If I am a salaried employee and I put in my 2 weeks notice but am not scheduled to work for the last 2 weeks, is that technically them firing me?

Can I collect unemployment?

Asked on July 31, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Michigan

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

No, if you resigned, you are not eligible for  unemployment, even if they won't schedule you for work for the last two weeks. That is because employers do not need to respect your notice period--two weeks notice is only a tradition, not the law. Once you put in your notice, they may treat your resignation as effective immediately. (The exception would be if you have an actual employment contract requiring notice--then the contract's terms are enforceable.)


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