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

Sklover Working Wisdom

I signed up for COBRA healthcare continuation for my family. 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. is entitled to remain on their employer’s healthcare insurance plan under a federal law nicknamed “COBRA.”

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COBRA: The 21 Most Frequently Asked Questions

Sklover Working Wisdom

ACTUAL CASE HISTORIES*: We are frequently asked questions about COBRA, the federal workplace law that is probably utilized by more employees than any other. To assist people in this regard, we’ve put together a list of the 21 Most Frequently Asked Questions about COBRA, along with their answers. Here’s a summary of the COBRA basics you ought to know. Some of your rights may surprise you: Question 1: What is COBRA continuation health coverage?

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“To be eligible for COBRA coverage, must I be on my employer's.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Blog » “To be eligible for COBRA coverage, must I be on my employer’s medical plan for any certain period of time?” “To To be eligible for COBRA coverage, must I be on my employer’s medical plan for any certain period of time?” Job Offers, New Jobs and Promotions F.

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“How long is an offer of severance good for?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Blog » “How long is an offer of severance good for?” “How How long is an offer of severance good for?” Once offered, how long is the offer valid? Job Offers, New Jobs and Promotions F. FMLA, COBRA and Pregnancy N.

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“Can an employer take back a job offer, even after I accepted it.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Blog » “Can an employer take back a job offer, even after I accepted it? Can an employer take back a job offer, even after I accepted it? After several rounds of interviews, I was officially offered a full-time job by a Silicon Valley corporation.

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“If I accepted an offer of employment, and then a week later.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Blog » “If I accepted an offer of employment, and then a week later turned it down, can that company sue me or stop me from going to a different company?” “If Published on October 9th, 2010 by Alan L Sklover Question: A company extended a job offer to me, and I accepted it.

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“Can a job offer be rescinded if my new employer finds out I was.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Blog » “Can a job offer be rescinded if my new employer finds out I was terminated from my previous employer?” “Can Can a job offer be rescinded if my new employer finds out I was terminated from my previous employer?” Job Offers, New Jobs and Promotions F.

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

Sklover Working Wisdom

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?’” Recently I received a Job Offer Letter from an organization. The Offer Letter said that it must be accepted within seven days.

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“Pregnancy: Rights under Disability, FMLA and Discrimination laws.”

Sklover Working Wisdom

We offer a Model Memo Requesting Telecommuting or Flextime for your adaption to your own facts and circumstances. Disability and Pregnancy Discrimination, Harassment & Hostility FMLA FMLA, COBRA and Pregnancy Other Discrimination Pregnancy Q & AQuestion: I am pregnant and my doctor wants me to work just 25 hours a week, but my employer told me that they need someone who can work 40 hours a week. So, they gave me separation papers to sign. Is that legal?

“How do I resign while on FMLA leave (especially with a bully boss)?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

In the meantime, a new job offer from a different company came through, and I have accepted it. You can use COBRA coverage from your “old” job for a short period to help you do this, if COBRA coverage is available to you. FMLA FMLA, COBRA and Pregnancy Involuntary Resignation Q & A The Bully Boss The Bully Boss and HostilityQuestion : Dear Alan: What is the appropriate procedure/consequences of resigning while on leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”)?

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“On FMLA. Don’t want to return, but want unvested stock. What can I do?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

To help you, we offer a 100-Point Master Pre-Resignation Checklist. FMLA FMLA, COBRA and Pregnancy How and When to Resign Losing Q & A Resigning from Your Job Stock, Stock Options, "Equity Question: I am currently out on Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) to help my mother who is sick. I do not want to return to work after my leave time is over. However, I have a significant amount of stock that vests on December 31st and I don’t want to sacrifice this significant payout.

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Self-Help Action Plan 1: “Totally Frazzled from Work? Here’s What You Can Do”

Sklover Working Wisdom

We offer a Model Email for this purpose – See Below.]. If you decide it is best to request an unpaid FMLA leave of absence, send a memo to Human Resources asking for FMLA forms, policies and procedures [We offer a Model Memo for this purpose. We offer a Model Email for this purpose. We offer a Model Email for this purpose. We offer a Model Email for this purpose. We offer a Model Memo for this purpose. We offer a Model Memo for this purpose.

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“I am working way too many hours!! Any ideas??”

Sklover Working Wisdom

We offer Two Model Letters to Your Manager Requesting Relief from Too Many Hours following the suggestions above. Benefits, Pensions and Perq''s FMLA FMLA, COBRA and Pregnancy Miscellaneous Perq''s Q & A Question: Dear Alan: I have been working for my company for three years and over that time my weekly hours have gone from 40 sometimes up to 75. Without a doubt it is now beginning to negatively affecting me, my health, my family and my sanity. Do you have any ideas? Overworked.

