Employment Agreement -
Hereinafter, "Employer" will be the business or entity named in the above "Employer Information" section on this page. "Employee" is Alison Pratt, LDA - Virtual Office Dynamics.
This Employment Agreement ("Agreement") is made effective on ___________, by and between _Alison Pratt, LDA - Virtual Office Dynamics__ ("Employee") and ___________________ ("Employer"). Employee will primarily perform their the job duties at __Home Office located in Madera County, CA. Whereas Employer desires the services of Employee, and Employee is willing to be employed by Employer, the parties therefore agree as follows:
. Employee shall provide the following general services: Administrative and/or Legal Documentation Preparation. All legal documentation will be based on information given to Alison Pratt by the client. Alison Pratt is not a licensed attorney nor does she give legal advice. All court filings are performed by the client/employer and all filing fees are due and payable by the client/employer and not in any way a financial consideration in this contract. Employee accepts and agrees to such employment, and agrees to be subject to the general supervision, advice and direction of _______. Employee shall also perform (i) such other duties as are customarily performed by an employee in a similar position
2. Best efforts of Employee
.Employee agrees to perform faithfully, industriously, and to the best of their ability, experience, and talents, all of the duties that may be required by the express and implicit terms of this Agreement, to the reasonable satisfaction of Employer. Duties will be performed at Employee?s home office unless the needs, business, or opportunities of business may require performance at a different location. In that event, a written agreement between both parties is required. An e-mail or facsimile from Employee to Employer stating such will suffice as proof that there was an agreement to work at a different location
3. Compensation of Employee
. Employee will receive a monthly rate of $1,00.00 per month OR $500.00 per month for part time employment, OR an hourly rate varying from $20.00 per hour to $50.00 per hour depending on the type of administrative work requested (See Packages/Rates page on web site). Upon termination of this Agreement, for any reason, payments under this paragraph shall cease; provided, however, that Employee shall be entitled to payments for periods or partial periods that occurred prior to the date of termination and for which Employee has not already been paid, and for any commission earned in accordance with customary procedures, if applicable. Once a deposit has been submitted and work has already begun to be performed, an itemized statement for the following rates will apply if Employer requests a refund:
a. Phone calls to be billed at $8.75 per 15 minutes
b. Text messages to be billed at $8.75 for every 2 responses.
c. Email: $8.75 for every 2 responses
d. Consultation is $70; to be applied if Contract for $675 is effectuated.
e. Court Runner Fee: $70 for every court run/filing. -not included in $675 flat fee.
f. Mail Filing: $35/hr - plus costs of postage and printing. - we provide SASE for our clients so the court can return the endorsed copies directly to them - not included in $675 flat fee.
g. Assistants for Pro Per Litigants in Court: $20/hr.: Our admin. assistants will accompany pro per litigants to court to take notes and assist the client with the process - not included in $675 flat fee.
4. Expense Reimbursement
Employer will reimburse Employee for expenses undertaken for business purposes in accordance with the following: If Employer requires the printing and mailing to be done from Employee's office and at Employee's expense, a minimum fee of $25.00 ( fee depends on products used and size of work request) will be included with the quote given to Employer from Employee. No Travel outside Fresno County or Madera County will be performed unless specifically contracted for a fee to be determined.
Employee recognizes the importance of protecting Employer's intellectual property, trade secrets, and business knowledge. Employee will not divulge this vital information items ("Information") which are valuable, special and unique assets of Employer, and Employee further agrees that Employee will not at any time or in any manner, either directly or indirectly, divulge, disclose, or communicate any Information to any third party without Employer's knowledge. - However, an employer who is contracting with employee for personal administrative assistance and is requiring employee to write to agencies regarding personal matters, a signature stamp will be used and affixed to any documents requiring employer?s signature. This shall not be considered a forgery or unauthorized use of signature.
6. Unauthorized Disclosure of Information
No information shall be given to opposing attorneys. This DOES NOT INCLUDE providing electronic files to attorneys who Employer has hired (proof required) or that Employee is serving on behalf of Employer.
7. Employee Inability to Contract for Employer
Employee shall not have the right to make any contracts or commitments for or on behalf of Employer without first obtaining the express written consent of Employer. If a signature stamp is required during the course of employment, a stipulation between both parties will be required. A stipulation regarding the use of a signature stamp will be e-mailed and/or faxed to Employer. The stipulation will not be considered a valid agreement unless the stipulation with a valid signature to be used is returned to employee by employer either by e-mail or facsimile.
8. Term and Termination
Employee employment under this Agreement shall be for an unspecified term on an "at will" basis. Either party may terminate this Agreement with 1 day written notice. An e-mail, text, fax or letter shall be considered sufficient. Violation of this Agreement will terminate employment without notice and with no compensation, except for that due up to such date of termination.
9. Return of Property
Upon termination of this Agreement, Employee shall deliver to Employer all property, which is property or related to Employer's business (including keys, records, notes, data, models, laptops, printers, cell phones and all other equipment) that is in Employee's possession, custody, or control.
.Any notice required by this Agreement or given in connection with it, shall be in writing and shall be given to the appropriate party by personal delivery or by e-mail at: A[email protected] or by fax to 559-272-0458 if to Employee Alison Pratt, LDA - Virtual Office Dynamics or by e-mail _________________________ or fax # __________________________if to Employer: ___________________________________.
11. No Waiver
The waiver or failure of either party to exercise in any respect any right provided in this agreement shall not be deemed a waiver of any other right or remedy to which the party may be entitled.
12. Entirety of Agreement
The terms and conditions set forth herein constitute the entire agreement between the parties and supersede any communications or previous agreements with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement. There are no written or oral understandings directly or indirectly related to this Agreement that are not set forth herein. No change can be made to this Agreement other than in writing and signed by both parties. An e-mail from Alison Pratt to Employer shall suffice as agreement on behalf of employee.
13. Governing Law
. This Agreement shall be construed and enforced according to the laws of the State of California and any dispute under this Agreement must be brought in this venue and no other.
14. Headings in this Agreement
The headings in this Agreement are for convenience only, confirm no rights or obligations in either party, and do not alter any terms of this Agreement.
. If any term of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, then this Agreement, including all of the remaining terms, will remain in full force and effect as if such invalid or unenforceable term had never been included.
The parties have executed this Agreement as of the date first written above.
Alison Pratt, LDA License #2011002/2015003 -Virtual Office Dynamics, Employee
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