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If a problematic hourly employee suddenly provides you with 2 weeks notice, do you have to pay them for the 2 weeks if you ask them to leave early? (State of Texas)
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Assuming there is no written agreement with the employee to the contrary, you have no legsl obligation to continue the employement after the resignation. You can legally tell them to leave immediately and not to return.
In other words, you have no legsl obligation to retain them for the 2 weeks. You need only pay them for the time they actually worked on the clock.
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