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I bet many men have lost most of what they own to Sandy. I mean Sandy the divorcee, not the storm.

November 12 2012 at 11:19 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This article is about as useless as our sitting president. The first thing the author tells us about is the WARN act - which has no substance when a natural disaster occurs. Since Hurricane Sandy is a natural disaster and that's what the article is asking about, why bother listing the recourses that we DON'T have? Item 2 states that an employer has to pay an employee for hours worked the week the natural disaster occurred! Really? You mean and employer has to pay employees for hours worked? When did that start? Item 3 - if an employee shows up for work and the business is under water or destroyed, doesn't that just mean they're too stupid to have as an employee anyway? What if the business owner is either hurt or killed during the disaster, so they can't call? Item 4 gives info but not useful to many. Item 5 talks about job discrimination - hell, we can't prove it to start with so who's going to be able to prove it with a natural disaster to deal with? Item 6 talking about unemployment compensation and benefits is a no brainer - go file for unemployment! Item 7 talks about a severance plan! How many employers offer a severance plan these days? Extremely few to none! None of this article actually gave any information that was helpful!!! The only thing I can think of is that the author gets paid by the article length!

November 11 2012 at 10:25 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to uncommonsensesc's comment

Hi uncommonsensesc. I don't write the laws. I just write about them. There isn't much in the way of legal help for people in this situation, so I tried to point out the laws I thought might be of use. I wish I got paid by the word! I'm an unpaid blogger, writing here to try to help inform people about their rights under the employment laws.

If you think there should be more laws protecting people in this situation, talk to your members of Congress and state representatives. Only if concerned citizens speak up will anything be changed.

November 12 2012 at 12:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Why would someone expect to be paid "for not working" by a company that was "devistated". Ther is no doubt that an "attorney" will try to find a way to get something for nothing at the expense of others and make big bucks in the process. This is what is wrong with the legal system. I see advertisements for it on TV. "Call us and we'll help you get out of paying your income taxes so that someone else will have to carry your load". Does anyone really think there should be a law that requires a company to pay employees after the company is destroyed by a hurricane? If the person that asked the original question in this article worked for me I "can" them for their attitude.

November 12 2012 at 9:00 AM Report abuse rate up rate down

This is one question that I can answer with a firm no. This will be one time we'll be kept busy supplying replacements for destroyed and damaged products.

November 11 2012 at 7:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

You could lose your job if the Federal Government allows ILLEGALS to enter your area before you are allowed. That is what happened alone the Gulf Coast when the Federal Government allowed ILLEGALS to enter the areas hit by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 ..... The ILLEGALS were allowed, with the blessing of (then) President Bush, who said "allowing them into the effected areas was good for the economy of the region and the Country (U.S.A.) ....." and the U.S. Congress ..... Their numbers have increased since then and still growing ..... I know of a number of local, and national, companies who hired ILLEGALS and NEVER hired back their "employees" who were forced, by local, state, and Federal government, to evacuate ,,,,,, When they started returning not only were they returning to areas which took years to back to normality but had NO JOBS to return to because ILLEGALS TOOK THEM AND ARE STILL TAKING THEM ..........

November 11 2012 at 5:02 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Patricia Farmer

This article is about the damage caused by Sandy. You can draw unemployment of course, but you can also check with FEMA. IF you did not work while the destruction was going on you have a loss of wages. I think when the tornado's came through the south this is what people were doing. CHECK WITH FEMA TO MAKE SURE.

November 11 2012 at 3:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

The layoffs began the morning after the election and will increase to tsunami proportions. When you voted Obama back in, you voted yourself out of a job. You own it so wear it. Obamacare will usher in the next great depression.

November 11 2012 at 1:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

But you might lose it because of Obama's Polcies !! It will be couched in company termonology as you have to be laid off; due to company cut-backs an/or loss of income due to the business climate; i.e. Obamacaire!!

November 11 2012 at 1:28 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

Your employer can fire you because Obama won and Romney lost.

November 11 2012 at 12:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Your employer can fire or lay you off for ANY reason, so long as he isn't caught doing it for a reason protected by the EEOC. He can't fire you for being of a certain race, religion, ethnicity, gender,etc--but because it rained, snowed, or sunshined is JUST FINE. He can fire you because he didn't like your hat, or because he didn't like what he watched on television the previous night.

November 11 2012 at 11:58 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

no, but it cost us AMERICA.....along with me 'seeing stupid people'

November 09 2012 at 8:24 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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