Asked in Business Law, Education Law and Employment Law for New York

Q: If I signed a contract from a school district to coach baseball and district closes b/c corona virus should I get paid

This is a contract for salary

not service. The school shut down the day of start of season

2 Lawyer Answers
Derek John Soltis
Derek John Soltis
Answered
  • Jersey City, NJ
  • Licensed in New York

A: You should read the contract. If it was well written there would be a force de majure clause. The clause let's parties out of the contract for events beyond their control.

The clause may not be in there, and there maybe clauses in your favor, but without reading the contract no real opinion of value can be offered.

V. Jonas Urba
V. Jonas Urba
PREMIUM
Answered
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Professional sports players and coaches have strong contracts. They often get paid no matter what.

Even if you had already begun performing your coaching duties, then it became impossible to continue performing them due to closure, unless your contract (union or private agreement) said otherwise, here's what you would face. Jackson Lewis is among the largest employment defense firm nationwide.

https://www.jacksonlewis.com/publication/new-employer-obligations-under-slightly-revised-families-first-coronavirus-act-hr-6201#.XnPt48CVkQs.linkedin

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