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Under § 821.25(b) of the Texas Payday Law rules, severance pay is additional pay for an employee's past work that is given at the end of the employee's employment. However, this severance pay only comes into play if it is written policy or other form of agreement is an enforceable part of the wage agreement, such as an employee handbook/guidelines for example. Otherwise, there is no "automatic" right to severance pay. The rules apply the same whether the employer was a for-profit or non-profit company.
If you should have received severance pay but did not, reply an let me know and I can tell you what the options are to force the issue.
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