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“Problem Not Yet Solved; What’s My Next Step?” Your Five Alternative Next Steps

Sklover Working Wisdom

Just in case your first attempt to resolve a Performance Improvement Plan (“PIP”) doesn’t work, we offer a “ Model Second Response to a PIP, If First Doesn’t Work.” If interested, we offer a “ Model Involuntary Resignation ” letter that you can use. “One of the secrets of life. is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks.”. – Jack Penn. ACTUAL CASE HISTORIES : A very commonly asked question is this: “I have followed your suggestions, but it has not yet worked.

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“Due to anxiety attacks, I am on FMLA leave; will I be fired when I return?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

For those who would like to present an Involuntary Resignation, but don’t know “What to Say and How to Say It,™” we offer a “ Model Involuntary Resignation ” letter that you can use. Incidentally, if you are initially unsuccessful in obtaining one or more of your desired objectives in submitting your own Involuntary Resignation, we offer a “ Follow Up Letter to Voluntary Resignation.” Question: Two weeks ago, I had an anxiety attack at work – my third one.

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Job Change? Ten Tax Tips – Things to discuss with your tax advisor

Sklover Working Wisdom

We offer a 152-Point Master Checklist of Employment Negotiation Items to help you “remember everything and not forget anything else.” We offer a 94-Point Master Severance Negotiation Checklist to make sure you don’t miss any severance-related issues or fail to spot problems in severance agreements. Agreements and Contracts Job Offers Job Offers and Offer Letters Miscellaneous Compensation Monthly Newsletter Library Raise, Bonus, Compensation Unique Situations

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“Not Feeling Well Enough to Work? – 13 Workplace Options (Part 1 of 2)”

Sklover Working Wisdom

We offer a Model Memo Notifying Your Employer of Illness or Injury and Requesting All Relevant Information. Disability Disability and Pregnancy FMLA FMLA, COBRA and Pregnancy Miscellaneous Perq''s Monthly Newsletter Library “Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.” ” - Mark Twain. ACTUAL “CASE HISTORIES ”: Jana, 34, was an experienced graphic artist employed by a large website development company.

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“Does this sound like a legal case of ‘perceived disability’ discrimination?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

I was asked to leave immediately and offered two weeks severance. From the comments and actions of your employer, they seem to be concerned that you were disabled, or were about to become disabled, and they seem to have offered, and then reneged on, a reasonable accommodation-working from home. We offer a Model Letter to file a Complaint about Discrimination. We offer a Model Letter to file a Complaint about FMLA violation.

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“Can an employer just 'hold back' money it claims it is owed by an.

Sklover Working Wisdom

My husband signed an offer letter in November, 2009 from his present employer. The offer letter did not provide any specifics, such as how long he would have to stay on the job to avoid having to repay those fees, or how much those fees were. Job Offers, New Jobs and Promotions F.

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“How should I respond to a request for an Exit Interview?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

However, if you are hoping for such things as (i) cooperation with rollovers, (ii) cooperation with COBRA, (iii) cooperation with future employers getting confirmation of your employment, etc., Could be simple things, like an acknowledgment that you were given information about COBRA. Interviews Interviews, Job Offers and Promotions Q & A Resigning from Your JobQuestion: I was recently asked to attend an “Exit Interview.”

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

Sklover Working Wisdom

Want to Ask for a Severance Package Before One is Offered to You? We offer a Model Letter for Proactive, Pre-Termination Request for a Severance Package. In most cases, EAP programs are offered free of charge to employees, and are often handled by outside third-party providers.

2014 151

“If I am required to give 'four weeks' notice when I resign, can.

Sklover Working Wisdom

However, I just received a job offer and I plan to accept it. Job Offers, New Jobs and Promotions F. FMLA, COBRA and Pregnancy N. We are soon to offer Executive Mentor services By Executive Mentors we know and trust.

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“Should I ask for more time to negotiate severance?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

I was offered three weeks pay as severance (less deductions and taxes, of course). We also offer a Model Letter to use for Requesting More Time to Review a Severance; just click HERE. ) Job Offers, New Jobs and Promotions F. FMLA, COBRA and Pregnancy N.

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Five End-Of-Year Hacks for Small Business HR

Workology

Perform a COBRA audit. Do you know if you offer state COBRA? Have you hit the ceiling to switch to Federal COBRA? Is your Federal COBRA properly administered?

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

Sklover Working Wisdom

Then I showed them my employment offer letter, and they offered me part – but not all – of the commissions I was due. I did not accept their offer of part of the commissions I was due, but told them I would accept, as a compromise, about 85% of the commissions I had earned.

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Expense Reports Are Ending Careers Like Never Before

Sklover Working Wisdom

And, I am acutely aware that fired employees must forfeit unvested equity, are not entitled to COBRA insurance benefits, and do not get offered severance. — Danger Ahead: Expense Reports Are Ending Careers Like Never Before —.

