Can your offer letter be revised after starting job

I was given an offer letter before starting my job, basically agreeing to terms for both myself and the company. Now I am being informed that the offer letter can not be located and management wants to revise offer letter.

Asked on January 15, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Texas

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Unless the "offer letter" was an actual contract *for a defined period of time* (such as one-year, two-year, etc. contract) which guaranteed or locked-in the terms of employment for a fixed period of time, then yes--the employer may revise the offer letter or otherwise redefine or change the terms of the job at will. Only actual written employment contracts limit an employer's power under "employment at will" (which is the law of this land, except to the extent modified by contract) to change (or eliminate) an employee's job at will. A non-contractual offer letter has no binding effect.


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