Wage Claim: Items You Need

Your cruise director has been asked many times via e-mail about what is needed as evidence when filing a wage claim.  These are the items that would be helpful:

– a copy of the WARN Notice if you received one.  Even if you did not receive one it is a good idea to include it since it indicates that Heller is dissolving

– a copy of the Vacation e-mail dated Friday, 10/3/2004

– a copy of your latest or last pay stub highlighting your wages and oustanding vacation balance

– any other communication sent to you specifically

And please, if you do file a claim, please let us know the progress of your claim and if you have any tips that you learned during your process that might help others.  Remember we are all in this together!

Over and out.

Heller Drone
Cruise Director


3 Responses to “Wage Claim: Items You Need”

  1. 1 Mad as Heller 5 October 2008 at 2:28 pm

    Would it be possible to post a copy of the WARN notice so that those who did not receive it could have a copy as part of any future claim?

  2. 2 hellerdrone 5 October 2008 at 6:53 pm

    Hey Mad As Heller

    I can’t attach documents per se to posts, but this is the WARN Notice as it was posted here on 9/26/2008, the day the notices were sent via-email:


    I regret to inform you that The Firm has adopted a plan of liquidation and will shut down substantially all of its operations on or about November 28, 2008. At the time of the shutdown, the employment of The Firm’s employees will be permanently terminated. Until then, please be aware that The Firm has work for you and expects you to report to work. Employees will be paid full salary and benefits until the shutdown. Where applicable, employees with accrued but unused vacation time may be scheduled for vacation prior to November 28.

    You do not have displacement or bumping rights for other positions within The Firm. However, in order to conduct an orderly liquidation, The Firm may continue to employ a very limited number of employees after the date of the shutdown. If you wish to be considered for such work, please notify me by email; The Firm will let you know about past November 28 work within the next few days.

    This letter constitutes notice to you pursuant to statute. As a terminated employee, you may be entitled to certain benefits, which will be the subject of a separate communication. The shutdown is being treated as a plant closing under relevant law, and includes the termination of employment of employees employed at 333 Bush Street, San Francisco, California 94104.

    In the event you require additional information, please feel free to contact **************** or HellerEhrmanMgmt@hellerehrman.com.

    Heller Ehrman Management

  3. 3 Anon 6 October 2008 at 12:06 am

    Sorry, maybe this was addressed before, but what are displacement and bumping rights? This is foreign language to most of us.

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