Questions tagged [contracts]

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

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How would a contract look like for allowing developers to reuse source code in other projects?

Say you get hired to build a company some software. The company wants the source code, but it is OK with you reusing the source code in your other projects. What kind of terms should be included in ...
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How to formulate contract for component to be paid on a “per product sold” basis

I am planning to develop a part of a software running on a hardware+software product. The idea is to be paid about 10% of every item sold on a free contract basis (no corporation creation). I would ...
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Exclusivity of work

If the client owns the code and IP for the work I'm doing for them, does this automatically grant them an exclusive license? Can I resell the solution or part of it to other clients?
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Can a software development contract have a minimum term stipulation?

Can a software development contract have a minimum term stipulation? Say, can a 'minimum' one year term after, say, one month of acceptable work be included in the contract? I'm interested to hear ...
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What are simple ways to have a remote client endorse an agreement?

I have quite simple contract terms so far. I don't expect that any legal actions are possible (the money is not that big and we're always around the globe). It's more for the client to be aware what ...
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Setting Rates - What ratio should I use for my Hourly : Daily rates?

In Brief: I have a short-term, part-time software consulting contract (200-300hrs over 2-3months) for which the client has specified hourly and daily rates. What is a typical ratio between hourly : ...
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Providing a Solution - Best Contract Form?

Our company, a small team, may be providing a software solution to a larger client. The solution, a website, resides entirely on our servers and is branded for our customer. We have total ownership of ...
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How to Respond To Casual Agreement

This is part of a conversation from a help forum Asker: Anyone got any idea how I should approach this challenge? Responder: This is quite complex but I should be able to solve the problem. I’ll ...
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Can/Should I provide engineering services with a PO and no contract?

I have been hired by a client with a PO but no contract. Do I need to put a contract together to protect myself as an engineer?
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Freelancers, do you have any advice when clients cancel the project?

I joined a website design project for a client. I asked him to deposit 50% of the project's money. I sent draft designs; they were almost complete. Suddenly, the client said he met a financial ...
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Is it ethical to close a project where there is no output without any pay

I wanted to get some processing work done so I hired a freelancer for the same Before the contract started, I clearly mentioned 8 key things I want the code to do. I deposited the contract amount in ...
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Signed Contract Unpaid Client just won pitch product @ Major TV Show

I have an unpaid signed contract from last year that still bothers me a bit. I recently found out that this person has won a contest to pitch the product on TV. As I understand, financially, the ...
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Contracts for clients in different jurisdictions

There are many contract templates out there for software development freelancers. However, most are written for the US jurisdiction, and are worded so as to be enforceable in a US court of law. Now, ...
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How do I calculate NET amount after taxes for the contract job taken in Toronto in year of 2016?

How do I calculate NET amount after taxes for the contract job taken in Toronto in year of 2016? Let's say, for example, I did my job for 50 CAD/hour before any taxes. I am residing in Toronto since ...
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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 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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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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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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What is a ballpark daily rate for a senior freelance front-end developer in NY?

I live in London, and prices vary from £300 up to £500+. Can anybody tell me what are the rates in New York? Thanks!
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How can I secure my payment with remote work client?

I am planning to work with a remote client. The only way to communicate with my client is by a phone call or message. In order to secure my payment term, I am thinking of creating a contract which ...
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How to charge complex development environment as a freelancer?

A project manager (client owner) hired me to work on his project w/o a signed contract. I gave him a quote about certains tasks. I started working on the project and it turns out the environment (...
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Agreeing a cost before sending a proposal + contract

Is it acceptable to agree a quote first before going to the effort of typing up a proposal and sending a contract? I often find myself typing up a proposal only to end up losing out on the work to a ...
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Declining freelance job after already accepting

Yesterday I met with a potential SEO client. We verbally settled on a price and both walked away happy, but now I'm having some serious second thoughts. I don't think that I can meet the promised ...
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Samples of legal contracts for contractors (freelancers) [duplicate]

Is there a good resource where I could find a quality contract sample which I can use for my clients? Ideally it would be a contract for IT expert, not plumber (since I found many contracts like that)...
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An unusual request

I have been in contact with a prospect that is asking an unusual request. We started communicating through text and email, and after I gave him an estimate he accepted which was great. But before ...
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How do I tell a client that our contract isn't being upheld?

Back in March a friend of mine reached out to me for graphic design work for a crowdfunded project him and a small team were working on. Because I had worked with him in the past on some projects I ...
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Weekly pricing, help with structure of deal

I'm trying to structure a deal for my consultancy and would like the opinion of others about whether the following is a standard approach: I'm thinking of doing billing weekly with bi-weekly ...
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What to do once the project goes live?

I'm looking for advice on the best way to service my client once their project goes live while avoiding any potential pitfalls. The product is a custom software solution that is cloud hosted. During ...
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Convince client not to want my software

I'm the primary author of an open-source software program. I was contacted by a client who wished to contract me to add a (major) feature to the program so that it could be used in their company's ...
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What to do If I suggested and implemented wrong infrastructure for a client

I'm an IT freelancer in Italy, with experience in software development, web design and recently system administration. Around three months ago I got a new client to work for and signed contract to ...
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How to grant a license to others to use your app

To my understanding, a person must always have a license to use an app. If I get a contract to build a small, simple app, must I still explicitly give a license or is it implied when I send the ...
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Possible to challenge contractual invoice time limit?

I recently did a job for a large organization. The job was not a long-term one, so the terms were that I would complete the work and then submit my invoice after completion of work. I was fine with ...
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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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Calculating 1099 hourly rate based on a w2

I've been on a w2 pretty much forever, but am negotiating with a company that wants me to work on a contract-to-hire 1099 basis. Is there a straightforward way to calculate what my 1099 hourly rate ...
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Site created for agency…can I show it in my portfolio?

Previously my agency have created few websites for a marketing agency. They put their site link on these sites: "Site by " Can we put these sites created, in my agency portfolio? There is no NDA ...
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Maintenance contract as a Full-Stack developer with big company

I know the question have been debated here, but I didn't quite find a lot of informations about developement (most was about CMS aka WordPress, Drupal) So I did a mission of about 3 months with a big ...
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Best alternative to get revenue from a mobile application

An acquaintance has asked me to create a Mobile Application for his business. There are two alternatives to get revenue from the application. Get paid one time OR Get a certain percentage of ...
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Should I add in the contract that all communication hours are billable hours?

Should I add in the contract that all communication hours (emails, answering questions) are billable hours? Is this standard?
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Consulting contract (Developer) - Indemnification

I was offered to sign a contract for Consultant/Developer position working remotely for company in United Arab Emirates. Contract contains Indemnification paragraph that looks strange to me. Since it'...
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Doing business in Australia as freelancer located overseas but with the Australian Permanent Residency

I am a French Citizen with the Australian Permanent Residency. I am currently in Australia but I am moving back to France in a month for family reasons. My company is proposing me to keep working for ...
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Can I sue my client for not paying?

So, I got a client through Freelancer about a year and a half ago who was not willing to pay me on the site because he said he had an accountant and company process that didn't allow that, but he was ...
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Unexpected additional work

I have a client that asked me to write code for them. Specifically (from the contract): The Client is hiring the Developer to do the following: Point a form to send a user entered text field to ...
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Can you still charge a person money if you used a trial version of a software?

I am brand new at this. I'm making a person a website and I'm currently prototyping. I'm planning on using Balsamiq and have installed their free trial. I red through the licence agreement to the best ...

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