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I was laid of by my firm Lee Hecht Harrison, King of Prussia

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I was laid of by my firm Lee Hecht Harrison, King of Prussia Pa due to lack of work on June 22 2012 with the proviso that I would remain on the company's rolls to be recalled if needed.

However I received a 7 1/2 minimum distribution letter with check on 3/21/13 which indicated I had been terminated.

I called LHH to verify and they responded with a letter on 3/29/13 that I had been terminated on 11/16/12.

However I never received any communication on that action which might have impacted
how /when I filed for PA Unemployment plus how I wanted my 401 balance distributed

Question ? Does a company have an legal obligation to inform of termination in a timely
fashion

WALLSTREETLAW :

Hello I am a licensed attorney here to help you with your question, please review my response and do not hesitate to ask for clarificati on

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This is an unfortunate situation, and clearly the employer acted in an unprofessional way,

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however under current law in PA, an employer has no obligation to warn or give any notice to an employee they want to terminate,

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Pa. Cons. Stat. Ann. § 260.5)



Final check must be given on the next scheduled payday.



Final check must be given on the next scheduled payday.


WALLSTREETLAW :

Under the law, the only obligation an employer has it to provide the employee their next paycheck on time, and no delay is allowed.

WALLSTREETLAW :

You should apply for unemployment benefits now,

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and advise the office that you were terminated when you were given the notice, not the date they listed as you were never notified of that date.

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Also, under PA law you should have applied for unemployment benefits the day you were laid off in June of last year.

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