I'm a coder, with skills in python, ruby, rails, java, etc. I've recently started getting offers for (and accepting) short-term contract work in addition to my longer-term dayjob contract. However, I'm unsure what the going rate is for the work I do - how much should I charge on a per-hourly basis? How does this vary with respect to the length of the contract (eg, a day, a week, a month, six months)? [more inside]
How do I be fair to myself and the guy whose car I'm buying, when the actual title transaction will be taking place mostly between banks in another state? Contract/time of delivery/protecting of interests question. [more inside]
how can I keep my cell phone number cheaply while spending time abroad? [more inside]
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]
Scoobie Doo endorses Mac&Cheese by allowing his likeness to appear on the box. Question- how do his master and the folks at Kraft decide on his price? [more inside]
Signing a US contract with an "Incorporation by Reference" clause - please help me! [more inside]
Can anyone suggest a good way to get out of my contract with Sprint while avoiding the early termination fees? [more inside]
My landlord is trying to force me out of my lease. What are my legal options? [more inside]
I'm looking for software that will help me finish contracts and proposals faster. Preferably free, but if the software is good, I'm down for making my frugal employer pay. Lil' help? [more inside]
Please help me resolve this mess I made for myself at work. [more inside]
Do any US cellphone providers offer multiple SIMs for a single phone line? [more inside]
I need to write a simple, simple contract between myself and a freelance artist. [more inside]
Inspired by this question: How can I find an attorney specializing in home renovation contracts in the San Francisco bay area? [more inside]
what should a nonoffensive nondisclosure agreement look like and how do I ask them to sign it? [more inside]
I want to buy a game account online from someone else that I do not know. To make sure I don't get scammed, is there some sort of legal contract online that we can create and sign ourselves?
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]
What's the procedure for choosing a videography company? [more inside]
How much is the Temp Agency that I work for getting paid for my services? [more inside]
We signed a lease (2 copies) on a new apartment in NYC, at our broker's office. The 2 copies were sent to the management company. As promised, the management company sent one of the copies back to us about a week later. It's got our original signatures, but the landlord didn't sign it! The line for the landlord's signature is empty. Doesn't this mean that we're bound to the terms of the contract, but the landlord is not? It seems very wrong. Is it normal? Should we demand a copy of the lease with the signatures of both parties on it?
Seeking Sample Freelance Contract Suitable for Filling-in-the-Blanking. A few weeks ago I posted this and got all kinds of good advice and cheerleading (thanks to all!). It worked- I had a great time chatting up Mr. Big and they agreed to pay me what I- with bated breath- asked for. Now I need to find a contract to make it legal and am hoping one of you has a sample or suggestions on where to find one. [more inside]
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. [more inside]
I have a client who commissioned some web work from me and then dropped the bombshell when I had completed the project that they didn’t have the funds in place to pay me fully until they’ve sold more advertising on it. What can I do? [more inside]
Will budgeting help? [more inside]
When referring to T-Mobile, is contract termination the same as service termination? [more inside]
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)?
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]
A friend of mine (really) recently found an opportunity to move to a different team within our company—certainly a promotion for him. Word got down to his existing management, and they said they would "block" him from moving, because they need him for an event later this year. Is that legal, and what can he do? [more inside]
ClaimsCourtFilter: A web design client of ours had a verbal contract with us, approved both the design and the logo, and then reneged due to a "misunderstanding," after most of the work had been completed. [more inside]
ContractFilter: My friend had a contract for a superbowl party at a bar in Chicago. Nowhere on the contract does it say that the bar can cancel this contract at will. [more inside]
Is it unreasonable to put a lawyer on a budget? [more inside]
California Law Filter: how binding is a Section 1542 Waiver? [more inside]
Is there a competent, reliable hardware service company in the L.A. area that can maintain my computers and office equipment? [more inside]
Inexpensive Web/Teleconference service with audio recording capabilities? [more inside]
Verizon Wireless extended my contract without my knowledge or consent when I changed my service plan a few months ago. I explicity ask Verizon each time I make a change to my account whether or not the change would extend my contract, and the customer rep must have said no, or else I would not have agreed. What are my options?
Large projects that run over budget and the contractors get paid instead of eating the extra costs. Why? [more inside]
Where can I find a good contractor to design/build/bling/update my promotional MySpace pages? [more inside]
What kind of a contract does a band need to sign in case their music is used in a low budget (indie) film?
What kind of a contract does a band need to sign in case their music is used in a low budget (indie) film? [more inside]
Can someone be added to the rent contract without extending its term? [more inside]
Where can I find a software engineering telecommuting contracts? [more inside]
Through a mutual friend, I've been approached to develop the back end of a website. My compensation for my work will be a percentage of the profits this website brings in. I have no idea what percentage to ask for, or what's fair. [more inside]
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. [more inside]
I need to come up with an hourly rate for a contract programming job, and have no idea where to start. [more inside]
I have been, for some time now, looking for a space for my retail store. I had to sign a contract with a broker, since in the area I was looking you can only have one broker working for you. I have seen a few spaces and have been in contract talks with one of them, but that fell through (not because of the broker). I also asked the broker about a SPECIFIC space, but they said everything was taken and nothing was available there. Later I called myself and found out more information, and soon contacted a landlord willing to lease me a space. I like my broker and think they tried their best, but I need to break the contract so I can go on and deal with this space myself. It is no problem to cancel the contract I just need to send a letter. I guess my question is, how can I let my broker go, without harboring or sending any bad feelings?
3 people sharing a flat: How are contracts to 3 separate people enforced? (UK) [more inside]
My father is an independent consultant, and works for $900/day in the formulated food business. What rate should he charge for travel time (per day) when he travels coast-to-coast for an assignment? [more inside]
Assuming denomination of currency was not specified in the contract, could someone hold the terms of a contract unfulfilled because the denomination of currency was inconvenient and/or costly to process? [more inside]
First-time landlord questions inside. [more inside]
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.
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]
Two-part question about non-compete contracts... [more inside]