What is the notice period in the United States?
Employment relationships in the U.S. are “at-will,” meaning that either the employer or employee may terminate the employment relationship at any time without notice, except for the state of Montana (MT). Please note that there may be exceptions depending on the state. There may also be exceptions in the event of mass layoffs.
Providing advance notice and/or reasons for dismissal is not required at the federal or state level in the United States with a few exceptions: Connecticut (CT), Indiana (IN), Kansas (KS), Maine (ME), Missouri (MO), Montana (MN), Nevada (NV), Texas (TX), Washington (WA). If an employment agreement exists, parties can bargain for notice terms.
Please note that the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act requires advance notice for plant closings and mass layoffs. This generally refers to businesses with over 100 full time employees who are laying off over 50 employees at a single site.
Is unused leave paid out at the time of termination?
Requirements for pay-out of accrued and unused vacation/PTO vary by state. Please reach out to Velocity Global through your normal process, and we will help you if you would like more detailed information.
What is the severance payment in the United States?
There are no legal requirements for severance pay in the U.S. Employers may offer severance at their discretion.