My ex-wife has not paid her monthly fees on the land I sold her in 9 months now. Confounding details within... [more inside]
My lease, like most, says that subleasing is not allowed without manager's consent. I came in on a sublease and later let the manager know I was planning on subleasing. She just declared she will not accept any subleasing any more. Does anyone know if this is legal for her to do this? It's breaking faith, but not breaking the literal contract. FYI, I live in Missouri.
I am working on a TV series. My deal gives me a point on the show. I vaguely understand this means one percent of the show's profit, but have no idea of that this actually means in terms of potential compensation. [more inside]
I was going to write a long explanation of why I want to quit, but really, none of it matters.
I'm a PM in Advertising - I have worked at small agencies and probably never want a long term, real FT gig at a big shop. I would be okay contracting at a place like that. If I decide to quit this job, I will likely do so in favor of a contract, and will likely avoid a real FT gig for some time due to agency burn out (unless I get an offer from a known quantity, which is a possibility but not a certainty). All in all, I'd much rather be without anything to do and the option to do what I'd like instead, rather than where I am now, which is nothing to do and ready to lose my mind. [more inside]
I was brought onto a Help Desk with a three month contract-to-hire option. Instead of hiring me at the end of the three months, they extended the contract for three more months. I'm a month and a half away from the end of my contact and unsure what to do. [more inside]
I'm trying to arrange private student accommodation for next year in a smallish university town in the UK, as part of a group of four students. Decent shared accomodation for four people is few and far between -- but three
-person houses are abundant and awesome. How bad an idea is it for one of us to be a permanent 'guest'? [more inside]
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]
I’ve agreed to a job offer that I would now like to turn down. How do I best handle this situation? [more inside]
I interviewed for a remote programming gig recently, and they requested a trial contract before making a final offer. I'd be hired as a long-term remote contractor (year+, 100% telecommuting), not an employee. I have some questions: [more inside]
Backed out of a job under duress. Thinking of sending a follow up letter to perhaps explain the circumstances and perhaps soften their perception of me. Good or bad idea? [more inside]
I started a design project with a new client and the whole process has turned out to be very difficult due to communication problems. What can I do to resolve this situation? [more inside]
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]
Well I just lost my job since the company I worked for folded. I have thought about starting my own Microsoft stack, and Ruby on Rails stack consulting company. (I am in the US, in Colorado) Need some help. [more inside]
I'm a software engineer. I have a job lead that requires me to go through a temp/contracting agency. I have not done that before. Is this a good idea? Are there things I should be watching out for in the contract? Or is it generally clear sailing? Thanks very much for your help.
(UK-based) I've started applying for new jobs and as I'm now getting along in the process, I'm wondering about 1) signing a contract before leaving my current job and 2) taking notes during a job interview. [more inside]
My company doesn't do yearly reviews so when should I ask for a raise? [more inside]
Help me sign this Texas employment agreement with eyes wide open. [more inside]
I know YANML but help me say this in lawyer speak. [more inside]
How do I improve my chances of staying at a temp job? [more inside]
I've been trying to get a software consulting gig with a medium-sized engineering firm (think rods and gears), and we're hung up on a portion of my contract: the deposit. Namely, they refuse to agree to one. Should I take this job? [more inside]
What non-monetary things could I ask for in my contract re-negotiations? [more inside]
Local political campaign reports a large surplus four days after stiffing its workers (I and dozens of other campaign workers are owed back pay, several of us in the $300+ range). Solutions? [more inside]
I'm currently employed full-time for a large consulting firm and have recently been offered an opportunity to engage on contract as an independent consultant. I'm hesitant about the loss of stability that this may imply and request the communities feedback [more inside]
Franchisee activism question: I am a franchisee of a fairly large painting/home-repair franchise network. The franchisor has put together plans for generating additional income (a new line of business) but in return wants all franchisees to sign a contract addendum that in effect cancels our current exclusive territories. [more inside]
I recently took a job on contract that's turning out to be not what we agreed in the interview. I've been there two weeks, and already they say that they don't accept the old contract and are drafting a new one. I don't feel good about this, and wonder if it's reasonable to walk away. [more inside]
P/T rookie real estate agent in NYC: is 25% of 3% fair? [more inside]
I'm being asked to do a freelance project and I have no idea what I'm doing! [more inside]
What should I be paid for writing an adventure for a rpg system? [more inside]
My current employer hasn't provided me with a contract, despite promising to on several occasions. I'm fine with this. I actually *don't want* a contract. [more inside]
Can you recommend a literary agent or attorney? I'm in the US. [more inside]
How can I sell surplus stock in North America? [more inside]
Am I bound by the terms of a contract that I signed if that contract was written in Spanish? I'm in California and a native English speaker. [more inside]
Today, my employer game a form to fill in regarding my health. On it were the usual questions about diabetes and epilepsy and such. But there were also questions about things like whether I've had/currently have irritable bowel syndrome (WTF?), how much alcohol I drink per week, whether or not I smoke, etc. Looooong question.... [more inside]
Please help me resolve this mess I made for myself at work. [more inside]
About a year ago I agreed (verbally) to do some programming work for a startup in exchange for a small amount of equity. In the meantime I've lost faith that this equity will be worth anything.
Can I decline to do this work, or have I made a binding verbal contract that I must now fulfill? [more inside]
How much is the Temp Agency that I work for getting paid for my services? [more inside]
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]
TherapyContractModificationFilter: The contract my shrink wants me to sign has a paragraph saying that if he is asked to testify in a court case involving me (even if it's for the other side), I have to pay him. I'm not inclined to sign such a contract. Is such a clause anywhere near normal? [more inside]
I earned 12,100 total income this year. All 1099. Have not made any estimated payments. How bad is my tax situation? [more inside]
Can I break a temp-agency contract to work full-time? If so, how? [more inside]
I'm currently on maternity leave from a job that I love. I had planned on returning to work once my leave was up, but I've now made the decision to stay home with my baby. However, I would still like to work for my current employer on a freelance basis. What's the best way to break the news to them that I'm not coming back while hopefully leaving the door open for future freelance/contract work? I don't want to burn any bridges.
So you're self-employed, and you sign a contract for a moderate-sized, long-term gig (worth $5,000 or so/year), and...you lose your copy of the contract. Your relations with this company over the years have been overwhelmingly friendly and positive. What do you do? Just ask them nicely for a copy?