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

Sklover Working Wisdom

Blog » “If my company is sold, can I collect unemployment insurance benefits?” “If If my company is sold, can I collect unemployment insurance benefits?” Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U. Published on October 6th, 2010 by Alan L Sklover Question: The company I work for is being sold to another company.

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

Sklover Working Wisdom

Almost everyone who is laid off or downsized in the U.S. is entitled to remain on their employer’s healthcare insurance plan under a federal law nicknamed “COBRA.” COBRA Fired, Downsized or Laid Off FMLA, COBRA and Pregnancy Q & A What to Do BeforeQuestion: Dear Alan: I was recently laid off from my job in pharmaceutical sales, and received a small severance. I signed up for COBRA healthcare continuation for my family.

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Letter of Education – Key Words & Phrases

Sklover Working Wisdom

It is like a speeding ticket that might one day increase your auto insurance premiums, or even cancel your auto insurance coverage. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off Key Words & Phrases Misconduct and Bad Behavior Reporting or Complaining About What to Do Before What is the meaning of: “Letter of Education” ? Letter of Education” generally means “You did something wrong, perhaps without knowing it; just don’t let it happen again.”

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“Thinking of Your Own Small Business? – Four Paths to Pursue”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Even Wal-Mart may one day want to downsize by selling more goods online, and less employees in less “bricks-and-mortar” stores. That is, the legal minutiae of (a) elevator permits, (b) elevator accidents, (c) elevator construction, (d) elevator service contracts, and (e) elevator insurance. Been Fired, Downsized, or Laid Off? Fired, Downsized or Laid Off General Going Out on Your Own Monthly Newsletter Library Resigning from Your Job What to Do After

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

Sklover Working Wisdom

Our health insurance paid medical bills of over $2 million for his treatments. Because of the way my employer’s insurance works, my employer suffered financial setbacks because of this. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U. Blog » “Can I be fired for having a sick child?” “Can Can I be fired for having a sick child?” Published on May 30th, 2010 by Alan Sklover Question: I have been with my employer, a not-for-profit agency, since November, 2005.

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

Sklover Working Wisdom

Published on June 10th, 2010 by Alan Sklover Question: Regarding COBRA, to be eligible, is there a minimum time period you need to be covered under an employer’s health insurance plan to be eligible for COBRA? Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U. 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?”

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self marketing and career opportunity optimization!

Resume Writing

Don’t wait until you are terminated or downsized! I often tell friends that even if things are going great and they are not planning to leave their company they should still invest and "insure" (yes, I meant to use insure not ensure) their career with a new resume and by studying  job announcements! Don’t wait until you are terminated or downsized!

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The Path to Success as an Entrepreneur

Jobacle

Many of the new entrepreneurs include those who have decided to give up well paying jobs to push their own dreams, or those who lose out to the young brigade or are victims of downsizing, people with handicaps, stay-at-home mothers or work-from-home parents. The legal framework- Every business venture has to be started with the right legal clearances, and all implications about taxes, insurance, the governing laws etc need to be clearly understood.

How Taking Care of Aging Parents Can Affect Your Life

Ms. Career Girl

They might need to consider downsizing their home. Check their insurance and tax relieves. Someone once said that “the hardest part of growing up is realizing your parents are growing old”, and that is true. Caught up in our hasty day-to-day, we often don’t have enough time to take a careful look at the new wrinkle on their face, and we miss the moment when they stop being able to do the house chores or even remember to turn off the oven. When that hits us, it hits us hard.

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Rebuilding Your Career After Being Fired or Laid Off

Ms. Career Girl

This event is being fired or laid off by your employer and it has many different names; fired, laid off, downsized, reorged out, rightsized, riffed, whacked, kicked out, canned or just plain “let go.” The ramifications of job loss are staggering for all workers, entry level through senior level, but particularly for mid-career workers who have serious family and financial obligations like a home mortgage, car payments, insurance, healthcare, child care, and tuition bills for the kids.

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Seven Short Q & A’s on Saturday

Sklover Working Wisdom

Due to a merger/downsizing, all people in my department were required to re-interview for their positions. If so, do I disqualify for unemployment insurance benefits? . Question 5 – Can an employee’s family have two health insurers? My children currently have their health insurance thru Healthy Family, a state program. This is to cover just in case the kids don’t qualify for their Healthy Family insurance anymore.

