Thread regarding ADP layoffs

Severance Packages

I know there isn't a "standard" severance package at ADP, but what are some experiences of those who have been laid off? How long were you at ADP and what did you ultimately get for severance? How many weeks, etc?

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Post ID: @Xn5H1E6

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that is HORRIBLE to get only 6 months of severance after busting a$$ for so long at the same company. OMG.

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Post ID: @Xn5H1E6-Evtg

What really s---s is that ADP sent out some BS memo back in August I think stating that they are changing the severance policy to "better align with industry standards" and now only give out 1 week of severance per year plus 2 weeks, so instead of 26 weeks I got 8 weeks! I call BS! They are just laying off so many people that they got cheap and changed the policy. Most decent large companies give at least 6 months to higher level managers. That was total BS! ADP is a horrible company. If they had a better business model, there wouldn't be a need for all these layoffs in the first place.

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Post ID: @Xn5H1E6-Ezbt

@Xn5H1E6-vvrv

60 day (8 week) notice plus severance based on years at ADP calculation. Paid biweekly until complete.

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Post ID: @Xn5H1E6-xltf

It is selective. Some employees terminated for performance issues and received severance pay when terminated. There is no rhyme or reason.

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Post ID: @Xn5H1E6-wmpi

I was laid off from ADP (not VERPed) a couple of years ago. Since I worked for ADP for almost 3 decades, I got 6 months of severance. It didn't come in a lump sum. Instead my paychecks continued to come in for 6 months. But with no benefits, the benefits were discontinued two weeks after I was laid off. These "paychecks" were larger than usual because no benefit costs were deducted.

I was fortunate. Other associates got nothing as they were fired so ADP could save on labor costs.

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Post ID: @Xn5H1E6-vtht

The VERP was called an "enhancement" and we received lump Doem not sure how lay offs are paid. Are the people who were just told Friday getting a package? Or were they just given 8 weeks notice and opportunity to collect unemployment?

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Post ID: @Xn5H1E6-vvrv

@Xn5H1E6-tppj-was your severance paid as lump sum or biweekly pay over the 6 month period?

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Post ID: @Xn5H1E6-veod

Another round being announced right now.. couple of locations closing and individual layoffs as well. Are all being given just 8 weeks. This is in conformity of some states WARN laws requiring companies to proved the state 60 days notice when closing a business / large layoff.

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Post ID: @Xn5H1E6-ttto

Laid off in March of 2018---5 years employment at ADP. Received 20 weeks full pay on top of a 30 day notice so technically 6 months + payout on vacation time accrued and full bonus. Not bad

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Post ID: @Xn5H1E6-tppj

Really a sad scenario for a company when employees want out-with or without severance, rather than to stay employed and show company loyalty. They have weighed the odds and found where they really win. Most likely with another opportunity.

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Post ID: @Xn5H1E6-ptwc

Not everyone receives a severance package and some people do receive any notice at all. Some people are told they are being let go the same day and it’s all over. This type of situation demonstrates how much of a sh-- company ADP can be to work for. No matter how big of a company they are they have no loyalty to any employee working for them.

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Post ID: @Xn5H1E6-oepm

@Xn5H1E6-gomi-Thank you.

I knew someone else out here has researched ADP’s employee-based lawsuits and settlements and understands ADP has many cracks in their foundation and handling of particular, protected employee groups. Armies (even lawyers) do have casualties and many are caused by friendly fire.

RESEARCH! Some you win. Others you lose.

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Post ID: @Xn5H1E6-gycu

2 Billion in Cash on hand, an Army of Attorneys and Accountants. Good luck taking that on! ADP does everything and anything to limit costs and liability. ADP is not perfect and have had to make settlements in law suits brought by employees.

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Post ID: @Xn5H1E6-gomi

@Xn5H1E6-2rsa-Now I know the level of ignorance and mentality. Beating a DEAD horse, literally. Who said an employee would take on ADP from an employee/former employee level alone? I read between the lines a reference to an agency of government that litigates, when necessary, on behalf of employees. Not sure the term situation or the posters position. But, I know it's not a can of minnows ADP wants opened if they can avoid it. Who knows?

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Post ID: @Xn5H1E6-3akd

Good luck testing ADP. They have a battery of lawyers and more money than the employee has. Guess who wins?

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Post ID: @Xn5H1E6-2rsa

@Xn5H1E6-2ffw- I wouldnt say stupid, but very smart. The average employee will never question anything put in a company handbook. Legal and fully compliant? That's the real question. Internal legal and HR teams, subject to interpretation, approved, not the Federal laws and regulators who will govern them, if questioned. Any company will bank on the ignorance, or lofty confidence, the average employee has, because they meet their basic needs of a paycheck and will rarely question anything. Others, who know better, not so much.

Continue to press your point, and, I will also. There is no right or wrong answer. Subjective to the individual circumstance.

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Post ID: @Xn5H1E6-2ghu

Would ADP be stupid enough to put information into their handbook that directly contradicts labor law?

