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  •  "at-will contract" (0+ / 0-)

    is an oxymoron. At-will employees are by definition not under contract. A "contract" that can be uniterally voided by one party isn't a contract.

    Normally someone like a city manager would be a contract employee rather than an at-will employee because an employment contract doesn't allow the employee to jump ship on short notice, something that would be bad for a municipality. But in return for giving up that ability, a contract employee gets more job security than an at-will employee. If he's terminated for reasons other than causes specified as allowable reasons for his termination in his contract, his employer has to "buy him out." So it looks like the city had to spend taxpayer money to get rid of him.

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    by ebohlman on Thu Jul 23, 2009 at 09:55:37 AM PDT

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    •  "30 days notice on no cause." (0+ / 0-)

      Boom, there's your enforceable contract.  If a contract can be unilaterally broken on X days notice, it's an enforceable contract.

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      by burrow owl on Thu Jul 23, 2009 at 10:14:11 AM PDT

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