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Discipline and termination

State procedures
Are there state-specific laws on the procedures employers must follow with regard to discipline and grievance procedures?


At-will or notice
At-will status and/or notice period?

Pennsylvania is an at-will employment state.

What restrictions apply to the above?

Pennsylvania employers may not take any adverse action against an employee because of the employee’s membership in a protected category or because of the employee’s engagement in a protected activity.

Final paychecks
Are there state-specific rules on when final paychecks are due after termination?

A former employee’s final paycheck must be provided to the employee no later than the next regular payday. A final paycheck must be sent to the employee by certified mail, if the employee requests payment via mail (43 Pa. Stat. Ann. § 260.5(a)).

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