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  • Lynda December 14, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Thank you for this! I've been trying to figure out what the difference was, and while I had it right on the "employment at will", I was wrong on the "right to work". As far as I'm concerned, every single person has the right to work, how else are we to support ourselves? I also believe that I shouldn't be forced to join a union in order to have that job I want either. Nor should I have to worry about being fired because the boss is having some kind of meltdown and chose me to take it out on. Sometimes I think we just complicate things too much. Life is hard enough without adding in all this confusion. But thank you again for this nice, clear and concise definition.

  • Leigh November 19, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    I live in NJ, we have At Will law, but I've been fired for "Not fitting in", "No longer need your services" not being able to lift a huge black garbage bag full of magazines and haul them to the dumpster out in the back lot, a permanent "stay at home mom" wanted her job back within 5 months….do I stand a chance at a lawsuit against these employers??
    ANY feedback is appreciated!!
    Leigh

  • Giulie Garland May 16, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Right to Work states also give an employer the right to pay less than minimum wage to tipped employees. For example, in AZ a waiter can be paid $2.15/hour because he or she is tipped.

    • G Hughes May 18, 2016 at 2:45 pm

      I’m from AZ and this is incorrect. Hourly wage is less than min wage due to the tip credit given. If you’re wages average out to less than min wage with gratuities included your hourly wage is “topped up” to guarantee you are at least at min wage. This happens in every state in the country. State min wages are different from state to state but you would be in violation of the dept of labor if you pay less than min wage unless their is a 7i exemption which usually applies to service charged providers. Either way the majority of tipped or service charged workers average well above min wage.

    • Staci September 23, 2016 at 12:33 am

      It is the same in Indiana.

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