Maybe. They may owe you:
One last paycheck - Your employer must promptly pay you all wages or salary it owes you, including overtime. This is due on your regularly scheduled pay day. Depending on their policies, you may be entitled to a vacation and sick leave pay you built up while working there. It may be illegal for the employer to deduct from your final paycheck for amounts you may owe.
COBRA - If you took part in the employer’s medical plan, the federal COBRA Act generally lets you keep that coverage for at least eighteen months. The employer must tell you about this option. You must choose to keep coverage under COBRA within 60 days of losing your job. You generally pay the full cost of the premium, plus two percent.
*Contact your employer right away if you do not get what you need to sign up for COBRA coverage when you lose your job. You must meet the time requirements set by COBRA and the employer’s medical plan.
HIPAA - If you took part in the employer’s medical plan, the plan usually must give you a certificate of health coverage after your job ends. You may need this certificate when you start a new job, to avoid health benefit restrictions there. Ask for this certificate right away after losing coverage under the old plan, when your COBRA coverage ends, or when you start a new job.
Benefit Payments - If you got medical care while employed, and your employer’s medical plan covered it, the plan must reimburse you even though you are now unemployed. Follow the plan’s procedures carefully. You must appeal any failure to pay benefits right away. Your summary plan description should help you understand your rights under the plan. If you do not have a copy of the summary plan description, ask the HR department for a copy right away.
Severance Pay - The employer may have had a severance pay program. Check your employment agreement, employee handbook or employer policy materials.
Retirement Benefits - If you took part in the employer’s retirement plans, you generally keep certain rights under those plans after termination. Check your summary plan description or contact the HR department.
Contractual Obligations - If you had an employment agreement, it may give you certain rights after your termination. Read it carefully. Make sure the employer is giving you everything the agreement says. Think about talking to a lawyer.
References - By law, your employer may not say things about you that are not true and cause you harm. It generally may not interfere with your new job search. Employers generally can share truthfulinformation about you when asked for references.