What to do if I have given my employer a weeks notice but he wanted me to stay for 4 weeks or buy out that notice period?

I have not signed on any contract with them but they are saying company has a policy for a notice period for 4 weeks. What my rights are as an employee here to get my final paycheck and relieving?

Asked on November 7, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, California


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country if an employee terminates his or her position on thier own the employer is required to pay the employee a final check within three (3) days of quiting. If the employee is terminated then the final check is due immediately.

The notice of leaving given by an employee is a courtesy in the employment industry. There is no required time frame for a notice period to be given to an employer. Likewise, one's employer can terminate an employee immediately without notice.

As to a buy out for the notice period that you have written about. Having such in a employement at will situation is not enforceable.

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