Thread regarding UnitedHealth Group Inc. layoffs

Older workers beware

If you are an older worker, you need to educate yourself before the layoff comes

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/07/business/dealbook/shown-the-door-older-workers-find-bias-hard-to-prove.html

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If you live in these states, please learn about the WARN Act

Your employer must give you sixty days written notice before they eliminate your job (and pay you for those sixty days)

Colorado Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notification

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/warn

Maryland

https://www.dllr.state.md.us/employment/warn.shtml

New Jersey

https://www.nj.gov/labor/lwdhome/warn/njwarn.html

New Mexico

https://www.dws.state.nm.us/Business/Business-Information/Rapid-Response-WARN-Act

Ohio

http://jfs.ohio.gov/warn/index.stm

Oregon

https://www.oregon.gov/highered/institutions-programs/workforce/Pages/warn.aspx

Pennsylvania

https://www.dli.pa.gov/Individuals/Workforce-Development/warn/Pages/default.aspx

Florida Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act

http://www.floridajobs.org/office-directory/division-of-workforce-services/workforce-programs/worker-adjustment-and-retraining-notification-(warn)-act

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Post ID: @VvE97pE-Vyjn

According to Time Magazine, the publisher of this book is the most prominent US publisher of self-help legal guides

The Essential Guide to Federal Employment Law by Lisa Guerin and Amy DelPo

If you want to learn more about age discrimination, this is a great book

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Post ID: @VvE97pE-Vjzx

If you live in Illinois, and were laid off, please contact the Illinois Department of Commerce and Local Workforce Innovation Areas (LWIAs) to ensure you received the proper WARN notice from your employer. If you don't know what a WARN notice is, please review info at this site. This Federal law indicates that your employer must given you 60 days notice (and pay) you before you are laid off.

In some states, there is also a state WARN law.

https://www.illinois.gov/dceo/workforcedevelopment/warn/Pages/default.aspx

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Post ID: @VvE97pE-Hilu

Who is getting unemployment checks? < the people on this layoff site, mo--n.

You clearly are intimating that I am not worthy of a job at United Health Group because I am outspoken and because I exercise my First Amendment Rights. You are describing an intimidated work force. < completely.

That would explain the abysmal HR behavior. < I'm not in HR, I just think you're a tool.

You are not helping anyone live a healthier life. You are helping Enron/Worldcom green visor types rip off the system. Robin - What is an impaired asset? What is GAAP? What is a stock option? How do you value them? Is it okay to backdate the options? Robin keep up the butt kissing. The answers are in middle management’s fat buttocks. Just search and you will find. Remember Integrity, Compassion, Relationships, Innovation, and Performance. Drink the Kool-Aide! Drink the Kool-Aide! < if you hate UHG so much, why are you here? Your comments are moot while collecting a paycheck. If you abhore the values and company so much, why are being such a hypocrite? Leave already.

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Post ID: @VvE97pE-hlnw

Hi Robin. Working hard on your backside kissing assignments? You hope that I get canned. Who is getting unemployment checks? You clearly are intimating that I am not worthy of a job at United Health Group because I am outspoken and because I exercise my First Amendment Rights. You are describing an intimidated work force. That would explain the abysmal HR behavior. Just cannibals being cannibals. Here is the problem. You are not helping anyone live a healthier life. You are helping Enron/Worldcom green visor types rip off the system. Robin - What is an impaired asset? What is GAAP? What is a stock option? How do you value them? Is it okay to backdate the options? Robin keep up the butt kissing. The answers are in middle management’s fat buttocks. Just search and you will find. Remember Integrity, Compassion, Relationships, Innovation, and Performance. Drink the Kool-Aide! Drink the Kool-Aide!

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Post ID: @VvE97pE-cejy

While people are collecting unemployment checks, Batman is ranting and filling out his open enrollment elections. I really do hope he gets canned.

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Post ID: @VvE97pE-cvbv

United health group routinely violates the law. There are no WARN Notices. The WARN laws are very hard to enforce. UNH does their RIF with malice. The Great Diane Muscatello from HR demeans and humiliates employees during the HR call. Alicia Levno does very sloppy work when the lists are made. How would you like to be laid off and the internal notice has someone else’s number on it?Your employee record will be thinned and everything positive will be removed. This gang behaves abysmally. Evidently, management approves of these tactics.

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Post ID: @VvE97pE-cnud

If you were laid off because you are older than your co-workers, it's time to educate yourself about age discrimination

Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) info on age discrimination

https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/types/age.cfm

https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/publications/age.cfm

https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/statutes/adea.cfm

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Post ID: @VvE97pE-8pix

Did you get laid off?

If you were part of a layoff, please learn about the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN)

This Federal law indicates that your employer must give you 60 days written notice before the layoff , and your employer must pay you for those 60 days.

Let's say you are eligible for 3 months severance pay, your employer must pay you for 60 days, as part of WARN, and then your severance pay starts, which means you will be paid for 5 months, not three months.

Since WARN is a Federal law, it applies to everyone, regardless of where you live. We live in Minnesota

Will your employer give you the WARN notice, and pay you for those 60 days? Not necessarily. Since you probably don't know about this law, you can't complain about what you don't know about.

Your employer can try to manipulate the facts to avoid giving you the 60 days notice, and avoid paying you for those 60 days. For example, your employer might layoff people in groups to qualify for a loophole in the law dealing with the number of people being laid off at one time.

https://www.doleta.gov/programs/factsht/warn.htm

Please review this document to learn how your employer can be penalized if they don't provide 60 days notice before a layoff and don't pay you for those 60 days.

https://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/eta/warn/faqs.asp

Certain states have their own WARN law. Why should you care about this? In some cases, your State's WARN law protects you more than the Federal law. To determine whether your state has a WARN law, please type WARN Minnesota in any search engine (replace Minnesota with your state)

You can learn more about the Minnesota-specific WARN law here

https://minnesotaemployer.com/2011/10/17/minnesotas-mini-warn-act/

Don't discuss WARN with you manager or human resources representatives.

If your employer does not provide you 60 days notice before a layoff, and does not pay you for those 60 days, file a complaint with the Federal Department of Labor (DOL) and / or your State agency that enforces WARN

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Post ID: @VvE97pE-8pjz

is like been in India, not may Americans working here

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