Q & A – My California employee has just resigned with 2 weeks’ notice, however, I’ve decided to decline her notice period and release her immediately. Do I have to pay her the full 2 weeks?

Q: My CA employee has just resigned with 2 weeks’ notice, however, I’ve decided to decline her notice period and release her immediately. Do I have to pay her the full 2 weeks?

A: No, but in choosing the final day of employment, you have in effect converted her resignation into a termination in CA, and therefore, the laws regarding final payment of wages for terminated employees will apply. http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/faq_paydays.htm.