Q: I’m in Texas, My contract has an “at will” (8week notice required) clause, is this absolutely enforceable if I quit?
Live in Texas, but work remotely for the company which is based in Detroit, Michigan. They gave me a retention bonus through July, which I have to pay back whether they terminate me or I resign. But, this 8-week notice requirement is next to the “at-will employment” term, so is this enforceable if I quit with a shorter notice? (I’d pay the retention bonus back, but would want to give a 4 week notice at most)
A: It’s not illegal per se, but I’m curious what damages your employer can seek if you depart early. Maybe forfeiture of accrued but unused PTO?
Check the contract to determine which court will govern first. I can't answer your question without knowing what law will govern your contract in the event of a dispute.
I worked on a matter where an employee had to return a large retention bonus above $70,000.00, because he was terminated early.
I need to see your contract to make a determination.
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