Severance pay is often granted to employees upon termination of
employment. It is usually based on length of employment for which an employee
is eligible upon termination. There is no requirement in the
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for
severance pay. Severance pay is a matter of agreement between an employer and
an employee (or the employee's representative). The Employee
Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) may be able to assist an employee
who did not receive severance benefits under their employer-sponsored plan.
Please contact EBSA if you have any
DOL Web Pages on This
"How is Severance Pay
Calculated and When is it Due?"
Answers from the elaws FLSA Advisor.
Handy Reference Guide
to the Fair Labor Standards Act
Answers many questions about the FLSA
and gives information about certain occupations that are exempt from the