Is Two Weeks Notice Required?

An employee told me about three weeks ago that she was interviewing for another job. I was grateful for her honesty so rather than hire a new employee and release her once the new employee started (whether she got her job or not) I decided to wait and see if she would get the new job. She did get it and left immediately. She claimed her verbal notification that she was looking for a job was sufficient notice to me. Is she legally responsible in any way for the two week period for which I have no one to replace her? I did hire someone immediately, but she was considerate enough to give her employer a real two weeks notice.

1 answer  |  asked Sep 13, 2008 7:22 PM [EST]  |  applies to California

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Arkady Itkin

Hello. Two-week notice of resignation is a mere courtesy and there is no law that provides that an employee must provide any notice of resignation. Thus, even if an employee agrees to provide such a notice, there is nothing in California employment law that mandates that.


Arkady Itkin

posted by Arkady Itkin  |  Sep 13, 2008 7:26 PM [EST]

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