If a campany has an existing serverance plan already in place and outlined in an employee handbook, and the WARN act is initiated, can the employer reduce the amount of severance an employee receives by the WARN benefit?

If a company has an existing severance plan already in place and outlined in an employee handbook, and the WARN act is initiated, can the employer reduce the amount of severance an employee receives by the WARN benefit?

It will be done across the world, however in my larger facility, has a population of 800+, there is be a very large reduction.

1 answer  |  asked Aug 6, 2018 12:39 PM [EST]  |  applies to New York

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V Jonas Urba
Maybe. Are they applying this universally across the board to everyone affected? Request/pay an employment lawyer to review all documents. No one should ever sign a release without doing so.

posted by V Jonas Urba  |  Aug 6, 2018 12:45 PM [EST]

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