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As a contractor in California are there any issues with using an esign service for my contracts?Thanks

CaliforniaConstruction Contract

I would like to start using an online service for signing contracts

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Jul 22, 2019
Being able to use electronic signatures can be a huge time-saver and an enormous benefit to companies looking to streamline processes. But, it doesn't provide any benefit if the contracts signed electronically are not effective to the same extent as a pen-and-ink signature.

Luckily for parties who want to embrace technological advances to streamline business practices, the laws regarding e-signing contracts ro other documents is clear in California.

Federal (Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (E-SIGN) Act) and California (Uniform Electronic Transactions Act) laws specifically hold that electronic forms or electronic signatures are valid and binding, and cannot be used to deny documents legal effect.

While it is clear that electronic documents and electronic signatures are allowed, there are requirements that must be met. Parties to the agreement must agree to an electronic transaction, and there must be sufficient information to authenticate the signature applied electronically.
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