Lay off and relocation of position

Our company is laying off our department with severance (and WARN Act notice). They are relocating the positions to S. California. They recently posted the new positions with a higher job title, grade, and salary range even though the job duties have not changed. The new salary is approximately 33% more than our department makes now.

Is that legal?

2 answers  |  asked Jun 2, 2004 12:30 PM [EST]  |  applies to California

Answers (2)

Janet M. Koehn
cost of living

it presumably costs way, wahahay more to live in los angeles than in sacramento. this may be a motive for the increases you see; they are going to be needed to attract qualified candidates. in addition, the relocation probably has prompted a reevaluation of the actual responsibilities of your department personnel.

unless for some illegal reason you are not allowed to apply to relocate, you have as much chance as any candidate to continue to do your job for more money - if you choose to relocate.

posted by Janet M. Koehn  |  Jun 2, 2004 3:01 PM [EST]
George Allen

Absent a discriminatory reason for the relocation of the positions (e.g., getting rid of an older work force), there does not appear to be anything illegal in the situation you describe.

posted by George Allen  |  Jun 2, 2004 12:47 PM [EST]

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