Legal Guide to California Employee Rights After Termination

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Fair Measures, Inc. has created a new legal guide for California Employers about employee rights after termination. This comprehensive, easy to follow guide was created by California attorneys and can be purchased from the Fair Measures website.

Employees who quit, are laid off or fired have employment rights even after their last day of work. This new legal guide for California employers answers these frequently asked questions:

  • when must the final paycheck be paid?
  • when are commissions, bonuses, vacation and sick leave due?
  • when is severance pay due?
  • when can employers make deductions from the final paycheck?
  • when can employees continue their health benefits?
  • how much advance notice of layoff must be given?
  • what are the rules for terminating immigrant employees with work visas?
  • can employees be asked to sign a release of claims?
  • are employees entitled to copies of their personnel files?
  • what is the employer allowed to say in a reference?
  • what are the employee’s obligations regarding company intellectual property?
  • can the employer restrict the employee from working for competitors?
  • can the former employee recruit former co-workers for new employer?
  • can employees be fired after they quit?

Created by the attorneys at Fair Measures, Inc., the Termination Procedures Toolkit for California Employers applies to non-union, non-government employees and includes:

  • answers to all the above FAQs – and more
  • descriptions of each law that applies (in plain English),
  • references to the exact legal section for further research
  • links to the government web sites with more information
  • recommendations on how to enforce their rights.

To download the Termination Procedures Toolkit for California Employers go to

About Fair Measures, Inc.

Based in Santa Cruz, Cal., Fair Measures, Inc. is a leading provider of legal management training for managers and employees. For more information call 831-458-0500 or

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: on behalf of the company listed above.

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