Wednesday, January 25, 2012

MBE Fast Fact: "At Will" Contracts

On the MBE, you should know the rules for a variety of different contracts, for example employment contracts, construction contracts, contracts for the sale of goods, etc. One rule to remember for employment contracts is that if it is not specified in the contract that the job is not "at will" then the job is "at will," allowing an employee to leave the job at any time without the employer having the option of suing the employee for breach of contract. This is true, even if the contract is characterized as "permanent." Specific wording (such as the amount of notice necessary before leaving the job), is required to take the employment contract out of "at will" status.

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