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Exploring the issue of changing employment contracts

| Aug 7, 2018 | Contract Disputes |

When you are offered employment in Miami, you will be required to sign an employment contract. If you are not presented with a contract before your first day on the job, you should walk away immediately. Only a contract will protect you when there are issues with your employment status. With that said, let’s explore the issue of changing employment contracts.

If your job is viewed as at-will employment, then you likely don’t have much of an employment contract. Because of this, your employer can terminate you without cause and at any given time. If, however, you have a contract, it means that the employer cannot change your scope of employment without mutual agreement.

There is one way an employer can change your contract and that is by providing you with notice ahead of the date that the changes will go into effect. A situation such as this is best handled with both parties negotiating the changes after the employer gives the employee notice of possible changes.

Did you have an attorney review your original employment agreement before you signed? If so, it’s a good idea to have the same attorney review the proposed changes to that contract before you put pen to paper again. This can help you avoid contract disputes and ensure that the contract is fair.

Changing employment contracts is a hot button issue that many employees worry about no matter where they work. They worry that their employment status or terms of employment will be changed without their consent. It’s best to have your attorney review your employment contract whenever there is a change made.

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