A web development retainer agreement ensures a client that a web developer is committed to performing work for them at a future date. The client will make an advance payment known as a “retainer fee” which is often required before the developer begins rendering services. While this fee guarantees the developer’s commitment to the client, it does not promise the successful completion of the intended duties or the quality of the final outcome. Additional charges may also be imposed upon the client if the total service fee is not covered by the funds provided in the initial deposit.
The marketing consultant agreement defines the business relationship between a consultant and the company they’ve been hired to assist. The role of the marketing consultant is to provide expert advice on how to position the company’s product in order to interest and expand its consumer base. The agreement will enable the hiring company and consultant to clearly define the type of services rendered, the term of the agreement, the compensation for the work, and all other provisions to which both parties must adhere. The contract becomes legally binding upon the inscription of signatures.
A social media influencer contract is between a company and an influencer who uses their brand and followers to “influence” attention to a product or cause. The influencer is often paid on a per-post basis and, depending on the agreement, may require specific things to be mentioned. Partial or full payment is usually made after signing the contract as an advance on future payments.
A Release of Guarantee Form is a document that allows a guarantor to free themselves from being financially and/or legally bound to a contract. This is common for loan agreements and lease documents after expiration or when the contract has been fully satisfied. The release is recommended, although not required, to be signed in the presence of a notary public. Who are the parties involved? Guarantor – The party that is seeking the release. Releasor – The party that is giving the release.
A release of liability, ‘hold harmless agreement’ or ‘indemnity agreement’, is a legal document that indemnifies an individual or business entity from legal and/or financial responsibility. Although, this is usually limited to negligence on behalf of the party being held harmless. If the release is being signed after the event took place, such as a car accident, the releasor may be paid money to sign such an agreement. Who are the parties involved? Releasor – The person releasing the other from a liability. Releasee – The person being released from liability.
An internship contract allows an employer to hire an intern that agrees to work on an unpaid basis. The intern agrees to provide their services in exchange for on-the-job training, experience in the field, and educational credits (if applicable).
An intellectual property cease and desist letter is to give notice to an individual or entity that it is using proprietary information without the consent of its owner. The letter will threaten to the recipient that unless they stop all usage of the intellectual property a lawsuit may be brought against them. The infringing party will have a set time period to respond to the party that sent the letter to either claim that they’ve stopped using the intellectual property or defend their rights to their rightful use of it.
A medical power of attorney form (MPOA) allows a person (“principal”) to select an agent to make health care decisions on their behalf. This agent’s powers go into effect only after the principal is considered not able to make their own decisions (incapacitated). The agent selected must follow the principal’s preferred treatment options as written in their Living Will.
A management consultant agreement is between a client and a consultant who provides information and expert advice related to business or project management. The consultant will often have previous experience in the same business and will work primarily with senior staff.
An independent contractor's non-compete agreement prohibits a current or former contractor from working in the same industry or for a competitor. This is common when trade secrets are revealed to a contractor that is essential to completing the work.