How do I edit a Contractor's employment details?

It is possible to edit some details related to the employment of your contractors on your own, without needing to request support from the Oyster team. These include:

  • Role (i.e. job title)
  • Description (i.e. work responsibilities)
  • Salary
  • Expenses (i.e. your expense policy for the contractor in question)
  • Contract extension
  • Allowances
  • Bonuses & commisions

To make changes to the above fields sign into the Oyster platform from your administrator account and find the specific contractor under by clicking "Team" → "Team members" on the menu on the left side of the screen.


Navigate to the ‘Contract’ tab connected to this contractor.


Click on the ‘Request contract change’ button and choose what you want to update. 

Note: You will see a recommendation to make updates to compensation effective from the next calendar month so that the change can be reflected in the next invoice. If you do need to choose an earlier date or even a date in the past, you will be directed to make a retroactive payment that covers the outstanding amount. A retroactive payment field will appear on the ‘New change request’ page related to compensation.




Once you confirm your change, you will see this confirmation message. Your contract change will be scheduled to apply on the confirmed date. You can now proceed with generating an automated amendment for this change by clicking on 'Generate now'.

Note: You can still come back and generate an amendment by for the latest change only if you click 'Maybe later', by navigating to 'View change requests'.

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After clicking generate, you will be directed to the amendment process flow. Note that you will not be met with this flow if you originally uploaded your own agreement when hiring this contractor and didn't use Oyster's template.


Once the amendment document is ready, click on 'Preview & Verify' and review the details of the document.

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If all the details appear accurate, click on 'Verify Amendment' on the bottom right corner.

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After successfully verifying the addendum, you will need to share it for signature to the team member and relevant company admin. To send the addendum to the Team Member & Company Admin for signature, click on 'Share'. A pop-up will appear to select the relevant company admin to sign and confirm the team member's email address. 

  • If the Team Member or admin does not sign the addendum, you can send reminders directly from the flow in the platform. Click on 'Send reminder' or follow-up with them internally to sign the addendum.

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Once both parties sign, the process is completed! You can view the addendum anytime by navigating to your team member's documents tab. 

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