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  • Can I Get My Severance Package Option Back? Help

    I worked for a company in Maryland that was bought out. During the transition we were offered to take our severance package along with cashing in vacation and or sick days and go on our merry ways. We were also offered employment with the new company which would cause you to loose you severance package if you accepted a position. I accepted a job with the new company with a complete job description very similar to what i was doing. Less than a month into this new job I am finding out that my job responsibilities are no where near my old job description. Everything about my original job, new job and description has been fazed out. Is there any law protecting me from reverting back and accepting my severance pay package so that I can job hunt at my current career level instead of continuing with this company and actually being demoted? I accepted this new job based on the description that it would contain the same type of work I have been doing for over 20 years. Please help!!!!!!!

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    Any law? No, because there is no law that requires severance pay in the first place. You can ask the new employer if they would be willing to offer a compromise package, since you did take the job, even though it turned out to be nothing like they described.
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      Thank you Patty. Does it matter that the severance package was offered by my previous employer and upon accepting a position from the new owners would cause me to lose all the benefits? I only took the position because it was offered and written to be of similar job function. Are there any laws that pertain to hiring someone with a specific job description and function, and the job not being such? I'm just wondering how I can protect myself at this point. The new company does not follow state laws on reporting and when I brought these issues to Sr. management levels, my job was threatened. With in 2 days of that, my job functions are being fazed out.

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        Does it matter that the severance package was offered by my previous employer and upon accepting a position from the new owners would cause me to lose all the benefits?

        It's quite unlikely that your new employer is bound by what the previous employer offered with regards to severance.

        Are there any laws that pertain to hiring someone with a specific job description and function, and the job not being such?


        No, there aren't.

        The new company does not follow state laws on reporting

        What state laws on reporting are you talking about? It makes a difference.
        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
          Medicare reporting laws, and guidelines.

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            What is the violation?
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              There are many violations. They pertain to Medicare financial reporting guidlelines, which also determines the suspension of payments. Since I am new to the company I can't understand why they don't follow these guidelines, and how the avoid being caught in audits. Very suspicious to me. When I showed them the written guidlelines, and went to Corporate level, I was the 1 repremanded for going above the directors head. which ties back into my previous concerns of my job being eliminated and threatened. I am seeking legal counsil on this. I fear I am being set up to be terminated.

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