CHAPTER 2

Comparative Analysis of the At-Will Employment Concept and Doctrine in the United States and Related Employments Laws in Germany and Italy

Many U.S. companies due to the adversarial mentality and the influence of the at-will employment environment will be shocked to find out how much time and money will be required to accomplish a reduction in force or an involuntary separation for cause in Germany and Italy due to their applicable labor protections statutes, collective bargaining agreements, relations, and cultural attitudes. The Employment-at-will Doctrine (EAWD) provides that, absent a legal rule to the contrary, either party to an employment relationship for an unspecified term can terminate the relationship for good reason, bad ...

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