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Getting Laid Off


If I am laid off, what are my rights?

If you are laid off, you have a right to be paid on your last day of work. You may also be able to get Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits.  

When should I get paid?

If you are laid off, you should be paid on your last day of work. This may be the day you are told that you are being laid off or later on. On your last day, your paycheck should include pay for any unused vacation and sick time. 

Produced by Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Last updated June 2013


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