If I never signed a contract with my employer and I’m not on payroll but I receive paychecks from the business, what are my rights regarding termination?

Asked on August 2, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Pennsylvania


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If you don't have an employment contract, you are an employee-at-will. An employee-at-will has essentially no rights regarding termination: that is, you may be terminated by your employer at any time, for any reason, even without cause, without the employer having to prove anything, and without prior notice or warning.

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