There have been a number of court cases disputing the validity of e-signed HR records; employers would benefit from looking more closely at their electronic signing processes in order to find out just how enforceable their e-signatures really are.
Montreal, QC (Vocus/PRWEB) April 12, 2011
As many progressive organizations know, finding and retaining talented employees is the real secret behind creating a dynamic company. So implementing automated human resources processes that making hiring the best people more efficient are more than worth it.
In fact, many companies are now asking new employees, contractors and agents to review and sign a number of essential HR documents, such as non-disclosure and non-compete agreements, online. But this new HR onboarding trend has also opened Pandora’s legal box.
“In recent years, there have been a number of court cases disputing the validity of e-signed HR records, a situation suggesting that employers would benefit from looking more closely at their electronic signing processes in order to find out just how enforceable their e-signatures really are,” says Tommy Petrogiannis, CEO and co-founder of Silanis, the e-signature provider for 21st Century, the US Army, the US Bank and many other leading financial and government organizations.
On Thursday, April 14, Silanis will host a free 60-minute Webcast in which Silanis vice president of Online E-Signature Services, Robert Al-Jaar, will be joined by prominent e-commerce law expert, Pat Hatfield, partner at Locke, Lord, Bissell & Liddell to explain how a thoughtful and comprehensive e-signing process can actually incur less legal risk than the traditional paper signing process.
In particular, the Silanis Webcast will include an overview of e-signature legislation and case law, case studies and best practices for e-signature implementation in an HR context, and a Silanis e-signature solution demonstration. A six-point risk framework, which explains the main legal risks that a robust e-signature solution should mitigate, will also be presented.
This webcast is ideally suited for HR professionals, as well as legal counsel and IT specialists in any industry.
Silanis' solutions have processed hundreds of millions of e-signatures since the company was founded in 1992 (50 million in 2010 alone), making it the most widely used e-signature solution. The world’s largest insurance and financial services companies, government agencies, and service providers depend on Silanis to accelerate business transactions and reduce costs while improving compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. The company’s on-premise, cloud and SaaS e-signature solutions eliminate manual, paper-based processing to enable e-commerce and e-government transactions to be executed fully electronically from start to finish.
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