Careful: Compensation agreements may change future at-will status

Recently, the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals (which has jurisdiction over employment claims arising in Missouri) reviewed an appeal from the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. The employee's breach-of-contract claim was based on his contention that his compensation agreement with his former employer modified his status as an at-will employee. It's important to understand the effect of any agreements with at-will employees so you can avoid a later finding that they weren't actually employed "at will." Read on to learn more. Read More...