Ohio businesses spend a great deal of time and effort generating business and creating goodwill with their customers. Likewise, employees of such businesses are the ones who make this possible. Depending upon the type of business and customer relationships, the business may ask employees to sign a noncompetition agreement. This type of agreement is often at the center of employment contract disputes when the employer/employee relationship comes to an end.
Contract disputes are common business conflicts resolved in the Ohio courts. Such disputes may involve the smallest businesses to the largest giants of an industry. In such matters, the parties often claim that the other side caused a breach of contract and the incurring of damages. One of the most voluminous sources of contract disputes is the construction industry.
Employees are often the heart and soul of an Ohio-based company. When a customer calls or visits the place of business, the employees are usually the ones that take care of the customer. In addition to taking care of the customer, though, employees are responsible for taking care of the business. When either of these concerns is called into question, company owners or management may begin questioning the value of the employee. This can lead to possible employment contract disputes.
Location is a vital component of almost every Ohio business. In some cases, the business purchases the property; in other cases, the business leases the property. Regardless, for many businesses, this location is essential to its ability to conduct business and make a profit. In the case of a lease, it is possible that a breach of contract on the part of the lessor or the lessee can have a substantial impact upon the business.
Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck continues to line many bookshelves in Ohio and throughout the nation. Although the author has been deceased since 1968, his work continues to be a hot topic of conversation in literary circles, and apparently, in some courtrooms as well. His son, Thom and the daughter of his third wife are currently battling it out over ownership of Steinbeck's writings and a breach of contract.
When it comes to bidding on an employment contract, businesses in Ohio and elsewhere often have to compete with rivals. While in many cases the job may go to the lowest bidder, a company could decide to enlist the services of the another party instead. Should the previous business believe that this decision is unlawful, intense contract disputes may ensue.
Employees are perhaps the most important component of most Ohio businesses. They are the ones who interact with the public, represent the company and drive the day-to-day business operations. However, at times, the contribution of employees to the overall company welfare is not recognized and employee contract disputes become a possibility.
Customer service and the image that a company presents to the community are an integral part of an Ohio business marketing plan. Word of mouth and goodwill go a long way in overcoming obstacles and attracting customers. Even in the health care industry, the service provided to the patients and the image of the health care provider or hospital is paramount. Contract disputes can easily have a negative impact upon the business.
Football and Wi-Fi -- these two seem to go together these days. While attending a football game, many Ohio fans enjoy taking pictures and posting comments on-line. This allows them to see who else may be at the game and meet up with friends. In addition, some fans enjoy keeping up with the scores of other games while attending one. Several years ago, Ohio State recognized the need to provide Wi-Fi service for its fans; they did not realize that this endeavor would result in contract disputes over the coming years.
Like everywhere else in the country, Cleveland relies on private contractors for many of its projects. In many cases, everything goes according to plan, but in others, contract disputes arise. If the city and the contractor are unable to come to an agreement outside the courts, a lawsuit could result.