Restatement Of Employment Law Raises Hackles

Law360, New York (April 3, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A controversial set of rules meant to clarify common law rules regarding at-will employment and give guidance to judges has been bashed by legal scholars who say efforts to codify the ever-evolving law will only stunt its growth.

The American Law Institute — a private body of judges, lawyers and law professors — is scheduled to vote next Wednesday on whether to adopt a draft for a proposed restatement of employment law. The chapters of the draft to be considered involve the definition of an employee,...
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