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Questions concerning contracts between a freelancer, agent and a client.

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Can I fire my client without being liable for legal fees down the road?

I am a freelance application developer. I currently have a client who I began working with in January. A contract was signed stating the project was to be completed in March and that mockups and full ...
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Charging for meetings/conference calls with a client

I am recently hired as a freelancer for a software dev company, which will potentially lead to a FT position. Question: Should I bill for the hours spent consulting with the client facing portion? I.E....
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Contract was fixed fee, now they want to cancel and are asking that I send them an invoice for hourly work completed.

A company asked me to send them a quote for a project, and very specifically asked for a fixed or flat fee. I specified the deliverables, broken down by category and provided a project cost, which ...
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What Discount to Give for A Retainer Contract

I'm a web developer from Dublin and a web development agency whom I used to work with as a normal employee has asked me to quote a day rate to them. However, they've asked for a discount as they want ...
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Do contract role recruiters generally work on an open percentage basis?

I'm looking at IT contracting roles at present, based on a day rate, for a set duration, usually between 3 to 12 months. At least here in the UK, these roles are only available through recruitment ...
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Advice writing my first SLA

I have been a web developer for quite a few years now, all my clients being acquaintances or similar. I now have a more formal client that I have recently created a website for. They are interested in ...
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Can I get sued if we didn't sign a contract?

I was hired to build a website for someone for $2500 - So I got a $1250 deposit and after 2 or 3 weeks things fell apart as they were rude and refused to corroborate. Now he threatened to sue, ...
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Client threatening to sue me

I have a client with a freelance website. We agreed on $125 to finish a project. He agreed to a contract as an hourly job. It was $3 per hour including the website's charge. So 41 hours per week would ...
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What's the best way to follow up on potential work from a client?

I am a web developer and a sales guy. I am confused about how to ask a potential client about moving forward on a project we've discussed, such as if it's been awarded to someone else or it's dumped ...
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Client thinks a certain feature is included in the price, but it isn't

My client hired me to build an iPhone app. The contract states that the app has to work on all iPhones that can run iOS8 or higher. He just sent me an email asking why he cannot install it on his iPad....
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Should one still be paid for troubleshooting when nothing was found?

I am looking to quote for a gig to troubleshoot and possibly repair some circuit boards, and this got me thinking: what if I can't find the problem, or the problem isn't there, how should I be ...
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Can I get paid for notice if my fixed term contract is not renewed?

I recently had a major client terminate their Service Level Agreement (SLA) with my company in Canada, and I'm trying to assess what rights as a contractor I have since my fixed term SLA has what ...
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Client wants to pay a percentage of revenue generated by website

I recently came in contact with one of my Dad's friends who is looking for a website. This guy gave my Dad a job when we first moved to California and has been a really good "family friend" ever since....
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“Verifying” employer's company

I've been contacted by someone who found my posting on job search website. They claim to be "overseas" (meaning EU/USA) company hiring people. For my region, pay is very good (actually, it is ...
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Client wants to hire a full time employee under my company/contract

So here's my situation. A client hired me for a part time job and we signed under my contract. Now they want me to go and find someone who can work full time on the same job I do. However I'm not sure ...
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What are the consequences of opting out of EAA Regulations in UK?

I am a contractor in UK with my own LTD company. After 4 years contracting I have been contacted by an Agent for a role. Apart of the usual stuff he has requested me two uncommon things: My NIN ...
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How do I estimate the cost of building an mobile app?

I know that there are other similar topics but I want to ask differently and I hope you answer differently too. I developed some apps and I have some experience. I created some apps as freelancer for ...
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How much cost can be charged for an hour in web development.?

I am a freelance web developer in India, charging between 250 and 300 rupees/hour for domestic clients. Now I have discussions ongoing regarding certain projects in the Middle East. How much can I ...
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Finder's fee (or percentage) for a 6 months contract

A person I know -- I could call him client or business associate, depending on the project --, who has more seniority than I do, was approached by a big institution looking for a consultatn-programmer ...
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Validity of a signed PDF (England)

An agency from the UK sent me an agreement as PDF with a signature in it. I wonder, is this legally enough? My field is of course still blank also. I remember a while ago somebody sent me a contract (...
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Charging interest or penalties for late payments in the state of Maryland

This probably varies from state to state. Does anybody who does IT contracting work in Maryland understand the best way to legally put a late payment clause in their contract? Net 15 / Net 30 ? .. ...
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Contract with agency

I'm a client and a digital agency (in the UK, I'm in Germany) will do some graphic designs for me. Which kind of contract is usually used for this? Who makes it? Which laws do apply for payment, ...
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Can a Canadian contractor work for a UK based company? Tips / input are welcome

I'm looking into a contract in IT (specifically software development), and the work would be done out of my home in Canada for a company based in the UK. My questions are: Is this arrangement ...
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Client willing to pay more…but I am refusing

I have a situation which is generally opposite case in most projects. I am working on a client project, which I estimated would complete in 2 months max. But even after 5-6 months, the project is ...
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Relicensing work

I'm developing a system for Company A, the code for this system is split in to two parts. Part 1 is a general use framework that I've created and licensed to Company A without charge, Part 2 is code ...
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Monthly Fee vs. One-Time Payment for a Large Project with Difficult Client

PROBLEM: A client of mine has asked me to prepare a quote for a rather large project that will take several months to complete. I've worked with this client on multiple projects in the past, and I ...
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How to balance milestone payments with 30-day terms?

