How much money should an employer give to an employee when firing him?

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How much money should an employer give to an employee when firing him?

How many days of work should the employer pay to the employee?Is a bonus included?

Asked on June 12, 2013 under Employment Labor Law, Florida

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

An employer is legally required to pay a terminated employee for all earned work time. This is true even if the employer has a claim against the employee. For example, the employee took money from the cashregister. The fact is that in such a situation, the employer must file a lawsuit to be reimburesed; it cannot just make a deduction from the employee's paycheck (that is unless the employee agreed to the deduction). As for whether or not a bous shouls be paid under the circumstances, that depends. What was the agreement surrounding the payout of the bonus? Was it in writing, etc.


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