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  •  The phrase you're looking for is "at will", not (7+ / 0-)

    "right to work", as VClib and Joe Bob pointed out.

    "Right to work" relates only to unions -- i.e. whether a workplace can be a closed shop or an open shop.

    "At will" means that either the employee or the employer can terminate the employment relationship without cause and without penalty, unless essentially (x) there's a contract that says otherwise or (y) there's a legal restriction (like anti-discrimination or whistle-blower statutes).

    Apologies for climbing on my hobby-horse, but words are powerful and we need to use the correct ones.  (I still think we should throw rotten tomatoes at whoever came up with "100-year flood".  Just because there was a "100-year flood" last year doesn't mean you can't suffer another "100-year flood" this year, too!.)

    "Specialization is for insects." -- Heinlein

    by BachFan on Sun Jul 24, 2011 at 05:09:22 AM PDT

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