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“If after I signed a severance agreement, I found out new info, could I still bring a case of wrongful termination?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

If you were able to get your employer or a judge to give you “a second bite of the cupcake,” you’d probably have to return your severance monies to your employer, and possibly even reimburse your employer for the value of the severance benefits you received or used, such as outplacement and health insurance. Sometimes, a severance agreement says that the employee is being terminated due to a “restructuring” or “downsizing.”

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“Performance Improvement Plans – Resign or Attempt? Choose the Third Alternative”

Sklover Working Wisdom

LESSON TO LEARN : In difficult times, layoffs and downsizing are often disguised as performance issues. Resigning – one of the two choices given to you – will likely make you ineligible for unemployment insurance Resignation almost always makes an employee ineligible for unemployment insurance benefits. Severance is almost always given to those who are laid off due to a position elimination or downsizing. “Wise choices will watch over you.

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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. In my book “Fired, Downsized, or Laid Off,” I devote an entire chapter to 110 different – but valuable – “non-monetary” requests I have successfully negotiated for my clients. Question: I am a Director of Clinical Research at a start-up medical device company making a very healthy salary.

2013 116

How to Renovate Your Home for Your Home-Based Side Hustle

Ms. Career Girl

With the layoffs and downsizings in today’s economy, this may be your time. Expenses that cover the entire house, like heat, electricity and home insurance, are only proportionally deductible. The post How to Renovate Your Home for Your Home-Based Side Hustle appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Do you want to start a home-based business? If so, you’re not alone. A dedicated space to conduct your business has many advantages.

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Being Laid Off? Know Your Rights As An Employee

Career Realism

In the post-recession period, many companies are downsizing when their business does not meet set expectations. A severance package is generally combined with other benefits like health insurance under COBRA. Health Insurance After being laid off, you may still be able to purchase COBRA extended health insurance benefits. During the recent financial crisis, many companies ran into difficult times. Businesses struggled to stay afloat and employees were laid off.

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If You Were Fired From Your Last Job | Resume Help Blog

Resume Help Blog

Home Our Partners About Us Resume Writers Resume Help – Lesson #1 Resume Help – Lesson #2 Resume Help Blog Stand Out From The Crowd In Today's Job Market MBA Online Recent Posts Putting the Employer First Advice for New Graduates to Compete Successfully How To Save Money On Your Car Insurance The Anatomy of a Hostile Government Takeover – Obamacare at six months. Don’t confuse being laid off or let go due to downsizing as being fired.

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The Day I Deleted My Facebook Recruiting Account

Workology

In 2008, my former company (a large, well known auto insurer) was in the early stages of developing its HR social media policy and presence. This meant that I would need to delete my work profile, transition some of my work contacts to friends and acquaintances, and downsize my Facebook presence to one account. “I It’s the end of an era. Well, for my work-related Facebook account at least.

“After severance, can I sue my employer for workplace stress?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

After this was completed, I was laid off in a corporate downsizing and given a two-year severance package. The key here is this: a claim for Workers’ Compensation is NOT a claim against your employer, which you’ve given up, but instead a claim against a kind of insurance company, which you have not “released.” Question: I was employed for five years as a Vice President at a company in Illinois.

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So You Are Sending Your Resume and Not Getting Results? It's Time.

Resume Help Blog

Home Our Partners About Us Resume Writers Resume Help – Lesson #1 Resume Help – Lesson #2 Resume Help Blog Stand Out From The Crowd In Today's Job Market MBA Online Recent Posts Putting the Employer First Advice for New Graduates to Compete Successfully How To Save Money On Your Car Insurance The Anatomy of a Hostile Government Takeover – Obamacare at six months. The downsizing in corporate America.

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How To Finance Your Career Change: The Complete Guide (With Real-life Stories And Honest Numbers)

Career Shifters

Being without means to pay my mortgage, maintain my insurance, continue saving for the future.”. Downsizing. Top strategies for downsizers: Be clear on your rewards. If downsizing isn't a welcome option, but you're willing to do it for the sake of your career change, set a clear time limit to stick to. Find ways to make your downsize fun! Being without means to pay my mortgage, maintain my insurance, continue saving for the future.”. Downsizing.

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Would I benefit A Career Coach?

