Hi, Anil, I got laid off from company A on Mar 10th, 2019. Per the California WARN act, they sent me a notice of termination on Mar 11th, 2019 clearly stating two things
- I will be on payroll with full pay/benefits but will be expected to do no work for them (all access gone) .
- the last day of employment - frequently referred to as the termination day in the document I got, will be 60 days from the “notice of termination” (=separation) day; at which point I could sign their termination agreement and collect any severance.
I have read your FAQs - especially the last one but I am not clear if the grace period has already started for me or if it will start when I get officially terminated.
(i.e. do I have just 60 days OR 60 notice period + 60 grace days = 120 days)
Also, Note that
a) I have an option to just join the company A again in some other group (should I be able to find such a group willing to take me - which company A will then consider as an internal transfer)
b) They will send a notice of H1B revocation to USCIS 2-4 weeks after the aforementioned 60 days of notice period.
Both these points seem to suggest that I am not really terminated until 60 days from layoff day. But then, “you are not expected to work during this period” verbiage is throwing me off. Appreciate your take on it