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It is a requirement in patent registration for the invention to be new and you cannot be disclosing information about your invention willy -nilly.
But you may need to consult with a potential investor, marketer or manufacturer before you can fully develop your idea.
In these situations you will need a non-disclosure agreement to safely reveal your confidential information.
Take a look at our sample document to help you streamline your thoughts.
The term "durable" or "enduring" or "lasting" must feature in this document if you want the provisions to remain in effect even when you become incapacitated.
Note: This does not mean you cannot still make your own decisions if you are still capable to do so.
Your appointed agents must abide by your instructions whilst you are still competent to issue such instructions.
Take a look at the legal requirements and use our free template to draft your document.
If you've been meaning to get your affairs in order, there is no better time than the present.
You may already have your Last Will and Testament in place, so go one step further and add a Living Will / Advance Health Directive.
Read through our guidelines and then use our free living will template to assist you with your document.
Are you thinking of handing this chore over to a professional company?
Or are you an independent contractor offering this service?
We consider the interests of both parties when drafting our legal documents.
Take a look at our free Lawn Care Contract and the accompanying Lawn Care Schedule that outlines the scope of the work and details the obligations of both parties.
All the information at your fingertips!
This form will come in handy should you ever need to leave your beloved pets in the care of someone else, whether it is a neighbor, family member or friend.
If you provide a professional service such as pet sitting or dog walking, it is imperative for you to have the relevant information.
We also supply free contract templates for these services.
Employee Confidentiality Agreement
Every company has proprietary and confidential information that they would not want to become publicly known.
It's not too hard keeping it safe from outsiders but what about employees who have insider knowledge?
Our free non-disclosure agreement helps to formalize the obligations of the employee to keep such information confidential.
There are some financial benefits to both employer and contractor to have the service provider classified as an independent provider.
For this very reason, the Revenue Services has strict guidelines to prevent misuse of this status.
It all comes down to who is in control of:
No single factor will determine the status, but when reviewed it will become clear whether the balance shifts to that of an independent contractor or not.
A rental application form serves much more purpose than just recording details of a prospective tenant.
A savvy landlord can read a lot into what is disclosed as well as what is NOT disclosed.
Landlords could even make use of social platforms such as Facebook to learn more about prospective tenants!
Use our rental application template and edit it to suit your requirements.
So often a loan is extended to a friend or family member without recording the details and the repayment terms.
This is all fine and well until things go wrong and there's a dispute!
It is not difficult to draw up a loan agreement. Take a look at our guidelines covering:
Then use one of our many free Promissory Note templates to assist you with your document.
Having this document in place is the only way to direct how your affairs must be handled should you become incapacitated.
It does not mean that you relinquish control of your affairs in the interim! Your decisions must be abided by until such time that you can no longer speak for yourself.
It may be called a durable, continuing, lasting or enduring power of attorney in your jurisdiction.
Review our guidelines and use our free template to assist you in compiling your document.
A borrower is normally in control of how and when repayments of a loan will be made.
However, an employer can simply deduct loan repayments from an employee's salary.
An employer should get the correct paperwork in order!
The employee should sign an acknowledgement of the debt AND should grant permission for deductions to be made by the employer.
Our free template is specifically tailored with the above in mind.
As homeowner you need peace of mind that you beloved pets and home will be well cared for whilst you are away on holiday.
As an independent contractor offering this service, you need to have an agreement in place that will clearly spell out the terms and conditions to both parties.
Make use of our free sample contract and pet and owner information sheets.
Entering into a referral agreement can be financially beneficial to a Company and the Agents promoting its products.
The Company can increase its presence in the market without incurring additional overheads and an Agent can earn money without having to carry inventory.
The key to a mutually beneficial relationship is in a fair value exchange and for both parties to understand exactly what the expectations and rewards are - and to have that in writing.
Review our sample legal document to assist you with compiling your agreement.
Our comprehensive free agreement includes:
If house sitting will be part of your service, you can incorporate relevant clauses from that template in your document.
We regularly see comments from both Landlords and Tenants about disputes arising and which course of action to follow.
The first question will always be: What is stipulated and agreed to in the Lease Agreement?
Quite often though, the answer is that they do not have a written agreement.
Landlord tenant law should not be a daunting subject for either party and both parties need to understand their rights and obligations.
We've compiled a variety of free landlord forms to use as templates. We also provide legal guidelines and links to your specific government pages where you can get even more information.