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Arbitration clauses for Contractors – How to settle disputes easily

Arbitration clauses for Contractors may not sound like a match made in heaven, but the truth is that these contract agreements make life much easier in the event of disputes. Contracting is a trade that is fraught with difficulties when it comes to disputes arising during handover to your client. As a Contractor, you will …

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Arbitration clauses for landscapers – Protect your trading contracts

Arbitration clauses for landscapers will help ensure that your trading agreements are protected and an even better way to ensure that you are paid for your work. Landscaping is a trade that can often give rise to disputes. You may find a diseased tree that keels over, or neighbours may claim that their property has …

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Arbitration clauses for electricians – Protect your trading contracts

Arbitration clauses for electricians are a great way to ensure that your trade agreements are protected and an even better way to ensure that you are paid for your work. Electricians are typically very busy tradespeople and many often find that they end up chasing their own tails when chasing up amounts of money that …

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Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations demand an arbitration program for moving goods across state lines

As a trucker, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations demand that you have an arbitration program in place for shippers to resolve disputes about property loss and damages and delivery payment. In simple terms, if you have an arbitration program in place, you can put your mind at rest and get your eyes back on the …

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Arbitration clauses are protected under the Federal Arbitration Act

Arbitration clauses are protected under the Federal Arbitration act. The US Supreme Court confirmed this authority in the decision in 2011 in the case entitled AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion. The Supreme Court held that the Federal Arbitration Act preempted California law that, in certain circumstances, arbitration clauses in customer agreements are unenforceable.  The Supreme …

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Protect Accounts Receivable

How to protect accounts receivable

The secret to a thriving business is to make sure that you protect your accounts receivable to boost cash flow allowing for more sales and growth.  Even with steady sales, businesses that do not protect their accounts receivable could find themselves in trouble if they do not have enough liquidity in their ecosystem. According to …

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Online arbitration for Freelancers – Get paid on time, every time

Online arbitration for freelancers is a great way for freelancers to protect their income by legally stating the terms and conditions for payment for services rendered. The freelance working model can be very rewarding and can restore work-life balance for those who truly have a passion for their area of expertise. What is not so …

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I’ve got a Form Agreement and I need to update it. Where Do I Start?

One of the likely unforeseen challenges of owning a business is the need for a form agreement between you and your customers.    Do you hire a lawyer? Do you find one on the internet?  Do you buy a premade form?   The answer depends on your needs and your pocketbook.   But, there are some things …

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Tips to run a successful business

Running a successful business requires hard work and dedication. Yet, there are some easy wins that require just a little bit of forward-thinking.  Every successful business owner will tell you that running your operation requires more than just a business plan. To have long term success, you should take every possible precaution to ensure that …

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Do moving companies need an arbitration clause?

The definitive answer is yes, moving companies need arbitration clauses; the US Department Of Transportation stipulates that by Federal Law, every moving company must be signed up to an arbitration program if they are involved in interstate shipments of household goods. The DOT instituted this law (49 CFR 375.211) to reduce pressure on the US …

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