Hello Ken, I have been employed in IT for 12 years for the same company. Lately, by word of mouth, I have heard that they have halved the value of their severance pay because the economy is bad. Is this acceptable or should a sacked employee fight for the current pay standard? In general, the pensioner will never pay to retire unless there is a retirement plan or ARRSP or other retirement plan. They cannot be forced to retire. If you continue to work and are invited or forced to retire, you may be entitled to severance pay and you may have other rights. However, if you simply decide to retire, you generally do not receive any payments. The same applies when workers choose to have their severance pay or other severance pay paid in full or in part directly to their pension plan in order to obtain additional pension credits and increase their pension entitlement. The decision to use one benefit (separation allowance) to improve another (pension) does not change the nature of the severance pay or the fact that it was paid or paid. After the employee`s lawyer sends a request that is the employee`s “wish list,” the parties and their lawyers are free to meet outside and negotiate a settlement. Out-of-court comparisons are common and avoid the risks and difficulties of a trial. A successful out-of-court agreement is followed by letters of consent, minutes or transaction declarations or transaction agreements, as well as final authorization. Out-of-court transactions are written by lawyers, not a judge or arbitrator.
Lawyers are free to formulate the terms of the transaction in a way that benefits their client. The conditions for out-of-court comparisons can be very specific or very general. They rarely dismiss wrongdoing and do not accept any fault on the part of the employer or worker, even if they can be formulated in such a way that they appear to do so. Once both parties have agreed to the terms of the agreement, a final release is usually signed by the staff member at the same time as the transaction contract, the agreement is reached and he has agreed not to take further action. The amount of taxes you pay depends in part on how your employer pays your severance pay.