I got laid off from company A on March 21st, 2019. As per the California WARN act, they sent me a notice of termination on March 22nd, 2019 stating two things -
I will remain employed and be on payroll with full pay/benefits through termination date, but will not be expected to work (all access gone, laptop/badge returned).
Termination date is May 21st, 2019, the last day of employment – frequently referred to as the termination day in the document I received, will be 60 days from the “notice of termination” (separation) day.
Now, 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. on May 21st ?
(i.e. do I have just 60 grace days OR 60 WARN Act notice period + 60 grace days = 120 days)
They have also mentioned that :
3.) They will send a notice of H1B revocation to USCIS 2-4 weeks after the 60 days of notice period which in my case is May 21st.
All these points seem to suggest that I am not actually Terminated until 60 days from layoff day. But “you are not expected to work during this period” is confusing to understand start date of grace period.
Appreciate your response on this.