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Employment Contract Amendment Template

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An employment contract amendment is used for making changes to clauses within an employment contract. Both the employer and employee must agree to any changes and sign the amendment in order for it to take effect.

Any clause can be modified using the amendment, including the employee’s:

  • Term of employment (shorten or extend)
  • Title/role
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Benefits (i.e., vacation time, PTO, etc.)
  • Compensation
  • Confidentiality requirements

How to Write

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Step 1 – Add the date the amendment is being completed (i.e., the current date).

Step 2 – Type the names and addresses of the employer and employee as written on the original employment contract.

Step 3 – Enter the date (mm/dd/yyyy) the original employment contract went into effect.

Step 4 – List the amendment(s) to the contract. The original clause should be referenced as well, such as:

Employment Period. The end date for the Employee’s employment shall be extended one (1) year from the contract’s stated end date of 01/01/2022, hereby extending their employment end date to 01/01/2023.

Step 5 – Enter the printed name(s) and titles of the persons that signed the original employment contract. Then, both parties will need to sign and date the document with eSign or by printing and hand-signing the form. The signed contract should then be attached to the end of the employment contract it was modifying.


Frequently Asked Questions

Does an amendment need to be signed?

Yes, in order for an amendment to be legally valid, it must be signed by the employer, employee, and any other party that signed the original employment contract.

What's the difference between an amendment and an addendum?

An amendment alters language in a contract, whereas an addendum adds content to a contract without affecting the original clauses.