Signing legal documents and witnessing signatures in lockdown

Even in a pandemic, business continues and documents must be signed. With social distancing, travel restrictions and many working from home, how do you get parties to provide their signature? This Legal GP blog explains the temporary changes made in Victoria that allow for some documents to be signed electronically and witnessed remotely. Read on.  How do I obtain a signature electronically?   Websites such as HelloSign or DocuSign allow you to upload the document you require a signature for, and send onto relevant signing parties who can then open the file and provide a signature using their tablet, smartphone or laptop using a stylus or their finger on the trackpad.   [...]

2020-09-28T16:22:40+10:00By |Uncategorized|

How employers and employees can help protect our community during Covid-19

Earlier this month, regional Victoria moved to Stage 3 ‘Stay at Home’ restrictions to help slow the spread of coronavirus in Victoria. Under these restrictions, many workplaces have found themselves significantly affected. With many unable to operate as normal, and some unable to open at all, there has been an increase in financial and social stress for both employers and their employees. It’s a difficult time for everyone, but we must remember that we’re in this together.   Not only is our health at risk if we don’t comply with the restrictions, but the future of businesses and the local economy is at stake too. It’s vital for employers and employees to follow [...]

2020-08-14T14:22:40+10:00By |Uncategorized|
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