COMPANY CLOSING WITH NO NOTICE - SEVERENCE PAY ?

I HAVE BEEN EMPLOYED BY A SMALL CONSTRUCTION COMPANY FOR THE PAST 9 YEARS. THE OWNER AND HIS SON ARE PLANNING TO RELOCATE THE BUSINESS TO ANOTHER PART OF FLORIDA APPROXIMATELY 2-3 HOURS AWAY. I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO COMUTE AND HAVE NO PLANS TO MOVE. THEY ARE NOT TELLING US ABOUT THIS MOVE BECAUSE THEY DO NOT WANT ANYONE TO QUIT BEFORE THEY ARE READY. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF THEY ARE REQUIRED BY LAW TO PAY SEVERENCE PAY AND IF THEY REFUSE WHAT IS MY RECOURSE.

1 answer  |  asked Oct 15, 2003 08:06 AM [EST]  |  applies to Florida

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Bonnie Riggens
Severnce Pay

There is no requirement under Florida law that an employer pay an employee severance pay. However, you may be entitled to unemployment compensation so be sure to file for it when your job ends. You will not be entitled to unemployment compensation if you quit before they move.

posted by Bonnie Riggens  |  Oct 16, 2003 6:21 PM [EST]

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