• LinkedIn
  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google+

Make sure your employment contracts give you enough flexibility

by on
in Employment Law,Human Resources

Do you have an employee who works under an employment contract? Does the contract provide you with enough flexibility?

For example, have you tied your hands when it comes to work assignments or to whom the employee reports? Is there a mechanism for early termination for cause or other economic reasons?

Don’t let the complexities of contract law trip you up. Have an attorney with labor and employment expertise draft—or at least review—all employment contracts.

Recent case: Michael Barnes signed an employment contract with the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce. The agreement didn’t specify to whom Barnes was going to report, but Barnes later said he accepted the job because he thought he would report to the chamber’s board of directors.

Later, his employer told Barnes to report to the new CEO. Barnes claimed this was a breach of contract. But the court disagreed. Because the contract didn’t specify reporting responsibility, he didn’t have a breach of contract case. In addition, since he worked under the terms of the contract until he quit (just before it expired), he didn’t have any lost wages or other damages. (Barnes v. Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce, No. 07-50379, 5th Cir., 2007)

Like what you've read? ...Republish it and share great business tips!

Attention: Readers, Publishers, Editors, Bloggers, Media, Webmasters and more...

We believe great content should be read and passed around. After all, knowledge IS power. And good business can become great with the right information at their fingertips. If you'd like to share any of the insightful articles on BusinessManagementDaily.com, you may republish or syndicate it without charge.

The only thing we ask is that you keep the article exactly as it was written and formatted. You also need to include an attribution statement and link to the article.

" This information is proudly provided by Business Management Daily.com: http://www.businessmanagementdaily.com/4175/make-sure-your-employment-contracts-give-you-enough-flexibility "

Leave a Comment