EXIT INTERVIEWS AND FINAL PAYCHECK
A quick guide to your exit interview and your last paycheck's timing and amount. Four(4) links are given that will give you a lot of good advice and information.
EXIT INTERVIEWS DO'S AND DON'TS AND PROS AND CONSEXIT INTERVIEWS AND FINAL PAYCHECK
You have quit or been fired or laid off. You get a call or email that says we want you to attend an exit interview. Do I have to go? What do I say?
At the end of this I will give you four links that give you great detail and different opinions on whether or not go. The links titles are self-explanatory. I personally believe you should go, but you do not have to. There are reasons to go. First, you have to obtain or sign papers concerning retirement, or other documents like ERISA, 401k funds, forwarding address, COBRA, and other *benefits* type items.
Second, you do not want to burn bridges. People will call your former employer for the rest of your life. Follow the links on how to act.
What they may want to find out. What was working here like. Why did you leave. And general management questions. The first two links handle these type questions.
What they rearlly may want to know is: Where are you going. (you should not tell them.) Are you going to sue us. (this will be subtler. Do not tell them either way.)
Anything they give you to sign, tell them you will take two copies and return one of them signed if you are advised to sign them. Read it carefully. You probably signed a lot of rights away on day one. Do not reinforce that or sign more rights away. They cannot make you sign anything.
Do not sign any new non-compete agreements. Do not sign any arbitration agreements. Do not sign any *will not be part of a class or collective or joint action* agreements.
They may give you a copy of a non-compete, not-disclosure, confidentiality, arbitration, and group action agreements you may have signed before. Take them. But see if they are the same as the ones you originally signed. They could be different. DO NOT SIGN ANY NEW ONES OR REAFFIRM OLD ONES.
You should consult with an attorney before you go to the exit interview.
FINAL PAYCHECK TIMING AND AMOUNTYour Final PAYCHECK(S) have to paid in the same time frame as if you were still there. NO holding your check until you do certain things. Even if they say you owe them money, they cannot hold up you check. In most states they cannot deduct *extra* money from it.
LINKS TO GREAT ARTICLEShttps://www.themuse.com/advice/7-questions-youll-probably-be-asked-in-your-exit-interview