Can company change my retirement date?

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Can company change my retirement date?

I notified the company I work for that I would be retiring on 5/6/09. They didn’t send through any paperwork until 5/11/09 and asked that I change the date to 5/15/09 in order to pay me through the current payperiod. Today, when I received my check copy, I have direct deposit, I saw where they had taken out for full medical premiums. I sent along an email asking why, the head of the HR department responded back that they were not allowing any changes with regard to my employment and it was being done ‘in my best interests’. I have 16+ yrs with the company. It is in the process of being sold.

Asked on May 14, 2009 under Employment Labor Law, Ohio

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 13 years ago | Contributor

You were to retire but they didn't send paperwork until May 11, 2009?  Didn't you check to ensure your retirement paperwork was intact and set before waiting?

In terms of retirement, is this age related retirement or early retirement or based on an automatic time period like in government work? The Ohio Dept of Commerce, Division of Labor and Worker Safety should be able to help you because it either may be based on company policies, state and federal law combined.

Try the Ohio Ethics Commission: http://www.ethics.ohio.gov/Retirement_System_Information_Sheet.pdf


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