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Secrets of Power Salary Negotiating by Roger Dawson

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Chapter 9 Il_9781564148605_001_0044_001 Leaving Your Present Job

Negotiating Severance After You Get Fired

You would have been better off to negotiate severance pay when you joined the company, but you still have some options available to you. Here are some suggestions:

Check your state law. You may find that many things are mandated by law. (There are no federal laws about severance pay). Certainly the employer owes you for any work done, vacation time, and perhaps sick days that you haven’t taken, but it may also be required to make health coverage portable. For example, a quick Google search told me that in my state, California, the law requires payment of unused vacation ...

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