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As a salaried property manager, who is provided with an apartment

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As a salaried property manager, who is provided with an apartment on-site at no charge, I intend to offer a 14-day notice of my resignation. At the end of those 14-days, I will be owed a paycheck to include wages and unused vacation pay, and will promptly vacate the apartment.

Can my employer legally terminate me immediately upon my notice, then withhold wages/vacation pay to compensate for 14-days of Rent for the period I intend to occupy the apartment before moving?

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I'm Doug, and I'm sorry to hear of the confusion. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.

While your employer may not, under CA law, withhold amounts from your wages for any purpose but for typical taxes, and health insurance, they may legally terminate you as soon as you give your notice. That is very rare though with property managers though because it can take time to get a new manager in there.

All unused vacation pay must be paid to you at termination, as well as all wages due up to the last date that you work for the employer.

While your employer may ask that you pay the value of the apartment for any time that you occupy it while not actively employed as the manager, the employer may not legally deduct the claimed rent from any wages/vacation time that is owed you.

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