Am I eligible for payment if my company has changed my resignation date?
Question Details: I announced my planned resignation, in about 6 weeks from now, to my company's Board of Directors via email letter. When the Board responded, they notified me that the organization is closing the office I work in and laying off the other employee to move operations to another country. The Board has said my last day will be the end of next month. Am I entitled to any kind of severance such as paid out vacation days or payment because my last day was changed or because my job is being eliminated when the office is closed and operations are moved overseas?
No, you would only be entitled to compensation or payment IF you had a written contract guarantying you a certain minimum amount of notice for the end of your employment, in which case, the employer would have to honor that contractually specified period. But in the absence of a contract to the contrary, an employer may terminate your employment at any time, for any reason; employment in this nation is "employment at will" except when there is a contract gurantying employment or a certain period of compensation. That being the case, your employer can move up the last day of your employment and does not owe you any compensation for doing so; they are not bound by the resignation notice you provided.