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“Subsidized COBRA in Severance – What’s that?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

I signed up for COBRA healthcare continuation for my family. When the bill came, for family coverage all I had to pay for my entire family was $325 monthly. Concerned that there was a mistake, I called Human Resources, and was told that it was not the usual COBRA benefits, but “Subsidized” COBRA benefits. The Federal “COBRA” law gives almost all laid off employees a right to remain on their employer’s health plan for up to 18 months.

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“Is it a violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Blog » “Is it a violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to be denied a full raise based on my FMLA-approved absences?” “Is Is it a violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to be denied a full raise based on my FMLA-approved absences?” Benefits, Pensions and Perq’s H. FMLA, COBRA and Pregnancy N. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U. Unemployment Benefits AA.

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Did You Know That. ?

Sklover Working Wisdom

Published on August 28th, 2010 by Alan Sklover Under the Federal Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), while most people are entitled to take a leave of absence for up to 12 weeks care for themselves or a family member who is ill, a spouse, child, parent or next of kin of a member of the U.S. Benefits, Pensions and Perq’s H. FMLA, COBRA and Pregnancy N. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U. Unemployment Benefits AA. Blog » Did You Know That. ?

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“Not Feeling Well Enough to Work? – 13 Workplace Options (Part 2 of 2)”

Sklover Working Wisdom

To qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, an employee must first have worked in jobs covered by Social Security. Severance – When most people think of the word “severance,” they think of the words “layoff,” “downsized” or “position elimination.” Severance can serve the same function as a paid leave of absence: provide time to recuperate while still receiving income and, possibly, benefits. “Be careful about reading health books.

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“What can I do if I was put on a Performance Improvement Plan in.

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Late last year my wife and I added a baby girl to our family. I used the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) and stayed at home with my daughter for 12 weeks. File a Supplemental Complaint Naming Your Supervisor: First, I’m not sure whether or not you know it, but corporate managers and officers may be personally liable for interfering with FMLA rights, and retaliating against those who make use of those rights to help take care of family members.

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“Is it a conflict of interest if I work in the same place as my.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Published on October 15th, 2010 by Alan L Sklover Question: Is it a conflict of interest if my son has me work for him on his scheduled shift because of a death in the family? Benefits, Pensions and Perq’s H. FMLA, COBRA and Pregnancy N. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U. Unemployment Benefits AA. Blog » “Is it a conflict of interest if I work in the same place as my son, and I cover a shift for him? “Is

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Sklover's Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

Heschel At work, having some “say” in what happens to you is important to you and your family’s well-being. Benefits, Pensions and Perq’s H. FMLA, COBRA and Pregnancy N. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U. Unemployment Benefits AA.

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“How can I get some needed relief from FMLA-retaliation?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

I am presently out on an approved federal Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) leave of absence for the permitted 12 weeks. Benefits, Pensions and Perq’s H. FMLA, COBRA and Pregnancy N. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U. Unemployment Benefits AA. Blog » “How can I get some needed relief from FMLA-retaliation?” “How How can I get some needed relief from FMLA-retaliation?” Published on August 31st, 2010 by Alan L Sklover Question: Alan, I have breast cancer.

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“What should I expect after ‘re-badging?’”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Answer: Dear Raju: “Re-badging” is another one of those new words that have arrived on the employment scene in the last few years, including such newly-minted words as “downsizing,” “outplacement,” “outsourcing.” Third, many re-badging efforts involve – sooner or later – reduced compensation and benefits. including what we call COBRA, Family Medical Leave Act, and even unemployment benefits. Question: Hi, Alan.

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“What should I ask for regarding severance?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Having worked with fired, downsized and laid off employees for over three decades, I know that every laid off employee feels, first and foremost, financial insecurity. What can I cut in our family’s budget that is not already cut “to the bone?” The number of weeks or months of salary and/or benefits you ask for as your severance will not motivate your employer to give you more severance; instead, your employer will focus on this: why it may be good for him or her to do so.

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“Can I be fired for having a sick child?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

However, there is a developing body of law some people call “family responsibility discrimination law” or “caregiver discrimination law” which combines elements of various existing laws, state and federal, to help people in your category: parent of sick child. It is a kind of law being developed by creative, caring attorneys who seek to combine parts of employment law, family law, discrimination law, disability law, and civil rights law. Benefits, Pensions and Perq’s H.

