My employer sold the company to a new company and laid everyone off wihout previous notice. They made us re-apply to the new company the next day, but if you didn't get hired on they gave you severance pay, but shouldn't everyone get severance pay since w

On Monday January 12,2015 my employer sold the company to a new company and laid everyone off without previous notice. They made us come in the next day which was Tuesday January 13,2015 and they told us if we didn't come re-apply for the new company or if we turned down a position we voluntairly quit. For the people that didn't get hired they gave them severance pay, but shouldn't we all receive severance pay because we all legally got laid off.

1 answer  |  asked Jan 29, 2015 11:12 PM [EST]  |  applies to Nevada

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Malik AHMAD
Severance fee is not an entitlement pay, it is voluntary and depends upon the time period of service. It is discretionary--but here very poorly applied. Annoying as it is but no legal recourse. Can you talk to the supervisor in a polite non-threatening way and ask for severance pay and find out what exactly is their policy in this regard. Furthermore, please do apply for unemployment benefits regardless of the severance issue. You should always contact a local and licensed attorneys. Here is my link to my website for future information www.lasvegaslawgroup.com

posted by Malik AHMAD  |  Jan 30, 2015 1:43 PM [EST]

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