Your Rights When a Competitor Wrongfully Interferes with Your Business Agreement Suppose that you work really hard to get a contract with a new customer. That customer has other agreements for different products with another vendor. That other … [Read more...]
How Does the Uniform Commercial Code Apply to the Law of Contracts?
When Does the UCC Apply? | What Types of Issues Does the UCC Regulate? As long as humans have engaged in commerce, contracts have existed, in some form or other. For centuries, the rules governing contracts were handed down by judges, compiled in … [Read more...]
Non-Compete Agreements in New Jersey
Are They Valid? What Are the Legal Standards for Enforceability? You've worked hard to build your business from scratch. You have key employees, who have been essential to the growth and success of your business, but you worry that they may take … [Read more...]
Is an Oral Contract Enforceable?
When Must a Contract Be in Writing to Be Valid? In business, there's much that gets done verbally, either on the phone or in meetings. Can you enforce a contract that has never been put in writing? What are the circumstances, if any, where an … [Read more...]
When Can an Employment Contract Be Implied?
What Factors Will Cause Employment to No Longer Be "At Will"? In New Jersey, as in almost every state, employment is generally considered to be at will. That means that either the employee or the employer may end the relationship at any time and for … [Read more...]
When Is an Offer Not an Offer?
What Is Required Before an Offer Can Be Accepted? In the business world, it's common for vendors, customers, manufacturers, and service providers to have ongoing conversations related to business transactions. Some of those conversations may be … [Read more...]
Different Ways to Breach a Contract
Remedies Can Vary Based on the Type of Breach If you’re in business, there’s a good chance you’re involved with contracts on a regular basis. There’s also a strong likelihood that you’ve had another party to a contract fail to honor the terms of the … [Read more...]
The Requirements of a Valid Contract Offer
What Elements Must Be Present? When Is an Apparent Offer Not an Offer In an earlier blog, we looked at the requirements of a valid and enforceable contract, noting that the first thing that must be shown is the existence of a mutual agreement—an … [Read more...]
Are Oral Business Agreements Enforceable?
Can a Contract Be Voided Because It’s Not in Writing? In the business world, much is done conversationally. You may talk with vendors and suppliers on the phone, or stop by a customer’s place of business to discuss your products. What happens if you … [Read more...]
Is Your Business Contract Enforceable in Court?
The Requirements of a Valid Business Agreement When you own or operate a business, you enter agreements every day, with customers, vendors, suppliers, and others. You need to know that the contracts that govern your business dealings are enforceable … [Read more...]