I know YANML but help me say this in lawyer speak. [more inside]
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]
How do I improve my chances of staying at a temp job? [more inside]
As a brand new faculty member, should I be careful about too much involvement in the faculty association during difficult negotiations over our contract? I don't feel particularly worried about this, but I recognize that the tenure process ultimately is given the okay by the president and the board. I'm hanging signs on my office door and attending meetings...the typical stuff so far. What do you think?
I'm looking for a Latin legal maxim which says something like 'if a contract is silent on a point, it should be assumed that it is silent on purpose, and you should not read terms into the contract'. It is not "sub silentio", and in fact is almost the opposite of it. Can you refresh my memory?
Walk me through this complicated transfer of two separate Verizon phone numbers onto an AT&T family plan. [more inside]
I am lending a musical instrument to a local touring band. I should have the tour manager sign some sort of contract/agreement. Right? What should such an 'agreement' say? [more inside]
A colleague has asked me to share an office space with her. We are not in the same place financially in our careers. I'm trying to figure out what would be a fair deal for both of us, but I can't seem to get my head around the business logic. Can you guys help? [more inside]
Please help me pick a mobile phone/carrier in the US. [more inside]
My future supervisor just walked out on me during an employee meeting. Can I break my contract and leave? [more inside]
After 3 Palm Pres, how can I get out of my contract with Bell for this terrible phone? I'm still within the 1 year manufacturer's warranty, but only for another month. [more inside]
Mexican Architecture Contracts As American Architect looking to do work in Mexico, I would like to be more familiar with standard contracts used. (Maybe the equilalent to AIA?) Can anyone share experience w/ either 1. A translated standard contract 2. A split/associated contract between a US Architect and a Mexican Architect? I realize that there is no one-fits-all form, but anything related will be helpful. Obviously personal information should be deleted. And anyone w/ personal experience who might have a story to share is welcome to add in.
I would like to pay someone to build me an electronic toy. See this Jobs post. Is there another site that I could request bids on?
I'm considering leaving my full-time job to become an independent contractor. What are my health insurance options? [more inside]
is it necessary and/or advisable to have a written contract between a subletter and a tenant in nyc?
should I worry about subletting a room in an apartment with no written agreement between me and the tenant on the lease? [more inside]
Is the lack of any formal contract normal when starting contracting work for a contracting firm? [more inside]
I have an iPhone on AT&T Wireless. I have moved to an area where AT&T does not provide native cellular and data service. I need your advice/ideas on how best to proceed to protect my cell phone number. [more inside]
How do I convince the temping agency that I am working for to let me reduce my work hours, but not fire me altogether?
How do I convince the temping agency that I am working for to let me reduce my work hours, but not fire me altogether? [more inside]
Question about flat rental in England. A friend and I will soon be moving out of our current places and sharing a flat together. I'll need to sign a contract for a flat while he's out of the country. How can we end up in a situation where we're both on the tenancy agreement with equal status, as if he'd been present to sign originally? [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]
Any K-12 school administrators out there? I've got a question about multi-year contracts... [more inside]
Free/low cost legal help in Suffolk County, NY [more inside]
Can I take advantage of the "cooling off" period to cancel a lease agreement and get my deposit back? [more inside]
We're interested in renting a small house in CA as our primary residence. We're suspicious that the owners/agents are just trying to wait out the market before selling. Is there any meaningful protection that guarantees a minimum stay in the property that can be put into a rental contract/lease, irrespective of whether the owners receive an offer on the house?
13 months ago I signed a 12 month contract for martial arts tuition, for payment to be directly debited from my bank account fortnightly. About 6 months ago I moved cities, and hence was no longer able to continue with the lessons. Knowing that I signed a contract for 12 months I figured that I should honour it despite having no way of actually using the service I was paying for. The period of the contract I signed has now lapsed, and yet the money is still coming out of my account... [more inside]
[bait and switch filter] I purchased a washer and dryer last weekend, but have heard back that, due to a mistake on their end, the wrong price was quoted and is now $300 higher. Should we cover their cost and pay more, or argue that they must honor their guaranteed written estimate, which we've already paid? [more inside]
What does full disclosure really mean in a real estate sale? [more inside]
What reaction and resolution can I expect when asking to be released from a one year UK tenancy agreement early?
What reaction and resolution can I expect when asking to be released from a one year UK tenancy agreement early? [more inside]
Moving overseas; how do I get out of a Vodafone Australia contract? [more inside]
What does it mean to be a UK resident for insurance purposes? I'd like to buy multi-trip travel insurance. However, I'm currently working on a contract in another country (France) until the end of May. [more inside]
Asking for a friend: Is it legal for an employer (in Ontario, Canada) to structure an employment contract that requires the employee to stay and work for the company for a minimum period of time (say, one year)? [more inside]
Soon to be college grad doing IT consulting? That's either a great idea or a terrible one, and I have no idea which.
How does somebody break into professional consulting, especially IT consulting? How do you get clients? Should I even do it? [more inside]
What are your experiences with temp-to-perm contracts? Advice, things to watch out for? [more inside]
Tax advice for a freelancer, contractor, and full-time employee [more inside]
What non-monetary things could I ask for in my contract re-negotiations? [more inside]
My 2-year cell phone contract with AT&T Wireless is complete, and I'm looking for advice on how to handle the next part. [more inside]
How much notice do I have to give at work? I'm in France, and my contract lasts 1 year. [more inside]
Hey there, I hate dealing with credit cards, signing contracts. Need a good simple and reliable Prepaid cell phone. [more inside]
New York City apartment question: Is it normal for my broker to tell me I will receive hard copies of my lease a "couple of weeks" after moving in? [more inside]
What are the legal/tax issues involved in an US-based company hiring European individuals to do contract work at home (things like translating documents; the person hired would never need to leave their home country). From the standpoint of the US-based business, it is simply a matter of sending a 1099 like any other contract work? Is there anything else to consider?
A friend and I are looking to rent an apartment together. We're both a bit cautious and want to draft an informal contract laying everything out. What would you make sure to specify in such a document? How do we split utilities we disagree on? [more inside]
How can I make Verizon Wireless treat me better? They changed my plan without my consent. [more inside]
What are some good tech-centric temp agencies in L.A.? [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 buy an item from a major online deal-a-day site. They withdraw the funds from my account. Does this constitute a legally binding contract that they will provide me with the item, or are they able at their discretion to refund the purchase price and walk away? [more inside]
How do lottery retailers make their money? [more inside]
Does Contract for Deed ever work? [more inside]
Is a contract valid if I only have a scanned version of it? [more inside]
I have no idea what to charge to be "on call" for a year, just in CASE a computer has a problem. [more inside]
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]