RE: Layoff logistics and etiquette

Subject: RE: Layoff logistics and etiquette
From: "Roy Jacobsen" <rjacobse -at- microsoft -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 17:04:57 -0500

The deal is this: it's the state law. (North Dakota is another one of
those states.) I think the employers ask for the signed agreement to
ensure that nobody thinks they're "entitled" to any kind of permanence
in the employment.

And even in those cases when they say you have to give them 2 weeks
notice, IMO and IANAL, I think they're just asking you for the courtesy
of the notice, and not that you're _required by law_ to give it.

Roy M. Jacobsen
Senior Editor, Documentation
Microsoft Great Plains Business Solutions
One Lonetree Road
Fargo, ND 58104-3911
rjacobse -at- microsoft -dot- com

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-----Original Message-----
From: Brierley, Sean [mailto:Sean -dot- Brierley -at- Jenzabar -dot- Net]
Sent: Monday, October 22, 2001 3:44 PM
Subject: RE: Layoff logistics and etiquette

If you signed such an agreement, then you are bound by it. It is up to
you to decline to sign if you think it unfair that your employer or
potential employer is not similarly bound. However, I'm not sure it
would be worth your employer paying a lawyer to pursue the issue, and I
am curious what the stated penalty of breaking those terms is . . ..

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