Answer: Our concerns about
the 'CEI' include the following:
By: Michael C. Dennis
Employers can easily make the mistake of sending a mixed message to
its employees relating to giving notice. Most employers want employees
that are leaving voluntarily to give the 'customary' two weeks notice.
But sometimes companies fire employees once they give notice under certain
circumstances. For example, they may fire an employee if they learn he
or she is going to work for a competitor, or they may fire the employee
if the employee was on probation or doing substandard work prior to giving
Employers should seriously consider paying employees for their two-week
notice, even if there is a valid reason why the employer does not want
them to work during their notice period. Why should employers pay to
get rid of an employee? Simply put, if companies want to encourage all
employees to give two weeks notice, firing some employees without paying
them for their notice period is going to send the wrong message.