I'm working as an independent contractor and the agreement I signed says my start date is May 12th 2020 and my end date is July 10th 2020.
I'm required to work 200 hours for the company between these two dates.
As I initiate the final goodbyes my employer is saying I have to stay on till July 23rd. Currently, I am at 175 hours of service due to Memorial Day and another short week and the work is part time.
Employer put the wrong date and now my contract is interfering with a vacation I planned around this contract.
Will I be held liable for the remaining 25 hours per the contract?
Out of good faith, I suggested that I would work July 13 to the 16th to help remedy any trouble caused by this contract and still be able to go on my vacation. This would add 20 hours to the total putting it at 195 hours.
My employer said that they would accommodate that and now he seems to be going back on his word and demanding I work till the 23rd.
I did not get acceptance of my offer mentioned as a remedy in writing.
Ideally, I would want a clean break this week because of how my employer is handling this situation but I think the right thing to do would be to stay on for the extra week: July 13- 16th.
My last and least optimal option would be to work one or two days during the July 20th week to meet the 200-hour requirement.
Finally, my questions
- Am I liable for the remaining hours?
- Or can I take advantage of this contract's end date and end my relationship with this company ASAP?