This is for a software consulting position for 6 months in India. During the interview, I mentioned to the tech manager that:
- I can work only for a limited number of hours per day due to a health restriction.
- I cannot put in extra hours even if there's a deadline.
The manager verbally agreed to this.
The consulting agreement from their company was sent to me, and it does not mention these conditions. It says "Consultant shall devote full time to performance of the services".
Under "Supervision of services", they mention "The nature and frequency of these reports will be left to the discretion of the company". The "reports" are about me reporting to the manager.
The contract also mentions "This agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which when so executed and delivered shall be deemed an original, and all of which together shall constitute one and the same agreement".
When I asked HR to include the terms of my health condition in the contract, he said it's a standard contract and he can't modify it, but I could send an email to the manager about the conditions and he'd confirm that he's ok with it. Then the email would be printed out and added to my file.
Is such an email the equivalent of the "counterparts"? Would it be legally binding and valid as a part of the agreement?