Q&A – What can an employer do if an employee quits without notice?

Q: What can an employer do if an employee quits without notice?

A: The employer must still follow all state and federal laws with regard to pay and benefits. The employer may ask the employee to give notice, but requiring this would be difficult and may dilute the employment-at-will relationship. An employer may ask the employee to provide a written reason for quitting, although the employee may choose not to do so. It is acceptable to request notice as a courtesy, but not to impose penalties on failure to do so without endangering the employment-at-will relationship. Call 800.884.1328 if you have any questions.