In this context, many clubs may question whether there is an ongoing or new need for a pay cut for players. Many of these cuts have been agreed in the sport and around the world. However, an agreement has not always been reached, as several League clubs, including Barcelona, unilaterally impose wage cuts of up to 70% under national legislation.  More recently, three Queensland Reds rugby players, Izack Rodda, Harry Hockings and Isaac Lucas refused to agree to salary cuts, and when they were withdrawn by the club, they each terminated their contracts for a breach of refusal.  This article examines options for clubs and players in the event of no discussion for a negotiated variant of the contract. This practice notice summarizes the law, guidelines and practices associated with contract and contract modification. It explains how a contract or insurance can vary in writing, orally or by behaviour, and also takes into account unilateral deviations, waiver declarations and persistent minor offences. It contains practical and editorial considerations, as well as issues to be taken into account in the various contracts between companies and consumers, public procurement and third-party guarantees. It also takes into account third-party rights to variation. Faced with this, what are the possibilities for players when faced with a club that wants to impose a salary cut without their consent? If the club actually continues to deduct money from a player`s wages (or as in the case of the Reds players above, to make another step like removing him from training), then he may decide to treat these actions as a negative violation and terminate the contract as the Reds players did. Alternatively, a player may decide to “stand up and sue” – i.e.
continue to work for the club, but then claim reduced compensation in an action for contractual or legal damages (or possibly as illegitimate deductions on wages in the labour court). In other words, FIFA proposes that the status quo remain unchanged until the end of the 2019/20 football season; Clubs retain the same playing frameworks, coached by the same management team and backroom staff, and transfers do not take place until after the end of the season.