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Schwartzreich v. Bauman-Basch, Inc.
Citation:231 N.Y. 196, 131 N.E. 887
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In August 1917, Schwartzreich (plaintiff) entered into a one-year employment agreement with Bauman-Basch, Inc. (defendant), under which he would receive a weekly salary of $90. Schwartzreich was later offered more money by a competing company. After speaking with Mr. Bauman, who freely offered to increase his salary, Schwartzreich entered into a new one-year employment agreement in October 1917 with Bauman-Basch. The new employment agreement had identical terms to the original agreement, except for the term that increased Schwartzreich’s weekly salary to $100. Schwartzreich was discharged by Bauman-Basch two months later. He sued Bauman-Basch for damages.
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