Skip to main content

What does at-will employment mean.

Tampa, FL |

does this mean that salaried employeees have to work as many hours as the employer asks you to

Attorney Answers 2


  1. This answer should not be considered specific legal advice, nor does it establish an attorney client relationship. At will employment means that in absence of an employment agreement or collective bargaining agreement, your employer does not need a reason to fire you, although you cannot be fired for unlawful reasons, such as racial discrimination, etc. Being a salaried employee is a different issue, although it can be related, but if as a salaried employee you are properly classified as an exempt employee, not subject to being paid overtime, then your employer can require you to work as many hours as needed. However, if you are improperly classified as an exempt employee, then your employer may be liable for overtime.


  2. Mr. Woodring is absolutely correct. His definition is spot-on.

    Derek Brett
    The Brett Law Firm, P.A
    Orlando, Florida

Employment topics

Top tips from attorneys

What others are asking

Can't find what you're looking for?

Post a free question on our public forum.

Ask a Question

- or -

Search for lawyers by reviews and ratings.

Find a Lawyer

Browse all legal topics