Q: When an employer quit a job how long does it take for the company have to pay you your last check in California?
A: Calif. law requires an employer to pay all wages earned plus all earned and unused vacation pay on the last date of employment if the employee quits and provides at least 72 hours notice.
Brad S Kane agrees with this answer
It depends on the nature of your employer.
A government employer must pay your final paycheck within a reasonable time. That standard will depend on the circumstances of your particular situation.
A non-government employer must pay you your final check on the day you are terminated, or within 72 hours of the day you gave notice of your intent to quit, or on your final day of work, whichever is later.
Good luck to you.
In California, when an employee quits their job, the employer's timeline to issue the final paycheck depends on the circumstances. If the employee gives at least 72 hours of notice before quitting, the employer must provide the final paycheck at the time of separation.
However, if the employee quits without giving 72 hours of notice, the employer has 72 hours to pay the final wages. This final paycheck must include all earned and unpaid wages, including accrued vacation pay if applicable. It's important for both employers and employees to understand these rules to ensure compliance with California labor laws.
If the final paycheck is delayed beyond these time frames, the employee may be entitled to waiting time penalties. These penalties accrue at the employee's daily rate of pay for each day the wages remain unpaid, up to a maximum of 30 days.
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