I have worked at my school for almost two years now. The address of the school on my contract has always differed from the actual places I have taught. So after all this time, they say they want to change the address so it matches the location where I teach. It might have been prompted by the fact that the place I was working at got raided.
Maybe they want to protect me. Maybe they want to protect themselves. I don’t know what the fines are for schools getting caught.
However, they want me to sign a paper titled Cancel Contract Agreement. It states in English and Chinese:
"The Termination of Contract Agreement (the agreement) is entered into as of this March 31 2009 by and between (My name) and (School’s Name).
Upon execution of this agreement, employee and employer mutually agree to the cessation of any contractual obligation to one another."
There is another form for me to sign called “Appointment Contract”. It seems like a temporary replacement contract with “Term of Employment: 2009/4/1 to 2009/7/31”. This corresponds to the rest of time until the end of my original contract. My contract and ARC expire at 2009/7/31.
I suppose the reasoning is that they must first cancel my existing contract because it has the wrong address on it so they can change the address.
Needless to say I am leary. Just wondering if anyone has ever gone through this.
Does anyone know if this process is real? Is it necessary?
Who could I talk to to get information? The CLA?
All advice is sincerely appreciated.