If you are a small business owner, you are probably surrounded by more contracts than you realize. Between clients, customers, vendors, contractors, loans and purchase agreements, you have likely signed on the dotted line more than a few times. Unfortunately, you have also likely had to deal with other party not holding up their end of the bargain. So when does it reach a point where you can actually do something about it?
Businesses in Colorado negotiate contracts every day. It is hoped that through these negotiations the parties can reach an agreement that they are both satisfied with. However, negotiating the details of a contract can be a complex endeavor, as both parties want to secure some sort of benefit from the agreement and neither party wants to see their rights or interests violated.
Contracts between subcontractors and suppliers in Denver are often entered into with general contractors, who then contract with the property owner to complete a construction project. All these parties have a stake in the work being done per the terms of the contract. Therefore, if a subcontractor or supplier is not paid per the terms of the contract, they may pursue a mechanic's lien.
When a person in Colorado starts a new job, it can be an exciting time. However, after being hired or during the course of employment, a worker may be faced with signing a non-compete agreement, stating that the worker will not work for a competing business if they leave the employment of their current employer. This can be very limiting on a worker, and for this reason, Colorado law has addressed the issue of non-compete agreements.
Buying a house is an exciting event for many people in Denver, whether they plan to "flip" it or to live there for many years to come. However, one should not rush through the home buying process. One important part of the home buying process that requires careful thought and scrutiny is the drafting of the real estate purchase contract.
Contracts often form the backbone of a successful business, and many people in Denver rely on contracts every day to keep their business viable. The exchange of money, goods and services sometimes requires some intense negotiations, but the end goal is to form a legally binding agreement.
Businesses enter into contracts every day. Some contracts involve goods, while others involve services. Contracts are not limited to the manufacturing industry, sales industry or any other industry for that matter. Any business in Denver will likely find itself one day needing to draft a contract. Therefore, it is important to have a basic understanding of how a contract is formed.
People in Denver's business world enter into contracts every day. Some of these may be standard contracts, such as sale contracts or employment contracts. However, even a standard contract can involve a lot of negotiating before the parties come to an agreement. It is important, then, to have a basic understanding of how contracts are formed.
These days, business agreements in Colorado are often cemented not just by a smile and a handshake, but in a written contract. This contract will (hopefully) address all the parties agree to. This will include who will do what, for whom and by when. A well-drafted contract will also address any contingencies that may arise. With so much at stake, it is important that a person is represented by an attorney during contract negotiations.
A non-compete agreement is a contract where an employee agrees that, if the employee leaves their job, they will not work in the same occupation for a different employer (usually a competitor) for a certain period of time. These agreements help employers protect their interests from competitors. However, are such agreements allowed under Colorado law?