12 week notice obligation - is it enforceable?

I have a prospective employer in MA who wants me to sign an employment agreement that requires 12 weeks notice of employment termination by either party. Is this enforceable or does it conflict with at-will employment law?

I see the 12 weeks notice as a potential benefit in the event of an involuntary termination, but am concerned about my ability to change jobs.


1 answer  |  asked Mar 15, 2001 8:29 PM [EST]  |  applies to Florida

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Ross M. Goodman
You may have an obligation, but what about damages

You'll have to ask a Massachussets lawyer, because there may be rights in Massachussets you are waiving by making such an agreement. As for Florida law, the 12 weeks notice is, theoretically, enforeceable, but I have a problem seeing how the company can claim damage if you breach. I can see how it is advantageouos to you.

The above opinion is NOT a legal opinion, and cannot be relied upon as such. Only a full review by an attorney hired for that purpose can result in any binding opinion.

posted by Ross M. Goodman  |  Feb 21, 2001 10:43 AM [EST]

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