Giving 3 week early notice

On the 12th, I told my boss that the 30th will be my last day of work; this is 3 weeks early notice. At first he was not too happy about it, then told me that he was busy and would do a follow up. The next day he told me to stay for 1 more month since he was getting another project next month. I told him that the 30th is my last day due to the travel distance from home to work. He insists on my staying for another month. Can I just leave completely on the 30th or do I have to stay for 1 more month?

Asked on March 14, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, California

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Unless you are required to stay under the terms of a union agreement or employment contrat, then you are under no obligation to continue woeking for your current employer beyond the date that you gave notice for. However, if you do not, your employer is free to release you immediately. In other words, neither of you are legally required to honor the notice period. Basically, giving notice is a cprofessional courtesy; it is not required to be given under the law. 


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