Can an employer lay you off and than rehire you for the almost same position?

The job descriptions vary slightly in wording but the duties are the same.

Asked on July 28, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Pennsylvania


B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Employment relationships are contractual in nature.  This means that if the employer would like to rehire an employee and the employee is willing to accept the new employment under the modified terms, then both are free to accept the agreement-- via the re-hiring of the employee.  The main thing is that both parties are accepting of the agreement.

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