I was young and possibly stupid and signed a nondisparagement contract in exchange for severance when I got fired. Now I'm wondering if this is going to bite me in the ass. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jun 16, 2013 -
There are three of us who are starting a business next year and one of my future co-founders is insisting that everyone signs an employment contract stipulating that we stay at the company for at least three years. Contract violations haven't been discussed yet - the contract hasn't been written yet - but a hefty fine is likely. Is this type of contract common between co-founders? What other risks should I be aware of before/if signing this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 31, 2012 -
I just signed something a few hours ago to rent a room, and already, I'm regretting it. Is there any kind of "buyer's remorse" grace period in the state of California? I haven't given them the first month's rent or security deposit, yet. [more inside]
posted by Redfield
on Jun 23, 2012 -
We're in escrow on a house in southern CA, and were recently the unhappy recipients of a Notice to Buyer to Perform
(or more accurately our realtor was, by email.) We got the contingencies lifted but did not quite do so within the 48 hour period dictated by the form, and now the seller wants out. Can they now back out legally? [more inside]
posted by contraption
on Oct 17, 2011 -
My brother is negotiating a private sector job here in NYC (on a Green Card) and had a question about employment contracts. [more inside]
posted by Doggiebreath
on Aug 8, 2011 -
My wife decided to contest the divorce less than 24 hours before it would have been finalized. She had already signed all of the decrees. [more inside]
posted by mephesta
on Aug 8, 2011 -
Legal experts of AskMe, I ask for your advice (which is not to be interpreted as legal advice)! Company X provided two online bonus offers. At the time I registered for the offers, neither offer stated that they could not be combined with the other. However, Company X only wants to apply one of the offers. [more inside]
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94
on Apr 11, 2011 -
I'm speaking to some students about negotiating contracts. I'm hoping to break them out into pairs for a mock negotiation, and am looking for a 5-10 minute mock negotiation to use. Any good resources out there? [more inside]
posted by evadery
on Nov 4, 2010 -
Is the lack of any formal contract normal when starting contracting work for a contracting firm? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt
on Jun 11, 2010 -
Am looking for a sample product design contract. Know where there is a (hopefully free) one i can take apart and re-write before taking to a lawyer? [more inside]
posted by gonzo_ID
on Jul 29, 2009 -
We rent a shared house in London. There are damp issues in a downstairs room which are known about by the landlord. We have just noticed a severe case of black mould infesting an upstairs wall. What are our legal rights as tenants? [more inside]
posted by bollockovnikov
on Jan 11, 2009 -
I want to include a sample sale-and-purchase contract in a book that I am writing. Do I need to get the approval of the lawyer (or firm) who first wrote the contract? How do I find the copyright holder? And could I resolve this by creating a composite of several different contracts?
Thanks in advance.
posted by quidividi
on Nov 1, 2008 -
I've been offered a new contract/consulting job where I would be paid not by the hour or for a specific deliverable, but at a flat weekly rate. Under this arrangement, how might I make intellectual property distinctions between works that will belong to this client, and outside works I may do for myself or others? [more inside]
posted by weston
on Apr 8, 2008 -
Will the Korean doctor rob me blind?? Here's the long and short of it... my father is the doctor that pioneered tumescent liposuction. he teaches his techniques to other doctors on a regular basis and manufactures the tools and equipment involved with the procedure.
Recently, a doctor from Korea, I'll call him Dr. Lee, took my father's course and liked it so much that he expressed an interest in teaching the course in Korea and to sell my fathers products in his courses. My father is very interested, but feels concerned that he must submit all of his technical files to Dr. Lee so that he can submit them in an application to the Korean FDA for approval. [more inside]
posted by lukeklein
on Mar 27, 2008 -
What is the origin and reasoning for abbreviating "contract" as "K"?
posted by JakeWalker
on Dec 14, 2007 -
I handed my notice in at work yesterday (1 weeks notice). But I'm confused as to when my contract actually expires. I'm in the UK. [more inside]
posted by Solomon
on Nov 24, 2007 -
what should a nonoffensive nondisclosure agreement look like and how do I ask them to sign it? [more inside]
posted by krautland
on Jul 12, 2007 -
Ontario Tenants Filter: i'm in a weird situation with a rental
apartment- my landlord is trying to sell the building and is making
strange requests. i can't make sense of the ontario tenants' act.
your 2 cents would be very much appreciated.
posted by ezola
on Apr 28, 2007 -
I have been freelancing as TV producer for one company for over 6 months now working on various projects. The boss thinks he needs me to stand down for a few weeks to keep my independent contractor status. All of the IRS info I have found is vague on the point of continuous employment. How long will I have to stand down (aka take the vacation I want to take) before I can return to this company? And legally how long is too long to be a contactor for one company (when does the IRS question contractor vs. employee)?
posted by mcbietila
on Mar 13, 2007 -
When and who can contact credit agencies regarding reneged payments to reflect on a payees credit report? Is this limited to businesses and banks or less official transactions as well? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Feb 16, 2007 -
I'm trying to recover a debt owed to me (currently $1300+) by a client for whom I worked as an independent tech contractor in 2002-03. He's very slowly paid off a lot of the original debt ($5000), but he stopped making the payments almost two months ago with no explanation, and has been completely non-responsive to all my contact attempts ever since. It's a matter of very high personal importance that I recover the full debt in this case (because this is a very slimy guy, and because his company could not have started up or earned money without my work). I also need the money, so this is not something I can walk away from in that sense either.
posted by allterrainbrain
on Jul 5, 2006 -
My band have been offered a contract from by a record company and want to get it checked out before we sign it.
Basically I'm looking for personal recommendations of entertainment lawyers in the UK. I don't just want to pick one out of the yellow pages if I can avoid it.
posted by chrispy108
on May 8, 2006 -
Boyband/LawFilter: Is it fair for manufactured bands (NSync, American Idol-ers, etc) to have questionable contracts when they sign to a label? (+) [more inside]
posted by evadery
on Mar 28, 2005 -
Moving Filter: Do we have to give 30 days notice that we're going to move? [mi] [more inside]
posted by drezdn
on Aug 18, 2004 -