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Expense Reports Are Ending Careers Like Never Before

Sklover Working Wisdom

And, I am acutely aware that fired employees must forfeit unvested equity, are not entitled to COBRA insurance benefits, and do not get offered severance. — Danger Ahead: Expense Reports Are Ending Careers Like Never Before —.

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“For my appeal of a denial of unemployment benefits, should I.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Blog » “For my appeal of a denial of unemployment benefits, should I point out that I am receiving COBRA subsidy, which makes no sense?” “For For my appeal of a denial of unemployment benefits, should I point out that I am receiving COBRA subsidy, which makes no sense?”

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HR Legal Update: #DOMA

Workology

COBRA will now be offered across the board to same-sex and hetrosexual couples. One of the most historical decisions made by #SCOTUS this past week was their ruling on #DOMA.

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My Boss Asked Me to Resign

Evil HR Lady

My boss had offered me a lower level position that I do not wish to fill as I don’t want to work for them any longer. Your boss has actually offered you a gift in the form of the lower job.

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Employees Are Quitting Jobs Because of Affordable Care Act in 2014

Workology

Companies threatened particularly those in the retail, restaurant and hospital industries with part time workers to reduce employee’s average hours to less then 30 hours per week while others like Disney made the decision to offer every employee health benefits that works for their company.

2014 161

Surviving and Thriving Through a Layoff

Executive Career Brand

Meg Guiseppi, C-level Executive Job Search Coach — Resume, Biography, Branding, Online Identity & ROI Value Communications Blog Home Intro Personal Branding 360 Reach Personal Brand Assessment Why hire a Reach Certified Personal Branding Strategist?

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

Sklover Working Wisdom

Job Offers, New Jobs and Promotions F. FMLA, COBRA and Pregnancy N. We are soon to offer Executive Mentor services By Executive Mentors we know and trust.

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How to Win Over Your Fired or Laid Off Employees

Workology

I recommend having a packet available providing answers to frequently asked questions, information about COBRA as well as flexible spending accounts and 401(k). The best way to show you truly care is to offer career placement or guidance services for your former employees.

2014 140

HOW TO LEAVE YOUR COMPANY GRACEFULLY

Resume Boutique

You’ve interviewed, received an offer or more, and you’ve chosen a new path. But in some circumstances, in order not to leave your employer in a difficult position, the professional thing to do would be to offer to remain longer. Resume Boutique Blog Look your best on paper.

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Why Nipple Tape Doesn’t Cure Workplace Conflict

Workology

She currently works in HR with employee relations, compensation & benefits, COBRA, leave of absence and compliance. Buzz is also a part-time HR consultant offering basic management coaching/training. When HR’s the Target of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace.

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Did You Know That. ?

Sklover Working Wisdom

Job Offers, New Jobs and Promotions F. FMLA, COBRA and Pregnancy N. We are soon to offer Executive Mentor services By Executive Mentors we know and trust. Blog » Did You Know That. ? Did You Know That. ?

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“Can an employer delay accepting an employee's resignation?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Job Offers, New Jobs and Promotions F. FMLA, COBRA and Pregnancy N. We are soon to offer Executive Mentor services By Executive Mentors we know and trust.

2010 153

“Before leaving my job to open my own business, can I contact the.

Sklover Working Wisdom

It is at this time that you can contact the clients, and offer your good services. Job Offers, New Jobs and Promotions F. FMLA, COBRA and Pregnancy N. We are soon to offer Executive Mentor services By Executive Mentors we know and trust.

2010 141

“If my company is sold, can I collect unemployment insurance.

Sklover Working Wisdom

If the new owners of your company are offering you a job – so long as it is in most material ways equivalent to your present job – you have no reason not to work and collect benefits. Job Offers, New Jobs and Promotions F. FMLA, COBRA and Pregnancy N.

Did You Know That. ?

Sklover Working Wisdom

Last year accounting firm PriceWaterhouse-Coopers hired 1,454 interns, and gave 90% of them full-time job offers after graduation. Job Offers, New Jobs and Promotions F. FMLA, COBRA and Pregnancy N. Blog » Did You Know That. ? Did You Know That. ?

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“If I take a new job elsewhere before my job is lost, will I lose.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Job Offers, New Jobs and Promotions F. FMLA, COBRA and Pregnancy N. We are soon to offer Executive Mentor services By Executive Mentors we know and trust. Blog » “If I take a new job elsewhere before my job is lost, will I lose my severance?” “If

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Friday Feedback

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As to “donations,” we appreciate the offer, but there is only one kind of “donation” we would appreciate: telling others about our blogsite, and considering subscribing them so that they can see for themselves how to best stand up for themselves. Job Offers, New Jobs and Promotions F.

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