Racine, WI asked in Employment Law, Contracts and Communications Law for Wisconsin

Q: Did my employer breach my employee agreement by failing to give 30-day prior notice?

I'm a salaried, contract employee. My agreement was for four years, with an optional fifth year. That fifth year was at the sole discretion of the company and they would provide "30 days' prior written notice (e-mail sufficing)".

I received notice they would pick up that final year 12 days before the contract was set to expire.

Is that last year now void? Can I request a new agreement be drawn up? Do I become an at-will employee of I continue with the company (without signing anything new?). What options do I have here; they violated the agreement, correct?

Thank you.

1 Lawyer Answer

A: Under the facts you described, you are free to reject their untimely notice and end the contract, or you can waive the timing issue and continue working at the end of the four years in twelve days.

If you want to negotiate a new contract, be sure to carefully and clearly document that your previous agreement ends in twelve days because you were not given the required 30 days prior notice.

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