If an Employee Quits a Job Without Notice How Long Does the Employer Have to Pay the Last Wages
In California, if an employee resigns without giving advance notice, the employer is required to provide the employee’s final paycheck on the last day of work or within 72 hours of the employee’s resignation, whichever comes first. This applies to all earned and unpaid wages, including any accrued but unused vacation or paid time off (PTO).
If the employer fails to provide the final paycheck on time, the employee may be entitled to additional remedies, including waiting time penalties. These penalties can amount to up to 30 days of the employee’s average daily pay, and they are in addition to any wages or other damages owed.
It’s important to note that there are some exceptions to the timing of final paycheck requirements in certain situations, such as when an employee is terminated or when an employer has a regularly scheduled payday that is no later than a certain number of days after the end of the pay period. However, in most cases, an employer must provide the final paycheck immediately upon an employee’s resignation without notice.