I have been working for my employer for 6 years. I have a 3-year rolling contract for employment. It automatically extends on 12/31 of each year unless either party notifies the other, in writing and in advance of 12/31, that they are not extending it. My question... I've heard nothing from my employer to date and I'm now on vacation...not returning until 1/5/15. Do I have to sign something before 12/31 acknowledging receipt of a decision by my employer not to extend? In other words, will my contract automatically extend because I'm not around to be notified before 12/31?
The answer depends upon the contract provisions. I suggest you hire an attorney to interpret the provisions of the agreement. Most agreements would ordinarily require "notice" which generally does not require signing, but rather delivery before the "due date" by the party taking action. Your specific situation requires a review of the contract, to determine the obligations of the parties to the contract.
Depends on how "notice" is to be given in the terms of the contract. Just as one example, there could be notice in the form of a certified letter waiting for you at your Post Office upon your return. If you get notice, please consult a lawyer to see if it was valid.
Whether you are notified or not,.I strongly recommend you bring it to an employment lawyer to discuss completely with you., Few employees have written employment contracts.
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