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New Letter Of Employment

Michael
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Fri, 08 Aug 2014 10:55:31 AM  (Last updated: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:40:54 AM)

Hi,

Can an employer re-issue new Letter Of Employment to the existing staffs with new terms and condition regardless more or less favorable?

If it can be done, what will be the proper way to do it?

KL Siew
Administrator
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 11:22:15 AM

Not knowing the details, there is nothing much to comment. You can bring the previous contract and the new contract of service to the Labour Department and let them have a look. They may be able to tell you more. Anyway, if the new terms and conditions are significantly less favourable, that might be a breach of contract. If not, it could be OK.
 

DnH
Member
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 12:03:16 PM

The contract of employment cannot be amended without consent from both parties. As such, the employer cannot unilaterally reissue a new letter of employment unless you agree to it.

The right way to do it is to issue a formal notification of the proposed change in terms, and get all employees to sign off their consent. If they dont sign off, then their old terms should apply.

Lovely
Member
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 05:45:37 PM
Originally posted by DnH on Mon, 11 Aug 2014 12:03:16 PM

The contract of employment cannot be amended without consent from both parties. As such, the employer cannot unilaterally reissue a new letter of employment unless you agree to it.

The right way to do it is to issue a formal notification of the proposed change in terms, and get all employees to sign off their consent. If they dont sign off, then their old terms should apply.

Can employer reissue employment letter to reduce salary and jobs scope under probation?

DnH
Member
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:40:54 AM

No, unless the employee agrees. This could be construed as a demotion or intention by the company to breach its contract, which could result in a risk of constructive dismissal.

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