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Post ID: @Xn5H1E6-2ffw

@Xn5H1E6-1kzo - I am not angry. Passionate about employees surrendering their rights without realizing they have them. Rights are not openly visible in the handbook-why would they be? It is a personal responsibility of each to find the truth of their rights, if they want to. If not, their uninformed truth becomes their limitations. I'm not ANTI ADP. I am anti-ignorance. Much different than anger.

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Post ID: @Xn5H1E6-2zvl

@Xn5H1E6-1kzo - AGAIN, ADP's handbook and at-will declaration still has overriding guidance of the Federal employment laws. A handbook does not supersede governing laws. It is not a one-size-fits-all policy. Why do you believe it is hard for them to get rid of some employees who have long needed to go? It just ain't that easy to excuse them, as you state ("at-will"). If it were, they would have exited already. Wouldn't you think?

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Post ID: @Xn5H1E6-2vxb

ADP is a stupid company that thinks what goes up will never come down, I had only been at ADP 3 years and was one of the better paid employees, I got five months of pay and currently have 3 months left of unemployment and 401k savings almost a year of vacation life has never been this good, back to my original point ADP burns money like crazy as a publicity traded company sooner or later this will come back to hunt them, just look at GE, and now ATT soon it will be ADP.

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Post ID: @Xn5H1E6-2hpe

I suggested you Google as I assume you are not a former ADP associate.. if you are indeed, then dust off the hard copy Associate Handbook rolled out in 2000 to existing employees, and subsequent new hires in Major Accounts .. look at PAGE 1 where it states " I understand that ADP, Inc is an "at-will" employer and as such employment with ADP is not for a fixed term or definite period and may be terminated at the will of either party, with or without cause, and without prior notice" . This in in bold , on the Acknowledgement of Receipt, that we were required to sign. Why are you getting so angry?

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Post ID: @Xn5H1E6-1kzo

@Xn5H1E6-1akr - unlike you, I don't rely on Google for my knowledge base. This knowledge was afforded through proper education AND practical application. If you fail to put in adequate time, you would NOT know Google doesn't have to be your "go-to" source for all things "employment".

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Post ID: @Xn5H1E6-1fmk

@Xn5H1E6-1akr - Yes. And experienced in employment terminations, to include state and federal employment laws, practices and investigations on all EEO levels, past and current.

Many walk away, tailed-tucked because they lack the right, applicable information. I am not a simple barking dog, in a gated yard. What other information would you like? If it is fear you are after, I have none.

Long Leash, Will Reach.

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Post ID: @Xn5H1E6-1zop

in my 20 years at ADP i never once saw someone laid off without severance,and saw on more than a few occasions people let go for performance issues get severance, The only instance I saw where someone didn't get severance was where the associate committed fraud against ADP.

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Post ID: @Xn5H1E6-1eze

@Xn5H1E6-1ciz .. do you even work for ADP? "insane information" ? Google at will employment... we all signed off on this at hire. Most posters here probably remember UCM (unemployment cost management) feature ADP offered .. they are in the business of avoiding paying unemployment.

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Post ID: @Xn5H1E6-1akr

I have seen associates get fired for "not being productive enough" and not get severance. No insane information here, just a willingness to save on labor costs. There are plenty of ways to get around the laws. It happens every day, both at ADP and other less than stellar companies.

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Post ID: @Xn5H1E6-1qsl

@Xn5H1E6-oel-Exactly. I don't know where some of these posters get their insane information. Everyone knows terminations, even in at-will states-have fine line criteria. A corporation cannot just do as they please with employees, without making sure they are compliant with the laws.

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Post ID: @Xn5H1E6-1ciz

As a previous poster said, severance is not guaranteed. From what I have seen and witnessed, there were quite a few well performing associates who were suddenly let go for "not being productive enough" (using their own words). So of course, no severance.

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Post ID: @Xn5H1E6-mbl

ADP always offers severance unless you are fired for cause. They don't risk lawsuits.

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Post ID: @Xn5H1E6-oel

Not true.. Severance is NOT guaranteed. Most often offered so employees don't try and sue... but remember ADP is a right to work employer.. they don't have to provide any reason for letting you go just as you don't have to provide any reason or notice if you leave. Also, if you do get a severance package you can't apply for unemployment until that has run it's course.

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Post ID: @Xn5H1E6-vzk

Clarify, fired no severance. Let go due to downsizing etc. you’d receive a severance. Sorry for the confusion.

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Post ID: @Xn5H1E6-uid

Not a lump sum, probably bi-weekly no 401k deductions, HSA etc. The other poster is correct, if you’re termed there would be no severance.

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Post ID: @Xn5H1E6-mfd

Keep in mind that companies do not have to offer ANY severance when letting their employees go.

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Post ID: @Xn5H1E6-xpn

Thank you. Do you know if it is a lump sum check or do they just continue to pay you for the allotted weeks? Thanks again for your help! Best of luck to you as well.

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Post ID: @Xn5H1E6-ksz

I would think that you’re in the 4 month range. It would max out at 6 with folks with far more time in. Best of luck to you.

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Post ID: @Xn5H1E6-ail

Im at 11 years now.

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Post ID: @Xn5H1E6-vyi

How many years of service do you have?

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