i live in new york state. Charter bought Time Warner. The purchase took place May 18, 2016. My position is being eliminated 1/8/17. Since it is under 1 year, am I entitled to severance?

I live in New York State. Time Warner was sold to Charter on May18, 2016. My position as a work at home ends 1/8/17. I am over 50 miles from a call center. I believe that by law I am entitled to severance pay. If so what is the formula by New York State law

1 answer  |  asked Nov 19, 2016 2:30 PM [EST]  |  applies to New York

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V Jonas Urba
You should consult with a lawyer. The WARN Act may apply.

Are you protected by a union or contract of employment?

I am not aware of any employees anywhere in the state who are automatically entitled to severance pay, except possibly up to 6 months of unemployment benefits if you otherwise qualify (severance pay will affect such benefits in many cases), or even paid vacation, unless some contract provides benefits to you.

You need to provide specific details to a lawyer for advice you can rely on in this very serious situation.

posted by V Jonas Urba  |  Nov 19, 2016 4:05 PM [EST]

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