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  • Lay Off Question Michigan

    If a company does a lay off and lets whole departments go, can they turn around and immediately post for the same positions for outside people to apply?

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    Yes, they can, and in most (but not all) circumstances it would be legal.

    If you want any further detail, you are going to have to provide additional information.
    The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.

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    • #3
      Sure, please let me know what other info do you need - What happened was, 30 of us, were told two weeks ago that we were being let go because our jobs were being relocated to KS. They said that we should let the unemployment office know that we were laid off due to down sizing. Then yesterday, I saw job postings online for all of our jobs in MI. The company has stated that is it going through a reorganization, but I didn't think they could lay us off and then rehire new employees to fill our positions.

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      • #4
        Given that it's the entire department, about the only situation I can think of where this would be illegal would be if the department was looking to unionize and the layoff was done in order to prevent the unionization.
        The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.

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        • #5
          So legally they can lay off a whole dept and then rehire brand new people to replace the old ones? I thought the company had to wait a certain amount of time to rehire new employees.

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          • #6
            That is true only in extremely limited circumstances which do not apply here.
            The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.

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