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Question: "If I change someone's terms and conditions of employment, do I have to issue a new contract?"
There is no need to do this, though you must confirm the change in writing within one month of it coming into effect. If the change is small, a brief note may be sufficient. However, in this case, be sure to put a copy on file with the original contract, make sure that it is dated, and ideally keep the original contract and subsequent changes in a chronologically ordered file. If there are several changes, for example because you are promoting someone to a management job with different terms and conditions, you may find it more convenient to issue a completely new contract.
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