Resume Help Blog

Home Our Partners About Us Resume Writers Resume Help – Lesson #1 Resume Help – Lesson #2 Resume Help Blog Stand Out From The Crowd In Today's Job Market MBA Online Recent Posts Putting the Employer First Advice for New Graduates to Compete Successfully How To Save Money On Your Car Insurance The Anatomy of a Hostile Government Takeover – Obamacare at six months.

RECESSION: Challenged or Forged by Fire?

Workology

They downsized considerably when he lost his job and were able to stay afloatwhile not getting behind, not so for everyone. He lives a normal, quiet life, working hard to support his family, paying for college tuition, cars, insurance, and more. Businesses have failed, families have fallen apart, jobs have been lost, insurances have been cancelled, homes have foreclosed, luxuries taken away, and inevitable change has taken place.

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Action Verbs For Your Resume

Competitive Resumes

Downsized. Insured. The challenge in beginning a sentence that will outline your accomplishments is finding attention grabbing but appropriate action verbs throughout your resume. Without these action verbs your resume will be lifeless and boring. I listed below some action verbs that could help you breathe life into your accomplishments: Here is a list of accomplishment-stimulating verbs: Accelerated. Accentuated. Accepted. Accessed. Accessorized. Accommodated. Accomplished.

Friday Feedback

Sklover Working Wisdom

The Unemployment Insurance Benefit video was a good review for me as well. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U. Blog » Friday Feedback Friday Feedback Published on June 11th, 2010 by Alan Sklover Dear Mr. Sklover, I have been reading your blog and I think it’s a great resource. It seems many people who write you are unaware of their rights, and, because of their precarious job position, are probably afraid that talking to an attorney will be accompanied by a large legal fee.

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Is Money Your Motivation for a Career Change?

Ms. Career Girl

If you’re set on big city living, consider downsizing to a more affordable place. Not only can a small side business eventually turn into a full-time gig, it serves as career insurance if you are laid off. Career Girl Marketing to Gen Y Women. Home About Archives Write for Us! Blog Directory Contact Subscribe Is Money Your Motivation for a Career Change? by Nicole Crimaldi on February 16, 2010 Happy Book Review Tuesday!

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“When laid off, can I get my unvested options vested?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

At large employers, it is most common – indeed, almost universal – to provide some kind of severance to employees who are laid off, restructured or downsized due to no fault of their own. Question: Hi, Alan. I am currently employed by a large tech company and I have received equity compensation throughout my tenure. Some of this equity has yet to vest.

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

Sklover Working Wisdom

However, they are also paying me the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2010 (“ARRA”) COBRA subsidy of 65% of my health insurance premium, even though the law says that only people who lose their jobs involuntarily are entitled to this. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U. 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

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The Truth IN Being Underemployed, Unemployed, and Employed

Competitive Resumes

Unemployment Insurance is tough to get back once you get a temp or seasonal job that pays more. If the job is downsizing slowly by accepting 4 hours once-a-week, or worse a furlough day (non-paid) once a month, have you resigned yourself as being grateful to have a job? The Voice Of Job Seekers.from the page of an empathetic resume writer. Feed List Posts RSS 2.0 Comments RSS 2.0 The Voice of The Job Seeker Blog.

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Seven Short Q & A’s on Sunday

Sklover Working Wisdom

I am really upset and depressed that this company now wants to downsize and restructure, laying off thousands of employees, maybe including me. I was laid off in 2007 from an 18-year job as a Customer Services representative for a health insurance company. Question 1: What should I do if, after being relieved of my daily duties, I learn of what seems a compliance breach? I am senior management for a non-profit.

2011 116

12 Tips on Surviving a Job Loss | Boomers Next Step

Boomers Next Step

File a claim for unemployment insurance benefits under the state you live in. However, this indeed will be at a higher cost to you, then you were paying, but it is still an option if you would like to keep your health insurance. She was devastated when she lost her job due to corporate downsizing. Dip Into Your Retirement Fund, 401(k) or Insurance Policy (This is definitely a last resort.)

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Day 6 - The 12 Days of Christmas Job Hunting

Guerrilla Job Hunting

  No one is immune to cutbacks, downsizing or off-shoring.    In fact, you now need to be “looking” all the time to insure continuous employment but let’s face it tracking all those job leads is tedious and time consuming.  Day 6. On the 6 th Day of Christmas - Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters revealed to me: 6 Tools to download.

