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I was recently part of a mass layoff from Pearson education

I was recently part of a mass layoff from Pearson education and now I am trying to get an employee verification letter on from them that specifies my work experience (what I did in my job) so I can qualify for a teaching credential program. But they won't give me anything on letterhead or beyond just basic information of the dates that I worked there. I finally today got the name of the HR person so I have emailed her but I fear I may need a lawyer to get this information (and I don't think they are obligated to give it to me). What should I do? Why are they dragging their feet like this?

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Allen M., Esq.

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I was just let go from my job of 16 years and wasn't given a

I was just let go from my job of 16 years and wasn't given a severance package and the other ones let go did. What should I do ?

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Patrick, Esq.

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After nearly 3 years of employment at a regional director

After nearly 3 years of employment at a regional director level I was laid off and given only 1 week severance pay. How do I fight for more fair compensation?

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Lucy, Esq.

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I'm 62 and have been with a company 39.5 years. After our

I'm 62 and have been with a company 39.5 years. After our company has had stellar growth in the last several years,I have been ask to take an option of 1) stepping down to a leeser role or taking a a package as part of an RIF. Package is 6 months salary and Cobra. I will be subject to High Medical expense , short of being able to sign up for Medicare ...or full Social Security benefits. I would like to take the early-out package , but I feel it is WAY LOW after 40 years of successful service. Any recourse? I pushed back and their answer was to leave me working 3 extra months.

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Patrick, Esq.

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Would someone who has worked years with a company be

Hello,Would someone who has worked for 24 years with a company be entitled to some sort of severance pay or benefits, if they have to resign from that employment, due to undue stress caused from that particular job? Also, the employee does not reside in the same State as the Employer. Which employment/labor law would apply, in that case?Thank you

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Patrick, Esq.

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My name is***** work at a hotel here in basalt Colorado.

Hello my name is***** work at a hotel here in basalt Colorado. I want to know what my rights are.I started my job in November 15 and in December was asked if I would consider full-time. I excepted the position but now find that I am being pushed out of my job because of economics. I excepted this job because I could get health benefits. I have compromised my other job to work full-time for this hotel. I have expressed my feelings to my general manager and she has assured me not to worry that I was a valued employee. However only two days later she has told me that my position would only require three hours per day. I am feeling that they would hope I would quit as this would not be worth my time . There was only one other person working in the food and beverage department because the other three people quit because of the poor management. Would I be entitled to severance pay if I stuck it out .I feel that they are doing everything to keep me for two weeks and then they're going to drop the ball because another company is coming into manage the kitchen and I'm going to be left high and dry. What would you suggest

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Patrick, Esq.

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We off some employees last week. This week we have one

We laid off some employees last week. This week we have one more but we are considering severance pay. Will this be a problem since we didn't offer severance for the others?

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A few weeks ago I was informed by my company (a major Wall

A few weeks ago I was informed by my company (a major Wall Street firm) for what they said were performance related issues (despite the fact six months earlier I had a very good review). My last day of work was two days ago. They offered me a severance package that was much less than I know they've given others in the past. I hired an employment attorney to try to negotiate a better package. He's been trying for the last four weeks to get some negotiations going, but there has been very little progress (very little talking), and they have conceded nothing.My problem is that the severance agreement requires me to return a signed copy of the agreement back to them two days from now. If I don't get it back to them, the document says I lose whatever they did offer me, which, while it's substandard, it still has value. The most important part is an opportunity to continue on their good health plan indefinitely (I pay though), instead of going to “Obama care” (it's not clear if I'd even get COBRA if I don't sign). I've been pushing my lawyer to get a definitive statement from my company that they will waive the date. He tells me it's unnecessary because he's in negotiations with them. Given the stonewalling of my company about the negotiations, and the way they handled my separation (they put a number of non-truths in my record), I'm leery of depending on that. I'd like an informed opinion as to typical practice.My employer is based in New York

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Patrick, Esq.

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, May 2015 I was notified my position will be

Customer: Good morning, JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue? Customer: My name is***** May 2015 I was notified my position will be eliminated. The firm is allowing me to continue to come in and work until I find another job. There is nothing in writing and an end date was not set. I am a Recruiting Coordinator with a law firm in California and have been with the firm for 16 years. Can I ask my firm for a severance package? JA: OK got it. Last thing — JustAnswer charges a fee (generally around $18) to post your type of question to Employment Law Experts (you only pay if satisfied). There are a couple customers ahead of you. Are you willing to wait a bit? Customer: Yes. JA: OK. Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.

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Patrick, Esq.

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