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Is Now A Good Time To Get Locked Into A New Cellphone Plan in Canada?

Is now is a good time to get locked into a 3 year contract or should I wait to see what the (apparently forthcoming) new competition brings. [more inside]
posted by backwards guitar on Jun 2, 2009 - 8 answers

Lots of Overtime = How Much Free Time?

What should I do about my accrued overtime? [more inside]
posted by Strumpf Marionette on May 26, 2009 - 17 answers

Employment contracts are all take and no give?

How do you balance employee rights vs company needs in an employment contract? [more inside]
posted by tracicle on May 19, 2009 - 13 answers

Does a written agreement entitle me to a kill fee?

I'm trying to build the best argument for why a company that committed in writing to licensing some IP of mine but are two years tardy in furnishing a contract owes me something. [more inside]
posted by blueshammer on Apr 28, 2009 - 6 answers

Guy B does work under Guy A's contract

A contractor I hired set up a number of sub-contracts with individuals- over 500 of them- each of whom received a background check to make sure they were OK to work in a very public program. We discovered that Guy A had a different person (Guy B) fill out all the paperwork to participate. The contract is in Guy B's name, with all his information except the phone number for Guy A. We accepted Guy B into the program, Guy A did the work, and now Guy A wants to be paid. Do we owe him anything? [more inside]
posted by Patapsco Mike on Apr 28, 2009 - 13 answers

How can I get photos from one of my wedding photographers?

How can I get the wedding photos from one of my wedding photographers? My wedding was in Oct 2007. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Apr 27, 2009 - 21 answers

who (if anyone) is being unreasonable here?

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]
posted by anonymous on Apr 22, 2009 - 16 answers

Going from full-time to contract work?

A friend of mine is giving his notice tomorrow due to long hours and high stress not being worth it in the end. He would, however, be open to returning as a contractor or part-time, with limited hours and role. How does this work? [more inside]
posted by um_maverick on Apr 16, 2009 - 5 answers

Tax advice, UK?

Where can I get good tax advice in the UK? [more inside]
posted by tavegyl on Apr 15, 2009 - 5 answers

Finding an open-source programmer?

I'm involved in a group of small/nonprofit organizations that would like to financially support the starting of an open-source software application. While I am technically-minded, I'm not a programmer -- and I don't really know what to look for in one (hopefully to be found on MeFi jobs!). Help greatly appreciated. [more inside]
posted by liquado on Apr 6, 2009 - 7 answers

I Guess I Just Want My $1000...

Freelance Filter: I've resigned due to timeline pressures, the arrival of another awesome opportunity, and the fact that I'm 8 months pregnant. I've done six weeks of work which have contributed social capital and goodwill to the project, and organizational/planning work which will be of benefit to my replacement. The "contract" we signed was vague and was only really a statement of work, rather than conditions. In my letter of resignation I proposed to keep 20% of the 1st payment for the work done to date. The team that hired me wants all the money back, I think mainly because they're deeply disappointed that I have quit. It's not like I've been sitting on my hands, and my work to date will benefit them. Before I hand over all my work to date and write the cheque to refund the 50%, how should I word my request that they reconsider allowing me to keep a portion of the fee? (Giant background story included, to explain the usual & unusual complications which lead to my departure.) [more inside]
posted by Mrs Hilksom on Mar 26, 2009 - 22 answers

Would you take this deal?

P/T rookie real estate agent in NYC: is 25% of 3% fair? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 15, 2009 - 10 answers

Where to find freelance web work online?

I'm a web developer and have been working the same job for 9 years. Recently, due to challenging economic circumstances, I've decided to start looking for freelance work to supplement my income, if not replace it. Are you a freelance web developer or designer? If so, where do you go to find work online? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Mar 14, 2009 - 13 answers

They offered, I countered, they accepted

Is an user-editable EULA/TOS binding on the company that issued it, after I've changed it? [more inside]
posted by nomisxid on Mar 12, 2009 - 6 answers

Finding a web friendly lawyer

I make web sites and created a web app for a client and now they want to own the copyright in exchange for equity. Help me find a New York based web friendly lawyer to ensure the new contract protects me. Tips are also appreciated on a fair equity percentage to ask for.
posted by avex on Mar 9, 2009 - 3 answers

Writing a liability release for a biking accident?

