Implied in fact contract and dating
One day Chris is fired from his job without warning.
He finds out a few days later from an ex-coworker that his boss only fired him because his new girlfriend's brother is a mechanic and needed a job, and he wanted to give him Chris's position.
This is what is known as the "at-will" employment rule.
Sometimes courts are asked to determine the effective dates of contracts that are completely undated.
Let’s take a look at the different possibilities, and what you need to know to understand the all-important “when” of an agreement.
If a contract does not specify its effective date, it goes into effect on the date it was signed by the person to whom the contract was offered for a signature.
To be clear, having a later effective date does not mean that the contract will not be binding until that later date.
The contract is binding when both parties have accepted the contract.