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“In negotiating my severance, can I use as leverage the fact that.

Sklover Working Wisdom

I have seven days to decide whether to accept a severance package including one month’s salary and three months’ health insurance. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U. Blog » “In negotiating my severance, can I use as leverage the fact that I know how much different employees are paid?” “In In negotiating my severance, can I use as leverage the fact that I know how much different employees are paid?” Published on May 25th, 2010 by Alan Sklover Question: Hi.

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“Private Equity Buying Your Employer? Resist These 11 Employment Negotiation Tactics”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Benefit Reductions: New Private Equity owners will inevitably insist upon cuts or outright elimination of health insurance, 401k contributions, vacation time and accrual, and the like. If benefits are available on the open market, such as health insurance exchanges, or from affinity groups such as AARP and alumni associations, that, too, should be investigated and carefully considered. “Some people, when they learn that two wrongs don’t make a right, try three. ”. Author Unknown.

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Performance Improvement Plan a Fraud? – Here’s 12 Clear Indicators

Sklover Working Wisdom

I was once retained by a client who worked for Human Resources in a large insurance company. During a period of downsizing, for the very first time in 11 years, she was – without prior warning or notice of any kind – given a Performance Improvement Plan that required her to install and initiate a nationwide training program to train all salespeople on a new software package. “Corrupt politicians make the other 10 percent look bad.”. – Henry Kissinger.

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

Sklover Working Wisdom

As proof that I quit, I could even show that the employer cancelled my health insurance for that three weeks. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U. Blog » “Does leaving an employer, and then returning, relieve me from a non-compete agreement I signed the first time I was hired?” Does leaving an employer, and then returning, relieve me from a non-compete agreement I signed the first time I was hired?”

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“I experienced workplace violence, left early, and was suspended.

Sklover Working Wisdom

That could cause a problem. • Perhaps the General Manager and your direct Supervisor had to, due to insurance requirements, ask whether you had seen any weapons, but you had already left work. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U. Blog » “I experienced workplace violence, left early, and was suspended for it. Were my rights violated?&# “I experienced workplace violence, left early, and was suspended for it. Were my rights violated?&#

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

Sklover Working Wisdom

My wife is 8 months pregnant; luckily the company extended our health insurance for two months. Fired, Downsized or Laid Off U. Blog » “How can I collect commissions due me from my former employer and still get a good job reference?” “How How can I collect commissions due me from my former employer and still get a good job reference?”

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The 50 Best Books for the Unemployed

Resume Bear

A veteran of downsizing, Laskoff shares the steps of grieving for a lost jobs and the process necessary to move on. Abbie Leibowitz: One of the biggest worries for many who have lost their jobs is how to keep up with health insurance without going broke. Being unemployed can be stressful, frustrating and depressing, especially in an economy where jobs are scarce, competition is fierce, and there doesn’t seem to be much change on the horizon….

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

Sklover Working Wisdom

Workers Compensation – Workers Compensation is an employer-funded insurance program administered by the states. To address this problem, most states instituted a new and separate insurance system, and dispute-resolution system of courts and judges, to take care of employees who became injured or ill related to their jobs, separate, distinct from, and outside of the regular Courts. . Similar insurance-type programs are set up in many other countries, as well. .

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tiny answer Tuesday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

Generally employees use any accrued PTO they have, which they can substitute with short-term disability insurance (which you should have; if you don’t, now’s the time to get it), and take the rest unpaid. They didn’t wind up hiring anyone because their budget was downsized due to the sequestration, but they assured me they really liked me and hoped to be in touch when the budget is normalized.

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4 Tips To Help You Land A Job After Getting Fired

Career Realism

Later he tried his hand at insurance sales, and he did okay with that. Perhaps your company merged, and you just got downsized. He was clearly still smarting over the fact that he was let go when his company downsized and they decided to cut him and his position. 4 Tips To Help You Land A Job After Getting Fired. Work It Daily. Part of Donald Trump’s fame arose from his role as the CEO on the hit television show, “The Apprentice.”

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Frugality is a career tool | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

In most cases, renting a house is better for you than buying one: If you buy a house, you cannot easily downsize, you cannot as easily relocate, and you end up limiting your earning power. Is this your first time here? About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog Frugality is a career tool Posted to: Money February 1st, 2010 Del.icio.us Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Tweet This Facebook I have earned a lot of money in my life.

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