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Mar 01, 2021

Independent Contractor Agreement

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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:

  • The duration of the contract
  • Description of services
  • Rate of payment
  • Ownership of the work
  • Confidentiality etc.

Our free template covers all the above - and more.

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Feb 26, 2021

Letter of Regret for Employment

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There are a number of ways that you could word the Letter of Regret you send to unsuccessful applicants:

  • Simply and politely state that they were not successful in their application.

But then you could go one step further:

  • Provide specific and helpful feedback which not only shows your empathy, but can also be of assistance for the candidate’s future interviews
  • If you were impressed with the candidate and could see a possibility of employment with the company, albeit in a different position then you can word the letter in such a way as to offer another interview, without specifically making a promise of employment.

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Feb 24, 2021

Demand for Payment Letter

final demand letter

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:

  • Property damage or faulty goods
  • Auto accident demand letter
  • Demand letter for services rendered by you
  • Demand for rental due or refund of your security deposit
  • Wages due to you

We provide clear guidelines as to the content that should be covered in your letter and provide templates to assist you.

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Feb 22, 2021

Parental Child Abduction - How Serious is This?

The heartache caused to families can be devastating and long lasting, but the impact on the child is the most serious consideration.

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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.

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Feb 19, 2021

Free Photography Contracts

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Explore the various free documents to assist you in your photography business:

  • Model Release Forms;
  • Photo Copyright Release form - granting permission to a lab or photo store to reprint your photographs;
  • Assignment of Copyright - when selling or transferring your copyright in a work.

We also have specific wedding photography contracts, tips and checklists. These can easily be adapted/edited to cater for sports events, gala events etc.

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Feb 17, 2021

Legal Wills - More Frequently Asked Questions

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When writing a will you may need to know:

  • Can a person suffering from dementia execute a will?
  • How should a blind person go about making a will?
  • Can I make provision for pets in a will?

Answers to these and many more questions can be found here:

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Feb 16, 2021

A Release of Liability - When Things That Can Go Wrong, Do Go Wrong

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).

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And can you be protected against a wilful act or gross negligence?

We also discuss:

  • Joint and Several Liability
  • Vicarious Liability
  • Contingent Liability

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.

Continue reading "A Release of Liability - When Things That Can Go Wrong, Do Go Wrong"

Feb 15, 2021

What Is Work Made for Hire?

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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:

  • Who owns the Copyright?
  • What are Moral Rights and can they be waived?
  • WHEN do you need a Work for Hire Agreement?

    ...and more.

Continue reading "What Is Work Made for Hire?"

Feb 12, 2021

Effective Telephone Interviews for Prospective Employees

colored bands with phone connector

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.

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Feb 10, 2021

Parental Consent for Marriage of Minors

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.

notary public notarizing document

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.

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Feb 08, 2021

Rental Security Deposit - What's Legally Allowed

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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.

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Feb 05, 2021

How to Register a Trademark and Why You Should

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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:

  • Choose a TM
  • Do a TM search
  • File an application
  • Use your Trademark

Continue reading "How to Register a Trademark and Why You Should"

Feb 03, 2021

Used Car Bill of Sale

vehicle with for sale by owner sign

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:

  • The purchase price
  • Deposit paid
  • Interest and late payment fees
  • Recording a lien

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Feb 01, 2021

Power of Attorney for Children or Legal Guardianship?

It all depends on your circumstances and which decisions you want another adult to make on your behalf.

notary public notarizing document

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.

Continue reading "Power of Attorney for Children or Legal Guardianship?"

Jan 29, 2021

Advance Health Directive - Legal Guidelines

What are the requirements for a Medical Power of Attorney?

elderly woman and health worker

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.

Continue reading "Advance Health Directive - Legal Guidelines"

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