Can we change the notice terms in our employment contracts?
Can we change a number of our employees’ employment contracts from requiring a 4-week notice period to requiring a 2-week notice period to be in line with our standard contract terms? Can we do this with an addendum/appendix to their contract and signed by both parties?
You can alter your employees’ contracts (either by issuing new contracts or via an appendix) to make them more consistent with your other contracts, however they would need to consent to the alteration. If they did not, you couldn’t unilaterally alter your employees’ contracts.