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I work as an independent contractor at a salon. I have an existing contract with the salon. The salon owner has written a new contract and told me I need to sign it in two days or else. There are a number of troubling aspects of the contract. Here are two:
(a) it forces me to pay for services without allowing me to negotiate the cost of those services
(b) it contains a 'terminate at any time' clause for the salon owner only
When I ask about these and other parts of the contract, he tells me there is no negotiation and I have to sign it or else.
Considering that he could prevent me from working and hamper my ability to earn an income, does that constitute forcing me to sign a disadvantageous contract under duress? If so, what can be done about it?