I'm a web application developer in the UK and am looking to start out in freelancing. I'm in the progress of writing up a Terms of Engagement (ToE) and am making some decisions about how best to ...
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Should an agreement with software engineer contractor include a clause that the engineer is not liable of any company's losses?

I've got a job offer from the company in Ireland to work as an independent software engineer contractor (not an employee). The Agreement contains clauses that I indemnify the company from lots of (...
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Is it reasonable to leave full time job and do freelancing instead?

I have been doing part time freelancing for that last 3 years. I generally work 2-4 hours daily as freelancer. I have another full time job in professional company. Now some time I feel that I should ...
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Accepting a job outside of expertise

I was offered a contract to build a hybrid mobile app, but I've only ever done native development. Essentially, my question is this: Is it ethical to accept a contract if you will need to essentially ...
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Contract for a client in a different country

When I offer services, I generally use a contract template that I've used for all of my dealings. This handles payment terms (hourly rate or project rate, payment net 30, etc), deliverable terms, and ...
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How do you collect credit card payments online from your customers? [closed]

What are the easiest ways to collect payment online and i prefer a way to get the cheapest rates online as well, so i get to keep most of my hard earned money! Edit for more context - i am starting a ...
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Developing an app for someone but retaining ownership of source?

I've been asked to develop some apps for people and I was wondering what the common procedure is in relation to ownership of source. Ideally, I'd like to retain ownership of the source so I can reuse ...
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If I transfer the work to my friend without notify the client, is it ok?

I just wonder that if I got too many jobs which I can not handle at the same time, can I transfer some of them to my friend? if so, should I notify the client? of course I will make sure the finally ...
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Yet another question on potentially being sued

[In canada] A small company recently asked me over email if I could do some work related wordpress blog posting for one of their clients. I never signed anything, just said it would be about $200. We ...
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Client requires that I register as a business

I am drafting a contract with a potential client (French university) for a yearlong remote consulting job. When I wrote my own name and my personal bank account info on the contract, the admin from ...
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Do I risk anything if I shut down a product that hasn't been paid?

I have been working on a "big" advertising website for a known company in my country. The job wasn't much paid but interested so I did it. I also worked lot of overtime to build everything they needed,...
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Is it wise for a contractor to agree in writing to a recruiter's request that the recruiter may exclusively represent them for a specific role?

I am presently looking for IT contracting roles, and since I am in the UK, this means I am obliged to make use of a recruiter. I am not particularly price-sensitive when it comes to a daily rate, and ...
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Can a contractor generally terminate a day-rate contract with no consequences?

I am considering starting out in IT freelancing by taking some day-rate contracts via recruiters. As I understand it, the recruiter is paid an additional fee for the duration of the contract, on an ...
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Consulting Contracts

So I started working with a new client on a web application starting this summer. Verbal agreements, nothing on paper. Did a few pages for them until they started asking for things outside of scope. ...
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How do I ensure payment on international projects?

I was recently contacted by a small design studio in Canada to do some freelance design. I live in Nebraska, which they said is not an issue to work with them. What is the best way to ensure payment ...
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Client is being extremely slow with final payments

I have a contract with a local, small town that calls for a 50% payment in advance and full payment on completion after inspection. The inspection was done 2 months ago and I have still not been paid ...
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Freelance job sites? Good or bad?

I've recently made the jump from a commercial full stack developer to a freelance full stack developer, I notice a lot of stigma attached to job sites. I'm using these job sites quite frequently ...
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Company registration when working in many EU countries?

Normally, if you work in single EU country as contractor, you are treated like its tax resident and you are required to register company there. (This at least apply to Germany in Poland, where you are ...
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How do freelance web developers approach security and liability?

Liability How can clients expect small teams and individuals to be liable for a security breach when the news is filled with governments/corporations with huge ITSec budgets getting hacked? We're ...
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Am I charging my client too much for my SLA - Service level agreement?

So I have secured a project worth 6 figures for an employee management system that will manage his employees for 4 of his companies. This employee management system will integrate a biometric hardware ...
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Contract that stipulates “take new project from me any time I send it”?

As far as I understood, Retainer Contract is signed only when a client does not need you any more, but he wants to reserve a portion of your monthly time. so he pays for the reservation. Is there a ...
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Contracts involving clients in the adult industry

I've recently been asked to make a website for an escort service, I was wondering if anyone personally has any rules involving any websites or freelance work involved in the adult industry. I'm ...
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He doesn't have the budget, do I return the deposit?

I've recently acquired a client from one of the more well known freelancing websites that has an Escrow service, inside that Escrow service is currently a deposit for my time, equal to one hour of my ...
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Got a contract, but the code isn't the best, how do I proceed?

I've recently gotten a contract for me to integrate an API with an AngularJS frontend, I'm quite new to freelancing and I've only got roughly two projects under my belt, all be it larger than normal, ...