All Questions and Answers about Severance pay

Can I be denied severance pay if I accept a position that is not comparable with my current package?
My company has lost the support contract with the company I have supported for 20 years+. There is another company that has won the contract. My company does have a standard severance package that all...
2 answers  |  asked Jul 8, 2014 07:47 AM [EST]  |  applies to Florida

Are there any exceptions for long term employment to receive severance pay?
I had been working for the same company for over 22 1/2 years and the last 7 years I worked from home doing billing and collections for them. This past September I was laid off due to the company havi...
1 answer  |  asked Jan 23, 2014 09:40 AM [EST]  |  applies to Florida

How does severance pay affect unemployment benefits?
My husband is losing his job after 25 years. They are offering him a year of severance pay that will be paid out in a lump sum on January 3rd, 2014. Will he be able to file on January 4th and start co...
1 answer  |  asked Dec 9, 2013 5:58 PM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

Is it wrong to attempt to obtain employment from a comapny that paid you severence pay years ago?
Approximately, 4 years ago, my husband signed a severence agreement with the company he worked for. Currently, this same company, has several open employment positions. We were curious if it would be ...
1 answer  |  asked Nov 3, 2013 4:56 PM [EST]  |  applies to California

If former company does not respond to counteroffer; what are your options?
3 answers  |  asked Aug 13, 2013 1:18 PM [EST]  |  applies to Florida

My attorney made counteroffer to original severance package;does co. have to respond?
I was terminated after working many years for company. I sought legal advise; attorney sent letter within the 21 required due date stating that I wish to make amendments to the original severance pack...
2 answers  |  asked Aug 11, 2013 01:17 AM [EST]  |  applies to Florida

Severance Pay Discrimination
I was recently laid off. When I asked about a severance package they gave me $7,000 for now. They are suppose to let me know about my severance package. The last employee who was laid off received 1 y...
1 answer  |  asked Jul 31, 2013 10:10 AM [EST]  |  applies to New Jersey

Is offer from company considered "comparable employment"
I relocated from CA to take on a senior level position. They offered a lump sum for relocation that has to be paid back if I leave company in 2 years. My senior level position was recently eliminated ...
1 answer  |  asked May 31, 2013 8:28 PM [EST]  |  applies to New York

Employer requires employee to be available by phone and in person during term of severance payments.
Employee agrees that, during the time period she is receiving payments under this Agreement, Employee will make Employee's self available to Company either by phone or, if Company believes necessary, ...
1 answer  |  asked May 13, 2013 06:38 AM [EST]  |  applies to Massachusetts

umemployment benefits
if I agree to a "VOLUNTEER CALL OUT" from my CO. I'am I agreeing to be layoff and therefore not eligible for unemployment benefits after my 26 week severance pay? the layoff is permanent with no chanc...
1 answer  |  asked Feb 11, 2013 3:23 PM [EST]  |  applies to Florida

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