The company I work for has been acquired by another company - both are very small in size, with no more than ten employees total. It's at the point where we've all been asked to sign new contracts, but I'm reluctant to sign as my "normal place of work" is listed as the company's registered address, not the office where I currently work (and this would theoretically add over two hours onto my commute each way!)
I've pushed back on this, but have been told:
- Not to worry, I can carry on working in the same place informally;
- The normal place of work can't be changed on the contract, as the normal place of work listed legally has to match the company's registered address.
My gut feeling is that this legal argument is nonsense. I'm also reluctant to sign not just because of the place of work change, but because of implications on claiming expenses for travel.
Assuming that this claim is the nonsense it seems to be, what is the best way to push back?