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    I am a contractor hired by a staffing agency and working for one of its clients. However the job that I am doing has nothing to do with the job description that was given to me. My contract says that employment is at will and that I can be terminated at any time. It does not say that I can leave at any time. The contract also states that the length of assignment is four months and that I agree to stay employed beyond four months if my services are required.

    I really want to leave this contract position since I have nothing to do and will not have a problem finding another position. Can I just give two week notice once I have an offer from another company?

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    You're an employee of the staffing agency, correct? Those are standard agreements, unless there is something in there I've never seen before (and I've had both temps working for me and been one), you can quit at any time. Whether you would get unemployment or not, I would not be optimistic.

    Having said that, I would recommend that you have an employment attorney review the document; since we have not read it, we cannot be sure.
    Last edited by Pattymd; 04-19-2010, 12:59 AM.
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      Agree with Patty...the term "contract" being used makes it difficult for us to say with any accuracy. Good luck.
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        Anytime a contract is involved it is generally best to have it reviewed by an employment or contract attorney in your area.
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