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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?

Not in the private sector.

At-will or notice

At-will status and/or notice period?

Alabama is a pure at-will state. 

What restrictions apply to the above?

Typical contractual and fair employment concerns apply. Alabama has a worker’s’ compensation retaliatory discharge statute (Ala. Code 25-5-11.1). 

Final paychecks

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

No. However, the timing of the payment of sales commissions at termination are governed by statute (Ala. Code 8-24-1, 2 and 3).

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