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    I resigned from a position in Oregon. In my letter of resignation I offered a months notice to give the company plenty of time to replace me. Several hours after I handed in my notice I was called into a meeting where I was told the resignation was accepted and that they would like me to simply leave that afternoon. I received a final paycheck which included the hours I had worked to that point of the pay period and my vacation time. However, I have a colleague which indicated that they should have compensated me for the time period I was willing to continue working. He stated that In Oregon he believes they are required to at least pay me for two of the four weeks I was willing to continue working. Is there any weight to this statement?

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    None whatsoever. In no state is an employer required to pay out unworked notice, regardless of whose opt it was for you not to work it. Severance is not required by law and is only customary when the employee is laid off or terminated for reasons that are no fault of their own. It is not offered for resignations.
    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.


    • #3
      THanks you cbg.


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