, claim or dispute arising out of or relating to this Agreement, shall be settled solely and exclusively by a binding arbitration process administered by JAMS in Chicago, Illinois. Such arbitration shall be conducted in accordance with the then-existing JAMS Rules of Practice and Procedure, with the following exceptions if in conflict: (a) one arbitrator who is a retired judge shall be chosen by JAMS; (b) each Party to the arbitration will pay one-half of the expenses and fees of the arbitrator, together with other expenses of the arbitration incurred or approved by the arbitrator; and (c) arbitration may proceed in the absence of any Party if written notice (pursuant to the JAMS rules and regulations) of the proceedings has been given to such Party. Each Party shall bear its own attorneys fees and expenses; provided that the arbitrator may assess the prevailing Partys fees and costs against the non-prevailing Party as part of the arbitrators award. The Parties agree to abide by all decisions and awards rendered in such proceedings. Such decisions and awards rendered by the arbitrator shall be final and conclusive. All such controversies, claims or disputes shall be settled in this manner in lieu of any action at law or equity; provided, however, that nothing in this subsection shall be construed as precluding the bringing an action for injunctive relief or specific performance as provided in this Agreement. This dispute resolution process and any arbitration hereunder shall be confidential and neither any Party nor the neutral arbitrator shall disclose the existence, contents or results of such process without the prior written consent of all Parties, except where necessary or compelled in a court of competent jurisdiction to enforce this arbitration provision or an award from such arbitration or otherwise in a legal proceeding. If JAMS no longer exists or is otherwise unavailable, the Parties agree that the American Arbitration Association (AAA) shall administer the arbitration in accordance with its then-existing rules. In such event, all references herein to JAMS shall mean AAA. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Executive and the Company each have the right to resolve any issue or dispute over intellectual property rights by court action instead of arbitration.
(j) Enforcement. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable under present or future laws effective during the term of this Agreement, such provision shall be fully severable; this Agreement shall be construed and enforced as if such illegal, invalid or unenforceable provision had never comprised a portion of this Agreement; and the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect and shall not be affected by the illegal, invalid or unenforceable provision or by its severance from this Agreement. Furthermore, in lieu of such illegal, invalid or unenforceable provision there shall be added automatically as part of this Agreement a provision as similar in terms to such illegal, invalid or unenforceable provision as may be possible and be legal, valid and enforceable.
(k) Withholding. The Company shall be entitled to withhold from any amounts payable under this Agreement any federal, state, local or foreign withholding or other taxes or charges which the Company is required to withhold. The Company shall be entitled to rely on an opinion of counsel if any questions as to the amount or requirement of withholding shall arise.
(l) Section 409A.
(i) General. The intent of the Parties is that the payments and benefits under this Agreement comply with or be exempt from Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and the regulations and guidance promulgated thereunder (collectively, Section 409A) and, accordingly, to the maximum extent permitted, this Agreement shall be interpreted to be in compliance therewith.
(ii) Separation from Service. Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, any compensation or benefits payable under this Agreement that is designated under this Agreement as payable upon Executives termination of employment shall be payable only upon Executives separation from service with the Company within the meaning of Section 409A (a Separation from Service) and, except as provided below, any such compensation or benefits shall not be paid, or, in the case of installments, shall not commence payment, until the sixtieth (60th) day following Executives Separation from Service. Any installment payments that would have been made to Executive during the sixty (60) day period immediately following Executives Separation from Service but for the preceding sentence shall be paid to Executive on the sixtieth (60th) day following Executives Separation from Service and the remaining payments shall be made as provided in this Agreement.
