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Government shutdown affects business contracts

When you're contracted to work for another company, you expect to get paid. That's a problem that is faced by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents at Punta Gorda Airport (PGD). The government has already shut down once, and if there is a shutdown again, it could mean that these agents are again working without pay.

Be wary of ballpark estimates in a contract

If you consider signing a contract that does not really specify the financial details, instead giving you a ballpark estimate that may or may not be accurate, you need to be concerned. Take the time to look over the details and don't sign anything until you really understand what you're agreeing to.

If someone else breaks a contract, do you have any obligations?

You and a supposed business partner sign a contract. Your companies agree to work with one another. Perhaps you're buying parts for a specific product that you make and sell, and the other company is the supplier. You agree to pay X amount for monthly shipments of the parts that you need.

For home repairs, use contracts, not assumptions

When many people hire contractors to make home repairs and improvements, they just assume that the job will be done in a specific way. This may work out, but the problem arises when the contractor has different assumptions and the two do not agree on the scope of the project.

Why to write out a contrac rather than using a handshake deal

It can feel a bit awkward to ask someone for a written contract when they just want to shake hands and call it good. However, the reality is that handshake deals can be very problematic. You absolutely want to get that contract on paper.

Exploring the issue of changing employment contracts

When you are offered employment in Miami, you will be required to sign an employment contract. If you are not presented with a contract before your first day on the job, you should walk away immediately. Only a contract will protect you when there are issues with your employment status. With that said, let's explore the issue of changing employment contracts.

Tips for legally breaking an employment contract

Almost every job in Florida and through the country is considered employment at will. This means that both the employer and the employee can terminate the terms of employment at any time, often without warning, and will be free of any legal repercussions. Now, there are situations where the employer must give some sort of reason for termination and it must not be discriminatory. Here's how you can legally break an employment contract.

How can you get out of a real-estate agreement?

There are times when a real estate deal simply won't be the deal you thought it was. You may have decided to purchase a home, had an inspection and found there were problems you don't want to fix. Perhaps you entered into a contract and simply want to back out. In either case, there are some things you can do.

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