Thread regarding Oracle Corp. layoffs

Companies can't enforce silence for severance pay, Labor Board rules

“Companies can no longer offer severance agreements that prevent employees from making disparaging remarks about their former employer, the National Labor Relations Board ruled Tuesday.

The big picture: The federal agency said these agreements require employees to waive their rights under the National Labor Relations Act, and that such policies are a violation of the act.

According to the NLRB, "the employer’s offer is itself an attempt to deter employees from exercising their statutory rights, at a time when employees may feel they must give up their rights in order to get the benefits provided in the agreement."
Employees also cannot be prevented from disclosing the terms of their severance packages as outlined in any exit agreement, the NLRB said.”

So feel free to dish it out!

https://www.axios.com/2023/02/21/severance-agreement-speak-out-laid-off-nlrb?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=news_tab&mibextid=Zxz2cZ

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There is no law in California requiring employers to offer severance packages. An employer is only obligated to give you severance pay if you have a previous agreement to receive it. For example, there may be a severance pay clause in your pre-employment contract, or your union agreement might mandate it.

https://www.worklawyers.com/severance-agreement-law-california/

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Post ID: @fjkr+1ljxcgf6

You can also report bad middie mgjt anonymously to SEC. Employee abuse & stealing work for self gain is unacceptable

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Post ID: @3new+1ljxcgf6

But if this is the case, might the outcome be to have fewer and smaller packages handed out?

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Post ID: @2ics+1ljxcgf6

More here
https://www.nlrb.gov/news-outreach/news-story/board-rules-that-employers-may-not-offer-severance-agreements-requiring?mibextid=Zxz2cZ

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Post ID: @2vae+1ljxcgf6

Best approach - Don't say a thing, just take your severance and find a new job. Don't risk a lawsuit. You're not going to get your job back anyway.

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Post ID: @1lbu+1ljxcgf6

Finally! Of course forcing this agreement on people being laid off was always completely unfair and coercive. Next up: NDAs for hourly nonprofessional non executive jobs.

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Post ID: @1dhs+1ljxcgf6

Yet, what constitutes the difference between this and what someone like LJE, SC, or JM could consider as libel or slander? I think it's a very thin line to walk, so when you do say these things, make sure its all DOCUMENTED.

And preferably not on an Oracle database.

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