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Process of Termination: New Jersey

Process of Termination requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Michael C. Jacobson, XpertHR Legal Editor


  • New Jersey employers must comply with state law pertaining to payment of final wages when an employee resigns from employment. See Final Paycheck.
  • New Jersey employers have discretion whether to offer unused paid time off days or other outstanding benefits to employees who resign. See Benefits Upon Resignation.
  • Employers may ask outgoing employees to execute non-compete agreements or restrictive covenants, but should be aware that such agreements will only be enforceable if they meet an evidentiary standard. See Restrictive Covenants.