Lets say I return to work on May 1 from 12 wks FMLA (Father - Child bonding) leave. Work 2 wks. Then hand-in resignation letter dated May 15 stating May 30 is my last day at work. Is that Ok? This will avoid me any ramifications (e.g. pay back health-insurance premium etc). Will I be eligible to re-hire? ..etc.. Or I'll have to work 30 days (May 1 to May 30) straight and then hand-in resignation letter dated May 31 stating last day of work June 16. 2nd option i don't like much because I want to resign from there ASAP but on a good note following the proper procedure to avoid any sort of future trouble. Please advise. Thank you
From a legal perspective, your first plan is okay. But following this plan will leave a sour note with the employer. If you at least do the 2nd plan, the employer won't feel so much taken advantage of and may give you a better reference. Don't burn bridges!
While notice to the employer is not legally required, your employer may require it. The answers to alot of your questions depend on the employer's policy in this regard. You should take the employment policies to an attorney to sort out the best options.
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If you want to resign on a good note and possibly be eligible for re hire, I would discuss these issues directly with your employer and human resource manager. You should also review your employers policies and practices
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