Job Loss Basics
Losing a job is usually a stressful and traumatizing experience, an employees who've been laid off or terminated may have many questions. It will seem like you have so much to do: apply for unemployment insurance, update your resume, start looking for other jobs; while you simultaneously have absolutely nothing to do. In FindLaw's Job Loss Basics section, you can find a number of helpful resources, including information on how to cope with the loss of a job, employees' rights after termination, and more. To begin, select an item from the list below, or download FindLaw's Guide to Job Loss [pdf].
- Employee Rights after a Job Termination
Learn about different types of employees and what rights each kind of employee has after termination. This overview article includes information about receiving your last paycheck, severance pay, and more.
- Your Rights when Losing or Leaving a Job
Answers to some of the most common questions about losing a job, including the difference between quitting your job and being fired and how to get your last paycheck.
- How to Cope with Job Loss
Losing a job can be terrifying. The following suggestions are meant to help cope with this sudden change in finances, such as budgeting carefully and seeking new sources of income
- Ten Ways to Handle Losing a Job
You might feel adrift after you get laid off. Here is a list of ten sensible things to do to get your life together, get yourself back on the job hunt, and help you and your family stay on budget.
- Last Paycheck Laws: When Do I Get a Paycheck After Leaving a Job?
Regardless of the circumstances under which you left your job, you are still entitled to receive your last paycheck in a timely fashion. Check out this article to find out all the rules for getting your last paycheck.
- Sample Employment Termination Contract
Many employers choose to make termination contracts when firing their employees for a variety of reasons. Click here to see a sample termination contract so that you can be prepared and ask all the right questions at your exit interview.