If you quit your job and submit a resignation letterand thenyou start your new job, is the previous employer allowed to keep your check?

Asked on November 9, 2011 under Employment Labor Law, California


Aryeh Leichter / Leichter Law Firm, APC

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Under California Labor Code section 202, an employee who quits must be paid for all hours worked within 72 hours of the employee's resignation.  Failing to do so subjects the employer to waiting time penalties of one day's wages for each day it withholds the employee's wages up to 30 days.


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