(iii) Specified Employee. Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, if Executive is deemed by the Company at the time of Executives Separation from Service to be a specified employee for purposes of Section 409A, to the extent delayed commencement of any portion of the benefits to which Executive is entitled under this Agreement is required in order to avoid a prohibited distribution under Section 409A, such portion of Executives benefits shall not be provided to Executive prior to the earlier of (i) the expiration of the six-month period measured from the date of Executives Separation from Service with the Company or (ii) the date of Executives death. Upon the first business day following the expiration of the applicable Section 409A period, all payments deferred pursuant to the preceding sentence shall be paid in a lump sum to Executive (or Executives estate or beneficiaries), and any remaining payments due to Executive under this Agreement shall be paid as otherwise provided herein.
(iv) Expense Reimbursements. To the extent that any reimbursements under this Agreement are subject to Section 409A, any such reimbursements payable to Executive shall be paid to Executive no later than December 31 of the year following the year in which the expense was incurred; provided, that Executive submits Executives reimbursement request promptly following the date the expense is incurred, the amount of expenses reimbursed in one year shall not affect the amount eligible for reimbursement in any subsequent year, other than medical expenses referred to in Section 105(b) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and the regulations and guidance promulgated thereunder (collectively, the Code), and Executives right to reimbursement under this Agreement will not be subject to liquidation or exchange for another benefit.
(v) Installments. Executives right to receive any installment payments under this Agreement, including without limitation any continuation salary payments that are payable on Company payroll dates, shall be treated as a right to receive a series of separate payments and, accordingly, each such installment payment shall at all times be considered a separate and distinct payment as permitted under Section 409A. Except as otherwise permitted under Section 409A, no payment hereunder shall be accelerated or deferred unless such acceleration or deferral would not result in additional tax or interest pursuant to Section 409A.
(m) Parachute Payments.
(i) In the event that Executive becomes entitled to payments and/or benefits that could constitute a parachute payment within the meaning of Section 280G(b)(2) of the Code, at Executives election given in writing to the Company prior to the closing of a Sale Event, either (x) the provisions of Section 11(m)(ii) below shall apply with respect to Executives parachute payment, or (y) Executive may waive Executives right to all or any portion of such parachute payment that would be subject to the excise tax imposed by Section 4999 of the Code unless the stockholders of the Company approve such payments and/or benefits in accordance with the requirements of Treasury Regulation Section 1.280G-1 (Q&A 7) or any successor thereto (the Regulation). If Executive elects the procedures described in option (y) above (i.e., stockholder approval), the Company shall use its reasonable efforts to promptly solicit the requisite stockholder approval in accordance with the Regulation. If Executive makes no election, the provisions of Section 11(m)(ii) shall apply.
(ii) If any payment or benefit Executive would receive pursuant to the closing of a Sale Event or otherwise (the Payment) could constitute a parachute payment within the meaning of the Code, then such Payment shall be equal to the Reduced Amount. The Reduced Amount shall be the greater of (x) the largest portion of the Payment that would result in no portion of the Payment being reduced to three times (3x) Executives Annual Base Salary, minus one dollar, or (y) the largest portion, up to and including the total, of the Payment, that would result in the largest net after tax amount, taking into account all applicable federal, state and local employment taxes, income taxes and the excise tax imposed by Code Section 4999. If a reduction in payments or benefits constituting parachute payments is necessary so that the Payment equals the Reduced Amount, reduction shall occur in the following order unless Executive elects in writing a different order (provided, however, that such election shall be subject to Company approval if made on or after the date on which the event that triggers the Payment occurs): reduction of cash payments; cancellation of accelerated vesting of stock awards; reduction of employee benefits. In the event that acceleration of vesting of stock award compensation is to be reduced, such acceleration of vesting shall be cancelled in the order reasonably determined in good faith by the accounting firm engaged by the Company to result in the least expense to Executive and the greatest tax benefit unless Executive elects in writing a different order for cancellation.
The accounting firm engaged by the Company for general audit purposes as of the day prior to the effective date of the Sale Event shall perform the foregoing calculations (or a different accounting firm, which shall be a nationally recognized accounting firm, as determined by the Company). If the accounting firm so engaged or chosen by the Company is serving as accountant or auditor for the individual, entity or group effecting the Sale Event, the Company shall appoint a nationally recognized accounting firm to make the determinations required hereunder. The Company shall bear all reasonable expenses with respect to the determinations by such accounting firm required to made hereunder.
