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Contract Disputes Archives

What does "termination for convenience" mean?

As a contractor in Miami, you rely heavily on the promise that your clients will fulfill their financial obligations to you upon the completion of your services. Your contractual agreements with them provide you with the protection and security of knowing that as long as you fulfill your duties, they are legally bound to complete theirs. Yet what if one simply shows up amid the project and tells you that it is cancelling your contract? Can a client legally do that? 

Why might you want to have employees sign a noncompete?

Competition is a normal part of the trade for your business and other Florida companies. When you are thinking about including a noncompete clause in your potential employees’ contracts, it is not to limit their ability to work in the future. The purpose of a noncompete is mainly to protect your company’s secrets and business operations, as well as to keep an oversaturation of competition from weakening your brand.

How can I avoid contract disputes?

If you’re at the helm of a business in Miami, you know that contract disputes can be extremely harmful to your overall success. While legal help is highly beneficial to avoiding disputes, there are also steps you can take to ensure that any official documents are compliant to the law and legally binding.

Detailing the different types of contract consideration

As contract disputes in Miami arise, it is important that you understand the basics of contract law in order to defend your claims. Many of those that we here at Welbaum Guernsey Hingston Gregory and Black, LLP have worked with in the past do not comprehend the basic element of contract consideration. You definitely should, given that this promise maybe what determines a contract to be enforceable.

Common causes of contract disputes in the construction industry

With so many factors involved in construction, it's inherent that there will be disputes between contractors and employers, or other involved parties. The most frequent contestations arise from issues with the contract. It's important to know the common causes of contract disputes so you can avoid them and recognize when litigation is necessary.

Specific performance of a contract: what does it mean?

If you enter into a business contract with another entity and some kind of dispute arises involving a breach of that agreement, the dispute may end up being litigated in court. Sometimes in cases like these, a judge may order one party to pay the other damages to compensate for the breach of contract. However, not all cases involve matters that have monetary values that can be easily assessed. If yours is one such case, the judge may order specific performance of the contract. That means that the party who breached the contract must actually take whatever action the agreement required them to do.

Do your employment contracts threaten whistleblowers?

Protecting private company information, including trade secrets, client lists and other intellectual property may be the goal when you are drafting your employment contracts in Florida, particularly when you are considering what an employee may do with the information after leaving the company. According to Reuters, it is essential that the language you use is designed to promote confidentiality without discouraging employees from exercising their rights and responsibilities under state and federal laws.

Donald Trump's Dangling Construction Contract Disputes

A Florida judge has ordered presidential candidate Donald Trump to pay a worker nearly $300,000 for a (heretofore) unpaid paint job at his Miami golf resort. According to USA today, this is just one of more than 3,500 legal actions involving Trump in the last the last three decades. And it is by no means unrepresentative--Trump is frequently engaged in contract disputes with all sorts of workers he and his companies hire to perform construction assignments.

Protecting contracts from changes in precedent

Business law has many complexities that may present challenges for you and your company as you draft contracts. Failing to adhere to the terms of an agreement has the potential to spark serious litigation that may damage your business. At Welbaum Guernsey, we often answer contractual questions about federal and state laws, as well as legal precedent.

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