Category: Benefits

Orange County Employee Outplacement Options

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Your employer has just fired you in one breath and in the next offers you free outplacement services to find a new job. Employers often pay for outplacement services because fired employees who find a new job quickly are less likely to sue for wrongful termination. These services might include classes, counseling, offices, telephones, and…


Orange County Employee Vacations

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It happens every year; vacations get me more organized and productive. Nonsense say some business owners. Vacations cost money, and employees are not as focused immediately before and after time off work. However, employers should not just tolerate employees vacations, but appreciate their value. I suspect many employees are like me. Everything gets more orderly…


Employer Can Giveth and Taketh Away

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by Patrick E. Turner Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: If a salaried employee with the same company for 18 years has earned three weeks of paid vacation, received for the past 8 to 10 years, can the employer suddenly cut a week of this paid vacation? A: “In California, vacation is considered to…


COBRA Outlives Demise of Employer

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by Patrick Mortimer Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: I’ve been getting medical and dental insurance through COBRA with 8 months of eligibility left. My former employer is going or has gone out of business. Will this affect my COBRA? Is he obligated to provide it regardless of going out of business? A: “Employers…


Retroactive Reductions of Benefits or Pay Illegal

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Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: My employer announced a few weeks ago that the number of vacation days we earned per year has been reduced, retroactive to 1999. As a result, many employees who had a couple of days vacation in the bank are now in the hole several days. Can they do…