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Ohio TV channel pulled while contract disputes continue

Ohio WJW Channel 8 viewers may be feeling quite frustrated since losing access to their favorite station. There is currently no information regarding when (or if) the station will return to service. The situation involves contract disputes between Tribune Media, the parent company of WJW Channel 8, and Spectrum.

Employment contract disputes can affect company

Employees can make or break a company. Good employees can attract new customers, produce results and generate income for the company and its owners. On the other hand, other employees can have a negative impact on the company, its reputation and its bottom line. Employment contracts are sometimes used in an effort to retain good employees and protect the company against the damage that some employees can cause. Still, even with employment contracts in place, Ohio companies can find themselves at the center of employment contract disputes.

Contract disputes may require legal remedy

Companies often must depend upon each other in order to be successful. One company often supplies needed resources to another Ohio company. This relationship may be established through a hand-shake, verbal agreement or even a written contract, and without this relationship, it may not be possible for one of the companies to succeed. Thus, when there are problems that may lead to the dissolution of the relationship, contract disputes may arise.

Solid contracts do not always prevent contract disputes

Hiring a new employee is often a leap of faith. An Ohio employer may not know how closely the new hire will compare to the outstanding resume and references presented during the hiring process. Nevertheless, the employer may offer the candidate a job. However, when is it appropriate to include an employment contract, and how can one avoid contract disputes that may arise in the future?

Early contract termination can lead to contract disputes

At some point in time, most Ohio contracts come to an end. This can be because the contract has been fulfilled or one or both parties decide to terminate the contract. When the contract comes to an end due to termination by one or both parties, it is likely that a variety of contract disputes are the root cause and will play a role in what happens going forward.

What is a breach of contract?

Contracts are a common part of doing business. Ohio businesses use them in the sale and purchase of products, in the employment of individuals and in many other instances. The purpose of the contract typically is to establish the specific terms of the individuals' or businesses' agreement. When the terms of such an agreement are not met, then it is possible that a breach of contract has occurred.

Breach of contract can occur when employee changes companies

Companies often spend considerable time and money searching for and training employees and managers. The Ohio based company goes to this expense in anticipation of the individual remaining loyal to the company and working with the company for at least a certain time period. In some instances, this time period is spelled out in contract form, and if the individual decides to leave prior to this contract expiring, a breach of contract may occur.

Contract disputes can affect company production

Businesses often rely upon vendors to supply necessary parts to produce the end product. While the Ohio business and the vendor may be physically thousands of miles apart, they still have a working relationship and often a contractual obligation with each other. Most of the time things go smoothly and both parties uphold their end of the agreement; however, there are times when there are contract disputes and the company needs legal clarification and/or assistance to remedy the situation.

Employment contract disputes and expectations

Employees are an important part of the Ohio business. They often have the talent and expertise needed to allow the company to continue to grow and thrive. After investing time and money in locating and training the desired individual, the company wants to ensure that the working relationship will be a smooth one. In order to avoid potential problems down the road, such as employment contract disputes, employers and employees often enter into an employment contract.

Breach of contract dispute goes before jury

At some point in time, it may be necessary for an Ohio business to hire another company to perform tasks for the business. In some cases, this may be a short-term assignment that is handled by a simple phone call and payment for work completed. In other cases, it may be a more involved assignment, and the companies enter into a contract stating what will be done and how much will be paid for the services rendered. When this happens, it is assumed that both parties will live up to the terms of the contract; otherwise, they risk a breach of contract dispute.

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