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Separation notices for families terminating their household employee

Your state may require you to give written notice to your caregiver when you let them go

Families sometimes must provide a termination notice

Most families that hire a nanny, senior caregiver or other household employee will eventually have to let them go. Hopefully it’s not due to any misconduct and is just because the employee’s services are no longer needed. Regardless of why your employee has to be let go, it’s important to know whether your state requires you to give them written notice.

Check your state below to see what’s required of you and download a notice if you need to provide it to your employee.

AlabamaThis notice is required.

AlaskaThis notice is required.

Arizona – No notice required.

ArkansasThis notice is required.

CaliforniaThis notice is required.

Colorado – No notice required.

ConnecticutThis notice is required.

Delaware – No notice required.

Florida – No notice required.

GeorgiaThis notice is required.

Hawaii – No notice required.

IdahoThis notice is required.

Illinois – No notice required.

Indiana – No notice required.

Iowa – No notice required.

KansasThis notice is required.

Kentucky – Written notice is required informing your employee of their potential right to unemployment benefits.

Louisiana – No notice required.

Maine – Written notice is only required if your employee requests it.

Maryland – Written notice is required informing your employee of their potential right to unemployment benefits.

MassachusettsThis notice is required.

MichiganThis notice is required.

Minnesota – Written notice is required informing your employee of their potential right to unemployment benefits.

MississippiThis notice is required.

Missouri – No notice required.

Montana – Written notice is only required if your employee requests it.

Nebraska – No notice required.

Nevada – No notice required.

New Hampshire – No notice required.

New Jersey – No notice required.

New Mexico – Written notice is required informing your employee of their potential right to unemployment benefits.

New YorkThis notice is required.

North Carolina – No notice required.

North Dakota – Written notice is only required if it’s in your employment contract.

Ohio – No notice required.

Oklahoma – No notice required.

Oregon – No notice required.

PennsylvaniaThis notice is required.

Rhode Island – Written notice is required informing your employee of their potential right to unemployment benefits.

South Carolina – No notice required.

South Dakota – Written notice is required informing your employee of their potential right to unemployment benefits.

TennesseeThis notice is required.

Texas – No notice required.

Utah – No notice required.

Vermont – No notice required.

Virginia – No notice required.

Washington – Written notice is only required if your employee requests it.

Washington, DC – No notice required.

West Virginia – No notice required.

WisconsinThis notice is required.

WyomingThis notice is required.

There are also a few other details you’ll need to take care of when you need to terminate your employee. If you’re a HomePay client, we’ll make sure everything is handled professionally and assist you in any way we can. It’s just one of many benefits you receive by signing up for our comprehensive service.

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