Which state’s law matters for employment contract questions?
I recently learned that one of my LinkedIn answers in Employment and Labor Law [no longer available at LinkedIn because this feature was discontinued] was selected as the Best Answer. The question and my answer are reproduced below.
Question: Which state law matters for employment contract questions (for the CEO of a firm), the law of the state of incorporation or the law of the state where the headquarters are located? (more…)
Foreign Suppliers Beware: Five Contract “Gotchas” when Adapting Your Agreements
A couple of months ago, I posted International Business and Agreements: Learning about Legal Culture. This is a follow-up that discusses certain common problems when foreign suppliers bring their standard-form agreements to the U.S.
Filling in Gaps
During the past several years, I have helped quite a few foreign technology suppliers adapt their standard-form agreements for use in the U.S. The agreements that they use back home (translated to English, as required) are quaint by U.S. standards. There is a lot of white space, and fonts tend to be large. Furthermore, while the agreements specify business terms in detail, they address many legal provisions in a cursory fashion or not at all. (more…)
Limiting Liability when You are the One Being Paid
From time to time, I answer questions – typically about the law or about startups – on LinkedIn. Recently I answered the following question:
What is the best way [in a contract] to limit liability when you’re the party receiving payment?
I believe the answer will be helpful to any supplier of goods or services, so I am reproducing it here in slightly edited form.