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Is the other position with the same employer?
Let me clarify,
the current employer wants you to stay until a certain date?
they want you to stay till 10/1 ?
yes Oct 1,
The severance should not be affected, however the retention bonus, could be removed since you would be leaving early,
Be aware that severance agreements are regulated by the employers own policy,
if they are terminating you and giving you a severance, that should have no bearing on whether you find a new job, unless specifically written into the agreement.
If a separate retention bonus is given as well, that could be rescinded as you are no longer retained by them.
ok and am i obligated to give notice equal to our pay period?
not unless it is written in the agreement.
:-) the agreement states nothing about leaving before or declining off what the intent is.
If there is no language stating that they can terminate the payments, it would be difficult for them to stop payments, if you cannot continue,
and no notice period is given,
FL is an at will State,
so no notice is required by either party
good to hear..i am praying for the call with the offer for the new position today :-) thank you..
Good luck, and if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask.
Make sure you sign the severance as well.
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