Leaving Jones & Right to Work States

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Nov 9, 2005 8:41 pm

I've been thinking of leaving the mothership for sometime now. One thing I'm concerned with is that  contract that I signed when I started. I haven't been with the firm 3 years yet, and I'm not about to pay the firm a bunch of training expenses they think I owe them.


Anyways, my question is in regards to the "right to work" state laws. I;ve seen people use that term loosely on the boards. What I'm talking about is my state has a law that allows you to work when you want and quit when you want. I remember reading that Wyoming has a similar law. It has nothing to do with labor unions, etc. Do these state laws supercede any contract I would've signed?


Anybody had any experience with Jones seeking these training expenses, or did they not even follow through with litigation. I know someone will say get a lawyer, I'm just looking for some advice on here for now. Thanks.


Nov 9, 2005 9:21 pm

One thing I know about the Right To Work laws is that they prohibit closed shops.   I know that it's been argued that they also invalidate non-compete clauses in contracts.  The third thing I know is that I wouldn't want to be a test case when my livlihood is on the line.

Nov 10, 2005 7:58 am

they will come after you if you don't live in a right to work state. this comes from experience. I know of 3 people who left Jones inside of there 3 year term contract in a right to work state, and Jones never touched them. OTH I know of several people who left jones in no right to work states and they went after them. Do your homework. Whether they go after you or not it's worthwhile leaving that limiting firm.

Nov 10, 2005 10:55 am

I left under contract (not Jones) from my last firm...no problems so far.

Nov 11, 2005 9:59 am

I know someone who worked for Jones in California and left proir to the three year. California is not a right to work state.  Jones went after him and he still prevailed. Jones got nothing. Get out of Jones


List of right to work states:   http://www.right-to-work.org/


Nov 11, 2005 12:50 pm

Ray Jay is bringing over tons of EDJ people.  Contact your local Ray Jay branch.  They will help you and even pay off EDJ if it makes sense.

Nov 17, 2005 11:48 am

Question about leaving jones.  When are you actually indebted to
them.  I found the contract kinda confusing.  I haven't taken
my 7 yet.  If I leave before I do, will I avoid the "training
charges".  BTW how does 2 notebooks = $75,000