United States v. Quality Stores, Inc., 572 U.S. ___, 134 S. Ct. 1377 (2014) Before and following the filing of an involuntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Quality Stores and its affiliated companies terminated thousands of employees. The employees received severance payments, and Quality Stores reported those payments as wages on W-2 tax forms, paid the employer’s required … Continue Reading
Perez v. Uline, Inc., 157 Cal. App. 4th 953 (2007) On the day that Brian Perez, a captain in the United States Marine Corps Reserves, returned to work after duty with the Reserves, his employment with Uline, Inc. was terminated. He was presented with a “Severance Agreement and Release,” offering him severance in the amount … Continue Reading
Stewart v. U.S. Bancorp, 297 F.3d 953 (9th Cir. 2002) The employees in this case sued their employer for breach of contract and violation of the Oregon wage law when they were given eight weeks’ severance pay instead of the 12 months’ severance that was provided to “middle management.” The employer removed the case to … Continue Reading
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