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I am being offered an employment contract for the new school year at my preschool. The salary on the contract has been altered by whiteout. The salary under the whiteout can still be read. It was changed from $10,802.00 to $3,915 for the new school year. Is this valid? How do I address it to my employer?

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you discussed this with a manager or HR? Or with a lawyer?

I haven't discussed this with my employer yet because she has but been at work since the Memorial Day weekend. This means my weekly hours will be changed to 8 hours a week, instead of the 20 hours a week based on the salary under the whiteout.

Lawyer's Assistant: Are you an "at will" employee? Do you belong to a union?

I am not an at will employee. The contract states if contracted salary and time worked as well as job functions and locationsee can be changed upon number of students enrolled in the school in each priogram. It says this job is dependent upon suffice enrollment at the school and can be modified and with drain if necessary necessary. My school is at full enrollment capacity for thexample coming school year.

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Allen M., Esq.
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Thank you for trusting your question to JA today. I am a licensed attorney with over a decade of law practice and over 20 years of experience in the legal field. I’m happy to be of assistance.

Yes, such a contract can be valid. Law is not so hyper-technical that using white out on a contract would invalidate it.

Unless you had a contract of employment before that specifically guaranteed you a certain amount of hours and a certain salary forever, and indicated that it could never be changed from contract to contract, then it can be altered. The language that you indicated in your contract would give you power to make them pay a certain rate during a single period for that contract, but it would only last through the end of that contract. Each contract can be new and different.

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