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Crabtree v. Elizabeth Arden Sales Corp.
Citation:110 N.E.2d 551 (N.Y. 1953)
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In September 1947, plaintiff was offered a position as a sales manager for defendant company. He was offered a two year contract at a rate of $20,000 per year for the first six months, $25,000 per year for the next six months and $30,000 per year for the second year. A memo of an employment agreement with these terms was written up; it was not signed. When plaintiff accepted the employment offer, a payroll change card indicating his salary rate and increases at six months and one year was written up and initialed by Mr. Johns, executive vice-president of defendant company. After six months of employment, defendant increased the rate of plaintiff’s salary but refused to make the additional increase after plaintiff’s first year. Thereafter, the comptroller of defendant corporation prepared another payroll change card indicating the second increase to $30,000 and signed it. However, defendant refused to make the increase.
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