My question involves employment and labor law for the state of: Florida. I was recently laid off, along with 5 other people on 4/9 Due to lack of work.
We were all requested to attend a mandatory meeting. At that time we were told that we were getting laid off. We were also told that we would all receive a 2 week severance. Nice gesture! However, after receiving our "Final Pay" we noticed pay was incorrect. Based on pay record/dates we received final pay from 4/7 through 4/21. So here's the problem, we were actively employed on 4/7,4/8 and 4/9. If we got laid off on 4/9, how can our severance pay include 4/7, 4/8 and 4/9. I thought a severance package is pay and benefits an employee receives when he or she leaves employment at a company. In addition to the employee's remaining regular pay. Any help would be appreciated. I'm afraid most replies will include.." They didn't have to offer severance at all!"