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What is a Contract? Part 1 in a Series on Contracts

To define a contract, you must understand its elements: offer, acceptance, and consideration. A contract can be verbal or even written in an email, but there could be problems with proving the contract.

Can You Fire an Employee who Refuses to Participate in an Internal Investigation? The 2nd Circuit Says Yes.

When an employee is accused of misconduct, particularly when those allegations are criminal in nature, conducting an internal investigation is a best practice. But what is an organization to do when the alleged offender refuses to show up for an interview? May it go so far as to fire the employee, even if that means the employee loses out on benefits or other compensation? A recent case from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals says it can.

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