Arbitration Clauses in Employment Contracts

freelance articlesThe Federal Arbitration Act requires courts to enforce clauses in commercial contracts that require arbitration of disputes. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that transportation workers engaged in interstate commerce are exempt from the Act. For other types of workers, the effect of the Supreme Court ruling was to reaffirm the enforceability of mandatory arbitration provisions in agreements entered into by workers engaged in interstate commerce. Continue reading

Contracting with Subcontractors  
Audio – Part 1

For those of you who missed my recent speaking engagement to the INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS USA, I wanted to provide some of the key information that was addressed at that meeting. My topic was about the “Top 10 Contractual Legal Issues Faced When Using Subcontractors” and explored multiple legal issues encountered when using subcontractors for you business. Continue reading

Capped Commissions

freelance articlesAs a sales representative for a computer software company, Richard received an annual salary and sales commissions as determined by a compensation plan that was part of his contract. There was a specific formula for how commissions were to be calculated, but language in the plan gave the company broad authority to make a final decision about compensation and to change the plan at any time. Continue reading