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    I am an exempt employee and I work out of my house. I stopped receiving my direct deposit but have not been contacted by my employer. I have sent e-mails and left voice mails with no response. Are you still employeed until notified? As an exempt salaried person am I entitled to a full paycheck regardless of what day I am terminated?

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    Are you still employeed until notified? No laws actually require that an employee be notified he or she has been terminated. The law only requires that you be notified that your group health insurance has been cancelled and what your continuation rights are. It's dumb (and just plain odd) to terminate an employee and not notify them of that however.

    As an exempt salaried person am I entitled to a full paycheck regardless of what day I am terminated? No. As an exempt employee, you're entitled to be paid a full weekly paycheck for any weeks in which you work.

    I can't imagine what your employer is thinking but I suggest you file for unemployment benefits right away. Not only is it likely you'll qualify (assuming you haven't engaged in any willful misconduct) but the employer will have to inform the State of the date you were terminated and why.

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      Notification of termination

      Failure to notify an employee (former employee) of their termination is bizarre, but not unimaginable.

      I worked for a Manufacturing VP several years ago (Engineer, educated and trained in another part of the world) whose favorite cartoon was one showing a manager talking with a subordinate, saying "You must not be reading your e-mail. I fired you two weeks ago." He never did it, but I believe he had happy dreams about doing things that way.

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        As an exempt salaried person am I entitled to a full paycheck regardless of what day I am terminated?

        No. As an exempt employee, you're entitled to be paid a full weekly paycheck for any weeks in which you work.


        One of the few circumstances in which an employer may legally dock an exempt employee's salary, is in last week of employment. In either the first or last week you work, you are only entitled to be paid for the days you actually work.
        The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.

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