The accounting firm engaged to make the determinations hereunder shall provide its calculations, together with supporting documentation, to the Company and Executive promptly after the date on which Executives right to a Payment is triggered (if requested at that time by the Company or Executive) or such other time as requested by the Company or Executive, including a reasonable time prior to the Payment trigger date. Any good faith determinations of the accounting firm made hereunder shall be final, binding and conclusive upon the Company and Executive
12. Employee Acknowledgement.
Executive acknowledges that Executive has read and understands this Agreement, is fully aware of its legal effect, has not acted in reliance upon any representations or promises made by the Company other than those contained in writing herein, and has entered into this Agreement freely based on Executives own judgment.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Parties have executed this Agreement on the date and year first above written.
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Separation Agreement and Release
This Separation Agreement and Release (Agreement) is made by and between Thaddeus Jampol (Employee) and Integration Appliance, Inc. (the Company) (collectively, referred to as the Parties or individually referred to as a Party). Capitalized terms used but not defined in this Agreement shall have the meanings set forth in the Employment Agreement (as defined below).
WHEREAS, the Parties have previously entered into that certain Employment Agreement, dated as of , 2012 (the Employment Agreement); and
WHEREAS, in connection with the Employees termination of employment with the Company or a subsidiary or affiliate of the Company effective , 20 , the Parties wish to resolve any and all disputes, claims, complaints, grievances, charges, actions, petitions, and demands that the Employee may have against the Company and any of the Releasees as defined below, including, but not limited to, any and all claims arising out of or in any way related to Employees employment with or separation from the Company or its parent companies, subsidiaries or affiliates but, for the avoidance of doubt, nothing herein will be deemed to release any rights or remedies in connection with Employees ownership of vested equity securities of the Company, Employees right to indemnification by the Company or any of its affiliates pursuant to contract, California Labor Code Section 2802, or other applicable law, or the Merger Agreement (as defined in the Employment Agreement) (collectively, the Retained Claims).
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual promises made herein, the Company and Employee hereby agree as follows:
1. Salary and Benefits. The Company agrees to provide Employee with all payments or benefits described in Section 4 of the Employment Agreement (the Severance Benefits), subject to and in accordance with the terms thereof, including the effectiveness of this Agreement.
2. Release of Claims. Employee agrees that, other than with respect to the Retained Claims, the foregoing consideration represents settlement in full of all outstanding obligations owed to Employee by the Company, Parent (as defined in the Employment Agreement), any of their direct or indirect subsidiaries and affiliates (including, without limitation, Great Hill Partners LLC and its affiliated entities), and any of their current and former officers, directors, equity holders, managers, employees, agents, investors, attorneys, shareholders, administrators, affiliates, benefit plans, plan administrators, insurers, trustees, divisions, and subsidiaries and predecessor and successor corporations and assigns (collectively, the Releasees). Employee, on his/her own behalf and on behalf of any of Employees affiliated companies or entities and any of their respective heirs, family members, executors, agents, and assigns, other than with respect to the Retained Claims, hereby and forever releases the Releasees from, and agrees not to sue concerning, or in any manner to institute, prosecute, or pursue, any claim, complaint, charge, duty, obligation, or cause of action relating to any matters of any kind, whether presently known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, that Employee may possess against any of the Releasees arising from any omissions, acts, facts, or damages that have occurred up until and including the Effective Date of this Agreement (as defined in Section 7 below), including, without limitation:
(a) any and all claims relating to or arising from Employees employment or service relationship with the Company or any of its direct or indirect parent companies, subsidiaries or affiliates and the termination of that relationship;
(b) any and all claims relating to, or arising from, Employees right to purchase, or actual purchase of any shares of stock or other equity interests of the Company or any of its affiliates, including, without limitation, any claims for fraud, misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of duty under applicable state corporate law, and securities fraud under any state or federal law;
(c) any and all claims for wrongful discharge of employment; termination in violation of public policy; discrimination; harassment; retaliation; breach of contract, both express and implied; breach of covenant of good faith and fair dealing, both express and implied; promissory estoppel; negligent or intentional infliction of emotional distress; fraud; negligent or intentional misrepresentation; negligent or intentional interference with contract or prospective economic advantage; unfair business practices; defamation; libel; slander; negligence; personal injury; assault; battery; invasion of privacy; false imprisonment; conversion; and disability benefits;
(d) any and all claims for violation of any federal, state, or municipal statute, including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Civil Rights Act of 1991; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; the Equal Pay Act; the Fair Credit Reporting Act; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act; the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974; the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act; the Family and Medical Leave Act; the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002; the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act; the Equal Pay Act, as amended; the Fair Labor Standards Act, as amended; the California Fair Employment and Housing Act; the California Family Rights Act; the California Labor Code; the California Occupational Safety and Health Act; and Section 17200 of the California Business and Professions Code;
(e) any and all claims for violation of the federal or any state constitution;
(f) any and all claims arising out of any other laws and regulations relating to employment or employment discrimination;
(g) any claim for any loss, cost, damage, or expense arising out of any dispute over the non-withholding or other tax treatment of any of the proceeds received by Employee as a result of this Agreement; and
(h) any and all claims for attorneys fees and costs.
Employee agrees that the release set forth in this section shall be and remain in effect in all respects as a complete general release as to the matters released. This release does not release: (i) claims that cannot be released as a matter of law, including, but not limited to, Employees right to file a charge with or participate in a charge by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing or any other local, state, or federal administrative body or government agency that is authorized to enforce or administer laws related to employment, against the Company (with the understanding that Employees release of claims herein bars Employee from recovering such monetary relief from the Company or any Releasee), (ii) claims for unemployment compensation or any state disability insurance benefits pursuant to the terms of applicable state law, claims to continued participation in certain of the Companys group benefit plans pursuant to the terms and conditions of COBRA, (iii) claims to any benefit entitlements vested as the date of separation of Employees employment, pursuant to written terms of any employee benefit plan of the Company or its affiliates and Employees right under applicable law, (iv) any rights Employee has under a stock incentive plan of the Company or any of its affiliates or any award agreement thereunder, and (v) any Retained Claims. This release further does not release claims for breach of Section 3(c) or Section 4 of the Employment Agreement.
EMPLOYEE ACKNOWLEDGES THAT HE/SHE IS FAMILIAR WITH THE PROVISIONS OF CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542, WHICH PROVIDES AS FOLLOWS:
A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.
Employee understand the significance of his/her release of unknown claims and waiver of statutory protection against a release of unknown claims. EMPLOYEE EXPRESSLY ASSUMES THE RISK OF SUCH UNKNOWN AND UNANTICIPATED CLAIMS AND AGREES THAT THIS AGREEMENT APPLIES TO ALL CLAIMS, AS SET FORTH IN SECTION 2 WHETHER KNOWN, UNKNOWN OR UNANTICIPATED.
