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I was offered a severance package from my employer of 20

I was offered a severance package from my employer of 20 years after they let me go today. It was for only 8 weeks and they said they would lay me off. They said the position was being restructured.

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My daughter was off - and they put her on Garden Leave. Said

my daughter was laid off - and they put her on Garden Leave. Said she could not get another job until Jan 1 - or she would have to quit and not get severance and unemployment benefitsJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CT she was offered a PART TIME - 15 hours a week position to start asap - but she is afraid that will interfere and cause her to lose her package.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: no not yetJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: She just wants to know if accepting a part time job will screw her out of her package. The employer said "you cant be on another payroll since you are still considered an employee". She did not sign anything yet though, and I understand she cannot take a new job - but wonderefd about a part time, temp position

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I have questions about risks associated with having an

Hello. I have questions about risks associated with having an employment attorney represent me in trying to negotiate up a severance package

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I was off along with many others, yet my company is refusing

I was laid off along with many others, yet my company is refusing to pay severance. They have set precedence and history of paying, and there is reference of severance included in the employee manual how can I file a claimJA: Have you documented this or discussed it with HR?Customer: Yes, I have a chain of emailsJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: It is 'At Will' I am over 40JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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My wife has been working at a company for over a year. She

My wife has been working at a company for over a year. She is full time with benefits and such. It is an "at will contract" but has been full time.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: At will but she has been full time there for over a year.JA: OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box.Customer: About 45 days ago she was informed by her supervisor she needed to improve a few areas or she would be let go and that would be addressed in 60 days.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Today they terminated her employment. It is not yet at the 60 day mark and they are not offering any severance. Just sign these papers and go home. I told her not sign anything yet. And wanted to know if this is legal and if she is entitled to severance

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How to approach an exit interview if company performance

how to approach an exit interview if company performance hindered work productivity to establish severance if leaving or terminated? when working as W2 paid hours are 40 work levels typically run 50-60 hours, is there recourse to negotiate severance. your suggestions on how to posture?

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I have a question about what potential recourse I have with

I have a question about what potential recourse I have with my employer of 10 years, who I suspect will put me on a PIP this week.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: at willJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Its a very large company (85K people, etc.)

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Just got off. Told my position was no longer needed by the

Just got laid off. Told my position was no longer needed by the company, but they also just hired a consultant that will be doing exactly what I was doing. Long story short. They moved my position to another dept last November, the new manager hired new workers and was going to lay me off then, but my current boss kept me in another position as he needed my skills. 2 months ago, my boss up and quit and I got moved to that other dept anyway and am now being laid off. They only offered me 3 weeks severance. Just wondering if I have any recourse for a better severance?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: UtahJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: I'm pretty sure it was "at will". I've been there just over 3 years.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No way to prove it, but this was a personal thing. The new manager didn't like me for some reason.

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Our department was recently offered a relocation package to

Our department was recently offered a relocation package to relocate from Plano, TX to Santa Clara, TX and a severance package if we do not accept the relocation offer.Company offered all of us a 10% increase in salary, and with the high living/housing cost, even if I'm interested in going there, I'm simply unable to afford the cost of living and unable to rent a place for our family. So I asked HR for a increase which was turned down based on the reason its company policy and that I should look for future possibilities, when I talked to my manager I was also turned down saying that it will be tough for first few month. But in reality, I can't go because I simply can't afford it. The lowest rent I can find will cost over half of my current monthly pay and I also have a family to take care.I also requested to stay here in Plano, TX since my primary job responsibility works closely day to day with department in Plano, TX, which was also turned down because my manager want our whole department to be in same office, and asked that my job responsibility can be passed to other employees that will reside in Plano, TX office, or I can continue use phone/email to communicate with Plano office department to support them if I do move to Santa Clara, and they can get someone else in Plano if necessary.I was also told I'm unable to negotiate my severance package since it is not required for company to offer anything at all and I should appreciate whats been offered.Is everything here legal and I should just accept the offers the way it is. I feel like the company simple want to get rid of us by intentionally offers a low relocation package.We heard rumors about the relocation last month, and This news came last week and we have 2 weeks to decide.I don't feel right about all this, but I don't know if there is actually anything wrong.

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