My ex-employer offered severance pay (1 lump sum paid out in 2 installments) and to cover medical insurance 1.5 months after my layoff but they deducted the premium from the pay. Is this legal? The agreement stated the company would cover medical in addition to the severance pay.
Employment / Labor Attorney
You need to consult with an experienced employment lawyer to review the settlement agreement. It may just require the company to pay its part of the premium and leave you responsible for your part, assuming that you contributed something to the premium while employed.
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