What is the name of your state? AZ
I've worked for a software company for about 5 years. They are in the process on moving services overseas (New Delhi). The company itself has been pretty tight lipped in regards to possible layoffs etc. There is a lot of talk about legal rights but itís mostly rumors.
The company itself is known for avoiding layoffs and offering positions (sometimes doing very different work). For example, offering me a job doing Phone billing for cellular company which is very different from my current position of operating system tech support. There have been some rumors that some of these so called opportunities may involve less pay.
What are my legal rights? What are my rights in regards to layoff versus alternate job? DO any free trade agreements cover job rights when your position is threatened by competitors from another country? Are there any online documents that might cover AZ law and employee rights on this topic? Are there any federal laws that protect and/or cover this?