Reynoldsburg, OH asked in Contracts and Employment Law for Ohio

Q: Can a contract automatically renew if there is a termination amendment stating written agreement needed for extension?

I have an employment contract that has a two year term and an ability to automatically renew on an annual basis after two years, however there is an amendment clause stating that the agreement cannot be amended, altered, modified or extended except by written agreement signed by each party. There were no written agreements signed after the two years. Could this nullify subsequent extensions?

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Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: If the contract says it automatically renews, and it says it cannot be changed except by written agreement signed by both parties, and there is no written agreement signed by both parties, then it automatically renews just like it says.

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