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Once it's established that someone truly qualifies as an independent contractor, it is good practice to also establish that status in a written agreement.
In this document you will specify:
Our free template covers all the above - and more.
There are a number of ways that you could word the Letter of Regret you send to unsuccessful applicants:
But then you could go one step further:
Unfortunately you may find yourself unable to recover payment from a debtor without seeking legal recourse.
The first step will usually be to write a collection demand letter for:
We provide clear guidelines as to the content that should be covered in your letter and provide templates to assist you.
The heartache caused to families can be devastating and long lasting, but the impact on the child is the most serious consideration.
Children may have their appearances altered, not attend schools and may not receive proper medical care lest they be discovered.
There is legal recourse and international assistance available to help children being returned to the rightful residence.
We also point out signs that parents should look out for which may warn them of possible abduction by the other spouse or family member.
Explore the various free documents to assist you in your photography business:
We also have specific wedding photography contracts, tips and checklists. These can easily be adapted/edited to cater for sports events, gala events etc.
When writing a will you may need to know:
Answers to these and many more questions can be found here:
To protect yourself or your business against any form of liability and the financial damages that may go with it, you need a waiver of indemnity (hold harmless agreement).
And can you be protected against a wilful act or gross negligence?
We also discuss:
Take a look at our various free templates that can be used as is or from which you can take sample wording to draft an indemnity agreement suitable for your services or activities.
Employers, employees and freelancers all need to understand their rights when it comes to "work-for-hire".
We address some of the important issues such as:
Using the telephone as a first screening can be such a time saver for employers.
Perhaps the best illustration would be when seeking a telephone receptionist where a simple call can quickly establish if the person has a good speaking manner and knowledge of language.
But many other positions can also benefit from an initial phone contact.
For example, asking a prospective salesperson questions about merchandising, marketing etc. will very quickly give you a good idea if the person knows what he/she is talking about.
If minors are still under the age of maturity, but of the age that they can legally get married, they will need parental consent to apply for a marriage license.
We supply a free Marriage License Consent Form and show you whether you also need additional permission in the state/province/country where you live.
There may also be other impediments or requirements to consider before minors can get married.
Unfortunately there is not one single specified amount across all jurisdictions.
It is normally at the end of the tenancy when the deposit becomes refundable that disputes arise.
That's why both landlords and tenants must make it their business to find out what is permissible.
In fact, in many states it is a duty of the landlord to inform the tenant of his/her rights.
You need to know which costs can and cannot be deducted and the process that should be followed.
There are distinct financial advantages to having a registered mark, such as claiming for damages from counterfeiters, licensing or franchising a mark etc.
Once you've registered your trademark, no one can claim ignorance since it is the duty of subsequent users to do searches for existing marks.
We'll show you step-by-step how to:
When selling a vehicle privately, it is important to record the details of the sale in writing to avoid future disputes.
Moreover, you also need to submit the record of the sale for tax purposes.
When it gets to selling a vehicle on installment sale, the agreement gets a bit more complicated. Take a look at our bill of sale where we make provision for:
It all depends on your circumstances and which decisions you want another adult to make on your behalf.
You can make your power of attorney as broad or as limited as you wish. In our free template we show you a number of examples and also some alternative clauses.
Should you have your Power of Attorney notarized? Yes! And we explain the reasons why.
And should you decide that you would rather have a Temporary Guardianship, then you can get the free template and guidelines from us too.
What are the requirements for a Medical Power of Attorney?
Who can you - should you - appoint as Agent and who does not legally qualify?
And will you stay in charge of your health care or when do they start making decisions on your behalf?
Do you need to file your document with a government office or where should you keep it?
It need not be a daunting task to get this important document in place. We’ll show you how and provide free templates for your use.