When an employer fires you or lays you off, they usually have to give you notice of termination. There are 2 ways they can do this:
- Your employer can tell you ahead of time. The amount of time can depend on many things, including how long you've been in the job.
- Instead of telling you ahead of time, your employer can let you go right away. Then they have to pay you the money you would have earned if they had told you ahead of time.