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My View:

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If you’re determined to live a good life, and provide for your family, you have only one person to look to: yourself. Benefits, Pensions and Perq’s H. FMLA, COBRA and Pregnancy N. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U. Unemployment Benefits AA. Blog » My View: My View: Published on October 1st, 2010 by Alan L Sklover Don’t Wait for “Superman” to Fix Your Workplace Problem Expect your boss to “take care” of you?

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“My job is definitely 'The Job from Hell.' Any ideas?”

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Your job – and the family that employs you – seem to be that rotten. Benefits, Pensions and Perq’s H. FMLA, COBRA and Pregnancy N. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U. Unemployment Benefits AA. Blog » “My job is definitely ‘The Job from Hell.’ Any ideas?” “My My job is definitely ‘The Job from Hell.’ Any ideas?”

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“Is it fair to fire someone for re-sending to others unsolicited.

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When I was 3 years old, my family moved to the suburbs. Benefits, Pensions and Perq’s H. FMLA, COBRA and Pregnancy N. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U. Unemployment Benefits AA. Blog » “Is it fair to fire someone for re-sending to others unsolicited, offensive emails?” “Is Is it fair to fire someone for re-sending to others unsolicited, offensive emails?” Published on August 29th, 2010 by Alan L Sklover Question: I am a 67 year old manager.

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“How should I respond to a Job Offer being placed 'on hold.

Sklover Working Wisdom

I asked the Human Resources representative if I could have one extra week to consider the Job Offer, because it required that I relocate, and I am unsure how this might affect my family. Benefits, Pensions and Perq’s H. FMLA, COBRA and Pregnancy N. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U. Unemployment Benefits AA. Blog » “How should I respond to a Job Offer being placed ‘on hold?’” “How should I respond to a Job Offer being placed ‘on hold?’”

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“Does leaving an employer, and then returning, relieve me from a.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Most importantly, I would tell the CEO or President that, if the company hurts you, or your family, or your career, you intend to ask a jury to find the company – and the CEO or President – fully liable for the damages they cause. Benefits, Pensions and Perq’s H. FMLA, COBRA and Pregnancy N. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U. Unemployment Benefits AA.

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“How do I pick a good employment attorney to represent me?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Many aspects of litigation require that decisions be made that affect not only your case, but your life, your reputation, your family, your career, your finances and maybe even your health. Benefits, Pensions and Perq’s H. FMLA, COBRA and Pregnancy N. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U. Unemployment Benefits AA. Blog » “How do I pick a good employment attorney to represent me?” “How How do I pick a good employment attorney to represent me?”

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“How can I collect commissions due me from my former employer and.

Sklover Working Wisdom

That is what I might suggest you do IF you must pay rent and provide food, but have no savings, no investments, no family to help you, no other financial resources and no credit with which you might borrow money. Benefits, Pensions and Perq’s H. FMLA, COBRA and Pregnancy N. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U. Unemployment Benefits AA. Blog » “How can I collect commissions due me from my former employer and still get a good job reference?” “How

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12 Tips on Surviving a Job Loss | Boomers Next Step

Boomers Next Step

The following are 12 tips to make it through a rough period of time for you and your family. File for Unemployment Benefits If you were fired or laid off, you likely qualify for unemployment benefits. File a claim for unemployment insurance benefits under the state you live in. She was devastated when she lost her job due to corporate downsizing. There are many tax benefits, it’s flexible and you are your own boss.

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When Leaving Your Job, How to Take Your Colleagues With You

Sklover Working Wisdom

Martina’s job was to create a “culture of innovation,” to the benefit of all, which she did with passion and success. And always do what you can to achieve for yourself, your family, and your career. Benefits, Pensions and Perq’s H. FMLA, COBRA and Pregnancy N. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U. Unemployment Benefits AA.

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Making Arbitration Work for You, Not Against You – “Sklover's.

Sklover Working Wisdom

And always do what you can to achieve for yourself, your family, and your career. Benefits, Pensions and Perq’s H. FMLA, COBRA and Pregnancy N. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U. Unemployment Benefits AA.

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