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Asked on Sep 28, 2022

I have a question about California severance pay

Just received a notice from company for an immediate layoff

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Employee Rights


Answered 435 days ago

Christopher M.

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Licensed in California
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There is no requirement under California law that a company pay severance to a terminated employee. Your severance pay will be controlled by either your employment agreement or employee handbook. However there are certain things, like paying you your final paycheck immediately that your company will be required to do under California law.

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