Professional Contract Formation
After reading the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) article, “How to Create a Legally Binding Contract” and reviewing the resources available at the Student Career Center, you will create a professional contract that contains the definite and certain elements as discussed in Chapter 6 of your textbook. Your contract will be written for your family-owned, small business. The agreement will be for employees to sign who wish to further their education while working for your company. Be creative, yet professional. The following components must be present in your contract. For each element you must demonstrate your ability to write clearly, concisely, and with advanced communication skills.
- Distinguish the type of contract (e.g. bilateral, unilateral) and include the six elements of contract formation.
- Develop the factors of time, tasks, goals, potential clauses, assignments, and restrictions into the contract.
- Use and define legal concepts by incorporating the legal terminology from your textbook where appropriate and relevant.
- Use academic or legitimate news sources, such as The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, etc.
- Identify any ethical issues that exist in this alleged contract and result.
Your paper should be 2-3 pages in length, not including the title or references pages. Keep in mind there are two parts to this assignment, one is the actual contract and the other is answering the applicable criteria in your paper. Include at least two academic or legitimate sources to support your findings. Review the grading rubric, which can be accessed from the Module 4 folder, and make sure to follow the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements. Be sure to reach out to your instructor early in the week if you have difficulty creating an appropriate contract.