JOB APPLICATION

Question:

Not Clearly seeing the statement regarding “EMPLOYEES AT WILL” on a job application, is it legal?

Signed,

Wondering


Answer:

Dear Wondering:

I’m not clear what your question is, but I think you want to know if employers have to have an “At Will” statement clearly visible on employment papers.

We’re a workplace communication site and not an HR or legal site, so I’m not able to help with that aspect of it. Whether you are the employer or the employee, you could maybe contact the department of labor in your state or check their website and find out the law about At Will employment in your specific state.

I did some cursory research and could not find a requirement for how clear such notification has to be or if there has to be a notification at all.

I’m sorry I can’t assist you but someone in your own state would be your best resource.

Best wishes.

Tina Lewis Rowe

Tina Lewis Rowe

Tina had a thirty-three year career in law enforcement, serving with the Denver Police Department from 1969-1994 and was the Presidential United States Marshal for Colorado from 1994-2002. She provides training to law enforcement organizations and private sector groups and does conference presentations related to leadership, workplace communications and customized topics. Her style is inspirational with humor.