Changing employment conditions
In some cases, it is desirable for the employer to change your terms of employment. Terms of employment are understood to mean everything that you have agreed with the employer with regard to your work. You can think of your salary, travel expenses, the location where you work but also the number of hours you have to work per week, the compensation of overtime, a smaller contribution to your pension or a reduction in allowances, working hours, holidays or other employment conditions.
Unilateral amendment clause
Your employment contract may include a "unilateral amendment clause". The change that the employer then unilaterally makes is bound by rules. For example, your employer may only make use of this if the interest of the change for your employer is greater than the interest of you as an individual. There must be a proper balance of interests. This is the case, for example, if the change is economically necessary. there must then be no possibilities available which are less intrusive in nature. The staff also has input. If there is a participation body, it may issue an opinion on the change. If your employer has not included an amendment clause in the employment contract, he may not unilaterally change the employment contract.
Adjusted employment contract
If it is to your advantage and you agree with the change, it is wise to record this change in writing with the employer in an adjusted employment contract or an addition to the employment contract. Have you received a proposal from your employer regarding the change of your terms of employment and do you want to know whether it is possible not to accept these conditions? Please feel free to contact us.
The role of AGA Lawyers
A lawyer of AGA Lawyers offers assistance in most cases within employment law. In the event of a conflict regarding employment law, an expert lawyer is at your side. Together with you, the lawyer determines the right approach and ensures the best possible solution and result. Advising, mediating, litigating, negotiating or drafting legal documents, AGA lawyers arrange it for you.
Contact AGA Lawyers
The employment lawyers of AGA lawyers can do a lot for you, such as guiding you throughout the entire process. Feel free to contact one of our expert employment lawyers for a 1st free intake interview.
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