laid off with written guarantee of pay

My husband took a job with a company that had a written agreement with him outlining guarantee pay and other benefits the company offered. After 6 weeks his manager called (who signed the agreement) and said that they were changing their business model and were laying off all outside sales managers.
Are they obligated to pay the rest of the guarantee?

1 answer  |  asked Aug 14, 2006 7:05 PM [EST]  |  applies to Pennsylvania

Answers (1)

Christopher Ezold
It is difficult to assess legal rights under a contract without reading the contract.

Before I respond to your inquiry, I must state that we have not spoken, I have not reviewed the relevant documents and facts, and I do not represent you. Therefore, my discussion below is not a legal opinion, but is informational only. Finally, my discussion applies only to issues to which Pennsylvania or Federal law apply, unless otherwise specified.

That being said, it is difficult to assess legal rights under a contract without reading the contract. The answer likely depends on what guarantee was offered (pay per year, minimum pay, bonus, etc.) and what the termination clause(s) of the contract state with regard to obligations to pay. At this point, without reading the contract, no attorney could give you a reliable opinion without having read the contract.

If you would like to discuss this matter further, please feel free to contact me at the below address(es) or number.

/Christopher E. Ezold/
Nancy O'Mara Ezold, P.C.
One Belmont Avenue,
Suite 501
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
(610) 660-5585

posted by Christopher Ezold  |  Aug 15, 2006 12:40 PM [EST]

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