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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 contract amendment, including the following provisions:

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


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This Employment Contract Amendment (the “Amendment”) is made on [MM/DD/YYYY] by and between:

Employer: [EMPLOYER NAME] (the “Employer”) with a mailing address of [EMPLOYER ADDRESS], and

Employee: [EMPLOYEE NAME] (the “Employee”) with a mailing address of [EMPLOYEE ADDRESS].

The Employer and Employee are referred to herein as the “Parties.”

This Amendment modifies the original agreement dated [MM/DD/YYYY] between the Parties (the “Employment Contract”).

The aforementioned employment contract is hereby amended as follows:


We, the Employer and Employee, agree to the aforementioned amendment(s) to the Employment Contract. Any additions made are legally binding upon the signature of both parties.

Employer Signature: _________________________ Date: [MM/DD/YYYY]

Employee Signature: _________________________ Date: [MM/DD/YYYY]

How to Write

Step 1 – Amendment Date

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

Step 2 – Contact Information

Provide the names and addresses of the employer and employee as written on the original employment contract.

Step 3 – Original Date

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

Step 4 – Amendments

List the amendment(s) to the contract. The original clause should be referenced as well, as shown below.

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 – Signatures

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 signing by hand. The signed contract should then be attached to the end of the employment contract.

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.