A contract is a written agreement to help define the relationship between a business and an individual. Disputes can occur when one party breaches the terms of the contract, or if there is a disagreement regarding how it is worded.
Disputes with company contracts, non-compete agreements, and leasing contracts are among the most common. If you need legal assistance with matters like these, it’s best to seek help from an experienced California contract dispute attorney.
The exact terms of a non-compete agreement will vary from company to company. In general, a non-compete agreement ensures an employee will not work directly for a competitor during their time with the company or for a predetermined time after they leave.
Non-compete agreements protect businesses from having their trade secrets or sensitive company data exposed to the public.
In California, non-compete agreements are considered null and void. This is because the state has determined that it’s unlawful for employers to restrict a worker’s ability to secure employment in their field of expertise.
If your employer attempts to force you to sign this contract, you should contact a California contract dispute attorney so they can review the terms of the agreement.
Disputes with leases may occur for various reasons. The landlord may claim a tenant violated the terms of the contract if rent is left unpaid or if the property is vacated before the lease expires. Tenants may have grounds to dispute their lease if the property is in disrepair or violates health and safety regulations.
Other disputes can occur regarding pet and security deposits. Most state laws require landlords to provide tenants with their remaining deposit amount after any needed maintenance or repairs are complete. Pet deposits, however, are typically nonrefundable.
It’s important for individuals to review the details of a leasing agreement thoroughly before providing a signature.
A business contract is a formal written arrangement made between a supplier and a buyer of a particular product or service. Business contracts work to define a company’s relationship with contractors, suppliers, and customers. Valid business contracts should contain a detailed offer of services rendered or goods provided at a particular price point.
Additional details should include delivery timelines, the length of the contract, and provisions for recurring orders of goods or services.
Most states, including California, observe the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). This code stipulates that any exchange between buyers and sellers that lasts more than a full calendar year must be put into a written contract.
With more than four decades of collective experience, Mellor Law Firm knows how to protect your rights during contract disputes with individuals or other businesses.
If you believe you are subject to an unlawful written agreement, get in touch with us to speak with a reputable California contract dispute attorney. We will ensure you are properly represented and help you seek the compensation you deserve.