Can I Ask for a Copy of My Contract
Recently, we heard from Teamsters at the Vons warehouse near Los Angeles trying to get a copy of their contract from Local 848. Eventually, they received a copy of a contract that expired in 2005, as well as a few pages of notes on the changes. Local officials say they are still working on the details of the language with the employer (for three years?). In general, you should have your own copy of each employment contract and policy you had to sign or follow. An employer cannot use the fact that an employee has not signed the contract as a means of depriving employees of their legal rights. B, for example, so as not to allow them to take their annual leave. Just ask. You don`t have to tell them why you need another copy of the contract you signed, and even if a HR manager is “suspicious” of why you`re asking, you have an answer: you want to check something you signed your name for – that`s a good thing, both for you and for them (you want to make sure you comply with the regulations). When you make changes to an employee`s contract, in most cases, you will need to obtain the employee`s consent. Failure to do so will usually result in a breach of contract. That`s why it`s so important to seek advice from a labour law specialist. Under Florida law, your employer may reserve the right to retain the contract because the working documents are considered the property of the employer. Therefore, you should always make sure to read and understand the contract carefully before signing it, as you may not be able to review it unless you or your employer pursue each other.
Bottom line: Employment contracts and policies are full of legal jargon that can be confusing or troubling. If you take the time to read, evaluate and collect all the agreements and policies related to your job, you can be put in a much stronger position in case you have to leave or negotiate with your employer. In any case, it is preferable to have the contract signed and dated by the employee and return it to you. There are two main reasons for this. It doesn`t seem to be asking too much to get a copy of your contract. Unfortunately, you are not alone. Many Teamsters give up a copy of their contract. They shouldn`t. More members reading their contracts means a stronger union. Similarly, it doesn`t give you an excuse to make changes to an employee`s contract, for example. B reduce hours or salary. If a dispute arises later, it may be possible to challenge the legal validity of the new policy due to a “lack of consideration” for the new contract, agreement or restriction.
How can I request a copy of my contract from HR without sounding suspicious? What is the standard procedure and is it confidential with other government departments? Will it look bad? If you need to request a copy of a contract, first find out who has the original and how you should contact them. Once you have someone to contact, write a letter that includes as many details about the contract as you can remember how the parties involved and when it was signed. Also, tell them the reason for your request and use a precedent like the Consumer Credit Act for a credit agreement to improve your file. After sending your request, follow up 10 days later with a phone call if you don`t get a response. If you still don`t receive your copy, send another letter to request it, but with a delay and the legal consequences you can take if you don`t receive it. For more help from our legal co-author on how to contact a lawyer for advice, read on. There is no legal obligation to have the employment contract or written declaration of information signed. Once the candidate has accepted the position, there is a legally binding employment contract between the employer and the candidate. The law does not require witnesses or a signature to make it valid. What really matters is that there is an offer, an acceptance, a quid pro quo and the intention to create legal relationships. As always, it is important to get employment advice on employment contracts.
Let`s inform more Teamsters about their contract and its application. I do not remember if my contract included a non-disclosure agreement for my work, and I do not seem to have a copy of it on file. Tip: When a lawyer drafts a legal document or contract, they always keep a copy. In some cases, the lawyer keeps the original contract. If the other party`s lawyer has the contract, he or she should be able to provide you with a copy because you were a party to the agreement. A lawyer may charge you a small copy fee for your copy of the contract. Just ask. You`ve cleaned all your documents at home (which you should do from time to time) and you just can`t find the employment contract with your company. To make it look better, tell them that you found the contracts with your two previous companies, which are now quite useless, but not the ones with your current company. Since this is something you should have (there is no need for any particular reason, but it is obvious that you should have a copy of your employment contract), could they please make a copy of it? Even if you do, it is recommended that you give the employee a printed copy or an electronic version that clearly shows their signature. Whether you`re buying a cable service, starting a new job, or taking out a loan, contracts are part of life. As you move through your adult life, you will sign many written contracts that deal with many different issues.