Final Pay in California: The Rules You Need to Know for Both Resignations and Terminations

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Whether it's a sudden resignation or a zero-tolerance immediate discharge, the clock is ticking on the employee's final paycheck. And if you get it wrong, you can face stiff penalties under California's Labor Code.

You also need to make sure you're prepared for other various “last pay” considerations, including severance and questions regarding unemployment claims.

It can take just one disgruntled parting employee to represent a class of similarly situated individuals and initiate a wage & hour class action that could devastate your company. So it's worth your while to make sure your final pay procedures are up-to-date and in order.