How long do I have to change my mind after signing an employment contract?

Asked on January 22, 2013 under Employment Labor Law, New York

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Under very few circumstances is a person able to cancel a contract after the fact. Typically, this is only allowed in a consumer transaction, such as door-to-door solicitations, gym memberships, timeshare purchases or mortgages. Otherwise, a contract is binding on the parties who sign it. At this point, check your contract to see if there is some specific language that will give you an at fo this or any other reason.


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