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Can city contract require employer responsibility for employee actions afte

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A towing agreement with our city states any employee or driver who violates a local, state or federal law whether providing services to the city, performing services for the employer or while off the clock will be a failure against the employer. Mere arrest or issuance of a citation suffices, conviction not required. So many failures amount to termination of the contract. When we questioned this, we were told to sign it or don't. Since a large portion of our income depends on revenue generated by this, we signed it. But, is it legal?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Business Law
Expert:  Loren replied 7 years ago.

Governmental agencies and municipalities make certain requirements a condition for employment or contracting all the time. Residency is one example.
In this case the city wants to make sure that the drivers its contractors employ are law abiding. There is nothing requiring you to enter into city contracts.
It is in my opinion legal and enforceable.

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