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Do you have to provide notice?

On Behalf of | May 16, 2023 | Employment Law

When you decide to part ways with an Idaho employer, it’s customary to provide advance notice of your departure. However, if you are an at-will employee, there is no legal requirement to do so. Therefore, you are free to leave a company for any reason such as the fact that you found a new job or that you have to move across the country to care for an elderly relative.

Reasons to provide notice

There are several reasons why you might want to stay on for a limited period of time after quitting your job. For instance, you might need a paycheck to cover moving or other expenses related to the transition to a new job or other events in your life. It is also seen as a professional courtesy that may help you preserve relationships with people who you may need help from in the future.

You’ll still get paid

Companies are still bound by employment laws in your area regardless of why or how you left your job. For instance, you are still entitled to pay for any hours worked during the pay period in which you stopped providing your services to the company. You may also be entitled to the value of any vacation days that were not used or other unused benefits that your company provided. You may want to contact HR to ensure that your mailing address is correct if you expect to receive your final payment by check as opposed to direct deposit.

If your employer retaliates against you after leaving your position, you may have grounds for legal action. You may be able to obtain back pay, the value of unused benefits or other damages in a settlement or by taking an employment law case to trial.