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If you run or manage a business, then you need a registered agent. This person needs to be in the state where the business is registered. A consent form for the agent includes information about the person?s address so that all documents related to the group can be delivered. Some agents list the business address on this form.
If you have a problem employee who violates any aspect of company policy, you need to issue them an Employee Disciplinary Notice. This written notice details the type of problem behavior they are exhibiting, when it occurred and the corrective action to be taken, such as suspension without pay. This form provides useful documentation should the employee eventually be terminated.
When an organization creates policies for its procedures, these laws are put into writing and called bylaws. You can have such rules for everything from a business to a community group or even a specific jurisdiction. The bylaws have to be approved by the governing body of the organization, usually by vote.
In some situations, you may be required to enter into a confidentiality agreement, also known as a nondisclosure agreement, used to protect sensitive information transmitted between you and another party that is often considered confidential. This information may include test results, client names, writing, passwords, figures, trade secrets and similar data.
Minutes or notes from your organization's first meeting of the Board of Directors records the agenda, events and attendance. An initial meeting usually involves approving your group's policies or by-laws, electing officers and discussing finances. The notes should also record the time and place of the meeting as well as the next scheduled meeting.
A bill of sale and assignment involves the legal transfer of property and can include everything from cars and homes to IRAs and bank accounts. In addition to the bill of sale, it is important that you also include the transfer of any titles. The seller and purchaser both sign and date this document to approve and record the transaction.
If you have problem employees working at your business, a Final Warning Before Dismissal is written notice provided to the employee informing them that they face termination if they don't change whatever conduct or behavior made you give them verbal or written first and second warnings. This protects you as the employer from employee claims of being fired unfairly.
In order to incorporate your business, you need to file certain materials with the Secretary of State, but there's always a chance that such paperwork can be lost or misfiled. It's important to use an Incorporation Cover Letter to Secretary of State as a way of outlining exactly what documentation and materials are included in your incorporation package.