oral contract

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Noun1.oral contract - an agreement that is not in writing and is not signed by the parties but is a real existing contract that lacks only the formal requirement of a memorandum to render it enforceable in litigation
agreement, understanding - the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises; "they had an agreement that they would not interfere in each other's business"; "there was an understanding between management and the workers"
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Labour Court Judge Monica Mbaru observed in a case involving a househelp that "all employers should seek at the earliest opportunity to reduce oral contracts and instead put them in writing.
They often do not pay the statutory minimum wage and hire workers on short-term oral contracts. They even use home-based workers for special orders or on a seasonal basis.
Owners often refuse to pay the statutory minimum wage and hire workers on short-term oral contracts.
Owners often refuse to pay the statutory minimum wage and hire workers on short-term oral contracts. However, HRW has documented 'violations of labor rights including long working hours and extended temporary employment without job security or benefits even in large Pakistani factories, including some that supply garments to international retailers and brands'.
It may be acceptable in the UAE to have oral contracts although in the event of the same proceeding to court due to default by either party, the burden of proving the existence of a contract would primarily be through the means of witness evidence.
Now the lender threatens me that he will sue me on the ground that oral contracts are valid in Qatar.
Oral contracts are invariably alleged to deprive the rightful owners of immovable properties and made basis for frivolous protracted litigation.
In the case of additional insured coverage, ISO apparently just wanted to rule out oral contracts. Perhaps ISO agrees with what the late movie mogul Sam Goldwyn is reputed to have said: "Oral contracts aren't worth the paper they're written on."
1997) (oral contracts not enforceable); see generally Town of Ponce Inlet v.
"It is within the discretion of the court to decide whether there is a contract or not," Tohme said, "Oral contracts can be proved by all means of proof -- the proof rests on the claimant."
The text provides an overview of written and oral contracts, interviewing and screening, evaluations and warnings, and the utilization of severance pay in Mexican employment practices, the legal implications of reductions in workforce, the use of temporary workers, and trade union rights in Mexico, as well as employee benefits, workers' compensation, and a great many other pertinent subjects.
Farmers Wait for Turner Grain's Next Move Oral contracts, lack of formal contracts could complicate a Turner bankruptcy.