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Ely, Counselor at Law
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If you are leaving a salaried position,and give your

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If you are leaving a salaried position,and give your employer a heads-up while searching, and then find a job and at that point give your 2 weeks notice.. If the employer gets angry and lets you go 2 days into a new pay period are they still required to pay you for the whole 2 week salary
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Ely replied 1 year ago.

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Sorry, but no. A two week notice does not entitle the employee to automatically collect on the whole two weeks. The employer can still terminate the employment at any time, which means cutting off the employer's salary at date of termination. The employer does not have to pay anything else past this, regardless of whether the employee left earlier than the 2 weeks states out of his own accord, or they were fired.

If the employee had sick leave or vacation hours or a bonus that was not paid, this may still be collected depending on the state so if this is an issue, reply and let me know and tell me what state it is. However, the employer does not have to pay the two weeks fully under such circumstances.

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