Thread regarding General Motors layoffs

I'm confused, need some advice.

I was laid off today and the HR rep said I will be paid in full until April 9th to compensate for the violation of the WAREN Act. My severance (I believe) is 3 months pay for my years of service. Does this mean the severance starts after April 9th? This would entitle me to full pay until July which seems a little too hard to believe. Also, does this mean I receive my medical benefits until July? The "exit" packet is confusing, so I'm hoping that anyone that was unfortunately laid off today has looked at it and could provide their input. Thank you.

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Post ID: @Xt0wwzT

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Again, you're information like many others contradicts what everyone else is claiming as there truth. This website is toxic and full of misinformation. I wish I would have never visited it. Good luck to everyone and don't read or post on this website.

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Post ID: @Xt0wwzT-ubi

You will be paid for everything in one final check. Final months of pay, severance and any other pay that is owed you. You will be on GM's books until your official date of termination, and able to collect any benefits until that date, but all that is pretty meaningless to you know because you are as of yesterday, unemployed. It sounds like GM is paying you 60 days of additional pay instead of the required notification, but don't confuse this payout as continuation of your employment status. Your package will be very specific and state the date that you are considered no longer employed.

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Post ID: @Xt0wwzT-ezp

The company is too big to give a shi$ about there employees or be consistent with their fact checking. Even on the outside, it disgusting to to see the lack of knowledge from one corporate drone to the other. If it doesn't effect them personally, they don't give two shi#s I was persecuted for being too detail oriented. Maybe I should work for GM HR or legal and make sure information is communicated in a consistent and accurate manner so people's lives aren't negatively impact due to the stress of someone else's lazziness and lack of empathy.

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Post ID: @Xt0wwzT-lyy

Under WARN, you receive FULL benefits for. 60 day starting Feb. 4.

It is my understanding you waived your rights by signing tge severence.

GM just exposed themselves for a class lawsuit for lack of clarity.

Say an old guy is new at GM and worked 6 months at GM before being let go. WARN is better that the severance offered.

That s gonna be a headache to explain which one precedes. GM cant prevent people or entice people to sign up a severence when WARN offer 2 months of full benefits ( health, salary, bonus 2018) since you are employed by law till April 4 under such circumstances.

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Post ID: @Xt0wwzT-rve

Check this out:

#sixtydaysnotice

or

https://www.thelayoff.com/h/sixtydaysnotice

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Post ID: @Xt0wwzT-pap

@Xt0wwzT-nxd That’s tricky, but you are right that the severance guideline outlined in GM Benefits isn’t a legal obligation. GM could very well be within their right to determine your severance as part of WARN, unfortunately. I recommend calling the number given to you if you can’t find any more info in your packet.

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Post ID: @Xt0wwzT-mdf

Must've been a Freudian slip. I worked at the WTC. The question still stands. Would the severance start after the WARN period is over (April 9th?) or, would it start on the official date of termination, March 1st? I would assume that since the WARN period is a legal obligation and the severance is not a legally binding requirement, that it would by March 1st. Thoughts?

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Post ID: @Xt0wwzT-nxd

So I’m guessing that you mean WARN Act, which requires 60 day file notice with the state (which is public info you can look up) if certain conditions are met and the exceptions to it not apply.

If GM is in violation of WARN, they could get around the legalities by providing 60 days of pay. Now the question is, which location? GM must have really rushed it if they are in violation.

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Post ID: @Xt0wwzT-egj

I'm sorry, but please be respectful to the people that're were laid off as your question is not relevant to this thread. Ask your Manager when the "bonus" will be distributed. Thank you.

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Post ID: @Xt0wwzT-efx

Do you know when the teamgm bonus payout is? I was not laid off and have not seen the paperwork so I’m just taking a wild guess - maybe the bonus payout is a separate payment aside from severance?

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Post ID: @Xt0wwzT-ztn

Thank you, but that's why this situation is confusing. The letter says my official termination date is March 1st. According to this date, my severance would end on June 1st. So, how does the WAREN / April 9th date come into play? The HR rep stated the severance would start after April 9th, but I tend to agree with your logic, anyone else have any thoughts on this subject?

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Post ID: @Xt0wwzT-wxl

I heard mixed things from HR about Apr 9th while I was browsing through the packet, and they told me to call some number in the packet as clearly she did not know either, and was more worried about getting me out and getting the next victim in. I am still trying to clear my head, but will post something once I get a chance to read this pile of papers

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Post ID: @Xt0wwzT-iqr

3 months severance. So you have been working for 6 years, yeah? Just wanted to make that sure for you. Its 2 weeks for every year you've worked.

Severance will begin after your official termination date (assuming you signed the papers and mailed it in). Health Insurance is 1 month for every 2 years you've worked. I'm assuming because they cant give 1/2 months insurance.

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Post ID: @Xt0wwzT-xua

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