Throughout our lives, banks, lenders, landlords, insurance companies, stores, and often employers, gather information about our credit for one reason or another. Due to the abuses of reporting by various agencies (or simply human error), Congress, in 1970, passed the Fair Credit Reporting Act as part of the Consumer Credit Protection Act.
You’ve had a partner or employee for years who has learned every secret of your business. You find that they now wish to move on and work in another organization or develop another business of their own, or you’ve recently bought a business and you are now worried the former owner will set up shop down the block.… Read More »
Along the same lines as covenants not to compete are confidentiality agreements. Many times an employee or partner will leave a business and the need for a complete “no competition” agreement is not necessary. A simple confidentiality agreement may be entirely suitable when attempting to protect a company’s secret food recipe, cooking technique, perfume formula, varnishing mixture, anything… Read More »
Many people think that a bill of sale is not necessary when selling an antique table or the old junk car in the backyard. However, a bill of sale should be used when any personal property is disposed of. It is a necessary contract to protect both parties. The bill of sale sets out the terms upon which… Read More »
An assignment takes place when one party is holding a right to property, claims, bills, lease, etc., of another party and wishes to pass it along (or sell it) to a third party. As complicated as that sounds, it really isn’t. Strangely enough, many assignments can be made under the law without immediately informing, or obtaining the permission,… Read More »
An affidavit is a simple statement of fact sworn to by the person signing it. Affidavits are used under many circumstances when a person wishes to give their testimony of truth to another party.
Are your concerned about your business’ trade secrets or intellectual property? If so, you can take advantage of special agreements designed to prohibit the disclosure of companies’ most vital and sensitive information. The two types of labor forms most commonly used by businesses to protect their confidential information are Non-Disclosure Agreements and Confidentiality Agreements.
Are you one of the nearly two-thirds of Americans who doesn’t have a Will? If cost or inconvenience has prevented you from composing your Will, you can stop putting off the inevitable today. Although in the past people primarily relied on attorneys to create their Wills, today you can compose your own completely legal Will quickly and easily… Read More »
Do you operate an Internet business? If you buy or sell websites, it is essential that you use the correct legal documents to facilitate your transactions. No matter how small or large your Internet business is or what volume of work you do, Internet business forms are necessary to protect your rights.
There are many reasons individuals choose to change their name. Marriage is one reason and divorce is another, but these are certainly not the only two life events that prompt people to change their names.