Saturday, August 21, 2010

Beware of Online Legal Forms....You Get What You Pay For

With online legal forms,  you get what you pay for. For example, employment lawyer Karen Lundquist recently took a good, hard look at LawDepot’s $15 employment agreement. She found that it actually contained a provision that was illegal under federal law. In other words, there is no state in the country where the term would be legal. In every state, a company that tries to cut costs by using LawDepot’s employment agreement is just begging to get sued.

While online legal forms provide a good foundation for drafting your own documents, they do not replace the counsel of a reputable attorney, especially in the employment area.  Employment litigation is on the rise.  Invest in having your documents prepared (or at the very least) reviewed by a qualified attorney before you use them.

If you have any questions or concerns about any legal forms or contracts, feel free to contact me at (951) 737-4040 x2 or The Out-House General Counsel.

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