Legal filter - I hit a car head-on while biking the other day. It was my fault, and I’ve agreed to pay the damages to car. I need help writing up a release of liability contract so this guy doesn’t keep coming back for more. [more inside]
posted by i less than three nsima on Mar 6, 2009 - 14 answers

Yay! I'm a contractor! Now what?

I'm being asked to do a freelance project and I have no idea what I'm doing! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 4, 2009 - 12 answers

What should a new rpg adventure writer expect in regards to the contract?

What should I be paid for writing an adventure for a rpg system? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 19, 2009 - 5 answers

Contract cancellation with Aramark

I am having difficulty disengaging myself from a contract with a corporate linen company. [more inside]
posted by thehmmhmm on Feb 18, 2009 - 11 answers

I want to draft a contract to work on spec.

I am a freelance video editor and I am being asked to work on spec (as in do the work and the producers will pay for my work if they like it). I want to draft some sort of contract outlining what I am doing, and their use of my work if they do like it, but I don't know exactly what I should include in a contract like this. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
posted by helios410 on Feb 15, 2009 - 6 answers


I'm a painter looking to show my work in a cafe or restaurant. Help me make this a happy experience for both of us [more inside]
posted by LC on Jan 20, 2009 - 10 answers

Severe damp in rented house: What are our legal rights?

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 - 4 answers

We really want to stay, but they're pushing us away

Our Helio contract is ending soon and we need to cut through the outsourced call center nincompoopery and get some real answers. Difficulty level: Consumerist information is outdated. [more inside]
posted by phredgreen on Dec 19, 2008 - 1 answer

When is the earliest I can expect an ROE from Canadian contract work?

A question regarding a Record of Employment for contract work in Canada. [more inside]
posted by jon_kill on Nov 25, 2008 - 4 answers

Running out of time

A two-part workplace question. HR people and anyone familiar with contract employment, heads up. [more inside]
posted by emelenjr on Nov 14, 2008 - 5 answers

When a job offer is no such thing.

Australian Industrial Relations / Contract Law: when a job offer isn't worth the paper it's written on, what recourse does one have? [more inside]
posted by Ultimate Sockpuppet the Second on Nov 13, 2008 - 7 answers

How do I keep my number when switching phone contracts?

Currently, I'm on O2 Simplicity, which is a SIM only, 30 day pay monthly rolling contract. I'm looking to switch to Orange's Dolphin 30 (18 months pay monthly). How do I keep my number? [more inside]
posted by dragontail on Nov 9, 2008 - 2 answers

Copyright filter: Are legal contracts subject to copyright?

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 - 2 answers

Help me craft a business-sharing contract with my boss.

Please help me negotiate a business arrangement with my boss that has me doing some work as an employee and some work as an independent contractor. [more inside]
posted by headnsouth on Oct 30, 2008 - 9 answers

Stuck with overseas cell contract

I moved to Germany and then moved back to the USA after three weeks. While I was there, I signed up for a two year T-Mobile iPhone contract, because at the time I thought I was staying in Germany. Now I am stuck with an expensive 2 year contract that I can't use. [more inside]
posted by Witherwings on Oct 23, 2008 - 11 answers

How can I convince AT&T to sell me an iphone?

How can I convince AT&T to change my equipment upgrade date? [more inside]
posted by amandarose on Oct 22, 2008 - 6 answers

No Contract, But Email Documentation - Do I have a case for Small Claims?

