I see. Thank you for the additional information, Alex.
Since you are terminating the employee, you should typically pay them all wages/vacation pay due at the time of termination under CA law. You should also provide them with written notice of when any benefits you provide will be terminated.
If you provide health insurance benefits, they should receive a notice of their right to elect COBRA coverage at their expense within 14 days of the employee's termination.
If you have less than 20 employees, this would normally be required under Cal-COBRA. Here is a link that provides more information on that:
If you are concerned that the employee may pursue legal action against you, you may wish to consider offering a small severance package and continuation of benefits until the end of the month in return for a signed release of claims.
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