When Subcontractor Business Disputes Occur

Business Dispute Lawyer

Logos are meant to convey a company’s branding. What many consumers are unaware of is that not all operations that take place under the banner of a company’s logo are fulfilled by a company’s direct hires. Many operations heavily rely upon subcontractors and vendors to “get the job done.” Or, at least, some of the job done. Each of these relationships (company and subcontractor, company and contractor, company and vendor) is governed by a contract. When confusion, misinterpretations, alternative interpretations, and outright failure to fulfill contractual terms occur on either side of an agreement, business disputes can understandably arise.

Business disputes can also arise when the relationships between a company and a business partner start to evolve. Take, for example, the shipping giant FedEx. FedEx drivers don’t actually work for the parent company, they work for a small, independent company that does business with FedEx. As FedEx operations (and the operations of the shipping industry in general) have evolved significantly in recent years due to the nature of competition and a changing marketplace, the efficiency of FedEx as a business model has been called into question. Drivers want more money, while FedEx needs to scale back in order to remain viable. A business dispute involving fuel, efficiency, and fairness has been brewing for some time and FedEx is now negotiating with these drivers as a group.

Navigating Business Disputes Effectively

As an experienced Virginia business dispute lawyer can confirm, there is no “one size fits all” approach to business disputes that meets the needs of every situation. When crafting a business dispute strategy, one must take public relations, operational stability, financial risk, and a host of other pressing matters under consideration before committing to a plan of action or inaction.

One of the best ways to handle a challenge that may either turn into a business dispute or has already evolved into a dispute is to speak with an attorney as soon as you can. Many small business owners resist the idea of seeking legal assistance because they don’t want to incur legal fees. While this is an understandable concern to have, not speaking with an attorney can risk truly costly consequences. It is often far more cost-effective to “nip in the bud” the risk of a business dispute than it is to risk a full-blown legal challenge that could take significant time, resources, and energy to resolve. Being proactive is often the best way to avoid the outcome you’re fearing.

Legal Assistance Is Available 

If your company is struggling with a business dispute, no matter which side of the dispute your business “sits” on, know that you don’t have to navigate this situation alone. The experienced attorneys at Dale Jensen Law, PLC can assist you with formulating a personalized, targeted strategy designed to meet the unique needs of your business and the unique circumstances surrounding the dispute in question. Call today for a consultation with our reputable legal team. We look forward to speaking with you.

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