This might be a stupid question, but I want to cover all my bases, after all, that's the whole point of having a contract, right?
I've prepared a contract for my freelance work. When I approach a company, and they send someone over to sign a contract, how do I know that that person is actually authorized to sign it?
For example, Company X can send over the janitor, and he unknowingly signed the contract on behalf of Company X. Let's say I did some work for Company X and after a while I demand payment, only to find that they deny ever having entered into a contract with me. And when I show Company X the contract, they said it was void because the janitor was not authorized to sign.
How do I avoid this situation from occurring? Is there a clause I must put into the contract?