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2854556 - Error Message "The legal entity (LE) in Job Information has been changed, which means that a new employment is required."


When making changes, including 'Legal Entity', of a Rehire or an existing user's Job Information and saving, an error message "The legal entity (LE) in Job Information has been changed, which means that a new employment is required. To make the required changes, terminate the existing employment and rehire the employee with the new employment for that Legal Entity (LE)" appears.

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  • Employee Central
  • Job Information 
  • Employment Details

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Navigate to the Job Information of a User, either on the user's Employee Profile, or in the case of a terminated user in the 'Rehire Inactive Employee' wizard
  2. Make a change to 'Legal Entity' 
  3. Attempt to Save > Error occurs


You are using the 'Enforce New Employment' feature.

By default Employee Central allows the rehire (reactivation) of a terminated employment. It also allows to change the Legal Entity of an active employment, which may contradict legal and payroll requirements. To avoid this, you can enable the 'Enforce New Employment' feature, which sets that it should be mandatory to issue new employments in specific cases, eg. a Rehire of a once terminated employment or a Legal Entity change.


You can disable this feature as such;

  1. In Admin Centre, search for 'Manage Data'
  2. Search for 'Employment Settings Configuration' > The configuration of the 'Enforce New Employment' feature will display
  3. Set the 'Status' field to 'Inactive' > Save

If you have this feature enabled, but do not believe you are making any Legal Entity changes to the user's Job Information, please check your 'onSave' rules in the 'jobInfo' HRIS element under 'Manage Business Configuration', there is a Business Rule which is setting the Legal Entity, which is triggering the error

See Also

Please see the 'Managing Employment in Employee Central' Handbook for further information on this feature here


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