c. Termination. The Company or you may end the Consulting Term early for any reason and at any time upon fifteen (15) days prior notice. If you end the Consulting Term early or if the Company ends the Consulting Term early due to (i) your violation of The Vitamin Shoppe Standards of Business Conduct, or any other policy governing the ethical performance of Services and/or any other law applicable to the ethical conduct of business, (ii) any conduct giving rise to immediate discharge (other than for performance), (iii) your failure or refusal to perform your material duties or (iv) your material breach of this letter agreement or any other agreement between you and the Company, then you will be required to repay the remaining portion of the Sign-On Bonus as of the effective date of the termination of the Consulting Term as set forth in your employment offer letter dated January 12, 2018. If the Company ends the Consulting Term early for any other reason, the Company shall immediately waive the full balance of your remaining repayment obligation.
2. General Release of Claims.
a. In consideration for the Companys promise made herein, you and your heirs, executors, administrators, successors, and assigns (collectively referred to as you) knowingly and voluntarily release and forever discharge the Company, its owners, affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, insurers, attorneys, successors and assigns, and the current and former employees, officers, directors and agents thereof (collectively referred to as the Company), of and from any and all claims, whether known and unknown, you have or may have against the Company as of the date of execution of this Agreement, including, but not limited to, any alleged violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, The Civil Rights Act of 1991, Sections 1981 through 1988 of Title 42 of the United States Code, The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, The Immigration Reform and Control Act, The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The Equal Pay Act, The Family and Medical Leave Act, The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, The Older Workers Benefits Protection Act of 1990, The Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, The Occupational Safety and Health Act, The Fair Credit Reporting Act, The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, The New Jersey Civil Rights Act, The New Jersey Family Leave Act, The New Jersey State Wage and Hour Law, The New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act, The New Jersey Equal Pay Law, The New Jersey Occupational Safety and Health Law, The New Jersey Smokers Rights Law, The New Jersey Genetic Privacy Act, The New Jersey Fair Credit Reporting Act, The New Jersey Statutory Provision Regarding Retaliation/Discrimination for Filing a Workers Compensation Claim, The New Jersey Public Employees Occupational Safety and Health Act, The Millville Dallas Airmotive Plant Job Loss Notification Act, The New Jersey Laws Regarding Political Activities of Employees, Lie Detector Tests, Jury Duty, Employment Protection, and Discrimination, any other federal, state or local civil, human rights, bias, whistleblower, discrimination, retaliation, compensation, employment, labor or other local, state or federal law, regulation or ordinance, any amendments to the foregoing laws, any benefit, payroll or other plan, policy or program, any public policy, contract, third-party beneficiary, tort or common law claim; or, any claim for costs, fees, or other expenses including attorneys fees.
b. You are not waiving any rights you may have to: (i) your own vested accrued employee benefits under the Companys health, welfare, or retirement benefit plans as of the last day of employment; (ii) benefits and/or the right to seek benefits under applicable workers compensation and/or unemployment compensation statutes; (iii) pursue claims which by law cannot be waived by signing this Agreement; (iv) enforce this Agreement; and/or (v) challenge the validity of this Agreement.