Tag: resignation

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Question: I have an employee stating that he is going to quit but who hasn’t officially given his resignation. Can we terminate the employee now? Answer: While an employer has the right to decide who works at the company, especially in employment-at-will states, the best practice would be to talk with the employee and confirm…

Question: If an exempt employee gives a two week resignation notice, do we have to honor it or can we separate early without compensating the employee for the two weeks? Answer: An employer may accept the employee’s voluntary resignation, or release the employee in advance of the stated resignation date, or in extreme situations determine…

Question: A long-term employee is retiring next month and has just begun having performance issues. When we addressed them with him, he became hostile and abusive, alleging various forms of discrimination during his tenure with us. What should we do? Answer: Considering the actions that have taken place, you have two sensitive issues to address:…

Question:  One of our employees gave his two week notice of resignation today.  We’d prefer to accept the resignation immediately, let him leave tomorrow and pay him through the end of the week.  Must we pay for the entire two week notice period?  We are an “at-will” California employer.  While we request the courtesy of…