Hello again and thank you for that clarification. The notice given to the landlord and their involvement actually has not bearing on the law in terms of the notice that you would be required to be given. Normally, absent a company policy that guarantees severance when an employee is let go or laid off, there is no requirement that an employer offer any severance at all. In other words, there is no general State or Federal law that requires that employers offer severance in most
cases. However, there is an exception. That is when there is a mass layoff
or a complete closure of a business that meets the requirements set out under the Federal law called WARN.
That law, WARN, actually requires 60 days notice prior to closure. However, it appears that the law does not apply in your situation, since although your company may have over 100 workers total everywhere, there must be a layoff
of at least 50 people at a single site
, for the law to apply. So, you cannot use that law to force severance pay.
This comes down to company policy then. All the company has to do is give the employees, in this case based on the 30 day policy, at least 30 days actual notice that you will be out of a job. If they comply with that, then they do not have to pay severance under their policy. As I mentioned the landlord and that issue has no bearing on the issue of severance.
That said, it would certainly be nice and show good faith if the company would provide some severance to soften the blow, but there is no law that mandates it in this case.
Please let me know if you need any clarification. I would be glad to assist you further if I can.