3. Acknowledgment of Waiver of Claims under ADEA. Employee understands and acknowledges that he/she is waiving and releasing any rights he/she may have under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended by the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (ADEA), and that this waiver and release is knowing and voluntary. Employee understands and agrees that this waiver and release does not apply to any rights or claims that may arise under the ADEA after the Effective Date of this Agreement. Employee understands and acknowledges that the consideration given for this waiver and release is in addition to anything of value to which Employee was already entitled. Employee further understands and acknowledges that he/she has been advised by this writing that: (a) he/she should consult with an attorney prior to executing this Agreement; (b) he/she has [twenty-one (21) or forty-five (45) days]* within which to consider this Agreement; (c) he/she has 7 days following his/her execution of this Agreement to revoke this Agreement pursuant to written notice to the Board of Directors of the Company; (d) this Agreement shall not be effective until after the revocation period has expired; and (e) nothing in this Agreement prevents or precludes Employee from challenging or seeking a determination in good faith of the validity of this waiver under the ADEA, nor does it impose any condition precedent, penalties, or costs for doing so, unless specifically authorized by federal law. In the event Employee signs this Agreement and returns it to the Company in less than the [twenty-one (21) or forty-five (45)] day period identified above, Employee hereby acknowledges that he/she has freely and voluntarily chosen to waive the time period allotted for considering this Agreement. [Employee acknowledges that he/she has received a list of job titles and ages of all individuals eligible or selected for severance benefits similar to the Severance Benefits and the ages of all individuals in the same job classification or organizational unit who are not eligible for severance benefits similar to the Severance Benefits.]
4. Severability. In the event that any provision or any portion of any provision hereof or any surviving agreement made a part hereof becomes or is declared by a court of competent jurisdiction or arbitrator to be illegal, unenforceable, or void, this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect without said provision or portion of provision.
21 days applies to one off terminations and 45 days to termination of employee 40 years or older in a layoff, restructuring or other job action affecting 2 or more persons (a group termination)
21 days applies to one off terminations and 45 days to termination of employee 40 years or older in a layoff, restructuring or other job action affecting 2 or more persons (a group termination)
Include in a group termination
5. No Oral Modification. This Agreement may only be amended in a writing signed by Employee and a duly authorized officer of the Company.
6. Governing Law; Dispute Resolution. This Agreement shall be subject to the provisions of Sections 11(a), 11(c) and 11(i) of the Employment Agreement.
7. Effective Date. If the Employee has attained or is over the age of 40 as of the date of Employees termination of employment, then each Party has seven days after that Party signs this Agreement to revoke it and this Agreement will become effective on the eighth day after Employee signed this Agreement, so long as it has been signed by the Parties and has not been revoked by either Party before that date (the Effective Date). If the Employee has not attained the age of 40 as of the date of Employees termination of employment, then the Effective Date shall be the date on which Employee signs this Agreement.
8. Voluntary Execution of Agreement. Employee understands and agrees that he/she executed this Agreement voluntarily, without any duress or undue influence on the part or behalf of the Company or any third party, with the full intent of releasing all of his/her claims against the Company and any of the other Releasees. Employee acknowledges that: (a) he/she has read this Agreement; (b) he/she has not relied upon any representations or statements made by the Company that are not specifically set forth in this Agreement; (c) he/she has been represented in the preparation, negotiation, and execution of this Agreement by legal counsel of his/her own choice or has elected not to retain legal counsel; (d) he/she understands the terms and consequences of this Agreement and of the releases it contains; and (e) he/she is fully aware of the legal and binding effect of this Agreement.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Parties have executed this Agreement on the respective dates set forth below.
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Section 2870 of the California Labor Code is as follows:
(a) Any provision in an employment agreement which provides that an employee will assign, or offer to assign, any of his or her rights in an invention to his or her employer will not apply to an invention that the employee developed entirely on his or her own time without using the employers equipment, supplies, facilities, or trade secret information except for those inventions that either:
(1) Relate at the time of conception or reduction to practice of the invention to the employers business, or actual or demonstrably anticipated research or development of the employer; or
(2) Result from any work performed by the employee for the employer.
(b) To the extent a provision in an employment agreement purports to require an employee to assign an invention otherwise excluded from being required to be assigned under subdivision (a), the provision is against the public policy of this state and is unenforceable.
The term Business shall have the meaning set forth in that certain Joinder and Indemnification Agreement, dated on or about the date hereof, among Executive, the Company and the other parties thereto:
Business shall mean the business, activities, products or services conducted or offered, as applicable, by the Company or any Subsidiaries as of the Effective Time (including, without limitation, the business of selling software to law firms and corporate legal departments) and during the twelve (12)-month period ending on the Closing Date.