I was doing a programming job for a US company as a consultant by a contract. After a few months at day X they sent me an email with termination notice (i.e. fired me at day X), closed all my accounts and accesses at day X also and after that they paid me salary up to day X inclusive.
But the termination condition in the contract states the following:
Term and Termination.
Consultant shall serve as a consultant to the Company for a period commencing on the date hereof and terminating on the earlier of (a) the date Consultant completes the provision of the Services to the Company under this Agreement, or (b) the date Consultant shall have been paid the maximum amount of consulting fees as provided in Exhibit B hereto.
Notwithstanding the above, either party may terminate this Agreement at any time upon three (3) business days’ written notice. In the event of such termination, Consultant shall be paid for any portion of the Services that have been performed prior to the termination.
So the question - must they paid me for +3 days more?
Yes I didn't make any services for them after day X, but as I understand they should have written the termination notice 3 days beforehand and pay for these 3 days too regardless how much services I did during this 3 days.