contracts

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contracts

agreements between parties in which considerations or rewards are offered by all contracting parties. Contracts may be written, verbal or implied and all are binding, the degree lessening as the probability of misunderstanding increases. Salaries, continuity of employment, out-of-hours attendance, weekend work are some of the considerations offered in veterinary employment contracts.

binding-out contracts
one of the parties binds himself or herself not to participate in some activity, e.g. practice within a certain area, in return for some consideration such as being employed as an assistant.
implied contracts
leaving a patient in a veterinarian's care is an implied contract by the owner to pay the costs of the attention provided. This may be estimated beforehand and the veterinarian may be obliged to adhere to the estimate, especially if the difference is large. It depends on the firmness of the offer.
References in classic literature ?
But he who has experience of the manner in which we order justice and administer the state, and still remains, has entered into an implied contract that he will do as we command him.
Understanding the subtle expectations associated with these implied contracts is crucial but may provide trouble for the beginning teacher because these expectations are not clearly written.
These are Implied Contracts and the terms of alike contracts are only verbally negotiated and finalized before execution.
Such a promise may be explicit or implied; for example, many states consider policy manuals to be enforceable, implied contracts between employers and employees.
We've seen a change in mindset: a growing free-agent mentality celebrated in TV shows and pitch competitions, and fueled in part by downsizings and the unwinding of implied contracts between corporations and employees.
amp;nbsp;      Defendant entered into implied contracts with Plaintiff and the Class members.
Implied contracts exist because of a company's personnel policies, noted Greg J.
The Breach and Violation of Implied Contracts scales were adapted from work that utilized them successfully (Robinson and Morrison, 2000).
Implied contracts arise from the promissory language of the handbook.
Implied contracts are determined on a case-by-case basis after examining a combination of factors, such as longevity, promotions, raises, assurances, actions or communications by the employer.
The ability to terminate an employee at-will may be limited by express or implied contracts or even oral promises made to the employee.
However, language in employment manuals may constitute express or implied contracts.