I’m An At-Will Employee in NJ — Can I Get Severance Pay?

New Jersey is an at-will employment state.  This means that you can be fired by your employer for any or no reason whatsoever at anytime for a legal reason. However, being an at-will employee does not prevent you from obtaining a severance package from your employer.  Your employer may have a policy entitling you to a certain amount of severance pay (you should review your handbook or company policies).  Also, your employer may want to prevent you making any disparaging comments about them.

Dated: April 19, 2010 – Castronovo & McKinney, LLC – Tom McKinney

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