Can my new employer change my work schedule in a way that violates my employment contract

Started a new job on Monday that included in my employment contract a four day schedule and allowed working at home. Today I was informed that I had to work five days and no work at home becuase my written agreement included a ‘subject to change’ clause. Do I have any recourse other than to resign? I terminated my former position last week to accept this job based on the agreed to schedule.

Asked on October 19, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Michigan


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

If the agreement did not have a  "subject to change" clause, they could not alter or change it without your consent or agreement. But if the agreement contains a clause or provision that allows the employer to change it, then they can: they can do what the contract allows them to do by its plain terms.

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