I prepaid for music lessons, no contract, but no longer want the lessons - can I get a full refund for the remaining lessons - Please read on, there is more. I want to know if I have a case for small claims. [more inside]
posted by KoobieKitten on Oct 17, 2008 - 38 answers

Contract-less 3G or EVDO internet?

Contract-less cellular wireless (3G or EVDO) for laptops -- does it exist? [more inside]
posted by neustile on Oct 16, 2008 - 6 answers

Should I write this chapter for free?

I've been asked to contribute to a collection of op-ed/essays/creative nonfiction type stories, to be published together as a book. I have no idea how this stuff works, but I know the release form says I won't get paid. Anybody have any experience with this kind of thing? Is this a normal clause for a first-time author who barely even counts as an author? [more inside]
posted by ultraultraboomerang on Sep 29, 2008 - 6 answers

How much do PHP developers in NYC get paid?

What's the going rate for a PHP developer in NYC? [more inside]
posted by defreckled on Sep 9, 2008 - 9 answers

Is there an economical way for me to switch cell phone providers mid-contract?

Is there any economical way to switch cell phone providers without waiting months for my contract to expire? [more inside]
posted by lxs on Aug 27, 2008 - 9 answers

How to structure commission for non-sales employees?

What is a fair commission structure for non-sales people who bring in recurring work to a business when it's not covered by their initial employment contract? [more inside]
posted by quadog on Aug 13, 2008 - 6 answers

There is no sanity clause... but there is an indemnity one

"Hold harmless" vs. "indemnify" language in contracts? [more inside]
posted by cgs06 on Aug 5, 2008 - 4 answers

Keitai no koto ga wakaranai!

Please help a fellow gaijin make sense of Softbank mobile phone plans. [more inside]
posted by doctorpiorno on Jul 24, 2008 - 6 answers

Signing a contract over email?

What is the accepted procedure for signing a contract that will be sent back as an email attachment (.doc)? [more inside]
posted by bah213 on Jul 23, 2008 - 13 answers

Is this agreement legally binding?

I am about to lease a horse, with a 6-month option to buy. I am leasing him through a trainer who is acting as a go-between to another trainer who is representing the owner. Does this seem convoluted to anybody else...? [more inside]
posted by OolooKitty on Jul 11, 2008 - 11 answers

Will shoot for money!

Tips for finding well-paying photography gigs? [more inside]
posted by sixcolors on Jul 3, 2008 - 12 answers

How can my friend get the rights to sell mp3s?

Who can license music for download/sale? A friend came up with a wicked cool idea for selling music using the internet, but it can't be done through some affiliate mp3 link (like Amazon). We're just a couple of college guys, and we don't know any rockstars or label executives. [more inside]
posted by racecar on Jun 20, 2008 - 15 answers

What should I negotiate for the use of my song?

What should I negotiate for the use of my song on a compilation? [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Jun 19, 2008 - 8 answers

Can my employer enforce a contract I don't have?

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]
posted by anonymous on May 14, 2008 - 6 answers

My landlord is a slime bucket and I need to break my lease. What kind of repercussions might I face?

My landlord is a slime bucket and I need to break my lease. What kind of repercussions might I face? [more inside]
posted by Sloop John B on May 14, 2008 - 11 answers

Can you recommend a literary agent or attorney?

Can you recommend a literary agent or attorney? I'm in the US. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 13, 2008 - 4 answers

Invoice? Receipt? Help me bill my client properly.

I offered a client a preferred rate for a block of hours and they agreed, so I sent an invoice. Things went great and now they want more, how do I arrange this on paper? [more inside]
posted by Null Pointer and the Exceptions on May 6, 2008 - 3 answers

Selling surplus stock

How can I sell surplus stock in North America? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 6, 2008 - 6 answers

Should I send them the manuscript?

An agent is interested in my book but says that they only have an "optional" contract- authors can sign it or not, given their preference. Should I give them my book? [more inside]
posted by arnicae on Apr 13, 2008 - 15 answers

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