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Consequences of working in an "at will" State

Old Jun 12th 2017, 3:45 pm
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These poor people got laid off with no notice and no severance pay. This is why you need to make sure you have savings. This could happen to many employees in the US.

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Savings is a luxury a lot of workers don't have these days.

We have severance regulations up my way, however doesn't necessarily mean laid off workers are paid money, working notice is also permitted in lieu of pay.

Of course if the company has just cause to terminate, no severance or notice required.
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I guess if you don't get severance pay, unemployment kicks in straight away
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If you get fired, you can be denied.
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I guess if you don't get severance pay, unemployment kicks in straight away
There is a two to three week waiting period for the first check.


How long will it take to get my unemployment benefits after I file? The federal Department of Labor's website says that you can expect your first unemployment check two or three weeks after you apply, as long as you submit all of the required information, and no follow-up is necessary.




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There is a two to three week waiting period for the first check.


How long will it take to get my unemployment benefits after I file? The federal Department of Labor's website says that you can expect your first unemployment check two or three weeks after you apply, as long as you submit all of the required information, and no follow-up is necessary.




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I suggest looking at the particular state website as each state is different- and the check can be delayed past the normal 2 to 3 weeks if the employer responds in a way that causes the examiner to want more information. As far as follow up, again depends on state and circumstances.
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The quoted text was from the federal dept of labor. And it does state "if all the information is provided". As with most things government related there are no absolutes.
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The quoted text was from the federal dept of labor. And it does state "if all the information is provided". As with most things government related there are no absolutes.
In since the states handle unemployment insurance claims not the federal government.
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