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Employment at Will Comes with Many Exceptions

Kentucky employment law generally recognizes that most employment is “at-will” – meaning, employees serve at the pleasure of the employer, and termination of an employee does not require “just cause.” There are several circumstances, however, where laws and other factors prohibit employers from terminating an employee without a well-documented showing of cause. Employers should be aware of the circumstances under which they may not terminate an employee without just cause.

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Fighting the Flu (and Liability) in the Workplace

As summer draws to an end, flu season is lurking right around the corner. Last year’s flu season was especially hard-hitting. Many employers have taken proactive steps in recent years to protect their workforce by offering free flu vaccines or encouraging employees to get one on their own. But, can employers go one step further and require their at-will employees to receive flu shots? More >

WHERE THERE’S AT WILL, THERE’S NOT ALWAYS A WAY

Most employers in the Commonwealth know that Kentucky – like almost every, other state – is an “at will” employment state.  Generally, employees in the private sector who are not covered by contracts can be dismissed for any reason.  But, do you know the exceptions to the rule?  Some exceptions are codified in statute, and some are established by court decision. More >

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