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Sample At-Will Employment Statement

October 28, 2002
Related Topics: Staffing and the Law, Termination, Featured Article
One example of employment-at-will language:

    If hired, I agree as follows: My employment and compensation is terminableat-will, is for no definite period, and my employment and compensation may beterminated by the Company (employer) at any time and for any reason whatsoever,with or without good cause at the option of either the Company or myself.

    No implied, oral, or written agreements contrary to the express language ofthis agreement are valid unless they are in writing and signed by the Presidentof the Company (or majority owner or owners if Company is not a corporation).

    No supervisor or representative of the Company, other than the President ofthe Company (or majority owner or owners if Company is not a corporation), hasany authority to make any agreements contrary to the foregoing. This agreementis the entire agreement between the Company and the employee regarding therights of the Company or employee to terminate employment with or without goodcause, and this agreement takes the place of all prior and contemporaneousagreements, representations, and understandings of the employee and the Company.

    The information contained here is intended to provide useful information onthe topic covered, but should not be construed as legal advice or a legalopinion. Also remember that state laws may differ from the federal law.

    This material is used by permission of John Wiley & Sons, Inc.  Reprinted with permission from Hire With YourHead, by Lou Adler, copyright2002 John Wiley & Sons. This was taken from a chapter by Robert J. Bekken.

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