Is a confirmed signed and accepted offer of employment considered a legal contract?

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Asked on September 17, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Michigan

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

For this purpose, the agreement you describe likely would be an enforceable contract: while it apparently does not delineate all the relevant factors of employment (e.g. grounds for termination, duration of employment, etc.), it does lay out with specificity the particular terms--when and under what circumstances you'd get a raise--important here. If a document clearly lays out its operative or important terms, and if there is considation or something of value on both sides (your agreement to work in exchange for certain compensation and a raise if you met certain conditions), and if both sides have evidenced their consent or agreement to those terms, that will typically form an enforceable contract.


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