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In the USA can a company legally shut down without notice or pay?


And no ability to collect unemployment? My husband's job is shutting them down for 3 weeks and gave them all of 2 weeks notice about it. They have never done this before. Because they are still considered employed they have no way of getting unemployment for that time. They are not actually laid off, just out of work. Are there any rules for employers or are they just allowed to do whatever they want with no thought towards the employees?

 

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Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) says

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24 months ago
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    Peeples 24 months ago

    As far as I know my state doesn't offer "underemployment", but I will check. Thanks.

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24 months ago
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    Peeples 24 months ago

    Haven't checked yet. Going to call. I don't know if they will approve it with him still considered an employee.


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    Peeples 24 months ago

    They didn't even mention it in the meeting. Just made it sound like everyone should be ok with suddenly not being at work, but they kept saying "this is not a lay off". Thanks. Going to apply online as soon as the shut down starts!


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    Peeples 23 months ago

    2 wks notice to me isn't sufficient for telling ppl they will be out of work for weeks when they never have. He plans on filing UnE, the first day out. I'm thankful he has a job, not thankful for their lack of communication. They knew 4 mths ago. Thx


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