The company I worked for closed and did not give us a written notice. Is that legal?

Company only had five employees. And only give
us a verbal notice.

Asked on June 1, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, North Carolina


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

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

There is no requirement that an employer give written notice of closing; verbal notification is adequate. In fact, some employees show up to their place of work only to find the doors locked; they get no notice at all. Your only claim here would be if you did not receive your final pay or anything else that was legally owed to you.

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